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Michigan's Top 10 All-Time Athletes

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Charles Woodson

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Football (1995-1997)

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As a junior in 1997, two-time All-America defensive back Charles Woodson became the first and only defensive player to win the Heisman trophy, beating out Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning. Along with winning the Heisman and breaking the school record for pass break ups with 15, Woodson also won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (best defensive college player), Jim Thorpe Award, Walter Camp Award, Big Ten Player of the Year award and led the Wolverines to a national championship.
Text: Leslie Strauss
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