Aric Goodman, Colorado


K - Goodman, Aric, Colorado 11
# 13
Place Kicker - PK
Height: 5-10 Weight: 190
Previous Schools
Cherry Creek/Wyoming
Previous Experience
Cherry Hills Village, Colo.

General Area Workouts for Pro Teams: Denver / Boulder, CO

Scouting (Staff):
Paul Assad, Pro College Football Player Development and Scouting comments: Has an exceptionally fast leg. Showed real strength gain from soph. to junior year with off season workouts and improved technique set up balance, alignment and movement to his plant set up seems to be greatly assisting his ability to get thru the ball. Started soph. season out well but then had problems. Seems to be moving around too much thru his motion.

UPDATE 9/2009: In their opening rival matchup vs Colorado State he demonstrated very good kick off ability 79 and 75 plus yards on at least 3 kick off's and a personal best 54 yard field goal with room to 60 possibly with outstanding trajectory and accuracy. Looking like he could be a national leader this year.


AT COLORADO: This Season (Jr.)-He had a solid spring coming off an up-and-down sophomore year. He made 13-of-17 field goals (50 long) and 9-of-10 PAT kicks in the three main spring scrimmages and re-established himself in the driver's seat for the placekicking chores.

2008 (Soph.)-He led the team in scoring with 45 points by virtue of converting 30-of-31 PAT kicks and 5-of-14 field goals. He kicked a 25-yard game winning field goal in overtime to give CU a 17-14 win over No. 21 Virginia, and his immediate reward was to be placed on scholarship postgame by the coaching staff. As luck would have it, he then missed his next eight field goals (unfortunately setting a school record), though the combined distance he missed the kicks by likely less than 20 feet including two that hit the upright; he was that close throughout the streak. His long kick of 37 yards came in the season finale at Nebraska. The winning kick earned him Big 12 (and CU's) special teams player of the week honors. He also kicked off twice on the year, both returned but one was inside-the-25. Phil Steele's College Football named him fourth-team All-Big 12 in its preseason preview.

2007 (RS)-In the summer, he transferred to Colorado from the University of Wyoming after playing as a true freshman in Laramie. As per NCAA rules, he had to sit out one year and was ineligible to play in games but could practice.

AT WYOMING (2006, Fr.): He earned honorable mention Freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News, leading the Cowboys in scoring with 48 points. A true freshman, he made 18-of-20 PAT kicks and 10-of-16 field goals. His average field goal attempt was from a healthy 37.9 yards, with his average make from 36.0 yards. His season long was a 52-yard field goal that also ended up being the game winner in a 27-24 victory over San Diego State. Overall, he was 2-of-2 between 20-29 yards, 5-of-7 from 30-39, 2-of-6 from 40-49 and 1-1 over 50. He also had 45 kickoffs, 11 going for touchbacks (one out of bounds). Under coach Joe Glenn, Wyoming was 6-6 Goodman's only season in Laramie.

HIGH SCHOOL-Earned first-team All-Colorado and All-State (5A) honors at placekicker as both a junior and senior (Rocky Mountain News) and was also the first-team All-Colorado and All-State (5A) punter as a senior (Denver Post). In having an outstanding senior year at the dual positions, he made 12 field goals, including a long of 50 yards, and converted 34 of 35 extra point kicks for a total of 70 points. He had 49 of his 54 kickoffs go into the endzone for touchbacks and he averaged 41.0 yards per punt. As a junior, when Sports Illustrated cited him as a prep All-American, he made 13 field goals and averaged 42.2 yards per punt. Under coach Greg Critchett, Cherry Creek was 8-3 his senior year (reaching the first round of the state playoffs) and was 12-2 his junior season (state runner-ups); he was a co-captain of both those squads. He also lettered four times in soccer, earning All-State honors as a senior captain in leading Cherry Creek to a 26-3 record and the semifinals of the state playoffs.

ACADEMICS-He is majoring in Business (Operation & Information Management) at Colorado. A member of the Dean's List both semesters he was at Wyoming (same major), and was an Academic All-Mountain West team member. An Honor Roll member as both a junior and senior in high school.

PERSONAL-Born July 5, 1988 in Denver. His father (Curtis) was a placekicker at the University of Hawaii from 1975-78, and his twin sister, Ally, is a senior soccer player at CU. He also has two other younger sisters who are also twins, Maddie and Renee, and they are incoming freshmen this fall at CU.