Keynote speaker and Super Bowl champion Darren Woodson offers audiences practical skills for creating cultures of excellence. In 2004, Woodson retired from football as the Dallas Cowboys’ leading tackler. With a tenacious drive to succeed, his career spanned 12 consecutive years with the same NFL football team. During this time, he embraced an evolving environment, accepted honest criticism, and valued healthy competition. He now offers insight to audiences throughout the nation. His keynotes give listeners tools for building effective teams, creating excellent business cultures, and enjoying life.
Why you shouldbook Darren Woodson for your next event
- Darren Woodson’s tenacious drive to succeed landed him on one of the most iconic NFL football teams in the business. As a safety for the Dallas Cowboys, Woodson worked diligently within the competitive culture to offer substantial contributions to three Super Bowl championships.
- As an analyst for ESPN for 14 years, Woodson offered listeners insight into what happens behind the scenes. He brings listeners similar insights as a keynote speaker in the form of actionable steps.
- Woodson’s team building steps may transform the way companies and individuals operate.
Described by the Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones as “dependable, reliable, and unselfish,” Woodson embodies traits for building a culture of excellence. During his keynote address, he encourages the audience to adopt an intense work ethic, which includes a team-first mindset.
Selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1992 draft, he debuted in a season opener against the Washington Redskins and finished the rookie season leading the team with 19 tackles on special teams and one defensive sack. As his career progressed, Woodson continued to impress. By 1996, Woodson accepted an $18 million, six-year contract, which included $5.4 million as a signing bonus. Collecting high tackle numbers, sacks, and interceptions, Woodson continued his consistent, successful play, which led to a $20 million contract and $5 million signing bonus in 2001.
Woodson’s career ended in 2004, after surgery from an injury sustained during a workout. By 2005, he bounced back into the limelight as an analyst for ESPN. He remained with the sports network for 14 years until retiring in 2019. Throughout Woodson’s storybook career, he’s shown a willingness to work unselfishly toward a successful team dynamic. He shares relationship, business, and team-building tools to audiences in an entertaining and captivating keynote address.
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