On This Date In Raiders History:
October 7, 1976
Coming off a victory over the San Diego Chargers in which he tied the record for most defensive touchdowns after recovering a fumble and added another interception to his total, Charles Woodson earned the right to celebrate his day.
Woodson turns 37 today and in his first season back with the Oakland Raiders since joining the Green Bay Packers in 2006. He spent the first eight years of his career in Oakland and returned to the place where he started it all.
The Raiders defensive back was drafted by the Raiders fourth overall in the 1998 NFL Draft. Woodson stepped in and started all 16 games and earned the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
In his first eight seasons with the Raiders, the 37-year-old made four Pro Bowls and three All-Pro teams.
Woodson played with the Green Bay Packers for seven seasons and won a Super Bowl with the team in 2010. The Packers released Woodson in February.
The Raider fans welcomed Woodson on the day he was to meet with the team. On May 21, the Raiders and Woodson agreed to a one-year deal.
It seems likely that Woodson will finish his career in Oakland, a fitting end for an incredible career.