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30 - Tra'Darius Goff
Tra'Darius Goff
Born: March 16, 1993
Height: 5-11
Weight: 225
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Columbia, Tenn.
High School: Columbia Central
Position: DB/QB
Major: Basic Business

A strong, physical presence inside and is a good enough athlete to help the Golden Eagles in coverage. His hard work on the field and in the weight room in the off-season turned him into a top-five defender in the conference and the team leader in tackles. He averaged more than nine tackles per game and ended up with 101 in just his sophomore season.

AT TECH (In 2012): Goff played in every game for the Golden Eagles... was fifth in the OVC but lead the team in total tackles with 101, 29 unassisted, 2 fumble recoveries and a blocked kick.

(In 2011): Made an appearance in all 11 contests as a true freshman at the linebacker position...had eight tackles against Maryville College on Sept. 8 and four against Tennessee State on Oct. 15...11 of his 19 total stops were unassisted...had one sack for a loss of six yards at EIU...returned one punt at EKU for 13 yards...forced one fumble at Iowa and had two pass break-ups on the season...

BEFORE TECH: Tra’Darius was an Honor student at Columbia Central High School, and a standout on both sides of scrimmage for the Lions. In the Class 5-A state championship game in Tucker Stadium, he was named both the Offensive and Defensive Player of the Game. The middle Tennessee Player of the Year, Goff is a two-time all-state selection, setting the school’s all-time records for both scoring and tackles. As a junior he had 28 rushing touchdowns and more than 170 tackles, and as a senior he had more than 200 tackles and rushed for 26 touchdowns.

PERSONAL: The son of Greg and Avis Goff...birthdate is March 16, 1993...full name is Tra’Darius Devon Goff...majoring in basic business.