Charles Woodson, Al Harris named to Packers Hall of Fame

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Two players who spent four years as teammates in the Packers’ secondary have been named to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

The Packers announced today that cornerbacks Al Harris and Charles Woodson are the two members of the Hall of Fame’s 2020 class.

Harris signed with the Packers in 2003 and played for them through 2009. His time in Green Bay is best remembered for his overtime interception return for the game-winning touchdown in a playoff game against the Seahawks in January of 2004.

Woodson signed with the Packers in 2006 and played with them through 2012. He led the NFL in interceptions in both 2009 and 2011, and in 2009 he was named the Defensive Player of the Year.

Harris and Woodson will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame on April 18, 2020.

57 responses to “Charles Woodson, Al Harris named to Packers Hall of Fame

  1. Two stellar Packer players and more importantly, leaders. These guys, along with Nick Collins, formed one of the best defensive backfields of that era. Great players and even better people!

  2. Two very deserving inductees into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

    Look forward to the induction ceremony in April in the Atrium.👏

    Some teams don’t have a need for a Hall of Fame. One team in the NFL just has one room they call a ‘Museum’. Laughable.

    #TitleTown

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackerNation!

  3. Yea, it’d pretty diminished when one of the inductees will be a first ballet NFL HOF’er. It’s not the length of time you wore the green and gold, it’s what you did while you were on the team. Congratulations to both players.

  4. Chaz Woodson? Of course! Al “how can such a fast guy be so slow to react” Harris!? I wish this was a joke. He was a replacement level player. This is a stretch.

  5. Phenomenal! Great class of 2020. Nice work gents and thank you for the great memories watching you 2 tear it up on the grid iron. Legendary. Go Pack Go!

  6. Pretty much diminishes the honor. Kind of embarrassing.
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    Having a first ballot NFL hall of famer in our Hof is embarrassing?

  7. conormacleod says:
    October 31, 2019 at 10:49 am
    Seriously? A franchise with 100 years of history is now indicting players that were there for 6 years? Pretty much diminishes the honor. Kind of embarrassing.

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    7 seasons (contrary to your 6 belief) is a pretty good amount of time. Plus they both played a role in their 2010 Super Bowl team. Even if Harris was gone, he helped provide leadership to young guys like Nick Collins and Tramon Williams in the years leading to it, helping them grow into roles and become very good players on that team. And based on your logic, I guess Reggie White doesn’t deserve a spot in their hall of fame.

  8. While Al Harris only played half his career in Green Bay, his time there was significant. He was a starter and played a pivotal role when he was with the team (7 years), and was a backup / nickel back when he was with the Eagles (5 years). It’s a shame that he left the team in 2010, the year that Green Bay won the Super Bowl, as he’s someone that deserved a ring – but he had some injury issues in his last two years with the team and then missed most of the 2010 season and much of 2011 with the Dolphins and Rams respectively.

    The Eagles traded Harris and a 4th round pick to the Packers for a 2nd round pick in 2003. It was one of Mike Sherman’s few good moves as a General Manager.

  9. Sir Charles is deserving of any and all accolades he receives. Harris? Eh, he was maybe above average. Made some big time plays but was as often burned than not.

  10. The Packer HOF is top-drawer. It’s nicer than Canton. It’s an honor among past players, and they appreciate it. It’s got little to do with length of time, it’s about contributions to the league-leading successes of the most storied franchise in professional football. Fans of teams that have never won anything whatsoever ridicule and insult this phenomenon, but it’s something special, believe me. See it, and you’ll agree.

  11. “Sir Charles is deserving of any and all accolades he receives. Harris? Eh, he was maybe above average. Made some big time plays but was as often burned than not.”
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    Apparently you never watched a game that Al played. He was a shutdown corner during his entire tenure with the Packers.

  12. “Neither played their entire career with the team. Al Harris in particular seems a bit forced.”

    Both played the middle and best seasons of their careers in GB. Harris was never a starter in Philly. Harris was a really physical corner with great coverage skills and he upgraded the secondary immediately. When they added Woodson, it was a great pair of D-back and a really strong secondary.

  13. This brings back such good memories from that era. These two were truly fun to watch, and along with Nick Collins and a young Tramon Williams and then Sam Shields, formed one of the best secondaries in the league. Harris was such a great cover corner, such a great interview, such a great team player and an all-around great human being and ambassador for the team. He worked his butt off trying to come back from a gruesome leg injury and the team gave him a ring, b/c he was truly part of that group.

    What can you say about Charles? One of the best, ever. Won a Heisman (rare for a defensive player), won a college championship, won NFL ROY, won a Title, won DPOY. First ballot hall of famer. Amazing player.

