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Chris Godwin and Garrett Sickels to participate in Combine Feb. 28-March 6 in Indianapolis
Barkley and Godwin claim All-Bowl Team national honors, while five Nittany Lions honored on ESPN's Big Ten squad
Junior wide receiver will forgo his final year of eligibility
Field Hockey team tops conference with 16 honorees; Big Ten Champion football team leads Nittany Lions with 19 recipients
Sophomore also tabbed B1G Running Back of the Year; McSorley and Gesicki named to second team
Jan. 2, 2017
Check out the Penn State USATSI photo gallery from the game against Michigan State.
The Nittany Lions defeat Indiana, on November 12, 2016.
Nov. 5, 2016
Oct. 22, 2016
Is tied for No. 4 on the career touchdown receptions chart with Derek Moye (2008-11) at 18 scoring grabs in three seasons...Is the eighth player in PSU history to eclipse 2,000 career receiving yards...Ranks No. 4 on the career receiving yards list with 2,404 yards...Sits No. 7 on the career receptions charts (153)...Is one of 14 players to eclipse the 100 career catch mark, joining teammate DaeSean Hamilton and current assistant coach Terry Smith (108; 1989-91)...Godwin and Hamilton are just the second set of teammates with 100-plus career receptions, joining Derrick Williams, Jordan Norwood and Deon Butler (2005-08)...Owns nine career 100-yard receiving games, with three in 2016, five coming in 2015 and the other coming against Boston College in the 2014 New Era Pinstripe Bowl...Has at least one catch in 38 of 40 career games, including a stretch of 19-straight games with from 2014-16...Made four or more grabs in 21 of his last 28 games dating back to 2014...Became just the third Penn State wide receiver (Bobby Engram, Allen Robinson) to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in a single season, finishing second on the season receiving yards list with 1,101 yards...Finished fourth on the Penn State season receptions list with 69 in 2015...In three bowl games, owns the Penn State record for career receiving yardage (460 yards), receptions (22) and receiving touchdowns (4)...Owns the Penn State single game bowl record for receiving yards (187) and receptions (9), while tying Bobby Engram's mark with two touchdown receptions vs. USC in the 2017 Rose Bowl...Also ranks third (140; 2014 Pinstripe Bowl) and fourth (133; 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl) in individual bowl game receiving yardage.
➤ 2016 ➤ Junior Season
Awards: Earned All-Bowl team honors from NCAA.com, Sports Illustrated, Athlon Sports (second team) and Associated Press (honorable mention)...Also named to the ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team...Named to Phil Steele's and the Athlon Sports All-Big Ten third team...Selected All-Big Ten third team by the media panel...Named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the conference coaches...Named Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten second team...Selected to the Maxwell Award and Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch Lists...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following his performance vs. Michigan State (11/26)...Named Academic All-Big Ten for the second time in his career.
Season: Started all 14 games...His 11 receiving scores rank No. 2 on the Penn State single season charts...Broke the junior receiving touchdowns record (11)...Finished No. 6 on the single season receiving yard charts with 982.
Final Rankings: No. 54 nationally and No. 3 in the Big Ten in yards per reception (16.64 ypr)...No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 22 in the FBS in receiving touchdowns (11)...No. 3 in the Big Ten and No. 40 in the FBS in receiving yards (982).
