Peter Godber Offered Division I Football Scholarship
Posted: March 19, 2012
Peter Godber will be joining Eddie Meredith ’11 south of the boarder in 2013. One year following Eddie's full football scholarship to Boston College, Peter has been offered a full football scholarship to Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The Baylor Bears compete in one of college football’s most prestigious conferences, the Big 12. Peter will now be competing against programs such as the Oklahoma Sooners, the Texas Longhorns, and the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Big 12.
This past season, Baylor finished with an overall record of 10-3 and was ranked 12th in the country. Key wins included a record breaking 67-58 victory over the Washington Huskies in the Alamo Bowl, as well as a 45-38 defeat of the #5 ranked Oklahoma Sooners, a 50-48 victory over the # 14 ranked Texas Christian University Horned Frogs, and a 48-24 victory over the #22 ranked Texas Longhorns.
Famous Baylor football alumni include NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary, as well as reigning Heisman Trophy winner and expected # 2 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft, quarterback Robert Griffin III, aka RG3.
Other noteworthy football alumni include defensive lineman Phil Taylor of the Cleveland Browns and star offensive lineman Danny Watkins of the Philadelphia Eagles. Watkins was a first round selection of the Eagles last season, and the Baylor coaches have remarked that Peter has the potential to become a similar type of player. The fact that Peter has received this offer in his grade 11 year is a fantastic accomplishment. This caps off an incredible junior season for Peter, which not only included a CISAA championship and a Metro Bowl appearance, but also being a captain of Team Ontario and a member of Team World.
In addition to being a football powerhouse, Baylor is an outstanding academic school. Many publications, including Forbes Magazine, rank it as one of the top private colleges in the United States. The Bears play their home games at Floyd Casey Stadium.
Story by Len Gurr, Varsity Football Head Coach