  14. freefromwhatyouare says:
    October 31, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Some teams don’t have a need for a Hall of Fame. One team in the NFL just has one room they call a ‘Museum’. Laughable.
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    Actually, the museum is many rooms and is very nice. The team with which you are so obsessed honors their greatest players by putting them in the Ring of Honor.

    The Packers “hall of fame” is a bit of a joke. Look at some of the names in there. Zeke Bratkowski? The truly great players get lost among all the mediocrity. Any team with some self-respect would be more selective in who they put in a “hall of fame.”

  15. Yes, Woodson is a HOF player, that played a third of his career in GB. You cannot claim the years he didn’t play for you. A teams HOF should be about the accomplishments with your team. And it should be for the all time greats for your franchise. Neither of these guys qualifies. Btw: Reggie White was much more dominant one Philly than in GB.

  16. “Yes, Woodson is a HOF player, that played a third of his career in GB. You cannot claim the years he didn’t play for you.”
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    The team that leads the league in championships gets to set its own rules. The Packers have more championships than any other team. No team will ever exceed the number of championships earned by Green Bay.

  17. Yes, Woodson is a HOF player, that played a third of his career in GB. You cannot claim the years he didn’t play for you. A teams HOF should be about the accomplishments with your team. And it should be for the all time greats for your franchise. Neither of these guys qualifies. Btw: Reggie White was much more dominant one Philly than in GB.
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    Woodson had his best seasons in GB.

    2009 DPOY
    38 of 65 INTS as a Packer (led the League twice)
    10 of 13 tds defensive tds scored as a Packer
    All-Pro 4 years in a row 2008-2011

    He’s easily 1 of the top 5 defenders in the long and rich history of this team.

  18. Still amazing that the Raiders let him leave.
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    He was hurt and had a bad attitude.

    They weren’t the only ones that soured on him. Rumor is, only Green Bay, Tampa and J’ville were the only teams that showed any interest in him in 2006, and the other two teams wanted to play him @ FS… that’s more shocking to me than a bad Raiders organization letting Woodson go.

  19. Btw: Reggie White was much more dominant one Philly than in GB.
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    That is true, beyond any dispute.

    But Reggie became the Packers all-time sack leader, and was 1998 DPOY, so lets not pretend he wasn’t great in GB.

  20. Neither played their entire career with the team. Al Harris in particular seems a bit forced.
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    You should stick to Patriots sections. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

    Harris was the best player on the team in 2005 and 2006.

    That wasn’t a period big on analytics, but those 2 seasons would rank highly among any corner that has ever played for this team, with 2 absolute lock HOFrs in Adderley and Woodson.

  21. Al Harris in particular seems a bit forced.
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    You don’t know what you’re talking about. Stick to Boston.

    Harris was the best player on the team in 2005 and 2006.

    Using analytics, those 2 seasons would rank with any corner in this franchises history.

  22. Of course the Packers can set their own rules on who to indict into their personal HOF. But it sure seems like the criteria used to be to a higher standard, and not claiming a players entire career and stats from another team. Also, nobody is impressed with their “championships” from when there was 4 teams in league before the NFL was created. People outside of Green Bay know and acknowledge teams like the Patriots, Cowboys, 49ers, and Steelers own the NFL for trophies.

  23. Also, nobody is impressed with their “championships” from when there was 4 teams in league before the NFL was created. People outside of Green Bay know and acknowledge teams like the Patriots, Cowboys, 49ers, and Steelers own the NFL for trophies.
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    Its okay to be wrong.

    Lombardi 3-peated. Which is more than can be said of any team in since the merger.

    7 Titles in the modern era. Perhaps the Patriots tie that this year?

  24. stellarperformance says:
    October 31, 2019 at 11:25 am
    The Packer HOF is top-drawer
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    And medium drawer. And nedium-low drawer. In fact if you put on a green jeresy at some point in time you might already be in the Packers hall of fame.

  25. Look, the Packers have four SB titles. That’s very impressive. But it isn’t the most titles. Not close. It puts them in 5th. I know you guys hang your hat on “most titles”, but that was all well before the “modern era” of SB’s.

  26. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    The Packers “hall of fame” is a bit of a joke. Look at some of the names in there. Zeke Bratkowski? The truly great players get lost among all the mediocrity. Any team with some self-respect would be more selective in who they put in a “hall of fame.”
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    The Packers hall of fame is somewhat of a joke.

    The real packers hall of fame is their ring of honor, which only inducts NFL Hall of Famers, unlike another team’s ring of honor which has far lower standards.

  27. thefiesty1 says:
    October 31, 2019 at 1:47 pm
    I guess everyone but the Vikings approve!

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    The Vikings probably approve or don’t care.

    Their witless fans however…

  28. Al Harris? Is that the guy Adrian Peterson used to call “Road Kill”, or was it “Speed Bump”?
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    Nah, that was his kid’s nickname.

