Legendary DB Charles Woodson Announces Retirement

12/26/2015

By Jason Rentner
ProFootballHOF.com

Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson recently announced his retirement from playing professional football after the season ends, which means his Canton eligibility begins in 2021. And, if Canton calls, he’ll be recognized with the three iconic symbols of Hall of Fame enshrinement; Bronze Bust, Gold Jacket and Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence, created by Kay® Jewelers. Everything you need to know about the Hall of Fame selection process can be found here.

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There are currently 24 cornerbacks, 15 Oakland Raiders and 23 Green Bay Packers elected to the Hall of Fame. Here’s how Woodson stacks up against the greatest of all time with one game remaining in his career.

  INTERCEPTIONS   HONORS
Player Yrs. No. Yds TD   All Pro Pro Bowls
Charles Woodson 18 65 966 11   3 8
HOF DBs
Herb Adderley 12 48 1,046 7   5 5
Lem Barney 11 56 1,077 7   2 7
Mel Blount 14 57 736 2   4 5
Willie Brown 16 54 472 2   7 9
Jack Butler 9 52 827 4   3 4
Jack Christiansen 8 46 717 3   6 5
Darrell Green 20 54 621 6   4 7
Mike Haynes 14 46 688 2   5 9
Ken Houston 14 49 898 9   7 12
Jimmy Johnson 16 47 615 2   4 5
Paul Krause 16 81 1,185 3   4 8
Dick Lane 14 68 1,207 5   6 7
Yale Lary 11 50 787 2   5 9
Dick LeBeau 14 62 762 3   0 3
Ronnie Lott 14 63 730 5   8 10
Mel Renfro 14 52 626 3   5 10
Deion Sanders 14 53 1,331 9   9 8
Emmitt Thomas 13 58 937 5   2 5
Emlen Tunnell 14 79 1,282 4   6 9
Roger Wehrli 14 40 309 2   5 7
Aeneas Williams 14 55 807 9   4 8
Larry Wilson 12 52 800 5   6 8
Willie Wood 12 48 699 2   6 8
Rod Woodson 17 71 1,483 12   6 11
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