Kent State (9/3): Made seven catches for 67 yards to lead the team in both categories...Became the 14th member of the 100-catch club with his sixth grab of the game...Hauled in a 26-yard pass during Penn State's first scoring drive of the game...Made a 7-yard grab on third-and-7 to extend Penn State's final scoring drive. at Pitt (9/10): Nabbed four passes for 36 yards...Caught a 15-yard pass for a first down on third-and-1 during Penn State's second scoring drive. Temple (9/17): Made seven catches for 117 yards, posting his seventh career 100-yard receiving game...Hauled in a 52-yard touchdown reception to open the scoring in the first quarter...Also had a 23-yard catch in the second quarter. at Michigan (9/24): Only catch was an 8-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. Minnesota (10/1): Corralled four catches for 97 yards...Made a 20-yard catch on third-and-10 during the game-tying drive late in the fourth quarter...Also made a 32-yard reception in the fourth quarter. Ohio State (10/22): Caught two passes for 39 yards...Both catches came on the same second quarter drive...Helped convert a third-and-8 with a 19-yard grab and then hauled in a 20-yard touchdown pass from Trace McSorley with nine seconds left in the second quarter to open the scoring for Penn State...Had one rush for a career-long 13 yards in the first quarter. at Purdue (10/24): Hauled in five passes for 58 yards...Tied his career high with two touchdown catches...Had scoring grabs of 38 yards and 1-yard. Iowa (11/5): Totaled 87 yards on four catches...Had a 13-yard grab on third-and-5 to extend Penn State's second scoring drive. at Indiana (11/12): Tied his career high with two touchdown grabs...Caught five passes for 82 yards to move past the 2,000-yard receiving mark for his career. at Rutgers (11/19): Totaled three receptions for 36 yards. Michigan State (11/26): Grabbed five passes for 135 yards and tied a career high with two touchdown catches...Caught scoring strikes of 34 and 59 yards in the third quarter...Made an 18-yard reception on third-and-10 during Penn State's first scoring drive. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Made three catches for 33 yards. vs. USC (1/2): Posted a career high and a Penn State bowl record 187 yards receiving, to rank No. 4 all-time in the Rose Bowl record books...Grabbed nine passes, including a career-high-tying and Penn State single game bowl record tying two touchdown passes...Hauled in a career-long-tying 72-yard reception for a touchdown in the third quarter...Also grabbed a 30-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
➤ 2015 ➤ Sophomore Season
Awards: Selected second team All-Big Ten by the media and third team All-Big Ten by the coaches...Earned second team All-Big Ten honors from the Associated Press...Named an ECAC first team All-Star...Named Academic All-Big Ten...Was named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List for the nation's top receiver.
Season: Appeared in 13 games with 11 starts...Finished 24th in the FBS and No. 2 in the Big Ten with 1,101 receiving yards...Ended the year 49th in the FBS and fifth in the Big Ten in receptions per game (5.3)...Had five 100-yard receiving performances on the season.
at Temple (9/5): Led the team in receptions (5) and receiving yards (81)...Connected with Christian Hackenberg for the longest reception of the game, a 30-yard gain in the third quarter. Buffalo (9/12): Led the team in receptions (5) and receiving yards (75) for the second straight game...Caught a game-long 38-yard pass from Hackenberg on third-and-7 in the fourth quarter to extend the drive and set up Saquon Barkley's touchdown run. Rutgers (9/19): Caught four passes for 49 yards, including a 30-yard reception in the first quarter. San Diego State (9/26): Tied for game high with five grabs (Hamilton)...Totaled 78 yards receiving in the game...Caught a 32-yard pass from RB Nick Scott in the fourth quarter...Made two special teams tackles...Recovered his first career fumble on a muffed punt in the second quarter that led to a Penn State touchdown...Was the coaching staff's Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week. Army (10/3): Made a game-high four catches for 66 yards...Hauled in a 49-yard reception in the third quarter to set up Mike Gesicki's 33-yard touchdown down catch. Indiana (10/10): Had team highs in receptions (4) and receiving yards (41). at Ohio State (10/17): Grabbed three passes for 103 yards...Caught a season-long 56 yard pass from Christian Hackenberg in the third quarter...Also added a 45-yard catch on Penn State's opening drive...Posted his second career 100-yard receiving game (141 yards; Boston College, 2014). vs. Maryland (10/24): Made four catches for a season-best 135 yards and one touchdown...All four of his catches went for 20-plus yards...Grabbed a 37-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter...Made one catch on all four Penn State touchdown drives...His 37-yard touchdown grab was a part of a two-play, 75-yard touchdown drive, in the second quarter, which also included a 38-yard reception by Saeed Blacknall. Illinois (10/31): Pulled in seven passes for 76 yards receiving...Caught a 5-yard touchdown pass for Penn State's first score of the game, one of three catches on the opening drive. at Northwestern (11/7): Caught a game-high eight passes for 104 yards to mark his fourth career 100-yard receiving game. Michigan (11/21): Tied for team high with three catches and led the team with 51 receiving yards...Caught a long pass of 38 yards on fourth-and-9 to set up a Penn State field goal to begin the fourth quarter. at Michigan State (11/28): Set a career high with his first double-digit receptions game, grabbing 11 passes for 109 yards...The 109 yards mark his fifth career 100-yard receiving game...Caught both of Penn State's touchdown passes, including Hackenberg's Penn State record-breaking 47th career passing touchdown. vs. Georgia (1/2): Grabbed six passes for 133 yards...Caught a 51-yard strike from Christian Hackenberg to set up Penn State's first scoring drive of the game...Five of his six catches went for at least 18 yards...His 133 receiving yards rank third in Penn State bowl history...Became the third Nittany Lion to surpass 1,000 receiving yards in a season in program history.
➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season
Awards: Named to the BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team...Earned ESPN.com All-Bowl Team laurels after his breakout performance against Boston College in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
Season: Appeared in all 13 games with three starts at wide receiver during his true freshman season...One of nine true freshmen to make their debut in 2014 and was among seven true freshmen to start a game...Began his career with at least one catch in each of his first 11 games and caught at least one pass in 12 of Penn State's 13 games...One of just four true freshmen to record a 100-yard receiving game, joining Jimmy Cefalo (1974), Maurice Humphrey (2003) and Jordan Norwood (2005)...Registered 25 catches for 321 yards and two touchdowns during his first season on campus.
UCF (8/30): Caught his first career pass near the end of the first half of the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland...Made two catches for 13 yards in his collegiate debut. At Rutgers (9/13): Tallied one grab for six yards on Penn State's first drive of the second half in the 13-10 come-from-behind win. UMass (9/20): Snagged two passes for 18 yards in the 48-7 win. Northwestern (9/27): Recorded two catches for 18 yards, including a 14-yard reception. At Michigan (10/11): Hauled in one pass for 17 yards in his first career start. Ohio State (10/25): Turned in a performance of three catches for 16 yards in the double-overtime contest. Maryland (11/1): Grabbed one pass for 12 yards. At Indiana (11/8): Caught two passes for 25 yards in the win. Temple (11/15): Tallied two receptions for 31 yards in the 30-13 win. At Illinois (11/22): Notched one catch for 18 yards in the first quarter for his first career touchdown grab. Boston College (12/27): Closed the season with his first career 100-yard receiving game in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium...Amassed 140 yards on a career-best seven catches, including a 72-yard touchdown strike to open the scoring...The 72-yard pass from Christian Hackenberg is tied for the longest passing play in Penn State bowl history...Also made a key 25-yard reception in Penn State's final drive in regulation, which help set up Sam Ficken's 45-yard game-tying field goal.
➤ High School
A four-year letterman at Middletown High School for head coach Mark DelPercio...Instrumental in helping the Cavaliers to a combined 41-7 record, two Division I state championships and a pair of state runner-up finishes...As a senior, made 55 catches for 1,150 yards and 18 receiving scores...Added three rushing touchdowns and four kick return scores and was the Delaware Gatorade Player of the Year...Selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Game, was first-team all-state and first-team All-Blue Hen Conference...His 18 season receiving touchdowns set a Delaware prep record...A perfect 12-0 season was capped by a 27-0 victory over Nittany Lion classmate Troy Reeder's Salesianum squad in the state championship game...Named first-team all-state during his sophomore (returner) and junior (wide receiver) seasons and was a three-time first-team all-conference pick...Caught 42 passes for 834 yards and accounted for 22 total touchdowns as a junior...His sophomore season included a state championship and featured 14 total touchdowns and 25 catches for 800 yards...Scored 16 total touchdowns and grabbed 28 passes for 700 yards as a freshman...Registered 77 touchdowns in his career -- 44 receiving, 18 rushing and 15 return touchdowns... Academic All-State selection and a member of the Honor Roll...Rated a four-star prospect by all four major recruiting services and was named the top player in Delaware by ESPN, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com...Among the top 30 players nationally at wide receiver, receiving the distinction from ESPN, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com.
Full name is Rod Christopher Godwin...Son of Rod Sr. and Lisa Godwin...Has a brother, Marcus, and two sisters, Sharhonda and Rian...Enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing video games...Born February 27, 1996 in Philadelphia, Pa.