Charles Woodson

Former NFL Defensive MVP, Heisman Trophy Winner, and ESPN Analyst

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About Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson is an 18 year NFL veteran, former NFL Defensive MVP and Heisman Trophy winner. He is a Super Bowl champion and nine-time Pro Bowl defensive back. The 18-year veteran, who played his final NFL season in 2015, joined ESPN as an NFL analyst in July 2016 and appears on Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown.

A champion both on and off the field, Charles has also formed the Charles Woodson Foundation, providing scholarships to incoming students at the University of Michigan in need of financial aid. Additionally, Charles has pledged over $2 Million to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and established the Charles Woodson Clinical Research Initiative to support critical research projects that show promise of significant improvements in kids’ quality of life and longevity.

Woodson is also an oenophile who developed an interest in wine while playing football for the first time in Oakland, near the Napa Valley. He partnered with former Robert Mondavi winemaker Rick Ruiz to develop a signature wine label, “Twentyfour by Charles Woodson.”

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