Jonathan Goodwin (American football)

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Jonathan Goodwin
No. 78, 76, 59, 55
Personal information
Born: (1978-12-02) December 2, 1978 (age 40)
Columbia, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school:Hopkins (SC) Lower Richland
NFL Draft:2002 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:195
Games started:122
Fumbles recovered:3
Player stats at

Jonathan Scott Goodwin (born December 2, 1978) is a former American football center. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan. Goodwin has played for the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers.

Early years[edit]

Goodwin was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He attended Lower Richland High School in Hopkins, South Carolina and was a student and a letterman in football. In football, he was an all-conference selection.

College career[edit]

Goodwin enrolled in the University of Michigan, and played for the Michigan Wolverines football team from 1998 to 2001. Transferred to University of Michigan from Ohio University after freshman season.

Professional career[edit]

New York Jets[edit]

Goodwin was selected in the fifth round, 154th overall in the 2002 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.[1]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

After the 2005 season, Goodwin was a free agent, and signed with the New Orleans Saints. He was the Saints' starting center during their 2009 Super Bowl season and made the Pro Bowl as a reserve in 2010.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On August 3, 2011, Goodwin signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an unrestricted free agent. He started all 16 games during the season. Goodwin also participated on the postseason roster when meeting his former team in the 2011 Divisional Round, the Saints. The 49ers defeated the Saints in the divisional round. The 49ers would eventually lose the 2011 NFC Championship to the Giants in overtime.

Goodwin received the Bobb McKittrick Award which is given annually to the 49ers offensive lineman who best represents the courage, intensity and sacrifice displayed by the longtime offensive line coach who spent 21 years with the 49ers. The award was established by the 49ers in 1999, and is voted on by the offensive line.

At the end of the 2012 season, Goodwin and the 49ers appeared in Super Bowl XLVII. He started in the game, but the 49ers fell to the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 34–31.[2]

Goodwin started every game at center during his three years with the 49ers.

New Orleans Saints (second stint)[edit]

On June 3, 2014, Goodwin returned to New Orleans, signing a one-year contract. He was named starting center ahead of second-year center Tim Lelito.[3] In the Week 3 win against the Minnesota Vikings, he left the game during the third quarter due to an ankle sprain.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Goodwin's older brother, Harold, who is recently the offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[1]


  1. ^ a b Crouse, Karen (October 21, 2005). "The Jets' Newest Starting Lineman Is Known for His Blocking, Not His Talking". The New York Times. Retrieved May 25, 2011.
  2. ^ "Super Bowl XLVII - San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens - February 3rd, 2013". Retrieved 2017-12-02.
  3. ^ Triplett, Mike (June 3, 2014). "Jonathan Goodwin rejoins Saints".
  4. ^ "Jonathan Goodwin out indefinitely". September 22, 2014.

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