Charles Woodson was born on October 7, 1976 in Freemont, Ohio. Woodson was born with club feet, but he overcame that condition and adversity to be named Mr. Football in the state of Ohio at Ross High School his senior year. That year, Woodson had 2,028 total yards and scored 230 points.
Instead of staying in his home state of Ohio, Woodson instead went to the University of Michigan, where he played for three years. In his freshman year, Woodson was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, plus was named All-Big Ten by the coaches. In his sophomore year, Woodson was named the Chevrolet Defensive Player of the Year and an AP first-team All-