Kentucky center Max Godby was awarded a scholarship by head coach Mark Stoops at practice Friday. Godby talked about the honor on Saturday.
* SEC Academic Honor Roll (2011, 2012, 2013) * Named to UK Athletics Society of Character (2013)
Earned significant playing time last season, including his first career start ... Can contribute at guard or center ... Came to UK as a walk-on in the fall of 2010 and was rewarded with a scholarship last season by new head coach Mark Stoops ... Has continued to develop in the weight room, adding nearly 20 more pounds in the last year ... Outstanding student, three-year member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Also received a notable honor when named to the UK Athletics Society of Character ... Extremely active in community service, see list below.
2013 (Junior): Played in seven games, earning a start vs. Florida at left guard ... Was awarded a scholarship during preseason camp by head coach Mark Stoops. 2012 (Sophomore): Played in one game, UK's win over Samford. 2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Continued to practice with the team, moving from guard to center. 2010 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Played center, defensive end and long snapper for Christian Academy of Louisville, where he was the team captain his junior and senior seasons ... Centurions advanced to the state playoffs all three years, including the second round his sophomore and senior seasons ... Was named all-district his junior and senior year, while also being named the team's offensive lineman of the year ... Earned the Centurion Award his senior season ... Coached by John Dryden ... Competed in shot put all four years of high school ... Named all-region in shot put his junior and senior years ... Member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Born in Brentwood, Tenn. ... Parents are Jeff and Giovanna Godby ... Major is kinesiology and health promotion. Community Cats: Participated in numerous events for the UK Christian Student Fellowship ... Has done single or multiple speaking and/or service events at Birmingham Children's Hospital, Veterans Hospital, Big Blue U Move-In, Franklin County High School, Bracken County High School, Bullitt East High School, Rosa Parks Elementary, Lexington Christian Academy, Christian Academy of Louisville, Athletes in Action, Salvation Army, God's Pantry, Lakewood Baptist, Turning Point Church, Centenary Church, the All-A Classic Soccer Tournament, Chapel Bible study, Consolidated Baptist Church, FCA/AAU Basketball Tournament, Lindsey Wilson College, Special Olympics, UK Athletics Back-to-School Picnic, UK Women's Football Clinic, middle school track meet, Beaumont Middle School, UK Children's Hospital, Dunbar High School, Henry Clay High School, St. Michael's Church, Northern Elementary School, Read Across America, Elkhorn Calvary Church, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center and Fayette County "Walk a Child to School" event volunteer ... Helped with relief efforts for Haiti and Joplin, Mo. ... Taught powerlifting at a middle school camp. Max Says ... My nickname is: Goobi ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: coaching ... I couldn't live without my: Savior ... The coolest thing about UK is: it feels like a college town ... My hidden talent is: cooking ... What's the best advice you've ever received? God doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the called.