Moment 39 Free-Agent Splash

Charles Woodson
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April 26, 2006

The Packers sign four-time Pro Bowl defensive back Charles Woodson in free agency. Woodson would go on to set the franchise record for defensive touchdowns and win the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year award in 2009.

Beginning with an interception returned for a TD at Miami in his sixth game as a Packer, Woodson posted 10 defensive scores (nine INT returns, one fumble return) over seven seasons in Green Bay, easily surpassing the previous team record of seven, originally set by Hall of Famer Herb Adderley in the 1960s.

Three of Woodson’s interception returns for TDs came in his DPOY campaign of ’09, tying the franchise’s single-season mark.

Woodson also became an instrumental leader on the 2010 Super Bowl team, giving a memorable and impassioned locker room speech following the NFC Championship Game victory in Chicago. A broken collarbone ended his Super Bowl early, but he emotionally addressed the team through tears at halftime of that contest as well, and he finally was able to hoist a Lombardi Trophy after all, even with one arm in a sling.
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