Grant Godfrey - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 22


  • position Outside Linebacker
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 225
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Suwanee, Ga.
  • High school North Gwinnett

2023 – Freshman
• Redshirt season
• SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

High School
• Consensus four-star prospect
• Ranked the No. 33 player in the state of Georgia by 247 Sports
• Ranked the No. 26 outside linebacker in the Class of 2023 by ESPN
• As a senior in 2022, led North Gwinnett with 69 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, seven sacks, eight hurries and an interception, forced fumble and a blocked punt on the season
• Also had four receptions for 54 yards and two scores
• Helped North Gwinnett High School to the GHSAA Class 7A Quarterfinals and a 10-3 record in 2022
• Two-time first-team All-County by the Gwinnett County Touchdown Club
• Also named first-team all-region and all-state by Georgia High School Football Daily
• Voted Most Valuable Player by his team
• Named North Gwinnett’s Most Outstanding Male Athlete in 2022
• Before the season began, one of 51 linebackers in the nation named to the Butkus Award High School Preseason Watch List
• In 2021, totaled 68 tackles, six sacks and an interception and he recovered four fumbles, earning Touchdown Club of Gwinnett First-Team honors
• Coached by Bill Stewart
• Also played varsity basketball
• Involved in FCA in high school
• Chose Kentucky over Tennessee, Ole Miss and Mississippi State

Community Cats
• Volunteered with My New Kentucky Home (2023)

• Born in San Diego, California
• Son of Randall and Rhonda Godfrey
• Siblings are Tre, RJ and Kendall
• Dad, Randall, was a linebacker at Georgia who was named SEC Freshman of the Year in 1992 and earned All-SEC honors in 1993 and 1994
• Randall played 12 seasons in the NFL (1996-2007) with the Cowboys, Titans, Seahawks, Chargers and Redskins
• Brother, RJ, is currently a forward on the Clemson men’s basketball team
• Major is animal science

Grant Says
• He chose Kentucky because of the coaching staff and the environment
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that he’s a really good fisherman
• One word to describe himself on the field is “relentless”
• His sports hero is his dad because he got him into football and pushed him to be great
• After his football career, his wants to be a football coach

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