Goedert in 2019
|No. 88 - Philadelphia Eagles|
|Born:||January 3, 1995|
Havana, North Dakota
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||256 lb (116 kg)|
(Britton, South Dakota)
|College:||South Dakota State|
|NFL Draft:||2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49|
|Roster status:||Injured reserve|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2020|
Dallas Clayton Goedert (born January 3, 1995) is an American football tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Dakota State, and was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Goedert joined South Dakota State University as a walk-on and was with the Jackrabbits from 2013 (he was redshirted as a freshman) to 2017. During his career, he had 198 receptions for 2,988 yards and 21 touchdowns, including two straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons. He started all 14 games in his senior season and was a team captain, totaling 72 catches for 1,111 yards receiving and seven touchdowns. Goedert's collegiate career at South Dakota State saw him as a two-time first team FCS All-American and he was a finalist in 2016 for the Walter Payton Award, which recognizes the top player in the FCS. At the conclusion of the 2017 season, Goedert accepted an invitation to play in the 2018 Senior Bowl. However, he was injured during practice and withdrew from the game.
|NFL Draft Profile: Dallas Goedert|
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|6 ft in
|10 ft 1 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
The Philadelphia Eagles selected Goedert in the second round (49th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. The Eagles traded their second (52nd overall) and fifth round picks (169th overall) to the Indianapolis Colts in order to move up in the second round, ahead of the Dallas Cowboys (50th overall), to draft Goedert. It was speculated by draft analysts that the Dallas Cowboys were going to possibly draft Goedert as they were in need of a tight end following the retirement of veterans Jason Witten and James Hanna. Goedert was the third tight end drafted in 2018 and was selected as a replacement for Brent Celek whom the Eagles released on March 13, 2018.
On May 9, 2018, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Goedert to a four-year, $5.62 million contract that includes $2.90 guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2.17 million. Goedert made his NFL debut in the 2018 season opener against the Atlanta Falcons. In the 18-12 victory, he had a single reception for four yards. He scored his first career touchdown, a 13-yard reception from Carson Wentz, on September 23, 2018 against the Indianapolis Colts. The touchdown as part of a seven-reception, 73-yard performance for Goedert. He scored a receiving touchdown in both Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers and Week 8 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Overall, Goedert finished his rookie season with 33 receptions for 334 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns. In the Wild Card Round of the playoffs, in a 16-15 victory over the Chicago Bears, Goedert caught a 10-yard pass in the end zone from Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. The touchdown gave the Eagles a 10-6 lead, on their way to an upset 16-15 win in Chicago. Goedert also made a good play in catching a low pass, breaking a tackle, and running for a first down on another ten yard reception, during the Eagles' winning touchdown drive.
In Week 16 of the 2019 season, Goedert recorded a career high nine receptions for a career-high 91 yards and one touchdown in a 17-9 victory over the Dallas Cowboys while also being nominated for PFF NFL Week 16 Team of the Week. In a must-win week 17 game against the New York Giants, Goedert contributed to an Eagles victory after recording four receptions for 65 yards during the 34-17 victory which clinched the NFC East title for the second time within three seasons. Goedert finished the regular season with 58 receptions for five touchdowns and 607 yards. In the Wild Card Round against the Seattle Seahawks, Goedert recorded seven receptions for 76 yards during a 17-9 loss.
Goedert was assaulted in a South Dakota bar on June 22, 2020, and briefly received treatment at a hospital.
In the Eagles' 2020 season-opening loss to the Washington Football Team, Goedert had eight receptions for 101 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown. In Week 3, he suffered an ankle injury and was placed on injured reserve on September 29, 2020.