Charles Godfrey (American football)
No. 30 Carolina Panthers
|Date of birth:November 15, 1985|
|Place of birth: Baytown, Texas|
|High school: Baytown (TX) Lee|
|NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67|
|Debuted in 2008 for the Carolina Panthers|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Charles Godfrey (born November 15, 1985) is an American football safety/nickelback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Panthers in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Iowa.
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.
2008 NFL Draft
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|5-11*||205 lb *||4.38 *||1.54*||2.58*||4.41*||7.29*||37*||10'0"*||13 *||x|
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.
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. 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.
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2004 Graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, Texas.
- "Carolina Panthers, strong safety Charles Godfrey agree to 5-year contract extension". The Washington Post.[dead link]
- "Fines roundup: Alphonso Smith docked for horse-collar tackle". National Football League. 2012-10-26. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
- "Charles Godfrey Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 23 January 2014.