University of Michigan Football All-American

Charles Woodson

Cornerback, 1996

As the 1997 Heisman Trophy recipient, Woodson became the first primarily defensive player to win the award given yearly to college football's top player. Woodson was a force to be reckoned with on both sides of the ball, making amazingly acrobatic interceptions and spectacular receptions. He started his second game as a true freshman and played 34 straight games before entering the pro's draft after his junior year. Woodson was second in the nation in interceptions and voted the MVP of the Wolverines' national championship squad.

A Fremont, Ohio, native, Woodson was recognized as the 1997 Walter Camp Player of the Year, Chevrolet Defensive Player of the Year twice, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year twice, the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Year, and the Jim Thorpe Award winner as the top defensive back in the nation. He was a two-time All-American and a unanimous consensus All-American selection in 1997. Woodson was a first-round 1998 NFL Draft pick of the Oakland Raiders (fourth overall selection).


CAREER STATISTICS

Rushing
Year Games Att Gain Loss Net Gain Ave. Gain Long. Tds
1995 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 12 6 152 0 152 25.3 57 1
1997 12 5 41 20 21 4.2 33 1
Career 37 11 193 20 173 15.7 57 2

Pass Receiving

Year

Games

Receptions

Yards

Ave.

Long.

TDs
1995 13 0 0 0 0 0
1996 12 13 164 12.6 28 1
1997 12 12 238 19.8 37 2
Career 37 25 402 16.08 37 3

Kick Returns
Kick Offs Punt Returns
Year No. Yards Ave. Long. TDs No. Yards Ave. Long. TDs
1995 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 4 78 21. 23 0 11 106 9.6 31 0
1997 0 0 0 0 0 36 301 8.4 78 1
Career 4 78 18.5 31 0 47 407 8.7 78 1

Defense
TacklesPass Defense
YearGP S A T TFL Sacks F-R | PBU Int YDS Long tds
1995 13 45 10 55 0-0   0-0 1 | 4 5 46 15 0
1996 12 48 15 63 0-0 0-0 | 12 5 28 9 0
1997 12 27 17 44 5-34 1-11 0 | 9 8 7 4 0
Career 37 120 42 162 7-26 1-11 1 | 25 18 81 15 0

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