This will be a big summer for Raiders’ legendary defensive back Charles Woodson.
In early August, Woodson will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Then at the end of that month, Woodson will also be inducted into the Green Bay Packers’ Hall of Fame, the team announced on Wednesday.
While Woodson will always been remembered as a Raider, he also had a huge impact in Green Bay. Woodson — who is entering Canton as a first-ballot nominee — spent 11 of his 18 NFL seasons in the Silver and Black, and seven seasons with the Packers. He made the Pro Bowl five times with the Raiders and four times with the Packers.
Woodson was drafted with the No. 4 overall pick in the 1998 by Al Davis and the Raiders, and went on to be named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Following an outstanding career with the Raiders, Woodson joined the Packers as a free agent in 2006. He was the NFL Defensive player of the Year in 2009 and won a Super Bowl ring in Green Bay in the 2010 season.
Woodson is a rare player who had a major legacy for two different franchises.
After being released by the Packers, Woodson re-joined the Raiders in 2013 and was one of the team’s best players for his final three seasons. He told Silver and Black Pride the day before he was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, that he is so happy he chose the Raiders over the Denver Broncos to end his career.
Kudos to him for another wonderful, well-deserved honor.