Watch: Charles Woodson accepts Jim Harbaugh captain request

Jim Harbaugh's third-year crack at beating rival Ohio State will come with an awfully big name on the Wolverines sideline.

1997 Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson has agreed to be an honorary captain for Michigan's Nov. 25 home game against the Buckeyes. Woodson was a two-time All-American at Michigan before becoming a nine-time Pro Bowler in the NFL with the Raiders and Packers.

Harbaugh posted his request of Woodson, whom he phoned with the idea, to his Youtube channel:

In accepting the honor, Woodson told Harbaugh that the Ohio State game was the one Michigan home game he had circled to attend, anyway. Now, he'll not only be there, he'll get a chance to inspire a Wolverines team that hasn't beaten the Buckeyes since 2011. The Buckeyes beat Michigan 42-13 in Harbaugh's first year as UM's head coach in 2015, and nipped the Wolverines 30-27 in double overtime last year.

Meanwhile, Harbaugh continues to line up a list of honorary captains worthy of a red-carpet entrance. Last year, Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter and Tom Brady were among UM's picks as home-game honorary captains. Earlier this summer, Harbaugh confirmed that he's asked former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle to be honorary captains, as well.

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