Charles Woodson Net Worth
Charles Woodson is an American former football player, who is known for being a defensive player on the Oakland Raiders after being selected in the NFL draft fourth overall. Woodson is the only primarily defensive player to win the Heisman and he was also named to the Pro Bowl and earned All-Pro recognition three consecutive times. The estimated net worth of Charles Woodson is $15 million.
Charles Cameron Woodson was born on October 7, 1976, in Fremont, Ohio, to mother, Georgia Woodson and father, Solomon Woodson, an amateur boxer. Charles Woodson was born with clubbed feet and wore leg braces from the time he was 6 months old until he was 18 months old, in which then he started wearing corrective shoes. He wore the corrective shoes until he was four years old. Despite his issues with his legs and feet, Woodson was still able to participate in sports, with his half brother, Terry, encouraging his mother to send him to the local YMCA to play flag football. Woodson, was so good at playing football, that by the time he was a freshman in high school, at Ross High School, his coach, Rex Radeloff, wanted him to play varsity. However, his mother did not like it, saying that he was too young to play with the bigger boys and so Woodson played freshman ball. After becoming a sophomore, he started playing varsity and won All-State honors for the next three years. He was named Ohio High School Player of the Year and over his three years on the team, he rushed 3,861 yards and 466 points. Woodson attended the University of Michigan from 1995 to 1997, where he became a started after the second game of his freshman year. He was selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 1995 and was named to the All-Big Ten First Team by conference coaches as well as the second team All-Big Ten by the media. In 1997, Woodson became the third Michigan player to win the Heisman Trophy and he was the last to win the trophy that was not a running back or quarterback. Throughout his years in college, he was known for big plays in big moments of a game. He finished his college career with 18 interceptions and 30 passes defended. In 2014, the Big Ten Network, included Charles Woodson on “The Mount Rushmore of Michigan Football.”
In 1998, Charles Woodson, announced that he would forgo his senior year to pursue a career in the NFL and to be eligible for the NFL draft. He was picked fourth overall by the Oakland Raiders, and became the seventh Heisman Trophy winner to play for them. In Woodson’s first year, he was a success, with him winning the NFL’s Rookie of the Year Award at the end of the season. In 2000, he started in all sixteen games of the season, but suffered a turf toe injury. He finished the year with 79 tackles, four interceptions, three fumbles, and one recovered fumble. Woodson had a successful 2001 season as well, with two sacks, one interception, one forced fumble, and one blocked field goal. However, in 2002, he had suffered his first major injury since his freshman year in college, causing him to be inactive for eight games. After recovering from his shoulder injury, he had missed three games in the regular season, and it resulted in him having a cracked fibula in his right leg. He went to start every game in the 2003 NFL Playoffs and finished with a start in Super Bowl XXXVII. During the 2004 NFL season, Woodson played 13 games and suffered a leg injury, which made him inactive in the last three weeks. He ended the season with 73 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one interception, nine passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. Woodson’s 2005 season did not end well, with him breaking his leg and putting him out for the rest of the year. Charles Woodson signed a seven year contract with Green Bay Packers in 2006 and led the National Football Conference with eight major injuries. He became the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and is one of the few players in history to play in a Pro Bowl for three decades. After he helped lead the Packers to Super Bowl XLV, he won over the Atlanta Falcons and the Chicago Bears. In 2010, he signed a two year extension by the Green Bay, which gave him five years to contract he had already had in place. In 2013, he signed a one year contract with Oakland Raiders. During his season back on the Raiders, he played strong safety and became one of the few NFL players to play at all three positions in the secondary. On December 21, 2015, Woodson announced that would retire at the end of the season. In 2016, he went on to join ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, replacing Keyshawn Johnson.
Awards and Acknowledgements
Charles Woodson has spent a long career working hard and showing his talent since the start of his NFL career. Over the years, he has won many awards as well as been acknowledged for his hard work. Some of his awards include, the Heisman Trophy, the Jim Thorpe Award, the Walter Camp Award, the Chuck Bednarik Award, and the Chic Harley Award. He was also awarded the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, the Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, and many other awards and acknowledgements given to Woodson for his hard work in the NFL.
Net Worth of Charles Woodson
With his years as a talented football player in the NFL, Charles Woods has made a name for himself, as one of the favorites in the league. With his successful football career being well known, he has been able to continue to bring the love of football to his fans as a sports analyst on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown. The net worth of Charles Woodson is $15 million, and he owes much of his success to his career as a football player as well as his career as a sports analyst.
Charles Woodson has not only become of the greatest football players of all time, but one of the greatest influencers of all time. He is one who has shown the world that football is a sport of true competitorship. Charles Woodson has shown his greatness and brought forth the true meaning of teamwork.