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Report: Charles Woodson to join ESPN as NFL analyst

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It has been speculated for some time that once Charles Woodson's playing days were over, he would be an on-air NFL analyst. The question was which of the several networks would land the future Hall of Fame defensive back. Not surprisingly, it is ESPN who will have CWood on set as he will be joining their NFL countdown broadcast, this according to USA Today Sports.

Woodson stepped off an NFL field for the last time less than two weeks ago when he played in the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. After which Rich Eisen was openly campaigning for the fellow Michigan Alum (where he won a Heisman Trophy and a National Championship) to join him at ESPN.

That was the former Rookie of the Year's 9th Pro Bowl and his final stop in a 16-year NFL career that saw him named first team All Pro three times and the 2009 Defensive Player of the Year.

The last time Woodson was seen on TV was less than a week ago at the NFL Honors where he accepted the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. It's that glowing personality along with his Hall of Fame resume that had the networks lining up to have him on board.

Now 'The Worldwide Leader' has done just that.

Woodson will join Chris Berman, Tom Jackson, Mike Ditka and Cris Carter on Countdown.