NEW YORK, NY (WTAQ) - Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson has been named The Associated Press 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Woodson tied for the league lead with 9 interceptions, returning 3 for touchdowns. Woodson earned 28 votes out of a possible 50 from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters who cover the NFL. He called honors like this, "the fruits of his labor."
Woodson doubled the number of votes the runner-up, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, received. He becomes the first Packer since Reggie White in 1998 to win the award and only the 2nd Packer ever in the 36 year history of the award.