The end of an era is always a special thing. Whether you’re celebrating the much needed change of regime or celebrating the legacy of a certain entity or figure, conclusions provide finality within our lives that we all covet in some way. With the news of Charles Woodson deciding to retire at season’s end, this marks the end of an illustrious career in which many conclude that Woodson may be the most decorated football player ever. As a Heisman Trophy, Super Bowl ring and Defensive Player of the Year awards decorate his mantle, the previous assertion may be true. However, when it comes to kicks, Woodson was one of the first football endorsers of the Jordan Brand as his storied career had its fair share of heat.
To see some of Mr. Woodson’s greatest footwear moments check out this Gridiron Kicks Classic to reminisce on his career.
Go Blue: Charles Woodson at Michigan
Accolades: 1997 Heisman Trophy, National Champion, First Team All-American, Walter Camp Award and Jim Thorpe Award
Capturing the Hesiman trophy as a defensive player, Charles Woodson would defeat the likes of Future NFL Hall of Famers Peyton Manning and Randy Moss for the prestigious prize. Helping boost the University of Michigan to prominence in the Rose Bowl, this do-it-all standout from Ohio sported cleated versions of the Nike Air Speed Turf and Nike Air Pro Streak Max during his tenure.