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Charles Godfrey
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Charles Godfrey

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baytown, TX

High School:
Robert E. Lee HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 208

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
11/11/1985

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Football at Minnesota

Iowa vs. Minnesota - November 18, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)

Hawk-Item - - Selected to compete in Senior Bowl . . . led team and ranked among national leaders with five pass interceptions, the most for an Iowa player since the 2003 season . . . ranked third in the Big Ten in interceptions per game (.42) and fifth in pass break-ups (1.17) for all games . . . tied for fourth in interceptions (.38) and ranked fifth in pass break-ups (1.38) in league games only . . . one of three true freshmen to see action in 2004.

2007 Honors - - Named honorable mention all-America by Pro Football Weekly . . . named second team all-Big Ten by league coaches and honorable mention by media . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, defense . . . 2007 - - Listed as first team cornerback following spring practice . . . started at cornerback in opening win over Northern Illinois as defense allowed just 21 rushing yards and 235 yards total offense . . . collected career-best two interceptions vs. Illinois and had 25 yards in returns, with second theft coming at Iowa three-yardline . . . also collected five solo tackles, two assists and one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in win over Syracuse but had no statistics as defense allowed just 24 rushing yards and 103 yards total offense . . . started at cornerback and played every defensive down in loss at Iowa State . . . recorded six tackles at Iowa State, including five solo stops . . . started at cornerback in loss at Wisconsin, recording three solo tackles and one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in loss to Indiana . . . recorded seven tackles vs. Indiana, along with third interception of the season . . . pass theft came in Iowa endzone to stop a Hoosier scoring threat . . . started at cornerback in loss at Penn State . . . recorded six tackles at Penn State, including five solo stops, along with fourth interception of the season and a two-yard return . . . started at cornerback in win over 18th-ranked Illinois as defense allowed top rushing team in the league to just 137 net rushing yards and 287 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and five assists vs. Illinois, including one tackle for loss . . . started at cornerback in loss at Purdue, recording four solo tackles and two pass break-ups . . . started at cornerback in double OT win over Michigan State . . . matched career-high with 12 tackles vs. MSU, including nine solo stops, and had one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in win at Northwestern as defense allowed just three points, seven rushing yards and 124 yards total offense in the second half . . . recorded five tackles vs. Northwestern, including three solo stops, and fifth interception of the season, which led to clinching touchdown in the fourth quarter . . . started at cornerback in win over Minnesota . . . recorded career-high four pass break-ups vs. Minnesota, along with four tackles . . . started at cornerback in loss to Western Michigan, recording two solo tackles and three assists.

2006 Honors - - Hustle Award, special teams . . . 2006 - - listed as first team cornerback following spring practice . . . started at cornerback in win over Montana as defense allowed just 144 yards total offense . . . recorded four solo tackles and two assists vs. Montana . . . started at cornerback in double overtime win at Syracuse . . . recorded two solo tackles vs. Syracuse . . . started at cornerback in win over Iowa State . . . recorded eight solo tackles and one pass break-up, matching career-high for tackles in a game . . . started at cornerback in win at Illinois . . . recorded two solo tackles and two pass break-ups vs. Illinois . . . started at cornerback in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . recorded career-high 12 tackles vs. OSU, including five solo tackles and seven assists . . . started at cornerback in win over Purdue . . . recorded four solo tackles and one assist vs. Purdue, along with collecting first career interception . . . started at cornerback in loss at Indiana, recording four solo tackles, one assisted tackle and one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in loss at Michigan, recording nine tackles, including seven solo stops . . . nine tackles vs. Michigan is second highest total in career, behind 12 tackles vs. Ohio State, also this year . . . started at cornerback in win over Northern Illinois as defense allowed just 196 yards total offense . . . recorded seven solo tackles and one assist vs. Northern Illinois . . . started at cornerback in loss to Northwestern . . . recorded nine tackles vs. Northwestern, including four solo stops . . . pass interception and five yard return vs. Northwestern led to Iowa's only scoring drive . . . started at cornerback in loss to Wisconsin . . . recorded five solo tackles vs. Wisconsin, along with one forced fumble and one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in loss at Minnesota . . . recorded five tackles vs. Minnesota, including three solo stops and two assists . . . started at cornerback vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl . . . recorded seven tackles vs. Texas, including six solo stops . . . also recorded two tackles for loss and recovered a fumble on special teams vs. Longhorns.

