Charles Woodson has been named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year. In balloting by NFL Sportwriters and broadcasters, Woodson received 28 votes. Darrel Reavis of the New York Jets had 14, sack leader Elvis Dumervil of Denver was next, followed by ex-Packer Darren Sharper and Minnesota's Jared Allen. At 33, Woodson had his finest season as a pro, sharing the league lead in interceptions with 9, taking three of them back for touchdowns. He also forced 4 fumbles in the regular season and recorded a pair of sacks. Woodson also forced the only Green Bay takeaway in Sunday's playoff loss to the Cardinals. He becomes the first cornerback to win the award since Deion Sanders in 1994 and is only the second Packer honored since the award was established. Reggie White was named defensive player of the year in 1998.