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54 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Taylor Godinet

In which BracketCat counts down the 54th day until kickoff with a profile of defensive end Taylor Godinet.


#54 Taylor Godinet
Redshirt Senior
6-3 | 243
Wamego, Kan.


Position: Defensive End

Previous College: None

Projection: Scout Team

Status: Walk-On

Taylor Brian Godinet (b. Feb. 1, 1991) is the vagabond of Riley and Pottawotamie counties.

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

Godinet's father, Randall, lettered for the Wildcats in 1985, while his mother, Michelle, works for Kansas State.

As for his extended family ... well, not much good has happened on that front in the last few years. In 2012, his cousin, Ian Seau, developed extreme homesickness and transferred home from K-State to a JUCO in California.

With any luck, Ian spent some quality time with his uncle after moving back, because not too long after, famed NFL pass rusher Junior Seau cut his own life tragically short. Ian since has gone on to play for Nevada.

I expect Godiney to remain a contributing member of the scout team, but I doubt he will see much playing time. His four seasons so far have comprised a redshirt, two seasons of DNP status and a no-stats appearance in 2012.

But regardless of whether he ever contributes in a football capacity, I wish Godinet the best in his academic career.