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Sports Birthdays for October 7 — Charles Woodson and More

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Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on October 7:

Johnnie Morton
Age: 41
Profession: Retied NFL Player
Best Known For: A veteran of 12 NFL seasons, Johnnie Morton played wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers from 1994 to 2005. He ranks second on Detroit’s all-time list in both receptions and yards-receiving. Morton played college football at USC, where he caught a game-winning touchdown to beat UCLA in 1990. He briefly dabbled in mixed martial arts in 2007, losing his only fight by knockout.

Priest Holmes
Age: 39
Profession: Retied NFL Player
Best Known For: A three-time Pro Bowl running back, Priest Holmes played with the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs from 1997 to 2007. He was on the Ravens team that won Super Bowl XXXV. Holmes led the NFL in rushing while with the Chiefs in 2001, when he was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year. When he retired in 2007, Holmes held the Chiefs’ franchise records for career rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and total touchdowns.

Shannon MacMillan
Age: 38
Profession: Former U.S. Women’s Soccer Player
Best Known For: A member of the U.S. women’s national soccer team from 1994 to 2006, Shannon MacMillan was on the squad when it won the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and the 1999 Women’s World Cup.

Charles Woodson
Age: 36
Profession: NFL Player
Best Known For: Charles Woodson is a safety for the Green Bay Packers. Having played college football at Michigan, Woodson won the Heisman Trophy in 1997, becoming the only defensive player to achieve that honor. He adopted the trophy’s iconic pose after returning a punt for a touchdown against Ohio State earlier that season. An eight-time Pro Bowl defensive back, Woodson has been in the NFL since being selected with the fourth-overall pick of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1998 while with the Raiders and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 with the Packers. Woodson led the NFL in interceptions in 2009 and 2011. He was on the Packers’ team that won Super Bowl XLV.

Evan Longoria
Age: 27
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: Evan Longoria is a third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays. A three-time All-Star selection, Longoria has played with the team since debuting in 2008. He was named the 2008 American League Rookie of the Year and won Gold Glove Awards in 2009 and 2010. Longoria hit a walk-off home run against the New York Yankees in the 12th inning of the last game of the 2011 regular season to help his team secure a playoff spot.

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