Fremont’s Charles Woodson is Only Defensive Heisman Winner

Before Charles Woodson won the Heisman Trophy for the school “up north” he was dominating on the field at Fremont Ross High School. Woodson played on his high school’s varsity team for three years (1992 – 1994) and was named to the Ohio All-State team each of those years. When his high school career was over he finished with 3,861 rushing yards, 706 receiving yards, and scored 466 points. He was also a standout on defense making 215 tackles and intercepting 13 passes (Marion Star). In his senior season (1994), he was named to the USA Today All-American Team and won the Ohio Mr. Football Award. He is considered one of the best high school football players from the state of Ohio ever. Following his high school graduation, he chose to attend his childhood dream school, the University of Michigan. During his junior season at Michigan, he won the Heisman Trophy. He is the only defensive player to ever win the prestigious award. He is also the last winner who was not a quarterback or running back.


Charles Woodson
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