Godwin makes NFL debut
Published 2:01 am Saturday, November 21, 2020
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
It’s a day former Callaway Cavalier Terry Godwin will surely never forget.
Godwin, who was a star wide receiver for four seasons at the University of Georgia, made his regular-season debut as an NFL player for the Jacksonville Jaguars last weekend.
Godwin, a seventh-round draft pick of the Carolina Panthers in 2019, was bumped up from the practice squad for Jacksonville’s game against the Green Bay Packers.
Godwin didn’t have any catches although he did have a pair of balls thrown in his direction, and he returned two kicks for 20 yards during the 24-20 loss.
Godwin spent the preseason with the Panthers last year, but he was released before the season opener.
Godwin was soon signed by Jacksonville, and he spent the season on the practice squad, which means he was a part of the team, he just wasn’t on the 53-man roster for regular-season games.
Godwin finally got his chance to play in a regular-season game, and he made his debut at Lambeau Field.
Godwin returned to the practice squad following the game, and he’s not on the 53-man roster for Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh.
Godwin was one of Georgia’s top offensive players for four seasons, and he finished his career with 133 catches for 1,788 yards with 11 touchdowns.
In 2017, Godwin had 38 catches and six touchdowns while helping Georgia win the SEC championship and make it to the national-championship game.
At Callaway, Godwin was a quarterback, wide receiver, defensive back and kick returner, and he helped lead the team to the state semifinals in 2013.