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54 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Taylor Godinet

TaylorGodinet

#54 Taylor Godinet
Redshirt Sophomore
6-3 | 237
Wamego, Kan.

Bio

Position: Defensive End

Previous College: None

Projection: Scout Team

Status: Walk-On

Taylor Brian Godinet (b. Feb. 1, 1991) sort of is the vagabond of Riley and Pottawotamie counties, and his is an entry that will evoke deep sadness this year.

He played his freshman year of high school at Manhattan High, then transferred to Rock Creek for his sophomore year, then transferred back to Manhattan for his junior year, then finished up in Wamego.

His father, Randall, lettered for the Cats in 1985, while his mother, Michelle, works for K-State.

As for his extended family ... well, not much good has happened on that front in the last year. His cousin, Ian Seau, developed extreme homesickness and transferred home from K-State to a college in California.

With any luck, Ian spent some quality time with his uncle after moving back, because not too long afterward, Junior Seau tragically cut his own life short for reasons that still aren't quite understood.

Regardless of whether he ever contributes in a football capacity, I wish Godinet the best in his academic career, and pray he and his family find the strength to deal with such an unthinkable calamity.