Davon Montel Godchaux is an American football defensive tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).
From 2014 through 2016, he played collegiate football for LSU. He played with the Miami Dolphins from 2017 to 2020 after being selected by them in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
In three seasons at LSU, Godchaux started 26 games for the Tigers. In 2014, three games into his true freshman season, he took over as the starter and has since rotated in and out of the defensive end position for LSU’s 3-4 defense.
As a junior, Godchaux recorded 62 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, one pass defense, and two fumble recoveries. He declared for the 2017 NFL Draft the day after the 2016 Citrus Bowl.
Godchaux was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round, 178th overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Godchaux was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on August 5, 2020, and was activated from the list two days later. He was placed on injured reserve on October 16, 2020.
Godchaux signed a two-year contract with the New England Patriots on March 23, 2021. He signed a contract extension on July 27, 2022.