Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin Reveals the 3 Biggest Moments of His Life

Published 04/23/2021, 2:17 PM EDT
Jan 9, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) scores a touchdown as Washington Football Team cornerback Ronald Darby (23) defends during the first half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports


Since joining Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017, Chris Godwin has been an ever-present threat in the NFC. The former Penn State player has a strong rapport with fellow wide receiver and teammate, Mike Evans. During his 4-year stay in Florida, Godwin has 3,540 receiving yards and 24 receiving touchdowns to his name.

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Jan 3, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) is congratulated by running back Leonard Fournette (28) and wide receiver Mike Evans (13) after scoring a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The 25-year-old was one of the key performers for the Buccaneers as they won the Super Bowl LV title at the Raymond James Stadium earlier this year in February.

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He was due to enter free agency this summer, but GM Jason Licht and coach Arians opted to franchise tag their star wideout.

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Chris Godwin gets candid with Kyle Brandt

The arrival of Tom Brady in Tampa Bay, certainly elevated the team to new heights last season. However, it was the consistency of their already existing offensive weapons such as Evans and Godwin that helped them put together a Super Bowl run. But prior to that, Godwin was not that big of a superstar during his college football days.

Chris spent 3 years playing for the Penn State Nittany Lions. He previously said that playing at the Beaver Stadium on the campus of Pennsylvania State University was something that he’d never forget.

When questioned by GMFB’s Kyle Brandt about the other life-defining moments of his career, here’s what Godwin replied.

“At this point, it’s winning the Super Bowl, and the day I proposed to my fiance. That’s gotta be top 3,” Godwin said on The Ringer podcast.

While his experiences at Penn State and the recent Super Bowl LV triumph are obvious answers to a question like that, it was pleasant to see Godwin mention his soon-to-be wife as well. Chris and high-school sweetheart, Mariah, will tie the knot in the coming months.

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Mariah was one of the first people (apart from his teammates) to celebrate the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl LV win earlier this year. She has been by his side through thick and thin. They both deserved that win.

The expressions on their faces showed how much it meant to them. Godwin is one of the lucky few as he gets to marry his biggest fan!

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