Although he was drafted to play middle linebacker, the level of skill and speed he demonstrated in training camp allowed the Cowboys to move him to strongside linebacker in an effort to improve the defense.
Godfrey started the last six games of his rookie season at strongside linebacker, and stayed there throughout the 1998 season.
In 1999, he was switched to his natural position at middle linebacker. That year he led the team with 81 tackles. Godfrey played 4 seasons in Dallas, never missed a game, and recorded 306 tackles, 2 interceptions and 2 quarterback sacks.
If you're looking for inspiration, look no further than Randall Godfrey.... In 2005, Godfrey got a call that would change his life. His best friend and younger sister, Deidra Miller was shot and killed fleeing her ex- boyfriend. It was devastating news for Godfrey and his entire family. With the support of family and friends, Godfrey finished the 2005 season earning recognition from his teammates as the San Diego Chargers Most inspirational Player and the ED Block Courage Award.
In 2008 Godfrey retired from the National Football League and now resides in Atlanta Ga. where he reaches out to many that are suffering in domestic violence relationships. Funds and donations from The Randall Godfrey All-Star Football Camp are given back to local recreational centers in the Valdosta Ga area. The Randall Godfrey Foundation also has helped many women get out of domestic violent relationships. The Randall Godfrey Foundation provides an alternative to living in a violent situation and educates women of resources necessary for prevention. Our goal is to help victims make healthier choices for themselves and their families.
Randall Godfrey is a former football linebacker in the NFL. Godfrey played collegiate football at the University of Georgia, where he majored in housing and consumer economics. He also played High School Football at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia. He was drafted in the 1996 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys with the 49th overall pick. Since then he has also played for the Tennessee Titans, Seattle Seahawks, San Diego Chargers, and Washington Redskins.
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