Aric Goodman

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Aric Goodman
No. 9
Date of birth: (1988-07-05) July 5, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Denver, Colorado
Career information
Status: Active
Position(s): Kicker
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
College: Colorado
NFL Draft: 2011 / Undrafted
Organizations
As player:
2012-present Colorado Ice

Aric Goodman (Born July 5, 1988 in Denver, Colorado) is a former Colorado placekicker and currently is a free agent.

High school[edit]

Aric attended high school at Cherry Creek after transferring his Junior year from Smoky Hill High He played football under Head Coach Greg Critchett. He was a co-caption his Junior and Senior year. Besides playing football, Aric also letterd 4 years on the soccer team where he played forward. As a senior he earned first team All-Colorado for kicker and punter. He was named Sports Illustrated preseason high school All-American his senior year. Due to Wyoming losing both punter (Adam Brooks) and kicker Deric Yaussi and there back up (Scott Parker who played punter and kicker) to graduation, Aric was heavily recurtied by the Cowboys and was the second player to verbally commit. (First player was Christopher Prosinski from Buffalo High) Goodman was also recurited by Northern Colorado, LSU, Colorado, Arizona State and Oregon.[1]

College[edit]

Wyoming[edit]

Goodman originally enrolled on the Wyoming football team and split time on the field with red-shirt freshman Jake Scott.[2] While there, Goodman was named honorable mention for Freshman All-American honors from The Sporting News. He led the team in points by scoring 48. As a true freshman, he made 10 out of 16 field goals and was 18 out of 20 for PATs, and missed a crucial extra point versus Virginia.[3] The longest filed goal he had his freshman year was a 52-yard game winner against San Diego State. That year, the Cowboys went 6–6 under head coach Joe Glenn.

Colorado[edit]

2007
During his 2007 season, Goodman was red-shirted due to the transfer to Colorado.
2008
In 2008, he led the team in scoring with 45 points. During the season, Goodman kicked the game-winning field goal against No. 21 West Virginia Mountaineers.[4] After the win, the coaching staff awarded Goodman a scholarship. After scoring a 37-yard field goal against Nebraska, Goodman was named Big 12 special player of the week honors.
2009
In 2009, Goodman again led the team in scoring with 61 points. He made his career-long field goal of 54 yards against rival Colorado State in the season opener that Colorado State won 23–17. Goodman also racked up 5 tackles. He was awarded the Gold Group Commitment Award that recognizes excellence with class in a variety of areas.
2010
In his senior year (2010), Goodman was returning after hip surgery to repair a torn right labrum. Due to the uncertainty of Goodman's hip, a kicker competition took place between freshman Justin Castor and a former soccer player and walk-on, junior Marcus Kirkwood.[5] Goodman again led the team in scoring. Again the coaching staff honored Goodman by awarding him the Robbie Robinson Good Works Award due to his community service. At Colorado, he wore number 13.

Pro career[edit]

On January 3, 2012 the Colorado Ice of the Indoor Football League announced the signing of Goodman. On March 31, 2012, Goodman made a 33 and 44 yard field goal against the Everett Raptors winning 49–36.[6]

Following the 2012 Indoor Football League season, Goodman was named First Team All-IFL placekicker, the only first-team selection for the Colorado Ice.

Personal[edit]

Aric Goodman graduated with a degree in Business Operation & Information Management. Goodman's father, Curtis was a kicker for the University of Hawaii during the 1975-1978 season. Ally, his twin sister played for the Colorado U soccer team from 2006-2009. Another set of twins sisters Maddie and Renee currently attend CU. Goodman is Jewish.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gagliardi, R. (2005, Sep 23). Top kicker commits to uw ; aric goodman second player to give his word. Wyoming Tribune - Eagle, pp. B.1-B1.
  2. ^ Gagliardi, R. (2007, May 17). Goodman cites lack of respect in laramie. Wyoming Tribune - Eagle, pp. B.1-B1.
  3. ^ Gagliardi, R. (2009, Sep 18). Hey, aric, good to seeyou again. Wyoming Tribune - Eagle, pp. B.1
  4. ^ Colorado beats no. 21 W. virginia. (2008, Sep 19). Orlando Sentinel, pp. D.6.
  5. ^ Kensler, T. (2010, Aug 29). COLORADO kicker believes hes on target senior aric goodman hopes to rebound from hip surgery and two subpar seasons with the buffs. Denver Post, p. C.13.
  6. ^ http://www.thecoloradoice.com/2012/the-colorado-ice-silences-the-everett-raptors/
  7. ^ Hankin, Larry. "Praying, fasting, kicking on Yom Kippur". Intermountain Jewish News. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 

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