Bob Goodridge
No. 82     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1946-05-11) May 11, 1946 (age 74)
Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Career information
College: Vanderbilt
NFL Draft: 1968 / Round: 6 / Pick: 144
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Minnesota Vikings ( 1968)
Career highlights and awards
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Robert Wayne Goodridge (born May 11, 1946) is a former American football wide receiver who played one season with the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Vikings in the sixth round of the 1968 NFL Draft. He played college football at Vanderbilt University.

Early yearsEdit

Goodridge was a four-year letterman in football, basketball and track at Wyoming High School in Wyoming, Ohio. He was a two-way starter his junior and senior years. He earned First Team All-Miami Valley Interscholastic League honors both seasons, was captain of the MVIL Offensive Team in 1963 and garnered WCPO First Team All-City defense recognition. Goodridge returned seven punts and one kickoff for touchdowns his last two seasons. He earned First Team All-City and Second Team All-Region honors in basketball. He also averaged 15.5 points per game his senior year. Goodridge was inducted into the Wyoming High School Hall of Fame in 1992.[1]

College careerEdit

Goodridge joined the Vanderbilt Commodores in 1964 and saw playing time from 1966 to 1967.[2][3] He became the first player in Southeastern Conference history to record more than 1,000 receiving yards and was named SEC Player of the Year. He also played in the Blue-Gray game and the Senior Bowl.[1] Goodridge finished his college career with totals of 1,164 yards and six touchdowns on 82 receptions.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Goodridge was selected by the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL with the 144th pick in the 1968 NFL Draft. He played in eleven games for the Vikings during the 1968 season.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Goodridge has coached football for more than thirty years, including as head coach at various high schools. He has also worked as a schoolteacher.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "ANNOUNCING THE 2005 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES". Archived from the original on October 3, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Bob Goodridge". Archived from the original on October 3, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  3. "Bob Goodridge". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on October 7, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  4. "BOB GOODRIDGE". Retrieved October 3, 2015.

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