Till date, the Middletown High School football coach, Mark DelPercio still praises Chris Godwin for his tremendous effort in building the school’s football team. He made a stellar record while at the high school and also bagged a lot of honors including Delaware Gatorade Player of the Year 2013. In addition to that, he was honored four times as an All-Conference wide receiver and kick returner to mention a few.
He had his collegiate career at the Penn State University where he also performed remarkably well. Currently, Chris is with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; he joined the team after he was selected as the 84th overall pick in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft. With the team, he has proved his worth and has contributed immensely to their growth.
The footballer who was born on February 27, 1996, as Rod Christopher Godwin made his professional debut in a victory against the Chicago Bears; he also recorded his first career pass in the game. His next match was against the Minnesota Vikings, this time, he recorded three career interceptions for 44 yards. Chris Godwin had a bit of tussle and struggles with hitting his expected reception target and recorded 7 receptions out of the supposed ten that was required. He was quite disappointed with his counts and decided to put more efforts in his next game which was against the New York Jets. In that game, he scored 68 yards on 5 receptions.
Throughout his first season with the team, Chris Godwin played in 16 games and totaled 525 running yards on 34 receptions and a touchdown. During the finale of that season, he recorded 9 passes for 11 yards and a touchdown, earning the NFC Offensive Player of the Week recognition. In all the games the Bucs participated in that season, they recorded only two wins.
Wife Or Girlfriend, Is Chris Godwin Married?
The American footballer is not yet married but he has been in a long time relationship with a lady named Mariah DelPercio. Their relationship started about 8 years ago and they seem very happy with themselves. Mariah is the daughter of the former Middletown High School Coach. She has supported her boyfriend from the very first moment they met. Mariah works as a fitness trainer, often times, she regulars the gym alongside her boyfriend. In her words, Chris is the perfect young man any lady would be privileged to be with.
The couple had a near experience of the Hurricane that happened in Texas and Florida as almost every house close to theirs were affected. So, in a bid to care for the community, the two started a fundraising campaign. The footballer has also decided to give part of his earnings to the organization.
Parents and Family
It was quite a tough one getting the details of the footballer’s parents, he barely talks about them and on some occasions, he acknowledges them as his number one fans but mostly avoids mentioning details about them. From the little we have gathered, his mom is Lisa Godwin and his dad is Rod Godwin Sr.
Chris Godwin’s family had a lot of financial struggles when he was a child living at Philadephia, they later moved to Middletown for greener pastures. Both of Chris’ parents were very supportive of his career right from his tender years.
The footballer has three siblings, one biological younger sister named Rian, an older half-brother named Marcus Rosser, and a half-sister, Sharhonda. Marcus is also athletically inclined and he also played under Mark DelPercio. He didn’t go pro but the few days he spent as a footballer at the high school were quite remarkable.
Height and Weight
Most wide receivers who are really very tall have more advantages over the average ones but this doesn’t necessarily imply that only tall persons would emerge successfully as a wide receiver. It is unarguable that it is necessary for a wide receiver to have full body advantage over the defense team. A wide receiver who is quite tall is likely to catch more passes and record more touchdowns.
Chris Godwin who stands at 6 feet 1 inch has proven that height is one of his selling points as a wide receiver. He weighs 95 kg, his arm length is 31 5⁄8 in (0.80 m) and his hand size, 9 1⁄8 in (0.23 m).