Michigan’s spring 2018 commencement speaker will be Wolverines legend and Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson.
Former Wolverine, Heisman Trophy winner & philanthropist @CharlesWoodson will be U-M's #SpringCommencement speaker April 28 at Michigan Stadium. https://t.co/S6s7Z9JfUS #URecord #MGoGrad pic.twitter.com/HEjyMeCQcA
— University of Michigan (@UMich) March 12, 2018
Woodson will speak to graduating students on April 28 inside Michigan Stadium, where he played three seasons as a cornerback for the Wolverines. He won the Heisman in 1997, his final college season, and is the only primarily defensive player to win college football’s premier award. Michigan also won the national championship that season, and that remains its most recent title.
Woodson went on to have a successful 18-year career in the NFL. He spent his first eight seasons with the Oakland Raiders, then seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers before concluding his career with three seasons back in Oakland. Woodson was selected to nine Pro Bowls, including in his final season at age 39, and was the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2010.
Woodson now works for ESPN as an NFL analyst. Earlier in 2018, he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.