Alamo Bowl Countdown: Charles Godfrey

Dec. 22, 2006

University of Iowa cornerback Charles Godfrey is excited on so many different levels these days its hard to count. Christmas is just days away, so like most, he’s excited about the holiday.

And, like most friends and fans of the University of Iowa and the Iowa Hawkeyes, he’s excited about the chance to square off against one of the nation’s top college football programs in the 2006 Alamo Bowl.

And, perhaps most importantly, the junior from Baytown, Texas is excited about the opportunity to play the Texas Longhorns before lots of friends and family.

“I’m excited about having a chance to play at home,” said the subject of today’s “Alamo Bowl Countdown.” “I’ll have a nice little crowd there and that’s really exciting.”

Godfrey is one of a number of native Texans – quarterback Drew Tate, another Baytown product, and tight end Scott Chandler among them – looking forward to playing in their home state against the state’s top college football program and the defending national champions.

“They are a great team, a great team. It’s exciting to play a high-powered offense. Everyone across the country knows that Texas can bring it offensively, so we’re excited,” he said.

To watch the video feature on Klinkenborg or any of the previous “Countdown” videos, visit the’s Alamo Bowl Bowl Central page by clicking HERE and click on Mike Klinkenborg in the upper right hand corner.

The video is free, but all visitors to Hawkeye All-Access, the multi-media pages of do need to register.

Alamo Bowl Countdown
Sunday, Dec. 17 – Quarterback Drew Tate

Monday, Dec. 18 – Head Coach Kirk Ferentz

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – Offensive Lineman Marshal Yanda

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – Defensive Back Marcus Paschal

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Defensive End Bryan Mattison

Friday, Dec. 22 – Linebacker Mike Klinkenborg

Saturday, Dec. 23 – Defensive Back Charles Godfrey