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#44 Travis Goethel
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 237
Hometown: Vista, Calif.
High School: Vista
Experience: 4 Letters


ASU: Physical, tenacious linebacker whowas a fixturein ASU's linebacker corps the last four years...played in all 50 games over his four-year career, with 41 starts...totaled 228 tackles (143 solo), 19.0 tackles for loss (minus 45 yards), 2.0 sacks (minus 13 yards), nine pass break-ups, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in his career...versatile defender who excels in run defense and has the ability to play any of the three linebacker positions.

2009: Started all 12 games at strong side linebacker, the third straight year that he started every game...finished third on the team with 57 tackles (40 solo)...had 7.0 tackles for loss (minus 12 yards), two pass break-ups, one interception and one fumble recovery on the season...was an Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection...recorded four or more tackles in 10 of the team's 12 games this season, including eight straight games with four or more tackles to conclude the season...collected four tackles (one solo), including one for loss, in team's season-opening victory over Idaho State on Sept. 5...recorded an interception and a fumble recovery, both of which led to ASU scores, in win over ULM on Sept. 19...posted four tackles (two solo) at No. 21 Georgia on Sept. 26...had three solo tackles, including one for loss, against Oregon State on Oct. 3...totaled five solo tackles, including two for loss, in win at Washington State on Oct. 10...collected five tackles (four solo) in victory over Washington on Oct. 17...recorded five tackles (one solo) at Stanford on Oct. 24...posted six tackles (five solo) against California on Oct. 31...totaled four tackles (three solo), including one for loss), against No. 12 USC on Nov. 7...had four solo tackles, including one for loss, at No. 14 Oregon on Nov. 14...collected six tackles (five solo) at UCLA on Nov. 21...finished his ASU career by recording a career-high 10 tackles (six solo) and two pass break-ups against Arizona on Nov. 28.

2008: Started all 12 games at outside linebacker, the second consecutive season he has started every game...was the only linebacker to start every game during the season...finished third on the team with 71 tackles (39 solo)...recorded his first two career interceptions, returning one for a touchdown...also totaled 7.5 tackles for loss (minus 17 yards) and four pass break-ups...collected five tackles (two solo) in win over Northern Arizona on Aug. 30...posted a season-high nine tackles (four solo) in victory over Stanford on Sept. 6...equaled that total the following week, with nine tackles (four solo) and 1.5 tackles for loss against UNLV on Sept. 13...recorded six tackles (three solo) and 1.5 tackles for loss against No. 3 Georgia on Sept. 20...had seven tackles (three solo), one tackle for loss and one pass break-up at California on Oct. 4...totaled four tackles and one tackle for loss at No. 8 USC on Oct. 11...led the team with eight tackles (seven solo), and had two tackles for loss against Oregon on Oct. 25...had four tackles (two solo) at Oregon State on Nov. 1...collected four tackles (two solo) and got his first career interception, returning it 19 yards to set up an ASU field goal in the second quarter of win at Washington on Nov. 8...had two tackles to help ASU's defense record its first shutout since 1996 in victory over Washington State on Nov. 15...recorded eight tackles (seven solo) and had a 38-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter of win over UCLA on Nov. 28, as the Sun Devils tied an NCAA record with four defensive touchdowns in the game...wrapped up the season by making five tackles (four solo) and two pass break-ups at Arizona on Dec. 6.

2007: Started all 13 games at outside linebacker...finished second on the team with 71 tackles (43 solo) and tied for the team lead with three forced fumbles...also had 3.5 tackles for loss (minus 11 yards), one sack (minus eight yards) and three pass break-ups on the season...recorded five tackles (four solo) in season-opening victory over San Jose State on Sept. 1...had four tackles and a pass break-up against Colorado on Sept. 8...collected four tackles in win over San Diego State on Sept. 15...had five tackles (three solo) and a pass break-up in victory over Oregon State on Sept. 22...recorded five tackles (four solo) and forced a fumble at Stanford on Sept. 29...posted seven tackles (five solo) in victory at Washington State on Oct. 6...had six tackles (five solo) and one pass break-up against Washington on Oct. 13...collected eight tackles (four solo) at Oregon on Nov. 3...posted five tackles (four solo) against USC on Nov. 22...recorded seven tackles (four solo), forced a fumble and had his only sack of the season in win over Arizona on Dec. 1...finished the year by leading the team with a season-high nine tackles (four solo) and forcing a fumble in Pacific Life Holiday Bowl against Texas on Dec. 27.

2006: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman, starting four at outside linebacker...earned Pac-10 All-Freshman and honorable mention Freshman All-America honors by The Sporting News...totaled 29 tackles (21 solo), and a five-yard sack on the season....recorded a five-yard sack of Lumberjack quarterback Jason Murrietta in his Sun Devil debut against Northern Arizona on Aug. 31...tallied three solo tackles at No. 21 California on Sept. 23...finished second on the team with six total tackles (five solo) at No. 3 USC on Oct. 14...ranked second on the team with five total tackles (four solo) versus Stanford on Oct. 21, his first career start...started at Washington on Oct. 28 and against UCLA on Nov. 18...totaled three tackles (two solo) at Oregon State on Nov. 4...posted three tackles (two solo) against Washington State on Nov. 11...collected three tackles (two solo) as a starter at Arizona on Nov. 25.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Vista (Calif.) High School...as a senior, he earned honorable mention accolades from the The Long Beach Press-Telegram's "Best In The West" survey...rated as the No. 10 linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com...ranked in the Rivals 250 by Rivals.com...listed as the No. 30 linebacker in the state of California by SuperPrep...ranked in the postseason at No. 21 player in the state of California by Rivals.com...listed as the No. 48 linebacker in the nation according to Scout.com...named first-team all-state by Cal-Hi Sports...played in the California-Florida All-Star game...named the C.I.F. San Diego Section Defensive Player of the Year...chosen first-team Hall of Champions All-San Diego Section Team...as a junior was selected to the Breitbard All-C.I.F. first-team...had 155 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss and eight quarterback sacks, five interceptions (two for touchdowns); one fumble caused and one recovery as a senior...also played tight end...tallied more than 90 tackles with five quarterback sacks, two fumbles caused and two interceptions as a junior...as a junior helped the Panthers finish as the C.I.F. San Diego Section Division I Co-Champions...was a teammate of Sun Devil redshirt freshman offensive lineman Thomas Altieri at Vista...coached by Dan Williams.

PERSONAL: Parents are Peter and Connie Goethel of Oceanside, Calif...enjoys snowboarding...born July 27, 1987 in Oceanside, Calif...full name is Travis Peter Goethel.

Goethel's Career Statistics

YearG/GSUT/ATTTTFL/YdsSacks/YdsPBFFFRInt
200613/421/8291.0/51.0/50000
200713/1343/28713.5/111.0/83300
200812/1239/32717.5/170.0/04002
200912/1240/17577.0/120.0/02011
Career50/41143/8522819.0/452.0/139313
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