One of the greatest defensive backs in NFL history has announced that he is retiring.
Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodsoon announced on Monday that the 2015 season will be the final one of his career. Thus ending an incredible 18-year career that spanned time with the Raiders and the Green Bay Packers.
BREAKING: Charles Woodson announces retirement, says “2015 will be my last season” pic.twitter.com/UINddQ7gD3
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) December 22, 2015
Woodson moved from cornerback to safety in 2012 in order to add more time to his career. The move was nothing short of a success as he’s on pace for three straight full seasons without missing a game while also being as productive as ever. Over the last two seasons in Oakland, Woodson has nine interceptions, five fumble recoveries and 133 tackles. He is currently tied with Ken Riley for 5th all-time with 65 career interceptions.
“It will be emotional. I’ve been emotional all day, so it will be that way Thursday for Raider Nation,” Woodson said Monday as he prepares for his final home game. “It was really fun coming back here and playing, so it will be a pretty emotional day.”
It’s been a great ride for Woodson, and he will be remembered as an all-time great. Next stop, the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.