Robert Godhigh came to the Georgia Tech football team as a walk-on back in 2009, but left as one of the most dangerous big-play threats in the history of the program, or the Atlantic Coast Conference for that matter, after the 2013 season.
One of Coach Paul Johnson’s main weapons during his junior and senior years, Godhigh racked up 1,889 yards of offense (1,191 rushing, 698 receiving) and 17 total touchdowns during his days at Georgia Tech. The diminutive dynamo also ranks second all-time in yards per carry (8.82) in the history of the ACC.
Coming off a year that delivered zero NFL opportunities as well as a cut from the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes just weeks after signing, Godhigh is ready to try to prove himself to professional scouts once again at Georgia Tech’s Pro Day on Friday, March 13th.
One thing that has undoubtedly held Godhigh back in his professional pursuit is his 5’7″, 190 lbs. frame. However, given his quickness in space and ability to make defenders miss combined with solid pass-catching skills, Godhigh fits into the same mold as some of the current crop of smaller NFL running backs such as Jacquizz Rodgers, who is obviously well know to football fans around Atlanta.
Godhigh could also endear himself to various professional franchises as a potential contributor on special teams, especially as a return man. Only time will tell if an NFL contract lies in his future, but one thing is for certain, the 2013 Brian Piccolo Award winner has the heart and drive to produce on the gridiron at any level.