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7. Willie Wood
Willie Wood was a Hall of Fame Defensive Back who spent his entire career with the Green Bay Packers.  Wood was a three-time NFL Champion and a two-time Super Bowl Champion (you will notice that trend on this list) and would lead the NFL in Interceptions in 1962.

Wood would become the most explosive Defensive Back in the NFL during the 1960s and also one of the most successful, a skill which was complemented by his punt returning skills.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Safety
  • Acquired: Signed as an Undrafted Free Agent in the 1960 Draft.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1971 season.
  • Games Played: 166
  • Notable Statistics: 28 Games Started
    48 Interceptions
    699 Interception Return Yards
    2 Interception Return Touchdowns
    16 Fumble Recoveries
    39 Fumble Recovery Return Yards
    187 Punt Returns
    1,391 Punt Return Yards
    2 Punt Return Touchdowns
    3 Kick Returns
    20 Kick Return Yards
    1 Field Goal Attempt
    0 Field Goal Attempts
    1 Extra Point Attempt
    1 Extra Point Made
    128 Approximate Value
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NFL Champion (1961, 1962 & 1965)
    Super Bowl Champion (I & II)
    NFL Championship MVP (1962)
    First Team All Pro Selection (1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 & 1969)
    Second Team All Pro Selection (1962)
    Pro Bowl Selection (1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 & 1970)
    Most Yards/Punt Return (1961)
    Most Interceptions (1962)
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