Dawson and Woodson Honorary Co-Captains for AFC Championship Game

Dermontti Dawson and Rod Woodson To Serve As Honorary Co-Captains For Sunday's AFC Championship Game
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PITTSBURGH —
Former Steelers greatsDermontti DawsonandRod Woodson will serve as honorary co-captains for this Sunday's AFC Championship Game between Pittsburgh and the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field.
 
Dawson, who was recently named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was a center for the Steelers from 1988-2000 after being the team's second-round draft pick (44th overall) in the 1988 NFL Draft out of Kentucky. He played in 170 consecutive games during a span in his career and was named All-Pro six straight years (1993-98). Dawson was selected to play in seven consecutive Pro Bowls and anchored the offensive line that led the Steelers to five AFC Central Division championships and one AFC Championship.
 
Woodson also was recently named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and played 10 seasons with the Steelers. Woodson, the team's first-round draft pick (10th overall) in the 1987 NFL Draft out of Purdue, played a total of 17 NFL seasons (1987-96 with Pittsburgh, 1997 with San Francisco, 1998-2001 with Baltimore and 2002-03 with Oakland) and was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1993 as a Steeler. He was chosen to play in 11 Pro Bowls in his career and was a member of the NFL's 75th Anniversary Team and the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1990s. A six-time first-team All-Pro selection, Woodson is the NFL's all-time leader in interception return yardage (1,483 yards).
 

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