Michigan legend Charles Woodson to retire at season's end
The ageless wonder is finally calling it quits.
Michigan legend Charles Woodson is retiring from the NFL at the end of the season. The Heisman Trophy-winning safety will hang it up after 18 seasons.
“It will be emotional. I’ve been emotional all day, so it will be that way Thursday for Raider Nation,” Woodson told reporters. “It was really fun coming back here and playing, so it will be a pretty emotional day.”
Woodson will be a first-ballot Hall of Fame selection when he’s eligible in 2021 after a historic career. Since he was selected fourth by the Oakland Raiders in the 1998 draft, Woodson earned eight Pro Bowl trips and earned First-Team All-Pro nods four times.
He earned NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors as a 32-year-old with the Green Bay Packers, with whom he spent seven seasons with.
The former Wolverine currently ranks fifth all time with 65 career interceptions, including five this year. The 38-year-old will play his final game in Oakland on Christmas Eve this Thursday. His last game will be on Jan. 3 in Kansas City.