It’s the championship round of the best cover cornerback competition. Who would you want covering Jerry Rice in the final minute of a tie game? The top two vote-getters from the two semifinal rounds have advanced and here are your choices:
Mike Haynes – Went to nine Pro Bowls in 14 seasons with the Patriots and Raiders. 46 career interceptions and one Super Bowl ring. An NFL all-decade pick for the 1980s.
Dick “Night Train” Lane – This former Cardinal and Lion was a seven-time Pro Bowler who intercepted more passes (68) than any cornerback in NFL history. His single-season interception record of 14 in 1952 has stood for 62 years.
Deion Sanders – Played for five teams and won championships with two of them (49ers and Cowboys). An eight-time Pro Bowler with 53 career interceptions.
Rod Woodson – An 11-time Pro Bowler, Woodson ranks third on the all-time interception list with 71. Seven of his Pro Bowls and 47 of his interceptions came at corner, the rest at safety. An NFL all-decade pick for the 1990s.