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George Godsey
Offensive Coordinator

George Godsey is in his second season as offensive coordinator with the Houston Texans after serving as quarterbacks coach in 2014.

George Godsey is in his second season as offensive coordinator with the Houston Texans after serving as quarterbacks coach in 2014.

In Godsey’s first season as offensive coordinator in 2015, Houston won the AFC South Division Championship and became the only NFL team since 1950 to make the playoffs with four different starting quarterbacks winning at least one regular season game. QB Brian Hoyer led the way with a 5-4 record in nine starts and set single-season career highs in passer rating (91.4), completion percentage (60.7) and passing touchdowns (19).

WR DeAndre Hopkins earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl after posting career highs with 111 receptions for 1,521 yards and a franchise-record 11 receiving touchdowns. His receiving totals ranked among the best in the NFL, as he finished third in both catches and yards and tied for seventh in touchdowns. On the ground, the Tex- ans averaged 108.2 rushing yards per game for the season and 135.1 yards over the final seven weeks. After RB Arian Foster was placed on Injured Reserve on Oct. 27, RB Alfred Blue stepped in to lead the team with a career-high 698 rushing yards to go along with three 100-yard rushing games.

In 2014, the Texans put together a late season surge and got con- sistent play from the quarterback position despite numerous injuries. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Mallett and Case Keenum each started at least two games under center for Houston and combined to lead the team to wins in five of the last seven games. Additionally, Fitzpatrick posted the highest passer rating in his 11-year career (95.3) in 12 games played under Godsey.

Godsey came to the Texans after three years with the New England Patriots, first as offensive assistant in 2011 and then as tight ends coach for two seasons. In 2011, Godsey coached on the same staff as Texans head Coach Bill O'Brien who was the Patriots offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach that season.

In Godsey's first season with the Patriots as offensive assistant in 2011, the team earned the top seed in the AFC with a 13-3 record and advanced to Super Bowl XLVI. New England led the AFC in scoring and ranked third in the NFL with 32.1 points per game. They also ranked second in the NFL in total offense (428.0 yards per game). For two seasons, Godsey guided the tight ends, including Rob Gronkowski who earned a spot in the Pro Bowl following the 2012 season with his team-leading 11 touchdowns and 11 games played. In 2013, Gronkowski, who played just seven games due to injuries, averaged a career-high 84.6 yards her game.

Prior to joining the Patriots, Godsey spent the previous seven seasons (2004-10) at Central Florida under Head Coach George O’Leary, who O’Brien coached with at Georgia Tech from 1995-01. Godsey was the running backs coach in 2009-10 and the quarterbacks coach from 2005-08 after originally joining the staff as a graduate assistant in 2004. During his tenure at UCF, Godsey and the Knights won two Conference USA titles as well as recording the team’s first 11-win season in school history in 2010 and first bowl victory that season with a 10-6 win over Georgia in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

In Godsey’s final season as running backs coach at UCF in 2010, the team finished with 36 rushing touchdowns to lead Conference USA. The previous season, the Knights rushed for 20 touchdowns, tying for their second-highest total in a decade at the time, after rushing for eight scores the year before. As quarterbacks coach for UCF, Godsey was pivotal in the development of Kyle Isreal and Steven Moffett, who finished seventh and sixth, respectively, in passing efficiency in school history.

Godsey played quarterback at Georgia Tech from 1998-01, where he first crossed paths with O’Brien, the running backs coach from 1998-00 and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 2001. Godsey set the school record for career completion percentage (63.3) and ranks second in career passing efficiency rating (143.64).

Godsey later went on to play one season in the Arena Football League with the Tampa Bay Storm and was part of the 2003 team that won the Arena Bowl title.

A native of Tampa, Fla., Godsey was born on Jan. 1, 1979 and hails from a strong football family. His father played football for Bear Bryant at Alabama, his  older  brother  played at the Air Force Academy, and  his  younger  brother suited up at both quarterback and tight end for Notre Dame.

2014-16: Quarterbacks, Houston Texans
2012-13: Tight Ends, New England Patriots
2011: Offensive Assistant, New England Patriots
2009-10: Running Backs, University of Central Florida
2005-08: Quarterbacks, University of Central Florida
2004: Graduate Assistant, University of Central Florida

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