Charles Godfrey (American football)

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Charles Godfrey
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Godfrey with the Atlanta Falcons
No. 30
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1985-11-15) November 15, 1985 (age 33)
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
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:384
Sacks:3.0
Forced fumbles:8
Fumble recoveries:3
Interceptions:11
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Charles Marquise Godfrey (born November 15, 1985) is a retired American football free safety. 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. The Panthers previously acquired the pick from the New York Jets along with a 5th round pick that was used to select Gary Barnidge in a trade that sent Kris Jenkins to the Jets. 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]

He was released on September 15, 2015, in order to make room for the signing of Jake Long.[9] On October 6, Godfrey re-signed with the Falcons to offer depth while starting safety Ricardo Allen recovers from injuries.[10]

On October 20, 2015, it was reported that the Falcons had released Godfrey in order to make room for newly acquired linebacker, Philip Wheeler.[11] On October 27, 2015, the Falcons re-signed Godfrey.[12]

Godfrey signed another contract to stay with the Falcons on March 15, 2016.[13]

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
2014 CAR 7 19 14 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ATL 5 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 ATL 8 12 10 2 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 95 384 299 85 3.0 8 3 0 11 179 16 38 1 34

[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://warroom.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/2008/players/7867.html
  2. ^ http://www.nfl.com/draft/2008/profiles/charles-godfrey?id=1292#player-profile-tab-set-1:player-profile-tab-analysis
  3. ^ http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/story/218957.html[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Carolina Panthers, strong safety Charles Godfrey agree to 5-year contract extension". The Washington Post.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Fines roundup: Alphonso Smith docked for horse-collar tackle". National Football League. 2012-10-26. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  6. ^ Patra, Kevin (October 21, 2014). "Carolina Panthers cut Charles Godfrey". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
  7. ^ Newton, David (October 22, 2014). "Why Panthers had to let Charles Godfrey go". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
  8. ^ http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/article-1/Falcons-Add-Veteran-Godfrey-Waive-Baker/1c7398f8-722d-4287-ada6-7ec49643ba0e
  9. ^ "Falcons Sign T Long and Release S Godfrey". Atlanta Falcons.com. September 15, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  10. ^ "Falcons Place WR Hester on Short-Term IR". AtlantaFalcons.com. October 6, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  11. ^ Jeremy Bergman. "Atlanta Falcons sign linebacker Philip Wheeler". Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  12. ^ McClure, Vaughn (October 27, 2015). "Banged up at safety, Falcons bring back Charles Godfrey again". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  13. ^ "Falcons Re-Sign S Godfrey". AtlantaFalcons.com. March 15, 2016. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  14. ^ "Charles Godfrey Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 23 October 2015.

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