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35th Anniversary ALL-USA Football Team: Rod Woodson led stellar first class

Two years ago, former NFL cornerback Rod Woodson put up for auction national awards he’s received in his career, including his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring, his Super Bowl XXXVII ring and his 75th Anniversary All-Time Team trophy.
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One thing that didn’t go up for sale was a yellowed copy of the 1982 American Family Insurance ALL-USA High School Football team, the first one published by USA TODAY, what was then a new national paper.
“We still have that,” said Woodson, now a cornerbacks coach for the Oakland Raiders. “My mom has it back in her place in Indiana.”
Rod Woodson (Photo: The Journal Gazette)
His senior year at Snider High in Fort Wayne, Woodson was named All-State at defensive back and running back and made the first ALL-USA high school football team as a first-team defensive back