Travis Goethel
Travis Goethel (#50) being blocked by Lemuel Jeanpierre (#61) of the Seattle Seahawks.
No. 50     Oakland Raiders
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-07-27) July 27, 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth: Oceanside, California
High School: Vista (CA)
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 6 / Pick: 190
Debuted in 2010 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Pac-10 Honorable Mention (2009)
  • Pac-10 All Freshman (2006)
  • Honorable Mention Freshman All-American (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles     11
Sacks     0
Interceptions     0
Stats at

Travis Peter Goethel[1] (born July 27, 1987) is an American football linebacker for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was drafted in the sixth round, 190th Overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. He played collegiately for Arizona State.

High school[edit | edit source]

Goethel attended Vista High School in Vista, California. As a junior, he recorded 155 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss, 8 quarterback sacks, and 5 interceptions, two which he returned for touchdowns. He was rated as high as the No.10 linebacker in the country by He picked Arizona State over scholarship offers from Oregon State, Utah and Washington.

College career[edit | edit source]

He played in all 50 games over his four-year career at Arizona State, including 41 starts. He totaled 228 tackles (143 solo), 19.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, nine pass break-ups, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in his career. He was an Honorable Mention Pac-10 All selection in his senior season, and in his freshman season, garnered Pac-10 All freshman honors and honorable mention Freshman All-American.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Goethel was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the sixth round, 190th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. In addition to his normally assigned position as linebacker, Goethel has served as a backup long snapper.

During the 2012 season opener, regular long snapper Jon Condo suffered a concussion, forcing Goethel into duty. Of his 4 snaps, 3 resulted in blocked punts for the San Diego Chargers. Raiders head coach Dennis Allen defended Goethel, who had not long snapped since high school, by stating he had not been prepared during full team drills.[2]

The Onion article[edit | edit source]

Shortly after he was drafted in 2010, Goethel was the subject of an article by The Onion saying that the Raiders selected him to be a realtor.[3] Ironically, Goethel's fictional "switch to realtor" was described as being "better than being asked to switch to long snapper," when Goethel would in fact gain infamy for his struggles as Oakland's long snapper in 2012.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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