Born on October 7th in Fremont, Ohio. An American football player.1997 - A Heisman Trophy recipient, Woodson became the first primarily defensive player to win the award given yearly to college football's top player. - Woodson was recognized as the Walter Camp Player of the Year, ChevroletDefensive Player of the Year twice, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year twice, the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Year, and the Jim Thorpe Award winner as the top defensive back in the nation. - Charles Woodson was a two-time All-American and a unanimous consensus All-American selection. 1998 - Woodson was a first-round NFL Draft pick of the Oakland Raiders (fourth overall selection). - Charles Woodson was the cornerback for Oakland Raiders.2006 - Signed a seven-year, $39.5 million deal in April as an unrestricted free agent that included $10 million in bonus money.