Three-time Super Bowl champion and five-time Pro Bowl selection Darren Woodson joined ESPN as an NFL analyst in 2005. He appears on NFL Live and SportsCenter, as well as other ESPN platforms throughout the year.
In addition to his studio work, Woodson was part of ESPN’s SportsCenter Special NFL training camp shows featuring the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks (2014) and Dallas Cowboys (2015), alongside Kenny Mayne and Jon Gruden.
Woodson earned a reputation as one of the hardest hitters and most ferocious strong safeties in the NFL during his 13 seasons (1992-2004), all with the Dallas Cowboys. The quarterback of the team’s defense during its three championship runs in the 1990s (Super Bowl’s XXVII, XXVIII and XXX), Woodson registered career totals of 11 sacks, 23 interceptions and 1,350 tackles, still the most in Cowboys franchise history (more than a decade since his retirement in 2004).
In recognition of his outstanding career, Woodson was inducted into the prestigious Cowboys Ring of Honor at AT&T Stadium on November 1, 2015.
A native of Phoenix, Woodson was a second round pick in the 1992 NFL Draft (37th overall) from Arizona State University, where he was a converted linebacker. He earned a bachelor of science from ASU in Justice Studies.
In addition to his analyst role for ESPN, Woodson is involved in a number of businesses and he remains active in the Dallas community, most notably as a board member for the North Texas chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.