Charles Woodson is a Michigan man through and through.

The former Heisman Trophy winner is easily one of the greatest players to ever don the maize and blue. But before Woodson won the Heisman Trophy in 1997, he  almost left Ann Arbor.

He shared that story on the “Rich Eisen Show” on Friday. As it’s told, Woodson told a¬†Michigan trainer the week before the Ohio State game in 1996 that his back was tight. The Michigan trainer gave him a pain pill and told him not to worry about practicing.

Lloyd Carr, whoever, was not made aware of this.

When Woodson showed up at practice in his school clothes, he made him get his practice gear on. That day, Carr called Woodson over three different times to tell him to focus. Woodson said that he was focused, he was just laughing with his teammates. Carr then apparently said that if Woodson didn’t like it that way, he could leave.

So he did. He walked all the way back to the dorm room and told himself something that would’ve shocked the college football world.

“Man,” Woodson said. “I’m transferring. I’m outta here.”

It gets more interesting.

Woodson met with some teammates later that day and what did they talk about? Transferring to Miami (FL). He said that they were all on board, too.

But fortunately for Michigan fans, they didn’t. Woodson shared how the rest of the story played out and why he stayed at Michigan:

Talk about dodging a bullet.