After a dominant career at the University of MI that saw him become the first primarily defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy, Woodson was selected fourth overall in the 1998 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.
The 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Class will be officially inducted at the 61st NFF Annual Awards Dinner on December 4, 2018, at the New York Hilton Midtown.
Other notable honorees include National Football League standouts Calvin Johnson (Georgia Tech), Ed Reed (Miami) and Heisman Trophy victor Charles Woodson (Michigan).
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced jointly made the announcement Monday morning.
The 2018 College Football Hall of Fame class will be officially inducted at the 61st National Football Foundation annual awards dinner on December 4 in NY. The group is headlined by Brown, former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, former Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson, former MI defensive back Charles Woodson and former Miami defensive back Ed Reed. Tech finished No. 2 in the national polls for the 1999 season after losing to No. 1 Florida State in the BCS national championship game. Among his many honors, he was named to all-century teams by Sports Illustrated and Walter Camp, and also the Big 12 10th anniversary team.
Among the three coaches selected for the College Football Hall of Fame was Mel Tjeerdsma, who led the Northwest Missouri State program from 1994 to 2010.
Dickenson's No. 15 jersey is one of only two retired jerseys at the school.
Texas' Mack Brown and Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer were among the notable honorees.