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George Godsey is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) working as the quarterbacks coach for the Detroit Lions. He held this position since 2018. Prior to this role, he started with the Lions as the team's defensive assistant coach/special projects in 2017.
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College Career: Georgia Tech University Yellow Jackets
Godsey played college football at George Tech from 1998-2001 under head coach George O'Leary. It was at Georgia Tech when he first met current Texans head coach Bill O'Brien who spent time as his position coach during Godsey's time at Georgia Tech. During his four seasons with the Yellow Jackets, Godsey set numerous school records, including passing yards in a season and completion percentage in a career. After redshirting the 1997 season and coming off the bench for ten games his freshman and sophomore season, Godsey shined in the 2000 season, his first chance to start in his career. He was named second-team all-ACC quarterback and recorded the second best season in Yellow Jacket history. He surpassed these stats in his senior campaign, and was named was named team MVP for both seasons.
Professional Career: Tampa Bay Storm (Arena Football League)
After college, Godsey spent 2003 in the Arena Football League for the Tampa Bay Storm. While the Storm won the league championship that year, Godsey saw little playing time.
College Career: University of Central Florida Knights
In 2004 Godsey began his coaching career at Central Florida under his former head coach George O'Leary. Originally hired as a graduate assistant, he was promoted to quarterbacks coach for the 2005 season. That year, the team won its first ever division title. By 2007, the team had won the Conference-USA championship, their first conference championship in their history. In 2009 Godsey moved to the school's running backs coach, and 2010 saw the best year in school history. That year, the school had their first 11 win season, their second conference championship, and their first bowl victory.
New England Patriots
In 2011, Godsey began his NFL coaching career for the New England Patriots as an offensive assistant coach under his former position coach, Bill O'Brien, who was the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for the Patriots. His first year was spent mostly working with Ryan Mallet and Brian Hoyer, the two backup quarterbacks on the roster. In 2011, the Patriots went 13-3, earning the number one seed in the AFC, and eventually lost in the Super Bowl. The following season, Godsey was promoted to tight ends coach, working closely with all-pro tight end Rob Gronkowski. In 2012, Gronkowski earned his second first-team All-Pro nod despite playing in only 11 games after he sustained an injury in Week 11. Godsey left the Patriots following the 2013 season.
In 2014, Godsey was hired as the quarterbacks coach for the Houston Texans under new head coach Bill O'Brien. Godsey's quarterback unit suffered numerous injuries at the end of the season as the team saw four quarterbacks see playing time, including three starting two or more games. Following that season, Godsey was promoted to offensive coordinator for the 2015 season. The Texans because the first team since 1950 to make the playoffs after four different quarterbacks started and won a game in a season. 2015 also saw the team win their third ever division title after a 9-7 season. In 2016, the Texans would repeat as AFC South Champions.
|2018 Detroit Lions||Quarterbacks Coach||6-10-0||0-0|
|2017 Detroit Lions||Special Projects / Defensive Assistant Coach||9-7-0||0-0|
|2016 Houston Texans||Offensive Coordinator||9-7-0||1-1|
|2015 Houston Texans||Offensive Coordinator||9-7-0||0-1|
|2014 Houston Texans||Quarterbacks Coach||9-7-0||0-0|
|2013 New England Patriots||Tight Ends Coach||12-4-0||1-1|
|2012 New England Patriots||Tight Ends Coach||12-4-0||1-1|
|2011 New England Patriots||Offensive Assistant Coach||13-3-0||2-1|
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