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Malliciah Goodman
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Goodman in 2015
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Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-01-04) January 4, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth: Florence, South Carolina
Career information
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 4 / Pick: 127
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Atlanta Falcons ( 2013 2015)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Tackles     29
Quarterback sacks     0
Forced fumbles     2

Malliciah Goodman (born January 4, 1990) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Clemson, and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early yearsEdit

Goodman was born in Florence, South Carolina. He attended West Florence High School, and played for the West Florence Knights high school football team. He had a productive senior season with 73 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, and 15 sacks in nine games, and was a finalist for Mr. Football in South Carolina. He participated in the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

Rated a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated the second best strong side defensive end in the nation.[1] He accepted a scholarship offer from Clemson University over offers from Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. He was also active in his local Boy Scout troop, achieving the rank of Life Scout.[2]

College careerEdit

Following his high school graduation in December 2008, Goodman enrolled in Clemson University in January 2009, and immediately began practice with the Clemson Tigers football team. During his college career, he amassed 150 tackles, 21.5 tackles for a loss, 12 quarterback sacks, 35 quarterback pressures, three pass breakups, eight forced fumbles, and one recovered fumble, in 2,061 snaps over 54 games (28 starts) in his career. He is tied for second in school history in games played and tied for third in forced fumbles.

Professional careerEdit

Atlanta FalconsEdit

Goodman was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth round, with the 127th pick overall, of the 2013 NFL Draft.[3] The Falcons announced he signed his rookie contract on May 17, 2013.[4]

On September 3, 2016, Goodman was waived by the Falcons due to final roster cuts.[5]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On October 25, 2016, Goodman was signed by the Seahawks.[6] He was released by the Seahawks on November 1, 2016.[7]

Atlanta Falcons (second stint)Edit

On December 6, 2016, Goodman was re-signed by the Falcons.[8] He was released by the team on December 22, 2016.[9]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On March 24, 2017, Goodman signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.[10] He was released by the team on September 2, 2017.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Malliciah Goodman". Rivals.com. https://sports.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/player-Malliciah-Goodman-78811. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  2. "Community Captain: Malliciah Goodman". Scout.com. http://hsnorthcarolina.scout.com/2/811337.html. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  3. "Goodman drafted by Falcons in 4th Round". TigerNet.com. April 27, 2013. http://www.tigernet.com/view/news_update.do?id=10867.
  4. Alper, Josh. "Falcons get three more draft picks in the fold". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/17/falcons-get-three-more-draft-picks-in-the-fold. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  5. "Falcons Make First Wave of Roster Cuts". September 2, 2016. Archived from the original on November 14, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20161114215929/http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/blog/article-1/Falcons-Make-First-Wave-of-Roster-Cuts/3a5050e3-5f9c-4a0d-8501-0778d8b145a4.
  6. "Seahawks Sign DE Malliciah Goodman, Place Quinton Jefferson on Injured Reserve". October 25, 2016. https://www.seahawks.com/news/seahawks-sign-de-malliciah-goodman-place-quinton-jefferson-on-injured-res-171636.
  7. Boyle, John (November 1, 2016). "Seahawks Make Roster Move, But Stand Pat at Trade Deadline". http://www.seahawks.com/news/2016/11/01/seahawks-make-roster-move-stand-pat-trade-deadline.
  8. Jackson, Curtis (December 6, 2016). "Falcons Sign DL Malliciah Goodman". http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/blog/article-1/Falcons-Sign-DL-Malliciah-Goodman/bed62260-c54d-4c49-8e1b-daf9b881d695.
  9. Jackson, Curtis (December 22, 2016). "Falcons Waive Therezie, Goodman; Promote Keyes, Tialavea". https://web.archive.org/web/20170807021522/http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/blog/article-1/Falcons-Waive-Therezie-Goodman-Promote-Keyes-Tialavea/4550ecf5-0b24-4204-bcf6-f2d7ac9e448c.
  10. "Jaguars sign defensive end Malliciah Goodman". March 24, 2017. http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Jaguars-sign-defensive-end-Malliciah-Goodman/9a7c38d7-3d1d-48c5-a06d-70495044bd18.
  11. Oehser, John (September 2, 2017). "Jaguars reduce active roster to 53 players". Archived from the original on September 5, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170905032258/http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Jaguars-reduce-active-roster-to-53-players/11928d4a-71bb-4c27-af08-70f67c3242e8.

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