Duo invited to 2017 NFL Scouting Combine

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Wide receiver Chris Godwin and defensive end Garrett Sickels have been invited to participate in the National Football League's 2017 Scouting Combine.

The 2017 NFL Scouting Combine is set for Feb. 28-March 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The NFL Network and NFL.com will have coverage of the Scouting Combine. The 2017 NFL Draft is set for April 27-29 in Philadelphia.

The Combine workout schedule: running backs, offensive line and special teams Friday, March 3; quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends Saturday, March 4; defensive linemen and linebackers Sunday, March 5 and defensive backs Monday, March 6.

Godwin earned All-Big Ten third team honors from the media and honorable mention accolades from the coaches this season after an appearance on the All-Big Ten second team last year. Godwin was also named to the All-Big Ten third team by Phil Steele and Athlon Sports. He turned in a stellar junior campaign with 59 catches for 982 yards and a Penn State junior-record 11 touchdowns. He was 22nd in FBS with his 11 scores and ranked 40th in FBS and third in the Big Ten in receiving yards. He finished the season sixth on Penn State’s season receiving yardage list, tied for second in receiving touchdowns and seventh in receptions.

The native of Middletown, Delaware, finished his career ranked fourth on Penn State career receiving yardage list with 2,404 yards, seventh with 153 receptions and tied for fourth with 18 career receiving touchdowns. Godwin became the third player in Penn State history to have 1,000 receiving yards in a season, joining Allen Robinson and Bobby Engram, with his performance in the 2015 season. His 2015 season stands second on Penn State’s season receiving yards list with 1,101 and fourth in receptions (66).

Sickels claimed second-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and third-team laurels from the media this season. He was also named to the All-Big Ten third team by Phil Steele and Athlon Sports. Sickels had career highs with 47 tackles, 6.0 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss this season on the way to all-conference honors. He garnered Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week honors following the Ohio State and Indiana games. Sickels was also selected as the team’s Most Valuable Defensive Player at the annual Nittany Lion Football Banquet.

In the Ohio State game, Sickels sparked the Nittany Lions with nine tackles, 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss in the second half of the upset win over the No. 2 Buckeyes. Against Indiana, Sickels has three tackles, all behind the line of scrimmage. He also starred against Michigan State, tallying eight tackles, including as a tackle for loss.

Sickels finished his career with 93 tackles, 11.0 sacks, 20.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and one pass breakup. He served as the president/director of operations for Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes chapter, which has raised more than $1 million for rare diseases since the first Penn State Lift for Life in 2003.

Last Updated February 15, 2017