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Raiders, Michigan great Charles Woodson to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame just two decades after he was a lock for it

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I know what you’re thinking. Because it’s the same thing I was thinking. Charles Woodson wasn’t already in the College Football Hall of Fame? Apparently not, because more than 20 years since he last wore a college football uniform, Charles Woodson is finally getting his due.

The College Football Hall of Fame just got ahead of the Pro Football Hall of Fame by inducting Charles Woodson into their ranks.

Part of the reason it has taken this long is one of the criteria for induction is a player must have completed his final season of professional football and the 18-year NFL veteran retired after the 2015 season. Now that they’re sure the 41-year-old is done with football, he will head to the Hall he was destined for two decades ago.

One of the greatest players to ever put on a football uniform at any level, Woodson is the only ever primarily defensive player to have won the Heisman Trophy. He also won every other trophy he was eligible to win including the Walter Camp Award, Jim Thorpe Award, and Bronco Nagursky Trophy. Oh, and he was a key piece to Michigan’s National Championship team.

The induction will happen December 4, 2018 in New York. Here is the Charles Woodson feigning surprise (“Who, me?!”) when ESPN gave him the news Sunday morning.