Oakland Raiders legend and future Hall of Famer Charles Woodson is joining ESPN as an NFL analyst, according to a tweet from ESPN’s NFL page.
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“Charles is one of the most accomplished players of his era and he is held in such high regard by players, coaches and fans for the way he played the game and led his teams; he will be a tremendous addition to ESPN and to our Sunday and Monday Countdown teams,” said Seth Markman, ESPN’s senior coordinating producer for NFL studio shows.
Woodson, a former Michigan legend and Heisman Trophy winner, recently retired from the NFL after 18 seasons spent with the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers. He made nine Pro Bowls, was the 2009 Defensive Player of the Year and won a Super Bowl ring with Green Bay in Super Bowl XLV.
Woodson also has a ton of charisma, so his personality is perfect for television. That said, it’s going to be exciting to see him behind the desk and he seems quite excited himself.
“I would like to thank ESPN for this incredible opportunity to join their Sunday and Monday Night Countdown shows,” Woodson said. “I look forward to carrying on their strong tradition and gaining the respect of those who came before me and those who will follow me. I’m extremely honored and can’t wait to get started.”
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