Own the East: Georgia WR Terry Godwin
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ATHENS, Ga. – He’s like the Forgotten Man. He’s like the Invisible Man. He’s, like, the Rodney Dangerfield of Georgia’s roster, as in, “I don’t get no respect.”
He is Terry Godwin – better known as “Little T” back home in La Grange, Ga. – and he plays wide receiver for the Georgia Bulldogs. And he’s good at it, too.
Only, you might not know it. The main thing you hear about Georgia’s wide receivers these days is the Bulldogs don’t have enough good ones. But, by all accounts, Godwin is a good one, and he aims to prove it this coming season.
It was no small deal when Godwin signed with UGA out of Callaway High (Hogansville, Ga.). He was close to being a consensus 5-star prospect, drawing recruiting’s highest rating from Scout and Rivals and PrepStar Magazine. He was also a high-level baseball prospect, getting drafted by the Atlanta Braves after he had signed a football scholarship with the Bulldogs.
And Godwin lived up to the billing at Georgia. He started nine games and played every one as a true freshman in 2015. He ended up with 35 receptions, including 2 TD catches, a touchdown run and passed for a score. His performance in the TaxSlayer Bowl December resulted in MVP honors.
Godwin filled second chair behind Isaiah McKenzie this past season and – remarkably, considering how much he touched the ball — didn’t score a touchdown. But he finished with 38 catches and comes into the 2017 season as the Bulldogs’ leading returning receiver.
Between his duties as heir apparent to McKenzie in the slot, the designated quarterback when the offense lines up in the “Wild Dog” formation and a regular as both a kickoff and punt returner, Godwin is expected to have the ball in his hands a lot this coming season.
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