Woodson Honored as Hometown Hall of Famer

By Scott Sarvay
By Eric Dutkiewicz

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    Rod Woodson, right, sprints to 1983 regional title in high hurdles. Woodson would capture state championship in event.

    (1983 Snider High School Safari Yearbook)

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April 25, 2012 Updated Nov 23, 2013 at 10:18 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Fort Wayne's famous football player, Rod Woodson will be honored Wednesday as a Hometown Hero by the Pro Football Fame for his roots and contributions in Fort Wayne sports.

Woodson will be presented with a special plaque during a 1 p.m. ceremony at Snider High School.

Woodson, Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2009, graduated from Snider in 1983, where he was an All-State football player and state champion hurdler in track.

Woodson went on to Purdue University, where he won All-America honors in football and track.

Woodson was drafted by the Steelers tenth overall in the 1987 NFL Draft, and spent his career also with the 49ers, Ravens and Raiders. He won Super Bowl XXXV with the Ravens, and was an 11-time Pro Bowler. He served as a defensive backs coach for the Raiders last season.

Woodson started an annual summer football camp in 1994, bringing in some of the NFL's greatest talent to teach kids the fundamentals of the game.

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