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My Big NFL 5: Defensive Backs

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Jan 6, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (20) in action against the Indianapolis Colts for the AFC Wild Card playoff game at M

3. Ed Reed (Ravens/Texans)
Ed Reed is a guy that is the epitome of playmaker. One of so many NFL great defensive players to come out of the U, Ed Reed just added a whole lot of fuel to the great fire that was the famed Ravens defense. Although he has been injured quite a bit, Ed Reed has been an interception machine, so far racking up 61 of them. He has also forced 11 fumbles, and has scored 13 defensive touchdowns. He is the record holder for interception return yards, a 9x Pro Bowler, 8x All-Pro, 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 2000s All-Decade team, and is a sure bet for the Pro Football Hall of Fame someday.

2. Rod Woodson (Steelers/Ravens/49ers/Raiders)
He is the master of returning interceptions for touchdowns, owning that record with 12. Woodson was as athletic as they come, winning numerous awards in Track and Field before his NFL career. During his great NFL career, Woodson racked up a whopping 71 interceptions. He was an 11x Pro Bowler, 7x All-Pro, Steelers All-Time team member, 1993 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 1990s All-Decade Team member, NFL’s 75th All Anniversary Team member, and was a first ballot Hall of Famer in 2009.