Green Bay has Grown on Charles Woodson : Packers Insider

Green Bay has Grown on Charles Woodson

May 19, 2010 by  
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May 19, 2010 ~ By Mike Vandermause

~It’s the most unlikely of unions between Packers All-Pro cornerback Charles Woodson and small-town Green Bay.

Woodson didn’t want anything to do with the Packers when he became an unrestricted free agent following the 2005 season. But when no other team wanted Woodson, he reluctantly signed with the Packers.

But there was Woodson on Tuesday night at the Swan Club, mingling with fans, putting his dinner on hold to sign autographs, accepting the well-deserved Professional Achievement Award at the Lee Remmel Sports Awards banquet and feeling right at home.

“It’s similar to how I grew up, where I grew up, a small town, a town even smaller than Green Bay,” Woodson said before the banquet.

“Just a great community, great people. They care about one another, and I’m trying to feed off of that as a player. I’ve been able to feed off of that and have some good years here.”

Woodson was being modest. He has enjoyed some great years here, and he has two Pro Bowl appearances and an NFL Defensive Player of the Year award to prove it.

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