Jonathan Goodwin
No. 59     San Francisco 49ers
Center / Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-12-02) December 2, 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth: Columbia, South Carolina
High School: Hopkins (SC) Lower Richland
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154
Debuted in 2002 for the New York Jets
Career history
* New York Jets ( 2002 2005)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Pro Bowl (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Games played     165
Games started     92
Fumbles recovered     2
Stats at

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

Early yearsEdit

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 careerEdit

He enrolled in the University of Michigan, and played for the Michigan Wolverines football team from 1998 to 2001.

Professional careerEdit

New York JetsEdit

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

New Orleans SaintsEdit

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 49ersEdit

On August 3, 2011, Goodwin signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an unrestricted free agent. He started all 18 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.


Goodwin's older brother, Harold, is the offensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals.[1]


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