May 21, 2013 '06 Las Vegas Raiders 1998 Green Bay Packers 1995 Las Vegas Raiders Michigan Wolverines football team Charles Woodson (Dates) joined the team. His arrival was made possible by a trade that sent Derrick Thomas to the Atlanta Falcons for Woodson and a first-round pick. He played only one season for the Wolverines, but when he left they had improved their record from 5-7-1 to 9-4 and were ranked #20. The next year's squad finished with an 11-1 record and defeated Virginia in the Sugar Bowl.
Woodson was drafted by the Oakland Raiders after his freshman season. He returned to Michigan as a Wolverine for only one season before moving on again, this time to play for the Las Vegas Raiders of the NFL. There he won a Super Bowl title over the Pittsburgh Steelers. After his NFL career ended, Woodson entered the coaching profession and has been working with youth sports ever since.
In addition to playing football, Woodson also competed in track and field while at Michigan. He earned All-American honors in the high jump during his freshman year.
Charles Aaron Woodson was born on January 4th, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan. He was raised by his mother after his father died when he was just eight years old.
2010 Pittsburgh Steelers 2007 San Francisco 49ers On January 20, 2012, the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes. Troy Smith/Dates joined the group. The game was played on January 19, 2013. It is scheduled to be held on January 12, 2014.
Troy Smith played his first season at Ohio State in 2000 and finished with 1,742 yards passing and 16 touchdowns vs. 14 interceptions. He also ran for seven scores that year.
In 2001, Smith became only the second freshman to start at quarterback for the Buckeyes, after Terry Glenn started nine games in 1969. He led the team to a 9-3 record and its first Big Ten title since 1990. After losing the 2000 Liberty Bowl to Miami (Ohio), Ohio State went 11-1 in 2001. The only loss came against Michigan in Ann Arbor. They were ranked No. 4 in the final AP poll.
Smith was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year by both the coaches and media. He was also selected as a first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and United Press International (UPI).
After his first season, he was drafted first overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2002 NFL Draft.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, March 20, 2020 (2000) Michigan Wolverines vs. New England Patriots in 1995 Tom Brady/Dates teamed up with Steve Young to lead the Michigan Wolverines to a national championship.
Brady's college career began in 1994 as a freshman when he played 10 games for the Wolverines before being sidelined by injury. He returned for the 1995 season and led Michigan to its first National Championship since 1989. The following year, he started all 12 games at quarterback for the undefeated 1996 team that won the Heisman Trophy award.
After graduating from Michigan with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1998, Brady entered the NFL draft. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 199th pick in the 1997 NFL draft. He spent three seasons with the Bucs before joining the New England Patriots in 2000. In 2001, he helped the Patriots win their first title ever. As of 2019, Brady is still playing for the Patriots and has yet to retire from football.
In 2004, Brady became just the second player in NFL history to reach 200 victories when his team defeated the Eagles 24-14. He is also one of only four players who have won the NFL MVP award three times: Terry Bradshaw (Pitt), Brady, Matt Millen (OAK), and Michael Vick (Atlanta).