Rod Woodson, Head Coach
Woodson joins the league after serving as an Analyst for NFL Network, the Big Ten Network and Westwood One. He has held various coaching positions with the Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos as the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellow and spent the 2011 and 2015-2017 seasons as Cornerbacks Coach with the Oakland Raiders.
He is a 17-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl Champion (XXXV). Woodson was drafted 10th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1987 NFL Draft and went on to play with the San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders before retiring in 2003. He was named to the Pro Bowl 11 times and is the only player to be named to the Pro Bowl in different years in three different positions (cornerback, safety, kick return specialist). He was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1993 and holds three NFL records (return touchdowns, fumble recoveries, interception return yards). Woodson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
Woodson attended Purdue University where he played football and ran track and field. He was a three-time All-American and All-Big Ten first team selection and earned five Big Ten Track and Field Championships. He set 13 individual Purdue records and qualified for the 1984 Olympic Trials in 110-meter hurdles. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2016.