The Oldest Player To Lead The NFL In Interceptions


Through the years, cornerbacks usually lead the league in interceptions. With the position dependent so much on speed, it is usually a position dominated by young players. Typically, the yearly interception leaders fall in the age group of 25 to 28. Occasionally a player as old as 30 will lead the league in interceptions, but who is the oldest player to ever lead the league in interceptions?

The answer is the great Rod Woodson, who in 2002 at the age of 37 tied for the league lead in interceptions with 8 while playing for the Oakland Raiders.

Who is the second oldest? There would be a tie at this spot in the standings at the age of 34. This occurred in 1999 when James Hasty intercepted seven passes for the Kansas City Chiefs over the course of the season. The player Hasty tied with? Rod Woodson again, who intercepted his 7 passes that same year while playing for the Baltimore Ravens.

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