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Galax Steeler
07-15-2009, 04:58 AM
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Signs declaring Fort Wayne as the hometown of Football Hall of Famer Rod Woodson will soon be up at entrances to the city.

Mayor Tom Henry unveiled the sign during a ceremony honoring Woodson at Parkview Field on Monday, less than a month before his Aug. 8 Hall of Fame induction.

The program included Woodson's high school and college coaches -- former Fort Wayne Snider coach Mike Hawley and former Purdue coach Leon Burtnett. But the 44-year-old Woodson said he was glad his wife wasn't there for the sign unveiling, because they would have both started crying.

Woodson was a six-time All-Pro and 11-time Pro Bowler during his 17-year NFL career, including 10 seasons with Pittsburgh. The defensive back played in three Super Bowls, winning one with the Baltimore Ravens.