Former Florida LB Godfrey Myles dead at 42

Former Florida Gators linebacker/safety Godfrey Myles (1968-2011) passed away Friday morning. He was 42-years-old.

Earlier in the week, Myles suffered a massive heart attack and had been in the hospital on life support until a stroke took his life.

The University of Florida has confirmed his passing.

Myles, a Miami, FL native, competed for the Gators as a linebacker 1987-89 before switching to safety for his senior season. He played for head coaches Galen Hall and Steve Spurrier, earned a Sporting News All-American honorable mention as a junior, was named a captain his senior season and earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors at safety prior to entering the NFL as a linebacker.

Selected with the No. 62 overall pick in the third round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, Myles was with the team for three Super Bowls, amassing more than a hundred tackles, two interceptions and two fumbles recovered in that time. He played for Dallas from 1991-96 as a reserve linebacker and special teams standout.

Myles competed alongside former Florida running back Emmitt Smith for a few years in Gainesville, FL and his entire career in Dallas.

He was recently in the news after being indicted for mortgage fraud in Wellington, FL.

OGGOA sends our deepest condolences to the Myles family.

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5 Responses to “Former Florida LB Godfrey Myles dead at 42”

  1. npgator says:

    Sad news – my prayers to the Myles family. RIP Godfrey.

  2. Timmy T says:

    Rest in peace Godfrey. You will live forever in Gator Nation’s memory. May the Myles family and anyone who feels the real pain of this loss find peace in their hearts.

  3. Timmy T says:

    Could have left out the last sentence Adam. Let me rephrase, you should have left out that last sentence.

  4. Spike says:

    Loved Myles a florida. Him, Tim pAulk and fee Bartley, what a lb trio.