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Godfrey gives back

May 30, 2003

 Valdosta--Former Lowndes High and University of Georgia standout Randall Godfrey returned to his hometown Friday afternoon for his annual all-star youth football camp.

 Godfrey, who's now a linebacker for the Tennessee Titans, not only gave back his knowledge of the game Friday but also some of his hard earned money to the Valdosta community.

In all Godfrey donated $12,000 to Lowndes County programs such as the Valdosta boys and girls club and the Lowndes High athletic department. Each of the five checks Godfrey presented Friday were donated in the name of his foundation which was set up to help community programs in and around Valdosta.

The eight year NFL veteran says he loves coming back to his hometown where he still has lots of friends and family and hopes that the kids attending his camp realize how special it is to have professional athletes return home and give something back.

"That's what I always tell these kids, I didn't have any NFL players coming back and trying to help me out or talk to me and say some things and encourage me.  I was just blessed.  And I told these kids they are blessed to be in a city like Valdosta and to have NFL players to come to town for free," Godfrey said.

Godfrey's camp concludes Saturday night with an all-star basketball game featuring several NFL players at 7:30pm at Valdosta State University.

Posted at 12:30AM by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com