B.J. Goodson
LB #93
Height:
6-0
Weight:
242
Age:
24
College:
Clemson
Hometown:
Lamar, SC
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
42
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 4th-round (109th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2016.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    As a rookie in 2016, Goodson played in 15 regular-season games on special teams, including 6 as a substitute linebacker, and in the NFC Wild Card Game…Inactive at Dallas (9/11)…Finished with 7 tackles (4 solo) and 1 forced fumble on special teams, and 2 tackles (1 solo) on defense…Made his NFL debut on special teams and at linebacker vs. New Orleans (9/18)…Picked up his first special teams tackle vs. Philadelphia (11/6)…Contributed a season-high 3 special teams tackles (1 solo) at Cleveland (11/27)…Had 2 tackles (1 solo) on defense, and 2 solo stops and 1 forced fumble on special teams vs. Detroit (12/18)… Made a special teams tackle in his postseason debut in the NFC Wild Card Game at Green Bay (1/8).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 47 games with 21 starts at Clemson…Began career as a backup linebacker and valuable special teams player and progressed to a starter and the team’s leading tackler…Career totals include 205 tackles (141 solo), 17.5 tackles for losses, 6.5 sacks, 21 quarterback pressures, 5 pass breakups, and 5 fumble recoveries…As a senior in 2015, was a 2nd-team All-ACC selection by the media and 3rd-team by the league’s coaches…Started all 15 games for the national runnerup Tigers…Led the team with a career-high 160 tackles (115 solo), including 14 for losses and 5.5 sacks...Named ACC Linebacker of the Week following a 24-22 win vs. Notre Dame, when he intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble in the 4th quarter. It was the first time a Tiger had 2 takeaways in the 4th quarter in a win by 7 points or less since Terry Kinard, a former Giant, did it vs. Notre Dame in 1979…Recorded the top tackle total by a Tiger all season with 19 stops, plus an interception, in the Orange Bowl win over Oklahoma...Collected team-high 14 tackles in National Championship Game vs. Alabama.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Participated in a day of play at Norman A. Bleshman Regional Day School, which supports kids up to 21 years of age with significant disabilities...Visited the children’s hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center with fellow rookies in costume on Halloween to spend time with young patients and their families...Served lunch with fellow rookies to more than 400 people at Eva’s Village in Paterson, N.J. during Thanksgiving week...Played in the David Tyree Charity Bowl benefitting Children of the City.  

PERSONAL:
-    Graduated with a degree in sociology in December 2015…Had 156 tackles as a senior at Lamar (S.C.) High School, which ranked 15th in the state…Recorded 20 tackles and 8 sacks in a state playoff game...Collected 96 tackles and 6 tackles for loss, and added 16 receptions for 220 yards and 2 touchdowns as a junior, when he was selected to the all-state team…His team reached the state championship game in his junior season…One of the top scorers on the Lamar basketball team.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 4th-round (109th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2016.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    As a rookie in 2016, Goodson played in 15 regular-season games on special teams, including 6 as a substitute linebacker, and in the NFC Wild Card Game…Inactive at Dallas (9/11)…Finished with 7 tackles (4 solo) and 1 forced fumble on special teams, and 2 tackles (1 solo) on defense…Made his NFL debut on special teams and at linebacker vs. New Orleans (9/18)…Picked up his first special teams tackle vs. Philadelphia (11/6)…Contributed a season-high 3 special teams tackles (1 solo) at Cleveland (11/27)…Had 2 tackles (1 solo) on defense, and 2 solo stops and 1 forced fumble on special teams vs. Detroit (12/18)… Made a special teams tackle in his postseason debut in the NFC Wild Card Game at Green Bay (1/8).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 47 games with 21 starts at Clemson…Began career as a backup linebacker and valuable special teams player and progressed to a starter and the team’s leading tackler…Career totals include 205 tackles (141 solo), 17.5 tackles for losses, 6.5 sacks, 21 quarterback pressures, 5 pass breakups, and 5 fumble recoveries…As a senior in 2015, was a 2nd-team All-ACC selection by the media and 3rd-team by the league’s coaches…Started all 15 games for the national runnerup Tigers…Led the team with a career-high 160 tackles (115 solo), including 14 for losses and 5.5 sacks...Named ACC Linebacker of the Week following a 24-22 win vs. Notre Dame, when he intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble in the 4th quarter. It was the first time a Tiger had 2 takeaways in the 4th quarter in a win by 7 points or less since Terry Kinard, a former Giant, did it vs. Notre Dame in 1979…Recorded the top tackle total by a Tiger all season with 19 stops, plus an interception, in the Orange Bowl win over Oklahoma...Collected team-high 14 tackles in National Championship Game vs. Alabama.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Participated in a day of play at Norman A. Bleshman Regional Day School, which supports kids up to 21 years of age with significant disabilities...Visited the children’s hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center with fellow rookies in costume on Halloween to spend time with young patients and their families...Served lunch with fellow rookies to more than 400 people at Eva’s Village in Paterson, N.J. during Thanksgiving week...Played in the David Tyree Charity Bowl benefitting Children of the City.  

PERSONAL:
-    Graduated with a degree in sociology in December 2015…Had 156 tackles as a senior at Lamar (S.C.) High School, which ranked 15th in the state…Recorded 20 tackles and 8 sacks in a state playoff game...Collected 96 tackles and 6 tackles for loss, and added 16 receptions for 220 yards and 2 touchdowns as a junior, when he was selected to the all-state team…His team reached the state championship game in his junior season…One of the top scorers on the Lamar basketball team.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 51 37 14 0.0 0 2 0 0 -- 0 0 2 0
2017 NYG 5 5 42 32 10 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2016 NYG 15 0 9 5 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @DAL L 3-19 18 14 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 DET L 10-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @PHI L 24-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @TB L 23-25 6 5 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 LAC L 22-27 8 5 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
6 @DEN W 23-10 6 5 1 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 SEA L 7-24 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 LA L 17-51 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @SF L 21-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 KC W 12-9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @WAS L 10-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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