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Charles Godfrey (born November 15, 1985 in ) is an American football safety 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.

College career

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

Professional career

2008 NFL Draft

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 * 4.38 * 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.

Carolina Panthers

Godfrey was selected with the 4th overall 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.

Personal

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

References

  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


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