WDEL Athlete of the Week

Middletown's Godwin - WDEL Male HS Athlete of the Week

By Sean Greene Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 12:02am
VIDEO: Highlights from Chris Godwin's 2013 season
Middletown wide receiver Chris Godwin is this week's M&T Bank WDEL Male High School Athlete of the Week.

The future Nittany Lion was invited to the 2014 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game to be played January 2 in Florida.

Godwin says being one of 80 players selected for the All-Star game is special.

"This is a great honor for me and my teammates. It's big for our program. I've watched this game growing up, and I finally got selected to it, it's a great honor and very humbling."

Middletown has made three straight title games and has won two titles thanks in part to Godwin. Head coach Mark DelPercio says his senior pushes himself, and his teammates.

"He's a young man who sits in positional meetings and asks questions. He goes out to practices and he practices hard, and he pushes his teammates, that's what makes him special."

Godwin's Cavaliers continued a tradition a few weeks ago with the 2nd annual Beat the Beast game to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer, and Chris said the game had extra meaning to him.

"I lost my Grandma to cancer about 5 years ago, it really hit home to me."

With Godwin being the first Middletown player selected to the Under Armor game, what advice would he give to his teammates who might want to be the 2nd?

"Continue to work hard and continue to listen to our coaches, we have a great coaching staff here. Through hard work you can reach your dreams."

Middletown wraps up its regular season with a home game against Newark Friday night, and then a rematch of the 2012 State Championship Game when they go to Baynard Stadium to face Salesianum.

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