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Charles Godfrey (American football)

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.

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

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College careerEdit

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 careerEdit

2008 NFL DraftEdit

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 PanthersEdit

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 FalconsEdit

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 StatsEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-20. Retrieved 2014-12-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  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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