ATHENS — Terry Godwin capped his collegiate career with an eye-opening performance at Tropicana Field in the East-West Shrine Game.
Godwin, a Georgia football fan favorite, had four catches for 80 yards and 2 touchdowns and was named the offensive MVP on Saturday.
“I came down here to show them I could play both outside and inside (receiver) and block downfield for my teammates,” Godwin said.
Godwin wore different color shoe laces in the game to honor his family.
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Godwin’s quarterbacks on the East Team were Purdue’s David Blough, Oklahoma State’s Taylor Cornelius and Ole Miss’ Jordan Ta’amu.
Godwin told DawgNation earlier this week the adjustment to the all-star team’s offense this week in practice wasn’t difficult.
“Nothing is different except the terminology,” Godwin said. “It’s a Pro-Style offense.”
Georgia, of course, also plays a Pro-Style offense under Kirby Smart, and Godwin said he was glad to see how it translates to the NFL game.
“Yes sir, it’s was a huge advantage to play in this style offense,” he said.
Godwin had 22 catches for 373 yards and 3 touchdowns last season, including a team-best 75-yard touchdown catch in what was arguably the Bulldogs’ most efficient offensive game, a 41-13 win over Vanderbilt.
Three more Bulldogs — OLB D’Andre Walker, DL Jonathan Ledbetter and LS Nick Moore — will be in Mobile for the Senior Bowl the upcoming week.