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22 Stephen Godbolt III

2012 OVC All-First Team
2012 Sports Network FCS All-American
2012 Associated Press All-American
2012 College Sporting News All-American
2012 SBN Sports Black College All-American
2011 OVC All-Newcomer Team
2011 College Sports Journal FCS Freshman All-American

2012 - Redshirt Sophomore Season

Started and played in 10 games for the Tigers, missing the Murray State game due to injury... Recorded 37 solo tackles and eight assists for a total of 45 stops on the year... Tallied eight tackles versus Jackson State (9/8)... Forced two fumbles against the Tigers... Led the FCS level with six interceptions... Returned one interception for 62 yards at Southeast Missouri State... Broke up six passes including two against Austin Peay (9/15)

2011 - Redshirt Freshman Season

Played 11 games and started seven for the Tigers during his freshman campaign...Finished seventh on the team with 37 tackles...Snatched a pair of interceptions and broke up a pass in the win over nationally ranked Tennessee Tech...Had a career-high three pass break ups in the game against UT Martin...Tied season-bests with five solo tackles at Austin Peay and versus Southeast Missouri...Managed a season-best seven tackles at Tennessee Tech...Ranked fourth in the OVC with nine passes defended...Earned a spot on the OVC All-Newcomer team...Named to the FCS All-Freshman team by College Sports Journal.

Major: Human Performance and Sports Science


Redshirted during the 2010 season.

Dixie County HS

Three-year starter amassing career numbers including 150 carries for 1,620 yards averaging 10.8 yards per carry...Scored 25 career touchdowns...Hauled in 27 receptions for 491 yards averaging 18.2 yards per catch...Collected 140 career tackles (110 solo, 30 assists), seven interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one sack...Passed for 4-of-9 for 52 yards and a .444 completion percentage...Collected 732 all purpose yards...Named Associated Press and FSWA first team Defense 1A All-State...Selected to 2A All-State Honorable Mention and Gainesville Sun 1B-2A first team defense.


Son of Monique Nelson and Stephen Godbolt, Jr. ...Born on April 2, 1992.

Position: DB
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
Year: Redshirt Junior
City/State: Cross City, Fla.
High School: Dixie County HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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