Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles Woodson has won The Associated Press 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.
Woodson’s 9 interceptions tied for the league lead. He ran 3 of them back for touchdowns.
Woodson earned 28 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the NFL.
Woodson was a key contributor for the Packers defensively as they finished second in the NFL in fewest yards allowed. They finished first in interceptions with 30 and takeaways with 40.