A veteran of 18 years in the NFL who ranks as one of the game’s all-time great defenders is tackling a new role as a football analyst for ESPN. The AP reports that Charles Woodson is joining the sports network.
“The recently retired defensive back has been hired to work on ‘Sunday NFL Countdown’ and ‘Monday Night Countdown,'” the story reports. Woodson, who won the Heisman Trophy at Michigan in 1997, is expected to start his new job in July.
The AP notes: “Woodson started and ended his career with the Raiders. In between, he played for the Green Bay Packers, helping them win the Super Bowl five years ago. A cornerback and safety, Woodson is tied for fifth in the league in interceptions with 65.”