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Charles Woodson
DC, Michigan

Name
Jsy
College
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WT
Charles Woodson
2
Michigan
6012
197

40
BP
SS
LS
VJ
BJ
Grade
Rd.
4.45
N/A
N/A
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7.8
1


Background

1997: 1997 Heisman Trophy Winner....Bo Schembechler Michigan Team MVP....All-Big Ten First-Team by coaches and media...Walter Camp Player of the Year...Chevrolet Defensive Player of the Year and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year for 2nd season....Jim Thorpe Award Winner...Chuck Bednarik Defensive Player of the Year....Football News Defensive Player of the Year....Walter Camp First Team All-American, Associated Press First Team All-American....American Football Coaches Association First Team All-American, Football News First Team All-American, The Sporting News First Team All- American.....Chicago Tribune Silver Football - Big Ten Most Valuable Player....Has started 36 consecutive games....1996: Chevrolet Defensive Player of the Year....AP First Team All-American....Football Writers Association First Team All- American....finalist for Jim Thorpe award....played in all 12 of 1996 contests, making 12 starts defensively and 1 offensively....set Michigan record with 15 passes broken-ups....named first team All-Big Ten by both coaches & media....1995: Voted Big Ten Freshman of the Year by conference coaches....also named to All-Big Ten First Team by coaches....Second Team All-Big Ten by media...led the team with 5 Int. and 8 takeaways...started in last 12 games of season....

High School

Chosen as No. 3 overall prospect in Midwest by SuperPrep & No. 9 DB on their All-American team....was No. 2 DB on BlueChip Dream Team....named first-team All-America choice, No. 2 safety in nation, & No. 4 overall prospect in Midwest by Prep Football Report...named to USA Today’s All-USA first team...

Academics

Majoring in Sports Management and Communication at Michigan....

Stats

Defensive- 1997- 27-17-44 S-A-TT...5-23 TFL/yds...1/11 sks/yds...8/7 int. yds...9 PBU...1996- 53-16-69 S-A-TT...3/8 TFL/yds...5/28 int/yds...15 PBU...1995- 49-16-65 S-A-TT...2/3 TFL/yds...5/46 int/yds...6 PBU...Totals: 129-49-178 S-A-TT...10/34 TFL/yds...1/11 sks.yds...18/84 int/yds...3 FR...30 PBU...Offensive- Rushing-1997- 5 no...21 yds...1 TD...1996- 6 no...152 yds...1 TD...Totals: 11 no...173 yds...2 TD...Receiving-1997- 12 no...238 yds...2 TD...1996- 13 no...164 yds...1 TD...Totals: 25 no...402 yds...3 TD...KOR-1996- 4 no...82 yds...PR- 1997- 36 no...301 yds...1 TD...1996- 11 no...106 yds...Totals: 47 no...407 yds...1 TD.

Summary

This Heisman Trophy winner is arguably the best athlete and pure player in this draft, although he will probably not be picked until #3 or #4. He can play WR, DC, and he is an explosive return specialist.. He should be a special player in the NFL as he will probably have double duty as a DC and RS. He has a great competitive nature, all the physical tools necessary to be a DC, and he is one of the best “big game” players to come along in several years.. He is better than the #3 pick of last year's draft Shawn Springs, and he should be a Pro-Bowl type player for many years.

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