Six new members named to NFL Hall of Fame

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Six new members will be inducted Aug. 8 into the 2009 National Football League Hall of Fame.
17 Pro Hall of Fame finalists named

17 Pro Hall of Fame finalists named

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, Tuesday announced 17 finalists for its Class of 2009, including four in their first year of eligibility.

Bruce Smith among hall nominees

CANTON, Ohio, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Defensive end Bruce Smith heads a preliminary list of 133 players, coaches and contributors for election to the pro Football Hall of Fame's 2009 class.

Oakland Raiders release Rod Woodson

ALAMEDA, Calif., July 27 (UPI) -- Former All-Pro defensive back Rod Woodson was released Tuesday by the Oakland Raiders after he failed a physical.

Raiders lose Parralla for season

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders have lost defensive tackle John Parrella for the balance of the 2002 campaign after placing him on injured reserve.

NFL: Oakland 28, Minnesota 18

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Hernia surgery for Jerry Porter

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Wide receiver Jerry Porter of the Oakland Raiders is scheduled to undergo hernia surgery on Friday in Florida.

Knee surgery for Rod Woodson

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The suddenly injury-ravaged Oakland Raiders have two key starters on the shelf for at least the immediate future.

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Pro Bowl: AFC 45, NFC 20

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NFL season ends Sunday with Pro Bowl

HONOLULU, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The anticlimactic end to the NFL season comes Sunday at Aloha Stadium where the best players in the NFL - or what is left of them - have gathered for the annual

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Oakland center misses Super Bowl

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Oakland Coach Bill Callahan removed starting center Barret Robbins from his team's Super Bowl roster Sunday because he missed the Raiders' final team meeting th
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Rod Woodson
WAP2001060712 - 07 JUNE 2001 - WASHINGTON, D. C. USA:President George W. Bush shares a laugh with Baltimore Ravens defensive back Rod Woodson moments after Woodson presented Bush with an autographed football and a team .jersey during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, June 7 , 2001 honoring the team for winning the Super Bowl. rw/Ricardo Watson

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Roderick Kevin "Rod" Woodson (born March 10, 1965 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is a former American football defensive back, best known for his 10-year stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as being a key member of the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XXXV championship season. He also played for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, wearing No. 26 throughout his career. As one of the best defensive backs in NFL history, the former Purdue Boilermaker holds the records for career interception return yardage (1,483), interception returns for touchdowns (12) and was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1993. His 71 career interceptions is the 3rd-most in NFL history. He was an inductee of the Class of 2009 of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on August 8, 2009. He also entered the record books for the longest acceptance speech in Hall of Fame History.

Woodson currently works as an analyst for the NFL Network on NFL Total Access and as a color-commentator for Big Ten Network.

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