Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin, who played three seasons at Penn State, has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Godwin caught 7 of his 12 targets for 111 yards and a touchdown catch in Tampa Bay’s 31-24 win over New Orleans on Sunday.
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Godwin finished his Penn State career tied for fourth with Derek Moye on the program’s all-time touchdown receptions list, having hauled in 18 scores from 2014-’16. In his final college game, Penn State’s 52-49 Rose Bowl loss to USC on Jan. 2, 2017, Godwin recorded nine catches for 187 yards and two touchdowns.
The Buccaneers selected him with the 84th overall pick (third round) in the 2017 NFL Draft. His role expanded as the season wore on, peaking with his Week 17 breakout performance against New Orleans. Tampa Bay finished the season 5-11 and did not qualify for the playoffs.
Godwin is only of two Buccaneers wide receivers in franchise history to win the award. Mike Evans previously earned the distinction in 2014.