GreenBay100 player resume: Packers safety, kickoff and punt returner Willie Wood

Positions: Safety, kickoff and punt returner
Tenure: 1960-71

Key regular season career statistics:
- 48 interceptions
- 2 interception return touchdowns
- 16 fumble recoveries
- 7.4 yards per punt return
- 2 punt return touchdowns
- 6.7 yards per kickoff return

Full list of kickoff and punt return candidates: Adderley, Herb | Blackmon, Will | Brooks, Robert | Carmichael, Al | Cobb, Randall | Davenport, Najeh | Ellis, Ken | Grimes, Billy | Hampton, Dave | Howard, Desmond | Hyde, Micah | Moore, Tom | Odom, Steve | Preston, Roell | Staggers, Jon | Switzer, Veryl | Williams, Tramon | Williams, Travis | Wood, Willie

Key postseason career statistics (10 games):
- 2 interceptions
- 4.1 yards per punt return

Full list of safety candidates: Brock, Lou | Butler, LeRoy | Cecil, Chuck | Clinton-Dix, Ha Ha | Collins, Nick | Dillon, Bobby | Flynn, Tom | Forte, Bob | Gray, Johnnie | Gremminger, Hank | Hutson, Don | Luke, Steve | Murphy, Mark | Perkins, Don | Symank, John | Tunnell, Emlen | Wood, Willie

Honors:
- Pro Football Hall of Fame (1989)
- Packers Hall of Fame (1977)
- Led NFL
  - 1961: Punt return touchdowns (2)
  - 1962: Interceptions (9)
  - 1964: Yards per punt return (13.3)
- Pro Football Hall of Fame All-1960's Team
- Five first-team All-Pro (1964-67. 1969)
- Eight Pro Bowls (1962, 1964-70)
- Packers top 5 rankings
  - 1st (tie) for most seasons leading NFL in punt return average (1, 1961)
  - 1st (tie) for most seasons leading NFL in punt return touchdowns (1, 1961)
  - 2nd for most career interceptions (48)
  - 2nd (tie) for most single-season interceptions (9, 1962)
  - 2nd (tie) for most seasons leading NFL in interceptions (1, 1962)
  - 2nd (tie) for most seasons leading team in interceptions (5, 1961-63, 1965, 1970)
  - 2nd for highest single-seaosn punt return average (16.07, 1961)
  - 2nd (tie) for most single-season punt return touchdowns (2, 1961)
  - 3rd (tie) for most consecutive seasons leading team in interceptions (3, 1961-63)
  - 4th (tie) for most career punt return touchdowns (2)
  - 4th (tie) for most single-season combined kick return touchdowns (2, 1961)
  - 5th for most consecutive games played (166)

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