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Eddie Goldman (born January 6, 1994) is an American football nose tackle for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State University.

Eddie Goldman
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Eddie Goldman in 2018
No. 91 – Chicago Bears
Position:Nose tackle
Personal information
Born: (1994-01-06) January 6, 1994 (age 25)
Washington, D. C.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school:Friendship Collegiate Academy
(Washington, D.C.)
College:Florida State
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:123
Sacks:11.5
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early yearsEdit

A native of Washington, D. C., he attended Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School, where he played football with Yannick Ngakoue, and basketball.[1] In high school football, he was an All-American defensive lineman. Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Goldman was listed as the second best defensive tackle in his class, behind only Mario Edwards, Jr., who later on attended Florida State with Goldman.[2]

College careerEdit

Goldman attended Florida State University from 2012 to 2014.[3] During his career, he had 262 tackles and six sacks. After his junior season, Goldman decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2015 NFL Draft[4][5]

Professional careerEdit

2015Edit

Goldman was drafted 39th overall by the Chicago Bears in the 2015 NFL Draft.[6] In his rookie year, he played fifteen games, recording 39 tackles and six tackles for a loss (TFLs),[7] while being ranked fourth among rookies with 4.5 sacks. For his season, he was named to Mel Kiper Jr.'s All-Rookie Team[8] and the Pro Football Writers of America's All-Rookie Team.[9]

2016Edit

Goldman played in six games with five starts in 2016. He suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 2 and missed the next six games. He returned in Week 10 but was bothered by the ankle injury and was placed on injured reserve on December 23, 2016.[10]

2017Edit

Goldman appeared in 11 games in the 2017 season. He recorded 1.5 sacks, 44 combined tackles, five quarterback hits, and one fumble recovery.[11]

2018Edit

On September 7, 2018, Goldman signed a four-year contract extension with the Bears worth $42 million with $25 million guaranteed.[12] In week 14 against the Los Angeles Rams, Goldman sacked Jared Goff in the end zone for a safety.[13] The Bears won the game 15–6.[14] He finished the 2018 season with three sacks, 40 combined tackles, three quarterback hits, and one fumble recovery.[15] He received an overall grade of 89.2 from Pro Football Focus in 2018, which ranked as the 12th highest grade among all qualifying interior defenders. [16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NFL draft: Friendship Collegiate's Eddie Goldman selected by Chicago Bears in second round". Washington Post. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  2. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/rankings/rank-2893
  3. ^ "Eddie Goldman College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "DL Goldman 5th Seminole to leave for draft". ESPN.com. January 14, 2015. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "FSU DT Eddie Goldman to forgo senior season, enter NFL draft". Tallahassee Democrat. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  6. ^ "2015 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  7. ^ Mayer, Larry (February 9, 2016). "Focusing on Bears defensive line". Chicago Bears. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  8. ^ Ogden, Rob (January 7, 2016). "Eddie Goldman, Adrian Amos named to Mel Kiper's all-rookie team". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  9. ^ Mayer, Larry (January 19, 2016). "Goldman, Amos on NFL all-rookie team". Chicago Bears. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  10. ^ Wiederer, Dan (December 23, 2016). "Eddie Goldman's move to I.R. another setback for Bears' 2015 draft class". ChicagoTribune.com.
  11. ^ "Eddie Goldman 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  12. ^ Shook, Nick (September 7, 2018). "Bears' Eddie Goldman signs 4-year, $42M extension". NFL.com.
  13. ^ "Los Angeles Rams at Chicago Bears - December 9th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  14. ^ Wiederer, Dan (December 9, 2018). "Play of the game: Eddie Goldman's safety gets Bears going in the second half of 15-6 win against Rams". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  15. ^ "Eddie Goldman 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  16. ^ "Pro Football Focus: Eddie Goldman". profootballfocus.com. Retrieved March 31, 2019.

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