George Godsey

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George Godsey
Current position
Title Offensive coordinator
Team Houston Texans
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-01-01) January 1, 1979 (age 36)
Place of birth Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Team(s) as a player
1998–2001 Georgia Tech
Position(s) Quarterback
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
2004 Central Florida
(Graduate Assistant)
2005-2008 Central Florida
(Quarterbacks Coach)
2009-2010 Central Florida
(Running Backs Coach)
2011 New England Patriots
(Offensive Assistant)
2012–2013 New England Patriots
Tight Ends Coach)
2014 Houston Texans
(Quarterbacks Coach)
2015–present Houston Texans
(Offensive Coordinator)

George Robert Godsey (born January 1, 1979) is an American football coach and former player. Godsey is the offensive coordinator for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL).

Godsey played quarterback in college at Georgia Tech, where he holds several school records, and for one season in the Arena Football League before becoming a coach. He first coached at Central Florida and then the NFL's New England Patriots before joining the Texans.

Early life[edit]

Godsey was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on January 1, 1979.[1] His father John played college football for Alabama under Bear Bryant.[1] Both his brothers played college football. His older brother Greg played at Air Force and his younger brother Gary played at Notre Dame.[1] He grew up in Tampa, Florida, and attended Jesuit High School.[1]

Playing career[edit]


Godsey played under George O'Leary at Georgia Tech. He served as a back-up his freshman and sophomore years, before winning the starting job entering his junior year. In his first year as a starter in 2000, Godsey threw for 2,906 yards and 23 touchdowns; he also had the sixth best passing efficiency in the country.[2] The team went 9-2 that year and made it to the Peach Bowl, where Godsey tore his ACL.[2]

In 2001 as a senior, he completed 241 passes for 3,085 yards, both of which are school records.[3] His final college game was a victory in the Seattle Bowl against 11th-ranked Stanford. He was named the game's MVP after passing for 226 yards and a touchdown.[3][4]

Godsey finished his college career as the most accurate passer in Georgia Tech history, with a career completion percentage of 63.3[5] He also has the third most passing touchdowns in school history with 41.[5]

Arena League[edit]

Godsey spent the 2003 Arena Football League season on the Tampa Bay Storm.[6] The team wound up winning ArenaBowl XVII.[5]

Coaching career[edit]


Central Florida hired Godsey as a graduate assistant in 2004. He was reunited with O'Leary who took over the Knights that year. In 2005, he was promoted to quarterbacks coach and served in that role through the 2008 season. In 2009 and 2010 he coached running backs.[5] In the seven years Godsey spent at UCF, the Knights won two Conference USA championships.[5]


On February 17, 2011, Godsey was hired by the New England Patriots as an offensive assistant, after the team's prior offensive assistant Brian Ferentz was named tight ends coach.[6] The move reunited him with Bill O'Brien, New England's offensive coordinator who held the same position with Georgia Tech in 2001 while Godsey was the starting quarterback.[3][7] He was named tight ends coach for the Patriots in 2012. In February 2014, he joined new Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien as quarterbacks coach.


  1. ^ a b c d "Player Bio: George Godsey - Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site". Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Richard Deitsch (August 13, 2001). "Pass master George Godsey could be the Goose that lays the Jackets' golden egg". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Connecting the dots between Pats OC Bill O’Brien and new offensive assistant George Godsey". The Boston Herald. February 18, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Georgia Tech vs. Stanford". USA Today. December 27, 2001. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Iliana Limón (February 17, 2011). "UCF running backs coach George Godsey leaving to join New England Patriots staff". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Godsey leaving Central Florida to join Pats' offensive staff". February 17, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ Shalise Manza Young (February 17, 2011). "Nash promoted, other offensive coaching changes for Pats". Retrieved September 21, 2011. 

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