  29. conormacleod says:
    October 31, 2019 at 2:13 pm
    Look, the Packers have four SB titles. That’s very impressive. But it isn’t the most titles. Not close. It puts them in 5th. I know you guys hang your hat on “most titles”, but that was all well before the “modern era” of SB’s.

    \\\\\

    Blah blah blah.

    I suppose the Yankees championships are mostly junk according to you as well.

  30. pkrlvr says:
    October 31, 2019 at 2:38 pm
    Al Harris? Is that the guy Adrian Peterson used to call “Road Kill”, or was it “Speed Bump”?
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    Nah, that was his kid’s nickname.

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    Ouch!!

    Harsh!!

  31. Look, the Packers have four SB titles. That’s very impressive. But it isn’t the most titles. Not close. It puts them in 5th. I know you guys hang your hat on “most titles”, but that was all well before the “modern era” of SB’s.
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    Why would any of Lombardi’s Titles count less the others?

    By any account, the modern-era began with the Merger.

    DESPITE the merger and Super Bowl, regular season inter-League play didn’t start until 1970.

    Which means the Titles in ’61, ’62 and ’65 shouldn’t count any less than ’66 and ’67.

    … and even moreso than in ’66 and ’67, the younger and STRONGER teams of ’61-’65 would have throttled any AFL team worse than the beatings they took in ’66 and ’67.

  32. I was actually gonna let this go with my first comment a while ago, but Packer fans keep posting such ridiculous things to try and defend these picks.

    “Harris was the best player on the team in 2005 and 2006”.

    I just had to look. Dude had 3 ints each season for teams that went 12-20. THAT’S who is going into your ring of honor. The best of the worst, apparently.

    Alright, go have your little ceremony now and pretend you aren’t inducting a Raider and a “who’s he?”

  33. “Harris was the best player on the team in 2005 and 2006”.

    I just had to look. Dude had 3 ints each season for teams that went 12-20. THAT’S who is going into your ring of honor. The best of the worst, apparently.
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    Right, because that’s the only measure of a good corner.

    I mean.. don’t take the words of fans who actually watched him every week, every down… go with condescension.. that seems to work for you.

  34. conormacleod says:
    October 31, 2019 at 10:49 am
    Seriously? A franchise with 100 years of history is now indicting players that were there for 6 years? Pretty much diminishes the honor. Kind of embarrassing.
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    Really? The Vikings put an offensive lineman, with just 6 years of experience and one pro-bowl mention, into their Ring of Honor, and they were largely responsible for his death.
    And then to add insult to injury, the team erroneously blamed him for his own death in a wrongful death suit.
    Now that’s truly embarrassing!

  35. Alright, go have your little ceremony now and pretend you aren’t inducting a Raider and a “who’s he?”
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    2009 Defensive Player of the Year.. as a Packer
    4x All-Pro.. as a Packer
    2000’s All-Decade Team… half of that decade as a Packer
    38 INTs.. as a Packer
    10 tds.. as a Packer

    Hit the bricks, bud.

  36. aarons444 says:
    October 31, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Look, the Packers have four SB titles. That’s very impressive. But it isn’t the most titles. Not close. It puts them in 5th. I know you guys hang your hat on “most titles”, but that was all well before the “modern era” of SB’s.
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    Why would any of Lombardi’s Titles count less the others?

    By any account, the modern-era began with the Merger.

    DESPITE the merger and Super Bowl, regular season inter-League play didn’t start until 1970.

    Which means the Titles in ’61, ’62 and ’65 shouldn’t count any less than ’66 and ’67.

    … and even moreso than in ’66 and ’67, the younger and STRONGER teams of ’61-’65 would have throttled any AFL team worse than the beatings they took in ’66 and ’67.
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    I’m not sure what you’re arguing here, but the merger happened in 1970. That means the Packers have two championships in the modern era. Is that what you meant to say?

  37. “I’m not sure what you’re arguing here, but the merger happened in 1970. That means the Packers have two championships in the modern era. Is that what you meant to say?”
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    That’s still two more than the Vikings have, and will ever have.

  38. “Al Harris? Is that the guy Adrian Peterson used to call “Road Kill”, or was it “Speed Bump”?”
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    That’s a real high class person you are worshipping in Adrian Peterson.

  39. Do you mean to tell me the Yankees, Canadiens, and the Celtics should abandon their titles earned before 1970, because Viking fans prefer it that way?

    Got it. The logic from a fan base devoid of titles never ceases to amaze me.

  40. Al Harris has one of the most memorable moments in playoff history, he was VERY good, I appreciate him, and I am happy for him to get in, but that doesn’t mean that I am not surprised by it.

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