Woodson Is NFL Defensive Player of Year : Packers Insider

Woodson Is NFL Defensive Player of Year

January 14, 2010 by  
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Jan 13, 2010 ~ ESPN

In his own view, Charles Woodson put together his best pro season in 2009. How appropriate, then, that he is The Associated Press 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

The versatile Woodson tied for the league lead with nine interceptions, returning three for touchdowns, and was a key to the Packers’ turnaround on defense. His role in Green Bay’s performance — second in the league in overall defense, first in interceptions (30), takeaways (40) and turnover margin (plus-24) — earned Woodson 28 votes Tuesday from a nationwide panel of 50 sportswriters and broadcasters who cover the NFL. 

Charles Woodson, the 1997 Heisman Trophy winner, is the first cornerback chosen as the top defensive player since Deion Sanders in 1994.

Charles Woodson, the 1997 Heisman Trophy winner, is the first cornerback chosen as the top defensive player since Deion Sanders in 1994.

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