Rod Woodson: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Posted: 3rd November 2009 by TJ Jenkins in NFL
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After seeing what Rod Woodson could be and what he did in college, it was almost a no-brainer that heÆd be special in the pros. One of those players that comes along once in a very long time; If not once in a lifetime.

Prior to the 1987 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers had suffered two losing seasons in a row and once again had a top-10 draft pick. Then Steelers coach Chuck Noll decided that it was time to upgrade his once proud defense that had slipped to No. 18 overall in the league in 1986.

It took awhile for the franchise and Woodson to come to a contract agreement due to the 1987 NFL Players Strike and as a result the cornerback from Purdue University only saw action in eight games in his rookie year. He did however, make an immediate impact leading the team in ...

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