National Scouting Combine Featured Athlete Eliah Goodman, DL from University of Charleston

Eliah Goodman | University of Charleston | DL 

Twitter: @Dreamandgrind | Instagram: @Dreamandgrind

Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting/scouting process was like. Why did you choose (Jacksonville State Uni. / University of Charlestion)?

A: I was a late recruit coming out of high school with only a few offers. My best offer in my opinion was JSU. The coaches gave me good vibes and the atmosphere at Jacksonville State was crazy. I loved it.


Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A:  Making First Team ALL-MEC

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at University of Charleston ()?

A: Keep Grinding and all the hard work will pay off at end.

Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?

A:  Im getting my second master in cyber security if football doesn’t work out, I will find a job with my masters.

Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?

A:  I give a 110% on the field no matter what. I’m versatile and relentless

Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?

A:  Getting a sack in a tough game to turn the ball over to give the offense the opportunity to get back on the field and score.


Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: Going through adversity but everyday is not going to be the best day. Everything is not going to go your way all the time. The question is what am I going to do get through the adversity ?

Q: Who was the best player you played against during your collegiate career?

A: Derrius Guice against LSU.

Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?

A:  Aldon Smith, He’s a relentless  pass rusher.

Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?

A:  I am versatile. I can play on the whole defensive line and play linebacker if needed to. I am coachable.

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back” or ”pay it forward” in your community?

A:  Not right now but when I was at Jacksonville State, we use to go to rainbow omega to hangout with the special needs kids and I also use to read at the elementary with the kids.


Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?

A:  I love to play the game especially call of duty warzone


Q: If you had the opportunity to play another sport professionally, what sport would you choose?

A: IF I could play another sport, I would play baseball.


Q: What is your dream job?

A:  To play in the NFL of course. Something I always wanted.


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