- 2005 NFL DRAFT PROSPECT
Missouri State University #17
|Position: Tight End
|Hometown: Jackson, Mo
|High School: Jackson
|Height / Weight: 6-4 /
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“Ray Goodson is one of the best all-round
tight ends in college football… at any level,”
proclaimed one Fox Sports Broadcaster in a recent
televised game of Southeast Missouri State (“SEMO”)
Goodson has excellent size/speed combination
and will attack defenders. He currently weighs
255 pounds and runs a deceptive 40-yard dash.
He is extremely versatile and has an unparalleled
work ethic, with the stamina to play special teams
as well as the H-back and the tight end positions.
Goodson has exhibited a lot of toughness as a
football player as seen by playing a variety of
positions (playing fullback in some formations)
and all the while maintaining his status most
valuable receiver. He is known for his willingness
to block for his teammates but also can get those
tough yards in the middle of the field. Goodson
sees the field well and can make good cuts and
has some good moves to escape from the defender.
He is tough to bring down after the catch and
does not go down with the first hit. Watching
Goodson make effortless, one-handed catches over
the middle has become a thing of beauty to SEMO
QUICK SUMMARY: Goodson, a native
of Jackson, Missouri, is a Preseason All-America
pick by the Sports Network. He has already accumulated
a plethora of honors during his college career
that includes: All-America honors at tight end
in 2003; first-team All Ohio Valley Conference
selection; Second-team All-America pick by College
In 2003, Goodson averaged 51.9 yards per game.
Goodson’s 66 catches for 623 yards for 3
touchdowns not only led his team in receiving,
but was also the envy of many receivers in the
2003 season. He had six catches for 48 yards and
two TD's vs. Tenneessee Tech. Goodson is excited
about the possibility of showcasing his talent
on the next level and his dream is to carry his
football talents to an NFL stadium on Sundays.
OTHER SPORTS INFO: All-district,
all-conference tight end at Jackson High School
in Jackson, Mo. Goodson was the team captain and
most valuable receiver of his high school football
team. He was an outstanding wrestler.
PERSONAL: Ray Goodson was born
July 8, 1982. He is the son of Ray and Tammie
Goodson. He will be graduating with a degree in
SOMETHING MOST PRO SCOUTS WOULD NOT KNOW ABOUT
RAY: Goodson is an All State 400 Meter
Runner. In high school, Goodson, ran his 40 yard
dash around the 4.5 range. While most pro scouts
have Goodson running a 4.8, it is important to
keep in mind he was a track champion and is capable
of running in the 4.6-range.