ASU: Emerged as one of ASU's backup quarterbacks last year after walking on in the Spring ... after graduating from high school, he went on his mission to Paraguay before enrolling at Eastern Arizona College ... provides ASU with experienced depth as he started the Aloha Bowl in Ryan Kealy's absence ... is seven years older than Solomon Bates.
1999: Earned the Clyde B. Smith Award for maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average ... played in six games, starting one, as he shared backup duty with John Leonard... finished the season with a 56.5 completion percentage (26 of 46) for 276 yds. with an efficiency rating of 119.8 ... threw for three touchdowns and two interceptions ... battled with Leonard for the starting assignment in the Aloha Bowl, earning it the week leading up to the game ... was 10 of 16 for 42 yards while being sacked four times by Wake Forest ... came in the UCLA game for an injured Kealy and manufactured the winning drive in the final seconds, throwing a 49-yard flanker screen to Delvon Flowers... that play earned the COMPAQ College Football Most Inspirational Play of the Week ... had 142 yards passing with two touchdowns ... was efficient against Notre Dame, going 4-5 for 46 yards and a score.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Was the quarterback at Eastern Arizona College ... helped lead Eastern Arizona College to an ACCAC Championship victory in 1997 ... was a first-team all-ACCAC selection in both 1997 and 1998 ... was an NJCAA All-American and a NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-American in 1998 ... holds records for most passing yards in a game (502) and in a season (2,700) ... lists his best individual performance as throwing for over 500 yards with four touchdowns against Arizona Western College in the last game of the 1998 season ... coached by Scott Giles.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 1994 graduate of Mountain View High School ... three-time letterwinner in both football and baseball ... was captain of the baseball team his senior year ... was an all-Region selection in football in 1993 and in baseball in 1993 and 1994 ... as a tight end, he had 31 catches for 386 yards and five touchdowns in 1993 ... backed up former Ohio State star Joe Germaine ... coached by Jesse Parker.
PERSONAL: Major is accounting ... exchanged vows with wife Courtney between the 1999 regular season and the Aloha Bowl, his only career start ... parents are Gary (chief financial officer at Keith Riggs Plumbing, Inc.) and Alma Goodman of Mesa, Ariz. ... born October 30, 1975 in Mesa, Ariz. ... has three siblings (Sonny 21, Krista 17 and Golden 14) ... brother Sonny plays basketball at Utah Valley State College ... lists most exciting experience in sports as leading Eastern Arizona College to a comeback win over Mesa Community College 41-40 on a last second touchdown pass after trailing 28-7 at halftime ... enjoys golf, reading about sports, softball and collecting baseball cards ... full name is Griffin Nicholas Goodman.
CAREER HIGHS: Pass Attempts: 17, vs. UCLA (10/2/99). Pass Completions: 10, vs. Wake Forest (12/25/99). Passing Yards: 141, vs. UCLA (10/2/99). Touchdowns: 2, vs. UCLA (10/2/99).
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