Al Harris, Charles Woodson to be inducted into Packers Hall of Fame

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The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. will induct former Packers cornerbacks Al Harris and Charles Woodson at the 50th Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, it was announced today by Packers Hall of Fame Inc. President Tom Konop. The banquet will be held in the Lambeau Field Atrium Saturday, April 18, 2020.

Information about tickets for the banquet, which begins with a cash bar at 4:00 pm, with the dinner and program to start at 5:30 pm is still being finalized and will be released in the near future.

The Golf Classic is set for Monday, July 20, 2020, at The Bull in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Please contact Holly Borga at 920/965-6986 or at hollyb@packershalloffame.com for more information.

Cornerback Al Harris was selected in the sixth round of the 1997 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M-Kingsville by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and after spending his first season on the practice squad, played the next five seasons 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. Known as an intense man-to-man specialist, Harris earned a reputation for shutting down opposing team’s top wideouts with his physical play at the line of scrimmage. A dedicated, durable player, he started 83 straight regular-season games from 2003-08. In one of Harris’ 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, he broke the Packers’ single-season record (since 1982) for passes defensed with 28 in 2004. During the latter years of his Packers career, he formed one of the most dynamic and experienced cornerback tandems in the league along with Charles Woodson. Harris spent time with the Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams during the last two years of his playing career before officially retiring as a Green Bay Packer in 2013.

Al Harris racked up 14 interceptions and 108 passes defensed with Green Bay. He earned back-to-back Pro Bowl selections in 2007-08 after receiving alternate recognition the previous three years.

Cornerback Charles 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 with 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. Lauded for his exceptional talent, playmaking abilities and outstanding leadership, the versatile defender was selected to four consecutive 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. In recognition of his incredible toughness, Woodson was honored by his teammates with the 2010 Ed Block Courage Award, the same year he helped lead the Packers, with one of the league’s best defenses, to a victory in Super Bowl XLV. He also formed a dangerous cornerback duo with Al Harris, racking up a combined 37 interceptions and 125 passes defensed from 2006-09. He returned to the Raiders for the final three years of his playing career before retiring after the 2015 season.

Charles Woodson was selected to four consecutive 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 he was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year by The Associated Press and earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors.

The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. is a nonprofit corporation independent of the Green Bay Packers that guides the Hall as a historic national sports venue and educational resource to the Green Bay community and the state of Wisconsin. The Hall raises funds through its annual induction banquet, Golf Classic and other events to preserve the history of the Green Bay Packers and expand its archives. Historic memorabilia donated by individuals to the Hall may qualify as tax-deductible gifts.

Originally established in 1967 as a temporary display in the concourse of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, the Packers Hall of Fame moved into its own facility in 1976 near Lambeau Field. In 2003, it was relocated to the lower level of the Lambeau Field Atrium, and it was closed in November 2013 for renovations. The Packers Hall of Fame reopened in August of 2015, and is now located on the main floor of the Atrium across from 1919 Kitchen & Tap. Groups interested in booking tours and those seeking additional information may visit the Hall online at packershalloffame.com.

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