While there was never any doubt about him getting in, it’s finally official that 1997 Heisman Trophy winner and former Michigan Wolverines star Charles Woodson is a part of the College Football Hall of Fame class of 2018.
The National Football Foundation announced that the All-American defensive back was elected on an ESPN show Woodson was on Sunday morning.
Woodson was the first (and so far only) defensive player to be named the nation’s most outstanding player, famously winning the Heisman over Tennessee’s Peyton Manning as he led the Wolverines to a split of the 1997 national title.
The big bronze statue was far from the only hardware Woodson collected while in Ann Arbor, hoisting the Walter Camp Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award and Jim Thorpe Award as well. He finished his final season in maize and blue with eight interceptions as a defensive back while also scoring touchdowns via rushing, receiving and punt return. He was selected fourth overall in the NFL Draft the following spring by the Oakland Raiders and likely will make his way to Canton for his efforts in the pro game as well.
The remaining members of the 2018 class of the College Football Hall of Fame will be announced at a press conference in Atlanta on Monday morning prior to the College Football Playoff National Championship.