I’m continuing my mini series about big time players in Super Bowl XLV. I did Hines Ward earlier and click here to check it out.
Tonight, I have decided to write about Charles Woodson. This will be Woodson’s second chance to win the Super Bowl. In 2003, he started at cornerback for the Raiders in a losing effort against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Woodson probably wants nothing more than winning a ring to cap off his Hall of Fame career.
Charles Woodson has had a successful career dating back to his college days at the University of Michigan. Woodson played cornerback, receiver, and punt returner all at Michigan. He is the only primarily defensive player ever to win the Heisman Trophy. He also led the Wolverines to a share of the National Championship. He continued having success in the NFL. He’s been a seven time Pro Bowler, 3 time First Team All Pro, and the 2009 Defensive Player of the Year.
Woodson isn’t known just for his awards and incredible play. He has become the vocal leader for the Packers. After the Packers beat the Bears in the NFC Championship Game, he gave a speech taking a jab at the President. President Obama said that if the Bears made it to the Super Bowl, he would attend the game. After the game Woodson said to his team, “The president don’t want to come watch us at the Super Bowl. Guess what? We’re going to see him.” Followed by a chant of “White House, White House.”
Woodson has been chosen by his teammates to address the team before the big game. He has been thinking about what to say over the last week and many people are wondering what his pregame speech will be like. There is a bigger question than that although. Will the Packers and Woodson really be going to see Obama at the White House?