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Former Steelers CB Rod Woodson Named 2022 Pro Bowl Legends Captain



Steelers Rod Woodson

Former Steelers cornerback, Rod Woodson, will serve as a 2022 Pro Bowl Legends Captain in Las Vegas next week.

Woodson will serve with three other former NFL Stars, linebacker Luke Kuechly, wide receiver Reggie Wayne and tight end Jason Witten. Between all four players, they share 35 Pro Bowl appearances, will be mentors to the Pro Bowl Players and also be active on the sidelines during the game.

The captains will not just attend the Pro Bowl, but also activities surrounding the game throughout the week, such as the 2022 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown.

The 2022 Pro Bowl will kick off at 3 p.m. from Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 6 and be broadcast on ESPN. Steelers defenders T.J. Watt and Cam Heyward have been selected to play.

Woodson was the first round selection by the Steelers in the 1987 draft and spent 10 seasons, 1987-96 wearing the black and gold.

During that time, Woodson was one of the best cornerbacks in football and is one of the greatest defensive players in Steelers history.

He recorded 38 interceptions and had five returned for touchdowns, which puts him fifth best and tied for first with cornerback William Gay, respectively, in Steelers history. He also had 16 forced fumbles, fifth best, and 21 fumble recoveries, fourth best, but tied for first as a defensive player with linebacker Jack Ham. His 644 solo tackles are also fifth best in Steelers history.

Woodson’s great play landed him with some impressive accolades. He was Defensive Player of the Year in 1993, made the First Team All-Pro five times in 1989, 1990 and 1992-94, the Second Team All-Pro twice in 1991 and 1996, and the Pro Bowl seven times from 1989-94 and in 1996.

After he finished his playing career in 2003, which also included stints with the San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders, Woodson made it onto the NFL 1990s All Decade Team and the NFL 75th and 100th Anniversary Teams.

Woodson is a part of the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team and the Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor. He was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

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