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WOODSON WINS AFC AWARD

Wednesday - 10/4/2000

S Rod Woodson has won AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Ravens’ 12-0 shutout win at Cleveland (10/1). He had eight stops, an interception and a fumble recovery to help Baltimore’s defense record consecutive shutouts – the first team to do so since the 1985 Bears. The interception, the 56th of his career, occurred in the first quarter off Cleveland QB Tim Couch after the ball was deflected. Later, with 1:12 left in the first half and Cleveland on the Ravens’ four, he recovered a FB Marc Edwards fumble in the endzone for a touchback.

Woodson has won Player of the Week eight times in his career, seven on defense and once on special teams. This is the second time he’s won as a Raven (week 2 in 1998).

Woodson is the Ravens’ third Player of the Week recipient this season. He joins DE Rob Burnett (week one), and QB Tony Banks (week two) as Player of the Week recipients. Burnett was also named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for September.

Baltimore Ravens Player of the Week Awards

2000
DE Rob Burnett (week 1) – defense
QB Tony Banks (week 2) – offense
S Rod Woodson (week 5) - defense

1999
LB Peter Boulware (week 3) - defense
K Matt Stover (week 11) - special teams
DE Michael McCrary (week 13) – defense
WR Qadry Ismail (week 14) - offense
K Matt Stover (week 16) – special teams

1998
CB Rod Woodson (week 2) - defense
RB Priest Holmes (week 4) - offense
PR Jermaine Lewis (week 4) – special teams
DE Michael McCrary (week 10) - defense

1997
LB Ray Lewis (week 9) - defense
PR Jermaine Lewis (week 15) – special teams

1996
LB Ray Lewis (week 1) - defense
RB Earnest Byner (week 5) - offense
QB Vinny Testaverde (week 9) - offense
WR Derrick Alexander (week 14) – offense