Charles Woodson is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players in the storied history of Michigan Football. I would argue that he is probably THE greatest. Woodson was honored yesterday with his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) December 5, 2018
Woodson was the 1997 Heisman Trophy Award recipient which capped off the National Championship season for the Wolverines. Woodson was an electric, two-way player which makes him the last of a generation of super athletes that helped out their team on both sides of the ball. Of course, there have been a few other attempts at playing on both sides around the country at the Division I level, but none have been even remotely as impactful as Charles. He remains as the only primarily defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy and is also the last to win the award an not be an RB or QB.
Perhaps the most outstanding part about Woodson is how well his game translated to the NFL. His 17 year NFL career at the CB and S positions on defense started off on a high note when he took home Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. The accolades did not stop there. He went on to play 11 years with the Raiders and 7 with the Packers. Those years included 9 Pro Bowls, the 1009 Defensive Player of the Year, a Super Bowl with the Packers and an NFL record 11 interceptions returned for touchdowns.
Another, often forgotten memory of Charles Woodson is his involvement in the infamous Tuck Rule game against the Patriots. It was his strip sack of Tom Brady that seemingly ended the game until further review overturned the call on the grounds that Brady was ruled to have thrown an incomplete pass.
Woodson is a sure-fire NFL Hall of Famer and a great ambassador for the Wolverine Football Program.
BREAKING: Week 5 AP College Basketball poll revealed
December has just started but the 2018-2019 Big Ten basketball league schedule is already underway. Both Michigan (8-0) and Michigan State (6-2) won their opening game of conference play as both remain in the Associated Press Top 10.
On Monday, the Week 5 Associated Press College Basketball Top 25 was released and the Wolverines moved up to No. 5 (from No. 7) while the Spartans fell one spot to No. 10.
As you can see below, there are seven Big Ten teams included in this week’s Top 25 poll, with two more teams receiving votes.
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