2005 Honors - - Reggie Roby Special Teams Player of the Year . . . 2005 - - saw action in opening win over Ball State, recording four solo tackles . . . saw action at Iowa State, recording two solo tackles . . . saw action in win over Northern Iowa, recording two solo tackles and three assists . . . started at free safety at Ohio State for first start of career . . . recorded six solo tackles and one forced fumble at OSU . . . started at free safety in win over Illinois, recording career-high eight solo tackles . . . started at free safety in win at Purdue . . . recorded two solo tackles and four assists, including one tackle for loss, before leaving game in second half with an injury . . . did not see action in win over Indiana due to injury . . . returned to action vs. Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Wisconsin, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in win over Minnesota, recording two solo tackles as defense held top rushing team in the nation to 129 net rushing yards . . . saw action in Outback Bowl vs. Florida, recording one solo tackle.

2004 Honors - - Next Man In Award, special teams . . . 2004 - - tied for fifth in Big Ten fumble recoveries (two) . . . saw action in 11 games, recording 10 tackles and two recovered fumbles . . . did not see action in opening win over Kent State . . . saw first action of career in win over Iowa State, playing primarily on special teams . . . recorded one solo tackle vs. Iowa State . . . saw action at Arizona State, but had no statistics . . . saw action at Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Michigan State . . . recorded three solo tackles and one assist . . . recovered a muffed punt at MSU two-yardline to set up final Iowa touchdown in 38-16 win . . . saw action in win over Ohio State but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Illinois, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action in win over Purdue . . . recorded two solo tackles . . . recovered fumbled punt in first quarter that led to field goal and 10-0 Iowa advantage . . . saw action in win at Minnesota, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in win over Wisconsin to clinch share of Big Ten title, but had no statistics . . . saw action in Capital One Bowl win over LSU, but had no statistics.

High School honors - - First team all-Greater Houston and all-conference as a senior, along with Class 5A honorable mention all-state . . . named Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . selected to play in the Global Junior All-Star Game and the Bayou Bowl . . . Career - - led prep team to an 11-2 record as a senior . . . recorded 90 tackles, two interceptions, six pass break-ups and two blocked punts as a senior . . . also returned kicks and had a 31.5 yard average.

Personal - - Born 11/15/85 . . . Health and Sport Studies major . . . parents are Alice Carter and El Roberson . . . older brother, El Roberson, played quarterback at Kansas State . . . attended same high school as WR James Cleveland . . . high school coach was Dick Olin.

Career Bests
Tackles:	12, twice, last vs. Michigan State, 10/27/07
Solos:	9 vs. Michigan State, 10/27/07
Assists:	7 vs. Ohio State, 9/30/06
TFLs:	2 vs. Texas, 12/30/06
INT:	2 vs. Northern Illinois, 9/1/07
FF:	1, twice, last vs. Wisconsin, 11/11/06
RF:	1, three times, last vs. Texas, 12/30/06
PBU:	4 vs. Minnesota, 11/10/07
Godfrey's Collegiate Stats

Defense Solo Ast. Total T/Loss Sacks Int/Yds. PBU FF RF
Freshman 7 3 10 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 2
Sophomore 27 8 35 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 0
Junior 61 22 83 2/2 0/0 2-5 5 1 1
Senior 42 23 65 1/3 0/0 5/33 9 0 0
Career 137 56 193 4/6 0/0 7-38 14 2 2
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