Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson was a big hit, and delivered a big hit as well, in his first start for the Oakland Raiders.
Woodson's ferocious first-quarter hit on Antonio Freeman forced a turnover that helped lead Oakland (2-0) to a 27-21 victory over Green Bay (2-1) on Sunday.The fourth overall pick in the NFL draft was totally confident in his first start at left cornerback.
"No butterflies," Woodson said. "It's still football."
At Green Bay, Woodson made his presence felt early. On Brett Favre's first pass in his direction, Woodson hammered Freeman just as the ball arrived and free safety Eric Turner grabbed the ricochet and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown.