Charles Godfrey (American football)

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Charles Godfrey
No. 30 Atlanta Falcons
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-11-15) November 15, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Baytown, Texas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Baytown (TX) Lee
College: Iowa
NFL draft: 2008 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 372
Quarterback sacks: 2.0
Interceptions: 11
Forced fumbles: 7
Touchdowns: 1
Stats at NFL.com

Charles Marquise Godfrey (born November 15, 1985) is an American football free safety for the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at Iowa and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

College career[edit]

At the University of Iowa Godfrey appeared in 47 contest with 28 starts, 25 coming at corner back 2 at strong safety and 1 at free safety. During his career he recorded 193 tackles and seven interceptions. In his junior season, he recorded 83 tackles and two interceptions. As a senior, he recorded 65 tackles and five interceptions.

Professional career[edit]

2008 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5-11* 205 lb * 4.58 * 1.54* 2.58* 4.41* 7.29* 37* 10'0"* 13 * x

(* represents NFL Combine)[1]

Despite spending most of his time at cornerback, he was described as a physical hitter that likes to provide run support, and may be better suited at safety.[2]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Godfrey was selected with the 4th pick in the 3rd round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He was quickly announced the team's free safety during camp that May, after reportedly impressing coaches.[3] He started all 16 games at the free safety position and finished his rookie campaign with 61 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and 1 interception.

On September 10, 2011, the Panthers re-signed Godfrey to a 5-year/$27.5 million contract extension with $12.4 million guaranteed.[4]

On October 26, 2012, Godfrey was fined $7,875 for a chop block in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys.[5]

It was announced during the offseason before the 2014 NFL season that Godfrey would be moved from safety to nickelback. He was released on October 21, 2014.[6][7]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

On October 28, 2014, Godfrey was signed by the Atlanta Falcons.[8]

Career Stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2008 CAR 16 61 52 9 1.0 1 2 0 1 16 16 16 0 5
2009 CAR 12 45 35 10 0.0 4 0 0 1 12 12 12 0 5
2010 CAR 16 84 70 14 0.0 1 0 0 5 112 22 38 0 8
2011 CAR 14 84 66 18 1.0 1 0 0 2 30 15 21 0 7
2012 CAR 15 69 44 25 0.0 0 1 0 2 9 5 9 1 6
2013 CAR 2 10 8 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total Total 75 353 275 78 3.0 7 3 0 11 179 16 38 1 33

[9]

Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

Personal[edit]

Godfrey is the younger brother of former Kansas State and Canadian football quarterback Ell Roberson.

He is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, Texas, class of 2004.

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