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Aric Goodman
Player Profile:
Aric Goodman 141422
Position: Place Kicker
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
City/State: Cherry Hills Village, Colo.
High School: Cherry Creek/Wyoming
Experience: 1 Letter

AT COLORADO: Career Notes-He tied for ninth on CU's all-time scoring list (168 points; 93-of-96 on PAT kicks and 25-of-47 field goals). That was good for fourth among all kick-scorers at Colorado, with his field goal numbers both also ranking as the fourth most while making the third most PAT kicks (93) and tying for second in attempts (96). He became the fifth player in school history, the fourth kicker, to lead the Buffs in scoring three seasons (the fourth to do it in three consecutive years). He also likely owns another record, though it's not tracked: seven of his 22 field goal misses hit an upright.

2010 (Sr.)-He once again led the team in scoring, making 32-of-33 extra point attempts and 10-of-15 field goals for 62 total points. Two of his field goal misses were from 52 and 54 yards, thus he was 10-of-13 inside the 50, and that included a stretch of five consecutive makes, a career-best. He also had 52 kickoffs for the season, and while 40 of those were returned, the average starting field position for the opponent was their 25; on 32 occasions, the enemy started drives after his kickoffs inside their 25 (including nine times inside-the-20). He was selected by the coaches as the recipient of the Robbie Robinson Good Works Award for his community service.

2009 (Jr.)-He handled every placekick of the season (field goals, extra points and kickoffs), 101 kicks in all.  He led the team in scoring with 61 points, converting 31-of-32 PAT kicks and 10-of-18 field goals.  He made his career-long field goal of 54 yards against Colorado State in the season opener.  He made two field goals in two CU wins, converting from 45 and 39 yards in a 34-30 win over Kansas and from 37 yards twice in the 35-34 win over Texas A&M.  He was 10-of-14 at one point but missed his last four kicks, though two were from 49 and 52 yards.  He had 51 kickoff on the year, with 15 touchbacks, 10 placed inside-the-20 and an impressive 34 inside-the-25 (four sailed through the end zone).  While he booted 66.7 percent of his kicks inside-the-25 (including returns), the opponent, by comparison, had just 23 of 70 do so (33 percent).  Just 35 were returned, on average to the 24-yard line; one kick went out of bounds.  He wasn't' afraid to run downfield and get in the middle of things, as he recorded five solo tackles after he kicked off.  One of the recipients of the team's Gold Group Commitment Award as selected by the coaches, as the honor recognizes excellence with class in a variety of areas.  He had a good spring, making 13-of-17 field goals (50 long) and 9-of-10 PAT kicks in the three main 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 graduated with a degree in Business (Operation & Information Management) from Colorado in December 2010. 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, played soccer at CU from 2006-09. He also has two other younger sisters who are also twins, Maddie and Renee, and they are both CU sophomores.

  Scoring FG Breakdown
Season G EP-EPA FG-FGA 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+ Long PTS
2008 11 30-31 5-14 0-0 2-3 3-5 0-5 0-1 0-0 37 45
2009 12 31-32 10-18 0-0 2-2 5-6 2-7 1-3 0-0 54 61
2010 12 32-33 10-15 0-0 5-5 2-3 3-5 0-2 0-0 48 62
Totals 35 93-96 25-47 0-0 9-10 10-14 5-17 1-6 0-0 54 168
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS—Kickoffs: 2 Total, 2 Ret. (2008); 51 Total, 35 Ret (2009).  Special Team Tackles: 5,0—5 (2009); 1,1--2 (2010).
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