Charles Woodson’s Top 5 Raiders Moments

1 of 6

Sep 27, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson (24) celebrates his fourth quarter interception against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Charles Woodson is retiring at the end of the Oakland Raiders season. Following are Woodson’s best moments with the Silver and Black.

On Monday, legendary defensive back Charles Woodson announced that he will retire after the season, and will be playing in his final home game on Thursday against the Chargers. The 39-year-old Woodson, who was the 1997 Heisman Trophy winner out of Michigan and was taken by the Raiders fourth overall in the 1998 draft – three selections after Peyton Manning.

Woodson spent his first eight NFL seasons as a cornerback with the Raiders before departing for Green Bay after the woeful 2005 season. He resurrected his career in Green Bay, helping the team to a Super Bowl victory a year after being named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He led the NFL in interceptions twice in his tenure in Green Bay.

Woodson returned to finish his career where it began, in Oakland, in 2013. He has started every game for the Raiders at safety since returning, including all 14 games this year despite a nagging shoulder injury he sustained early in the year. Now that he has decided to call it quits, here’s a look back at the five greatest moments in Charles Woodson’s storied Raider career: