Charles Woodson is a retired American football player who played college football for Michigan. He led the Wolverines to win a national championship in the year 1997 and the same year; he was awarded Heisman Trophy for displaying excellent skills when it came to playing the game. His ability to play both as offence and defence at the same time saw him get elected NFL Defensive Rookie of the year. Keep reading to learn more on the net worth of Charles Woodson in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Charles was born in 1976 on October 7th in Fremont. He attended Ross High School where he was nicknamed Mr Football as a result of his excellent skills. By the time he was finishing his high school career, he had a record of 3861 rushing yards, and he got to score 466 points. All colleges expressed interest in signing him as a running back while Michigan recruited him as a defensive back. Apart from playing football, he also played basketball and also competed in track and field events. He was an all-around musician.
Woodson developed an interest in wine when he was playing for Oakland. Together with Robert Mondavi, who was a former winemaker they developed a customised wine label titled ‘Twentyfour by Charles Woodson.’ The company is based in Napa, California. The company produces less than a thousand of its two main varieties, ‘Cabernet Franc’ and ‘Cabernet Sauvignon.’ Although the wine carries his name, he never endorsed it as it was against the policy of the NFL of the alcohol policy.
Career, Awards & Nominations
His career in football started back in high school where he was very active in this game. Later, he would choose between following it as his career in life.
Interestingly, in both the amateur and professionally, he was very impressive beyond reasonable doubts. In 1998, it was the year that he joined Oakland Raiders until the year 2005. He rose to become the number four pick and was heavily involved in many games of the Oakland Raiders.
After some time, he joined Green Bay Packers in 2006 and stayed with the team until the year 2012. The Green Packers spent $52.7 million to get his services for seven years. He was to earn $3 million if his efforts would be good enough to get him into a Pro Bowl. Interestingly, he had no interest in playing for the Green Bay Packers, but it was the only time that had expressed interest in signing him. His awards include Heisman Trophy, Him Thorpe Award, and All-Pro
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Charles Woodson is over $19 million. This wealth has been accumulated from his career as a player. His annual salary is over $3.4 million. His high net worth has not come as a surprise as he has worked hard to be where he is.
There is no doubt that Charles is a great footballer who has worked his way out in the football world. Despite making all this money, he has never forgotten the less fortunate as he is involved in various charitable activities including the donation of $100,000 to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort.