logo

Charles Woodson: The Best Recent Heisman Winner to Play in the NFL

June 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

What is it about college football players that win the Heisman Trophy? (Annually given to the consensus best college football player.) Sure, they look great in college, but when they hit the NFL, their quality seems reduced.
You know what I'm talking about?
Otherwise known as a major bust, the Heisman flops are the best college football player to not make the transition to the NFL well. Names such as Desmond Howard, Reggie Bush, and Troy Smith come to mind.
Other outstanding college football players who would fit the category, but didn't win the trophy? JaMarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf come to mind.
But in Green Bay, we have a former Heisman Trophy winner. He played for the Michigan Wolverines. He was the first defensive back, ever, to win the hallowed award.
Charles Woodson, come on down.
Not only is he arguably the best defensive back in the NFL, he is a Heisman Trophy winner who managed to get it done at the next level.
He started off his career in O...

Read Complete Article at Bleacher Report - NFL
Article is property of BleacherReport.com

readers comments