The Detroit Lions hired George Godsey as a defensive assistant to handle special projects, the team announced Tuesday.
Godsey, 38, spent the previous three seasons on the staff of the Houston Texas. He was offensive coordinator the past two seasons after serving as quarterbacks coach in 2014.
Godsey also had a three-year stint with the New England Patriots. He was an offensive assistant in 2011 before coaching tight ends the next two seasons.
He had a six-year college run at Central Florida -- coaching quarterbacks from 2005-08 and running back from 2009-10.
Godsey played college football at Georgia Tech from 1998-2001. He was the starting quarterback in his final two seasons and passed for 41 touchdowns.