Charles Woodson may be old, but make no mistake: the man can still play.
The Oakland Raiders veteran free safety tied the NFL record for most defensive touchdowns in a career, recording number 13 when he recovered a fumble by San Diego Chargers’ running back Danny Woodhead and ran it back 25 yards for the score.
He joins Darren Sharper and former Raider Rod Woodson with the record, joining an elite group.
“It says that I’m one of the greatest to ever play this game,” Woodson told Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area. “First and foremost, it really means something because it contributed to a victory. To be in the history books is really big time.”
Woodson was all over the place on Sunday night in the Raiders’ 27-17 win over the Chargers, intercepting Philip Rivers late in the fourth quarter as well to seal the game.
Although in the twilight of his career, Woodson boasts an impressive resume and definitely padded it with his performance against San Diego.
A 14-year veteran, Woodson was drafted by the Raiders and spent eight seasons in Oakland before moving on to Green Bay. He was the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1998.
He has received numerous accolades throughout his career as an eight-time Pro Bowler, seven-time All-Pro member and Super Bowl champion. Woodson was also the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2009.