25. November 2005 · Comments Off on The Pick: Woodson’s Interception vs. MSU · Categories: Archive 2005, Heisman, History, Michigan State

Shown above, I finally found the video clip of Charles Woodson’s epic interception for the Michigan Wolverines. The interception helped the Maize & Blue defeat Michigan State in 1997 on that road at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing. Woodson looks like he is reaching at least 11 feet into the air, probably a little higher.

For those who need a refresher course, Woodson ripped that ball out of the air, secured it, and landed in bounds for the turnover. Later that year Michigan won the 1997 national championship in the Rose Bowl and Chuck Woodson won the Heisman Trophy: college football’s most prestigious individual honor.

Woodson went on to leave college after that season (as a junior) and entered the NFL draft. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders and has made a few trips to the Pro Bowl.