Terry Godwin replacing football with futbol?


If you know me or anything about my fantastic Twitter account, you understand that I can't get enough of soccer. Futbol was my first love and a sport I continue to play here in Atlanta every week.

So it should come as no surprise that Georgia signee Terry Godwin's recent actions have me smiling from ear to ear. The former ESPN 300 athlete prospect from Hogansville, Georgia/Callaway High decided to trade his helmet in for some shin guards earlier this week when he was allowed to play goalie (my position for those wondering) for his high school team on Senior Night.

“Some of the guys walked over and said, ‘Hey T, do you want to play because it’s Senior Night?’ Godwin told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “I liked the idea. So they went and asked the soccer coach, and he was like ‘Would the baseball coach care?’ I said ‘No sir.’ He said ‘OK, just don’t go out there and get hurt.’ I was like ‘Are you serious?’ He was serious.

“The guys went out there and got me shin guards, some gloves and some cleats to play in. And they found me a jersey. They put me at goalie, and I did pretty good for my first time.”

OK, so as a goalkeeper, I understand how hard the position is, but Godwin said he "did pretty good," yet he made 5-6 saves while allowing four goals. It was his first time, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, but when we meet, I expect vast improvement.

You can read more about Godwin's temporary move to soccer at the AJC.