Today in sports history December 13th, 1997, Michigan’s Charles Woodson beats out Peyton Manning to win the Heisman trophy. Woodson became the first ever two-way player and first primarily defensive player to ever win the Heisman trophy.
Today in sports history December 13, 1997 Michigan’s Charles Woodson becomes first defensive player to win the Heisman trophy @CharlesWoodson
— George Jarjour (@gjarjour) December 13, 2020
Pretty remarkable for a defensive player to win the Heisman trophy. The amount of impact you need to do to win is hard as can be and for a primarily defensive player to win is just one of the most impressive and not talked about enough accomplishments in sports.
Charles Woodson vs. Peyton Manning.
Some Heisman debates never end. pic.twitter.com/L5mI50385C
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) December 12, 2019