Fresno State: A talented linebacker who has gained the confidence of the coaching staff with his ability to play the linebacker position ... has always been a standout on special teams, especially kickoff coverage ... saw increased playing time at linebacker as last season progressed ... is annually a strong candidate for academic awards. (2004) Played in all 12 games, starting one ... finished with 29 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss ... had a fumble recovery against Rice ... his best game of the year came against Washington when he had six tackles, including one for loss ... also had six tackles against SMU ... an Academic All-WAC honoree. (2003) Played in all 14 games ... performed mainly on special teams, where he has been outstanding in his Bulldog career ... had eight tackles, including two against both Tennessee and Colorado State ... his lone pass breakup came against San Jose State ... an Academic All-WAC selection. (2002) Played in all 14 games, primarily on special teams ... his teeth-jarring hits on kickoff coverage were often featured on ESPN's SportsCenter ... finished the year with 30 tackles, including one for loss ... had one interception, which came against Tulsa.
High School: Lettered three times in football, twice in wrestling and once in baseball at Buchanan High School ... was BHS Athlete of the Year as a senior ... competed in the 2001 state wrestling tournament ... was the captain of the football and wrestling teams ... played linebacker and fullback.
Personal: Born July 28, 1980 ... parents' names are June and Hal Goodman ... has a brother, Will, and a sister, Casey ... was senior class president at Buchanan High ... lists his favorite athlete as San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana ... came to Fresno State because of head coach Pat Hill's enthusiasm and love for the game.
Career Statistics Year G-GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-Yds. Sacks-Yds. INT-Yds. 2002 14-0 17 13 30 1-4 0-0 1-0 2003 13-0 7 1 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 2004 12-1 13 16 29 1.5-7 0-0 0-0 Totals 39-1 37 30 67 2.5-11 0-0 1-0