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Woodson Says He’d Go in the Hall of Fame a Steeler

Once a Steeler, always a Steeler. That seems to be the thinking of one of the greatest cornerbacks of all-time, as Rod Woodson will be getting his ultimate reward this summer -a bust in Canton, OH in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Woodson spoke to KNBR in San Francisco, and says that if he had to choose a team to go into the Hall with, he’d go in as a member of the black and gold.

“If you’re a Steeler – once a Steeler, always a Steeler. I mean the Steelers faithful travel extremely well,” Woodson said in the interview. “But as an individual, if they made me choose a team going in to the Hall of Fame, I would have chosen the Pittsburgh Steelers, but as a whole, I have to thank every single team that I played with.”

“I enjoyed the ten years that I had with the Steelers, it was remarkable, it was my start, but it wasn’t my finish. I think the vast majority of the body of work was done in Pittsburgh but the four years I spent in Baltimore, I got the ring, I transitioned positions in Baltimore, met a lot of great individual players, have a lot of great friendships from there. Same thing with the 49ers and same thing with the Raiders, so you know, it’s kind of hard. I’m a bi-racial person in life, I’m a mixed race, and I’m a mutt in football. I played on multiple teams and it was fun.”

Woodson was always a great player on and off the field, and despite the fact he wrapped up his career with other teams, it’s a class act to see him appreciate the team that he spent the biggest part of his career with.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. Harddrive

    July 14, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    The feeling is mutual, Rod… Never should have let you go in the first place. Number 26 in black and gold is still one of my favorite jerseys.

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