UGA’s Terry Godwin has message for Little Leaguers


Georgia-Terry Godwin

WATKINSVILLE — Georgia football players Terry Godwin and Brian Herrien came out to support players in another sport on Saturday.

The two Bulldogs were special guests of Oconee County Little League and attended the Opening Day Ceremony at Oconee Veterans Park in Watkinsville. Godwin, the leading returning receiver for Georgia’s football team and a rising junior, was invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitches for both the girls softball and boys baseball seasons. His good friend Herrien, a rising sophomore tailback, just came along for the ride. Both young men hung around and signed autographs and took pictures for a good half-hour or so afterward.

Terry Godwin and Georgia teammate Brian Herrien were swarmed by Little Leaguers for autographs after Godwin threw out the ceremonial first pitch to start the Oconee County Little League season on Saturday. (Chip Towers/DawgNation)

Godwin was a prolific-hitting third baseman and outfielder for Callaway High School and was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 33rd round before graduation. However, he opted to give up baseball in order to concentrate on football full time. He has caught 73 passes for 776 yards and 2 touchdowns in his first two seasons with the Bulldogs.

“Just coming out here brings back memories,” Godwin told the Little Leaguers. “It seems like yesterday I was in your same spot. Just come out here and have fun and you’re going to make a lot of friends. Have fun and make lots of friends and this game can take you a long way.”

Herrien rushed for 363 yards and 3 touchdowns as a backup tailback for Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.

The post UGA’s Terry Godwin has message for Little Leaguers appeared first on DawgNation.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

2018 NFL mock draft: Projecting the first round (September 24, 2017)

2018 NFL mock drafts are taking shape as the 2017 college football and NFL seasons roll on. Quarterbacks are the talk of the draft early on, though most of the draft analysts’ favorites haven’t played too much college football yet. USC’s Sam Darnold, UCLA’s Josh Rosen and Wyoming’s Josh Allen are three signal...
Ohio State DBs have new challenge: ‘Terrible’ pass-interference penalties

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It’s hard to be too concerned after a 54-21 win that could have been a much-bigger margin, but Ohio State’s defensive backs will hear about the penalties they racked up during an otherwise productive day. Pass defense is already a sensitive issue around Columbus given the standard of previous...
Tennessee football report card: No. 7 was the right answer on offense and defense

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s 17-13 win against UMass on Saturday was no thing of beauty, with both teams struggling to execute throughout the action. The Vols (3-1) lost all offensive continuity in the second half at Neyland Stadium, switching out quarterbacks without much success against the Minutemen (0-5). Tennessee...
Who is Malik Hooker? 5 things to know about the Colts safety, former Ohio State star

Who is Taco Charlton? 5 things to know about the Dallas Cowboys defensive end, former Michigan star

More Stories