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  • Super 30: Jace Webb has college recruiters flocking to Hollis

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    HOLLIS -- Jace Webb is the biggest football recruit to come out of Hollis since Darrell Royal. Figuratively and literally. At 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, college football coaches are salivating over Webb’s size and athletic ability for a big lineman. “Big, athletic, physical,” Hollis coach...

  • Super 30: Drew Dan can do it all for Checotah

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Last season at Checotah, Dan had 1,100 receiving yards, averaging 23 yards per catch, and scored 13 touchdowns. And he played parts of four games at quarterback for the Wildcats, becoming an emergency starter after two other quarterbacks were injured.

  • Outdoor Oklahoma host inspires others with disabilities

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    As a boy, Todd Craighead was shy, insecure and very self-conscious about his appearance. He was born with arthrogryposis, a birth defect that resulted in severe deformities to his limbs. Doctors didn’t expect him to live overnight, much less to become a fully independent adult. Doctors told...

  • Outdoors notebook: Outdoor Oklahoma to celebrate 40th year on OETA

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    The “Outdoor Oklahoma” television show will celebrate its 40th anniversary on July 5. The special July 5 show, which airs on OETA, brings back past “Outdoor Oklahoma” hosts to join current host Todd Craighead for a roundtable discussion of hunting and fishing memories. Produced by the...

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    CENTRAL  Arcadia: June 23. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water 81 and murky. Largemouth bass good on salt craws and creature baits at 5-8 ft. on rocky points and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. on marked brush piles and the fishing dock. Channel and...

  • Outdoors Notebook: Youth clays shoot scheduled Saturday at OKC Gun Club

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    The Central Oklahoma 89er Chapter of Quail Forever is holding a youth instructional shogun shoot Saturday at the Oklahoma City Gun Club.

  • Five Oklahoma lakes make Bassmaster Magazine's top 100

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    Bassmaster Magazine’s annual list of the top 100 bass lakes in the country is not definitive proof which lake really has the best fishing, but one is certain: Oklahoma bass anglers have lots of choices. Five Oklahoma lakes made the magazine’s list this year – the most ever in the four years...

  • Book review: 'Oklahoma’s Bennie Owen: Man for All Seasons' by Gary King

    By Ed Godrey Staff writer egodfrey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    University of Oklahoma's first football coach is subject of new book.

  • Oklahoma author fields questions about Bennie Owen

    By Ed Godfrey Staff Writer egodfrey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    Gary King, 70, was raised and still lives in Norman. A retired psychology professor, his first book was “An Autumn Remembered: Bud Wilkinson’s Legendary ’56 Sooners.” He has now written a second book on Oklahoma football, this one about the Sooners’ first great coach, Bennie Owen.



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Ed Godfrey


Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter

Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years.
During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more than a decade and has covered some of the biggest trials in the state's history.
He began his career at The Oklahoman as a sports writer and rejoined the sports desk in 2002 to become the outdoor writer. He now writes on a wide range of subjects from wrestling to hockey to rodeo.
He earned a journalism degree in 1982 from the University of Oklahoma and holds a master's degree in journalism education from the University of Central Oklahoma.


Journalist for The Oklahoman 25 years
Current position - sports writer
Previous position - Courthouse reporter for more than a decade


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