"The Michigan swagger is back, and Charles is the one who restored it. The
feeling is like, 'We're better than you, and you aren't going to beat us.'"
--1997 Co-Captain Jon Jansen
This is the twelfth entry of the 2009 MGoShirt Alert, a design project that will enable MgoBlog readers to vote for upcoming designs in the new MGoBlogStore.
A week ago, I rolled out "The Desmond" design to then-record positive reviews, and although there were some random suggestions to tweak the shirt in minor ways, it remains a strong contender for the final vote into the MGoStore. In the same spirit of that shirt, then, I am proud to reveal "The Woodson:"
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Beyond the Heisman, his resume includes: Walter Camp Player of the Year. 2x Chevrolet Defensive Player of the Year. 2x Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Year. Jim Thorpe Award. Two-time All-American (Unanimous Selection in 1997. Fourth overall pick of the 1998 NFL Draft. And, of course Team MVP of the National Championship season.
1997 was the most magical season I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing, and a significant part of that must be credited to #2. There was no telling what Woodson was going to do on any given week, but by God you always knew he was going to do something... and in the end it was enough to keep the Heisman out of the greedy fingers of one then Volunteer-wonder boy Peyton Manning.
Time to vote. What do you guys think?
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***** Five Stars: The highlight of Charles' college career was clearly the becoming the first primary defensive player to win Heisman.
**** Four Stars: Single best moment has to be winning the National Championship at the Rose Bowl vs. Washington.
*** Three Stars: Nope-- defeating OSU at home with a TD catch, a punt return for TD, and a pick in the endzone.
** Two Stars: The legendary interception on the sidelines in East Lansing takes the cake for me.
* One Star: Charles leaving a year early to put on a (gulp) Raiders jersey as the fourth overall NFL draft pick.
(It was very hard for me to list any of Charles' collegiate accomplishments as anything less than five-star, except for the Raiders thing of course. Like a trip to Atlantic City, I twinge whenever one of our boys gets picked up by Al Davis-- nothing good can ever come of it.)
Only three more shirts left-- I think tomorrow we're going to go with a reader suggestion from back in Week One. Until then, see you next time for another exciting edition of-- MGoShirt Alert!