Najee Goode

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Najee Goode
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Goode in 2013
No. 52 Philadelphia Eagles
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-06-04) June 4, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Cleveland (OH) Benedictine
College: West Virginia
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 140
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 42
Sacks: 1.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Fumble recoveries: 2
Touchdowns: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

Najee Goode (born June 4, 1989) is an American football linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at West Virginia.

Early years[edit]

Goode attended Benedictine High School where he lettered in football and track & field. In football, he was a dual-threat quarterback as well as a linebacker. He was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Cuyahoga County East-West high scho All-star game. In track & field, h won the Division II state championship in the discus throw with a school record of 172’1”.[1]

He then attended West Virginia University (WVU) where he majored in industrial engineering.[1] While at West Virginia, in 2011, he tied for fourth on the single season list for tackles-for-loss with 15.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

After being drafted by the Buccaneers, Goode took part in the Buccaneers rookie mini-camp. On May 14, 2012, Buccaneers.com announced Goode had signed a four-year deal to become an official member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL roster, the same day as college roommate, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammate Keith Tandy signed his rookie deal.

He was released on September 1, 2013, when the Buccaneers trimmed their roster to 53 players.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Goode was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles on September 2, 2013. On September 9, 2014, he was placed on injured reserve after injuring his pectoral muscle in the season opening win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Goode was released by the Eagles on September 5, 2015 for final roster cuts. He was re-signed on September 22.[2] On December 6, 2015, Goode scored his first career touchdown on a blocked punt by Chris Maragos.[3] The Eagles won over the New England Patriots, 35–28. In February 2016 he re-signed with the Eagles.[3] On September 3, 2016, Goode was released by the Eagles during final cuts.[4] On September 10, 2016, he was re-signed by the Eagles.[5]

On March 8, 2017, Goode signed a one-year contract extension with the Eagles.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

NFL career statistics[7]
Year Team GP/GS Tackles Sacks Pass defense Fumbles Safeties TDs
Solo Ast Total TFL No Int PD FF FR
2012 TB 3 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 PHI 14 / 1 15 6 21 -- 1 0 4 0 0 0 0
2014 PHI 1 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 PHI 14 / 0 9 2 11 -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 32 / 1 24 8 32 -- 1 0 4 0 0 0 0

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Fatimah and John Goode.[1] Goode had a daughter born in June 2016.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Goode, Najee.indd" (PDF). PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ Schwartz, Andy (September 22, 2015). "Najee Goode re-signs with Eagles to help banged-up LB corps". CSNPhilly.com. Retrieved October 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Smith, Alex (February 10, 2016). "Feeling Goode About What's to Come". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved September 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ McPherson, Chris. "Eagles Trim Roster to 53 Players". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. 
  5. ^ Smith, Alex (September 10, 2016). "Eagles Re-Sign Najee Goode". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  6. ^ Hermann, Adam (March 8, 2017). "Eagles bringing back Najee Goode in 2017, per report". BleedingGreenNation.com. 
  7. ^ "Najee Goode, LB at NFL.com". Retrieved September 4, 2016. 

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