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Andre Goodman

Date of birth : 1978-08-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Greenville, South Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-11

• A ninth-year cornerback who enters his second season with the Broncos in 2010 following three years with Miami (2006-08) and four years with Detroit (2002-05).
• Led the Broncos in interceptions (5) and pass breakups (17) while posting a career-high 43 tackles as a 16-game starter with the club in 2009.
• Tied for fourth among NFL cornerbacks in interceptions (10) and tied for fifth in the league at his position in pass breakups (36) since 2008.
• Joins nine other cornerbacks in the NFL to start all 16 games during each of the last two years.
• Totaled at least 10 pass breakups in a season four times for his career.
• Tied for second in the league among cornerbacks in interceptions (5) for the Dolphins in 2008 while also tying for seventh among all NFL players with 19 pass breakups that season.
• Received Miami’s nomination for the Ed Block Courage Award in 2007 and was a 14-game starter for the club in 2006.
• Played at the University of South Carolina, where he was a two-year starter.
• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on March 3, 2009.
• Selected by Detroit in the third round (68th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Signed by Detroit as a a draft choice 7/17/02; Placed on injured reserve (shoulder) by Detroit 9/25/03; Signed by Miami as an unrestricted free agent 3/13/06; Placed on injured reserve (left shoulder) by Miami 12/27/06; Placed on injured reserve (left shoulder) by Miami 12/26/07; Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent 3/3/09.

QUICKLY: Goodman enters his second year with the Broncos following three seasons in Miami (2006-08) and four years with Detroit (2002-05)… Led the Broncos in interceptions (5) and pass breakups (17) while posting a career-best 43 tackles as a 16-game starter with the club in 2009.

2010: Goodman started the season opener at Jacksonville (9/12), finishing with one tackle.

2009: Goodman started all 16 games for the Broncos in his first year with the club, posting a team-high five interceptions (65 yds.) and 17 pass breakups... Added a personal-best 43 tackles (39 solo), his first career sack (7 yds.) and one fumble recovery that he returned 30 yards for a touchdown at K.C. (12/6)... Contributed one special-teams tackle... Tied for ninth among NFL cornerbacks in interceptions... Became the first Bronco since 2007 (Ian Gold, vs. Ten., 11/19/07) to register a fumble recovery and interception in the same game with his effort at K.C. (12/6)... Recorded his first interception as a Bronco at Oak. (9/27) and his first career sack at S.D. (10/19)... Added one interception and three pass breakups in games vs. Pit. (11/9) and vs. NYG (11/26).

2008: Goodman started all 16 games for the first time in his career and registered personal bests in both interceptions (5-53 yds.) and pass breakups (19)... Tied for sixth in the NFL (second among cornerbacks) with five interceptions and tied for seventh in the league with 19 pass breakups... Added 39 tackles (33 solo), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery... Made his NFL postseason debut in an AFC Wild Card Playoff Game vs. Bal. (1/4)... Had a career-high two interceptions off Brett Favre passes at NYJ (12/28).

2007: Goodman saw time in 13 games (4 starts) for Miami, totaling 20 tackles (15 solo), two interceptions (23 yds.) and four pass breakups... Received the Dolphins’ nomination for the Ed Block Courage Award... Placed on injured reserve on Dec. 26 (left shoulder).

2006: Goodman played 15 games (14 starts) in his first season with Miami and had 36 tackles (23 solo), nine pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble... Added six stops on special teams... Placed on injured reserve on Dec. 27 (left shoulder).

2005: Goodman appeared in 15 games (8 starts) for Detroit and registered 41 tackles (37 solo) along with three interceptions (17 yds.) and 11 pass breakups... Also had a fumble recovery and six stops on special teams... Had three six-tackle outings for the season.

2004: Goodman played 11 games (4 starts) for Detroit, making 24 stops (19 solo), an interception (0 yds.), two pass breakups and a forced fumble... Inactive for four games and did not play in a fifth (thigh injury).

2003: Goodman was limited to three games (all starts) with the Lions due to a shoulder injury and finished the year with 11 tackles (all solo) and two pass breakups... Placed on injured reserve on Sept. 25.

2002: Selected by Detroit in the third round (68th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft, Goodman played 14 games (6 starts) as a rookie, totaling 42 tackles (34 solo) and one interception (2 yds.) for the Lions... Added 13 pass breakups and one fumble recovery... Intercepted his first career pass off Daunte Culpepper vs. Min. (12/29).

COLLEGE:
Goodman started during his final two seasons at the University of South Carolina, where he had 86 tackles, four interceptions and 20 pass breakups for his career... Started at left cornerback as a senior, totaling 43 tackles, three interceptions and eight pass breakups.

PERSONAL:
Goodman was an all-state selection at Eastside High School in Greenville, S.C., where he played defensive back and wide receiver... Participated in the North-South All-Star Game... Competed in the 100-meter and 200-meter events as a track athlete... Participated in the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program during the 2007 offseason at the Harvard School of Business... Majored in entertainment management at South Carolina... Married to Shana, and the couple has two sons (Fabian and André II) and one daughter (Kennedy)... André Goodman was born on Aug. 11, 1978, in Greenville, S.C.


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