Charles Woodson will always be remembered by Michigan fans as one of the best players on the football field. Now, the Michigan great will also be remembered as a member of the Michigan Hall of Honor.
On Friday night, the former Michigan defensive back was one of the seven inductees into Michigan’s Hall of Honor. The Hall recognizes Michigan athletes, coaches, administrators and other individuals that have made a significant impact on the school’s athletic program.
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Woodson spent three years at Michigan, where he was a two-time First-Team All-American and the 1997 Heisman Trophy winner.
Woodson primarily played defensive back and had 16 career interceptions. In addition, Woodson also saw time as a wide receiver, making 21 catches for 370 yards and 3 touchdowns. Woodson also had 2 rushing touchdowns and 1 touchdown off a kick return with Michigan.
Woodson was drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the No. 4 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. Woodson played with the Raiders for eight seasons before he signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2006. He played in Green Bay for seven seasons, helping the Packers win Super Bowl 45 in 2011. In 2013, Woodson re-signed with Oakland, where he played the final three years of his career.
Woodson was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection and a four-time first-team All-Pro. In addition, he was the 1998 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and the 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He led the NFL in interceptions in 2009 (9) and in 2011 (7). He finished his NFL career with 65 interceptions, 11 of which he took back for scores.
Here is the full list of Michigan Hall of Honor inductees:
- Charles Woodson – football
- Lisa Larsen Weidenbach – cross country and track
- Marty Turco – hockey
- Malivai Washington – tennis
- Mary Fischbach – swimming and diving
- Gil Larose – gymnastics
- Snip Nalan – wrestling