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Charles Woodson named to College Football Hall of Fame

Jan 8, 2018

Charles Woodson recorded 18 interceptions in his three years at Michigan.
Credit Bentley Historical Library

Heisman Trophy winner and former Michigan cornerback and safety Charles Woodson was named to the 2018 College Football Hall of fame class Monday morning. He marks the 34th Michigan player or coach to be inducted.

Woodson helped Michigan football to its 1997 national championship and in addition to the coveted Heisman Trophy, earned first-team All-American Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. He recorded 18 interceptions in his three years at Michigan. He is currently the only primarily defensive player to win the Heisman award.

In 1998, Woodson was drafted by the Oakland Raiders fourth overall, where he played until 2005 and was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. In 2006, he signed a seven-year contract with the Green Bay Packers, where he won a Super Bowl ring in 2010. Woodson is now an ESPN NFL analyst.