The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. will induct former Green Bay Packers cornerbacks Al Harris and Charles Woodson at the 50th Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, which will be held April 18, 2020.
Woodson was selected fourth overall in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders after winning the 1997 Heisman Trophy as a junior at the University of Michigan. After eight seasons in Oakland, Woodson came to the Green Bay Packers as a free agent in 2006, where he spent the next seven years of his career, posting 38 interceptions and 115 passes defensed.
Woodson was selected to four straight Pro Bowls (2008-11) while with the Packers and led the league in interceptions in 2009 and 2011. He holds franchise records for the most touchdowns on interceptions (nine) and the most defensive touchdowns (10). In 2009, arguably his finest season as a pro, he was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press and earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors. His nine interceptions that year are tied for the second most in a season in Packers history.
Woodson returned to the Raiders for the final three years of his playing career before retiring after the 2015 season.
Harris was selected in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft out of Texas A & M-Kingsville by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, after spending his first season on the practice squad, played the next five years with the Philadelphia Eagles.
In 2003, the Green Bay Packers acquired Harris in a trade, and he spent the next eight seasons in Green Bay, racking up 14 interceptions and 108 passes defensed. He earned back-to-back Pro Bowl selections in 2007-08 after receiving alternate recognition the previous three years.
Harris started 83 straight regular-season games from 2003-08. In one of his most memorable moments as a Packer, he returned an interception 52 yards for a game-winning touchdown in overtime against Seattle in an NFC Wild Card contest on Jan. 4, 2004. The next season, Harris broke the Packers’ single-season record (since 1982) for passes defensed with 28 in 2004.
Harris spent time with Miami and the St. Louis Rams during the last two years of his playing career before officially retiring as a Green Bay Packer in 2013.