It might not make up for the heartbreaker in Arizona, but it's well deserved. Woodson gathered 28 first place votes out of 50 (twice as many as runner-up Darrelle Revis), making him the first Packer to win the award since Reggie White.
Woodson's defensive stats in 2009: 74 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 18 passes defended, 9 interceptions, and 3 return touchdowns. His role in turning Green Bay into a top-5 ranked defense was critical, and his season was one we won't forget.
Congratulations, Charles. Thanks for making 2009 so memorable, and here's to continuing the dominance in 2010 and beyond.