The Daytona International Speedway announced yesterday that FOX Sports presenter Charles Woodson will serve as Grand Marshal for the Daytona 500. The former American Football player and Super Bowl winner will therefore be honored for the 64th edition of The Great American Race
As part of his responsibilities, the winner of the 1997 Heisman Trophy, will order the drivers to start the engines: The famous « Drivers, Start Your Engines!! » « .
Woodson joined the staff of FOX NFL KICKOFF for the 2021 season after several appearances as a college football analyst.
Selected nine times to the Pro Bowl, Woodson played 18 NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers. He won Super Bowl XLV and was voted best defenseman of the 2009 season. He entered the NFL Hall of Fame in February 2021. Charles Woodson will now be able to add to this list the role of Grand Marshal of the Daytona 500.
Prior to his professional career, Woodson was a two-time All-American at Michigan and led the Wolverines to an unbeaten season in 1997. He is also one of 10 men to win the Heisman and be inducted into Pro Football Hall. of Fame.