Goodman Named to SC Athletic Hall of Fame
Feb. 23, 2017
Former University of South Carolina standout Andre Goodman has been selected to the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, it was announced today.
Goodman was an all-state wide receiver and defensive back at Eastside High School in Taylors. He was rated the No. 20 prospect by Super Prep during his senior season and was rated the No. 10 receiver in the Atlantic Coast region by Prep Star. Goodman also excelled in track, setting personal bests of 10.5 seconds in the 100-meters and 22.4 in the 200-meters in high school.
Goodman was a four-year football letterman (1998-2001) at USC, where he started the final two seasons. During his collegiate career, Goodman totaled 86 tackles, four interceptions and 20 pass break-ups. As a junior in 2000, Goodman started the first two games at free safety before moving to left cornerback. He registered 35 tackles (28 solo), returned an interception 71 yards and ranked second on the team with 11 pass deflections. In 2001, Goodman started 11 games, including the Outback Bowl, at left cornerback as a senior. On the year, he amassed 43 tackles (36 solo), eight pass deflections, and was tied for the team high with three interceptions. He was named All-SEC his senior season.
Goodman played for the Detroit Lions (2002-05), Miami Dolphins (2006-08) and Denver Broncos (2009-11). He currently serves as the Gamecocks’ Director of Football Development. In his role, he focuses on off-the-field activities of the student-athletes and serves as an important resource in balancing the demands of academics, athletics, community outreach, and their personal lives as they transition in and out of college athletics.
Goodman is joined in this year’s class by Clemson defensive back Donnell Woolford, former Furman and Vanderbilt head football coach Bobby Johnson, Clemson pitcher Kris Benson, Coastal Carolina basketball standout Tony Dunkin, Benedict College basketball star Bob McCullough and Willie Simon of South Carolina State. Simon will be enshrined posthumously.
The seven individuals will be forever enshrined with the state’s highest athletic honor on May 15 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Tickets (table of eight for $600) and program sponsorships may be purchased by calling the SCAHOF office at 803/779-0905. The affair, which includes a reception and dinner, begins at 5:30 p.m.
The event, which includes a host of returning past inductees, is the largest annual celebration of Palmetto State sports stars under one roof.