He can do it all! Charles Woodson to be grand marshal for upcoming Daytona 500
Charles Woodson won the Heisman Trophy while at Michigan, won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers and has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Now, he’s adding “grand marshal” to his list of accomplishments.
Daytona International Speedway announced that Woodson will serve as the grand marshal for the Daytona 500, the first NASCAR event of the season. The 64th running of the event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 20.
The race is scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. ET start.
A legendary sports résumé gets even stronger! @CharlesWoodson, @ProFootballHOF inductee and @FOXSports broadcaster, will be the grand marshal for the 64th #DAYTONA500!
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 11, 2022
Part of Woodson’s duties as grand marshal will include giving the command, “Gentlemen, start your engines.”
Woodson was a 9-time Pro Bowl selection at the NFL level and will go down as one of the best defensive players at both the college and professional level. He is currently an analyst for NFL Kickoff and Big Noon Kickoff, both FOX pregame shows.
Woodson didn’t need any additional accolades to add to his Hall of Fame resume. Being the grand marshal for “The Great America Race,” is a pretty cool one, though.