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David Goldberg
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David Goldberg 152137
Position: Outside Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 250
Year: Junior
City/State: Aspen, Colo.
High School: Aspen/Penn State
Experience: 1 Letter

AT COLORADO: 2011 (Sr.)—He blossomed as a senior, playing in 12 games which included eight starts, as he took over the starting spot at right defensive end for the last eight games of the season.  He was in for 428 snaps for the season (after playing just 17 total previously), and would finish second on the team with the most tackles by a defensive end or jack outside linebacker with 29 (22 solo, five for losses including two quarterback sacks).  He also had five pressures, a forced fumble and a recovery.  The final game of his career may have been his best: in recording a career-high six tackles (three solo), he played a big role in CU’s 17-14 win at Utah with a late quarterback sack and forced fumble that CU recovered.  He also had five tackles (all unassisted) at UCLA and at Washington (three solo, when he also recovered a fumble). His other sack, the first of his career, was against Colorado State at Mile High in Denver. He moved to defensive end from outside linebacker for spring drills, but would return to end after the season began.  He had nine tackles, five solo and three for losses, along with two quarterback hurries in the three main spring scrimmages.  He was placed on scholarship by the coaching staff following spring practice.

2010 (Jr.)—He played in all 12 games on special teams (kickoff return unit), and got into three on defense at outside linebacker.  He had two solo tackles and a quarterback pressure in 11 snaps from scrimmage.  He tied for ninth in special team points with 10, all coming on knockdown blocks that aided the return.  He was the Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week as selected by the coaches for the Colorado State game, and was also named recipient of the Defensive Scout Award for the entire season.  He won the John Wooten Award for spring practice, which was presented by the coaches for outstanding work ethic.  He had five tackles, including two quarterback sacks, in the three main spring scrimmages.

2009 (Soph.)—He saw action in three games, including two on defense (Toledo, Wyoming) where he got in for six plays (did not record any stats); he played two snaps at Toledo and four versus Wyoming.  He earned the Defensive Scout Team Award for the season, and was selected as the Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week for the Wyoming game.  He moved from inside linebacker to defensive end for spring drills.

2008 (Fr.-RS)—He did not see any action but dressed for seven games, practicing most of the semester at “mike” inside linebacker position.  He was the scout team defense player of the week award winner for the Iowa State game.  He had two assisted tackles in the three main spring scrimmages.

2007 (Fr.)—Redshirted; did not see any action.  Though he transferred to Colorado from Penn State and joined the team the first day of classes, his “NCAA clock” never started at Penn State as school was not yet underway when he decided to transfer closer to home after suffering several knee injuries.

AT PENN STATE (2006, Fr.)—He was an invited walk-on, but after three knee surgeries and not participating in any football activities, he left school after just 11 days, before classes started, and thus before his NCAA “academic clock” started.   

HIGH SCHOOL—He earned first-team All-State (3A) and All-Western Slope Conference honors at linebacker as a senior, when he racked up 120 tackles, with 10 for losses, including four quarterback sacks.  He forced five fumbles and recovered two.  As a junior, when he was an All-Conference performer, he recorded 100 tackles, with 14 for losses and eight sacks, while forcing four fumbles.  Aspen was 2-6 his senior year and 1-6 his junior season under coach Travis Benson.  He also lettered four times in hockey (forward), twice earning All-Conference honors.

ACADEMICS—He is majoring in History at Colorado and is on schedule to graduate in May 2012.

PERSONAL—He was born July 12, 1988 in Miami, Fla.  Hobbies include music and most sports.  Father (Michael) and an uncle (Steve) both played football at Minnesota.  Another uncle (Bill) played football at Georgia and in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons, and also was a WWE star (professional wrestling).  Grandfather (Jed Goldberg) played football at Harvard.  Along with high school and current CU teammate David Clark, the two are the first to play Division I football from Aspen High School.


Defense Tackles  
Season G Plays UT AT Total TFL Sacks 3DS Hurr FR FF PBU INT
2009 2 6 0 0 0 0- 0 0- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 3 11 2 0 2 0- 0 0- 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2011 12 428 22 7 29 3-9 2-7 0 5 1 1 0 0
Totals 17 445 24 7 31 3-9 2-7 0 6 1 1 0 0
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