After spurning CFL combine, Peter Godber posts impressive numbers at pro day

After electing not to perform in testing at the CFL combine, Canadian offensive lineman Peter Godber worked out for scouts at Rice University’s pro day Thursday.

Six CFL teams were in attendance to watch Goder. The Toronto native checked in at 6-foot-4, 307 pounds, ran a 5.36 40-yard dash, 4.68 short shuttle, 7.65 three-cone, 28-inch vertical, eight foot, four-inch broad jump and did 36 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Godber spent three months training in Houston preparing for the testing events in front of personnel men.

Godber would have ranked first in the short shuttle, three-cone and bench among the eight linemen that attended and performed at the CFL combine. His vertical and 40 would’ve ranked third in the same group, UBC’s Dakoda Shepley and Alberta’s Mark Korte put up higher numbers in those events.

Godber played in 48 games during four seasons with the Owls, starting 35 of them. He earned the Iron Owl award for his strong efforts in the weight room. Academically, the sports management and kinesiology major flourished being named to the Conference USA’s honour roll in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Also in 2017, Godber was a Rice scholar-athlete.

Those smarts combined with prototypical interior lineman stature with plenty of NCAA playing experience makes Godber a highly rated prospect.

(Photo credit: Chuck Pool, Rice Athletics)

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.