Position: Defensive End/Tight End
State to Note
As a junior Goodger was chosen First Team All-Sunflower League on offense as a tight end, and defensively as a defensive lineman. It was the first time in awhile a Sunflower League junior had been named first team on both sides of the ball.
Goodger is a very solid all-around player and probably the best returning lineman in the Sunflower League.
On offense Goodger switches between the tight end and fullback positions--he is equally lethal at both. At 6-foot-5 he has great size and he uses it to his advantage in everything from catching passes to sealing off smaller defenders at the second level of the defense. With workhorse running back John Hauk gone with graduation, Goodger will probably see his carries at the fullback position increase in 2010.
Defense may be Goodger's forte. He has long arms which allows him to easily control and shed offensive lineman, and he seems to play much quicker as a defender. Once again, his great size makes it hard for quarterbacks and running backs alike to allude him.
Goodger is the most prominant name returning for a SM Northwest team that has many question marks surrounding it. The Cougars finished the 2009 season a disappointing 5-4. If the team is going to make it back to the playoffs in 2010 alot will be riding on Goodger and how well he leads the team.