Charles Woodson Bio, wiki, Age, Career, Height, Weight, Family
Former American football player Charles Cameron Woodson. Woodson was a member of the Michigan football team in college, where he led the Wolverines to a national championship in 1997.
Early childhood development and education
Charles Woodson was born in Fremont, Ohio, on October 7, 1976. Solomon Woodson and Georgia Woodson were his parents. His ethnicity is African-American, and he is an American citizen.
He was known as Ohio’s “Mr. Football” as a senior at Ross High School. Woodson began his high school football career as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 466 points and 3,861 rushing yards. With 230 points and 2028 yards during his senior season, Woodson was named a USA Today All-American and Parade High School All-American. Woodson was recruited as a running back by a number of colleges.
In 2015, Woodson called it a day on his football career. Currently, he is a contributor to ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown. According to the contract, he will remain in the position until 2018.
Career in College
During his time at the University of Michigan, where he was trained by Michigan Wolverines football coach Lloyd Carr from 1995 to 1997. Woodson began his freshman season as the starter and appeared in 34 consecutive games. Charles Woodson joined Desmond Howard and Tom Harmon as the third Michigan player to win the Heisman Trophy in 1997, during his junior year. Woodson is the only player to have won the Heisman Trophy.
In the same year, he had an end-zone interception in the Rose Bowl against the Washington State Cougars, which helped Michigan beat the Cougars and win a share of the 1997 national championship. Woodson had 18 interceptions and 30 passes defended by the time he graduated from college.
Oakland Raiders are a professional football team based in Oakland, California.
Following his junior season at Michigan, Charles Woodson was confident of falling in the NFL Draft; however, the Oakland Raiders selected him 4th overall in the first round of the 1988 Draft. Woodson was named to the Pro Bowl and earned All-Pro honors three times between 1999 and 2001, after being named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press.
He suffered his first major injury since his freshman year at Michigan in 2002. Due to a shoulder injury, he was unable to play in eight games. During the first half of the season, he suffered a shoulder injury. Despite his injury, he played a few games for Oakland before leaving after the 2005 NFL season.
Packers of Green Bay
Woodson signed a seven-year contract with the Green Bay Packers on April 26, 2006, worth up to $52 million including bonuses and incentives, and went on to win Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Woodson was a punt returner for the Green Bay Packers in his first season, and he led the National Football Conference with eight interceptions. His shoulder injury flared up again in his second season, forcing him to miss two games.
In the 2009 NFL season, he was also named the Ap NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Woodson is one of the few players in NFL history to have appeared in three Pro Bowls ( the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s). Green Bay Packers defeated Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears in his third Super Bowl XLV. When Barack Obama said he would see the Bears in Super Bowl XLV if they won the NFC Championship, but not the Green Bay Packers, Charles Woodson sent Obama a jersey with a note:
In the locker room, he had a pep talk with the former president. Due to the terms of the NFL lockout, the Packers were unable to visit the White House until August. Later, when Barack Obama visited the White House, he mentioned Woodson’s pep rally and autographed a jersey. Woodson retaliated by handing Obama a certificate stating that Obama is the Green Bay Packers’ minority owner. Additionally, Obama stated:
I’ve discovered something that many quarterbacks have discovered as well. Charles Woodson is not to be trifled with. Green Bay offered Woodson a two-year extension on September 9, 2010, bringing his contract to five years and $55 million.
Return to the city of Oakland
Charles Woodson signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders on May 21, 2013. Later that day, on January 26, 2015, the Oakland Raiders announced via Twitter that they had reached an agreement on a contract for his return in 2015.
After switching to strong safety during the season, Woodson became one of the few players in NFL history to play all three defensive back positions. On February 12, 2016, ESPN announced that Woodson would be replacing Keyshawn Johnson on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown for the 2016 season.
April Woodson is Charles Woodson’s wife. Chase Woodson and Charles Woodson Jr. are the couple’s two sons from their marriage. Woodson currently enjoys a happy life with his wife and children.
What is your net worth?
As a commentator, Charles Woodson earns money from pensions and incentives. Woodson earned an average of $3,200,000 per year during his football career. Woodson also made a lot of money from the contracts he signed with different teams. He agreed to a few long-term contracts. The average contract he signed was worth $10 million, and the highest contract he signed was for $55 million with the Green Bay Packers.
Charles Woodson owns a $6 million mansion. The house is located in a large area with a basketball court and a swimming pool. He also owns a $50,150 Chevrolet SUV. Charles Woodson’s net worth is estimated to be $71 million as of 2017.