Jeff Godfrey returning to UCF as a wide receiver

Jeff Godfrey returning to UCF as a wide receiver

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer
Does absence make the heart grow fonder?

In December it was announced that Central Florida quarterback Jeff Godfrey was leaving the program and would transfer elsewhere. It wasn't the most amicable of departures, either, as Godfrey's father claimed that UCF head coach George O'Leary was racist.

Well, it all appears to be water under the bridge now, because it looks like Godfrey will be returning to UCF. He just won't be playing quarterback, and will instead be a wide receiver.

"I've met with him a couple of times and basically he has some things he has to take care of regarding school itself, some sanctions he has to deal with,'' O'Leary told reporters on Tuesday. "If he does that I told him that, meeting with the coaching staff and myself the last time, that I would take him back.

"And he's coming back as a wide receiver in the program with the opportunity to help us out at quarterback in the Wild Knight package and other things using his athleticism.''

Godfrey's first season at UCF was wonderful, as he accounted for 2,725 yards and 22 touchdowns while leading UCF to the Liberty Bowl, where it beat Georgia 10-6. Godfrey was also named the Conference USA Freshman of the Year.

Then 2011 came and it wasn't as storybook. Godfrey threw only 5 touchdowns despite starting all 12 games for the Knights as the team stumbled to a 5-7 finish.
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