Third-year transfer, granted hardship waiver for additional season of eligibility following season-ending injuries in 2011 (ankle) and 2012 (arm)... Starting cornerback with experience returning kicks... Former two-year starting point guard for Gonzaga basketball team... Nickname is "Meech."
Started 10 of 11 games played at cornerback in final season in 2013, missed two games due to injury... Named honorable mention All-Big 12 by league coaches... Totaled 26 tackles (22 solo), 16 breakups and team-high three interceptions (63 return yards)... Ranked sixth nationally and tied for Big 12 lead with 1.45 average PBUs per game.Sat out season's first two games nursing arm injury... Had interception (23-yard return) and two breakups (along with one tackle) in first start in win over West Virginia in team's fourth game (second game played)... Made interception (42-yard return) and had career-high three PBUs (two tackles) in win over No. 12 Oklahoma in team's eighth game.Season-high four tackles (three solo) in road win at TCU in team's 11th game... Made three tackles and tied career-high of three pass breakups in historic win over No. 23 Texas that clinched Big 12 championship and BCS bowl berth... Made season's third interception (-2 yard return) in Fiesta Bowl vs. No. 15 UCF... Granted extra season of eligibility in 2013 after hardship waiver granted.
Played four of 13 games in injury-shortened season, started first three games... Broke arm early in fourth game and missed remainder of season... Totaled 16 tackles (15 solo, two for loss), one interception and two PBUs on season... Also had two kick returns for 49 yards... Made career-high seven tackles (all solo), including one for 3-yard loss and made pass breakup in season-opening win over SMU... Had five solo tackles (one for 2-yard loss) and made career-first interception (returned 14 yards) and added PBU in win over Sam Houston State in second game... Totaled four tackles (three solo) in win at ULM in third game... Did not start fourth game, but returned two kicks for 49 yards before suffering season-ending broken arm in first quarter at No. 9 West Virginia... Earned second career letter.
Played in four games as defensive reserve and on special teams before suffering season-ending injury... Earned first letter... Totaled one tackle and had three kick returns for 100 yards on season... Made collegiate football debut in second game vs. Stephen F. Austin, had one tackle... Returned two kickoffs for 78 yards, including season-long of 42 yards, in week four at Kansas State... Had one kick return for 22 yards in week five win vs. ISU before suffering ankle injury... Missed final eight games of season.
Gonzaga University (2008-2011): Played three seasons of basketball at Gonzaga University, transferred to Baylor in August 2011... Started 68 of 69 games in final two seasons at GU... Started 35 games at point guard during 2010-11 season, averaging 5.2 points and 2.6 points to help Zags to 11th consecutive West Coast Conference championship... Starting PG in Gonzaga's 68-64 upset win over then-No. 9 Baylor in December 2010... Compiled 529 career points and 206 career assists.
Last prep season of football was sophomore year in 2005 when started on varsity at Collins High School in Klein, Texas... Played under head coach Ronny Feldman at CHS... Earned second-team All-District 14-5A honors as sophomore defensive back... Played basketball and track and field.
Son of Michael Goodson and Yolanda Pipe... Full name Demetri Q. Goodson...Born June 11, 1989, in Charleston, W.Va.... Graduated in December 2013 with degree in general studies... Older brother, Mike, played running back for Carolina Panthers, Oakland Raiders and New York Jets.
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 6/197 - Demetri Goodson, CB, 6-1, 195, Baylor...The converted basketball player (at Gonzaga before transferring to play football at Baylor) comes in as a 24-year-old rookie. After having only one full season as a starter under his belt after missing most of the 2012 campaign because of a broken arm, Goodson will be a pet project for cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt, a la former receiver Sam Shields as an undrafted player in 2010. - The Sports Xchange