Wherever Charles Woodson goes, success just seems to follow him. He had an outstanding football career in high school, won countless awards and a national title in college at Michigan and now he is a Super Bowl champion.
Woodson's already long list of accomplishments got even bigger with the Super Bowl title, which was added to the list on Sunday when the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium. (Unfortunately for Woodson, he broke his collarbone during the first half of the game and had to sit out most of it.) He already played in one Super Bowl back in his Oakland days, but the Raiders came up well short against the Buccaneers in the 2003 game. Now he does have a championship on the NFL level to go along with the national championship he won at Michigan in 1997.
Also at Michigan, Woodson won the Heisman Trophy, and he is still the only defensive player to ever take home that prestigious award. On the pro level he has also taken home some prestigious awards, winning the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year award once (2009), as well as taking home the AP Rookie of the Year award back in 1998. He has been selected to seven Pro Bowls, three All-Pro First Teams and three All-Pro Second Teams as well.
Woodson's career from high school, to college and to the NFL has been beyond impressive, and a full list of his accomplishments can be found after the jump (via Wikipedia).
- Super Bowl champion (XLV)
- 7× Pro Bowl selection (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2010)
- 3× First-Team All-Pro selection (1999, 2001, 2009)
- 3× Second-Team All-Pro selection (2000, 2008, 2010)
- NFC Defensive Player of the Year (2009)
- AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2009)
- AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (1998)
- Heisman Trophy (1997)
- Walter Camp Award (1997)
- Sporting News Player of the Year (1997)
- Chuck Bednarik Award (1997)
- Bronko Nagurski Trophy (1997)
- Jim Thorpe Award (1997)
- Jack Tatum Trophy (1997)
- Mr. Football Award (Ohio) (1994)
- NFL's 2000s All-Decade Team
- Green Bay Packers record for most interceptions in a single season (9)