Career Summary: Four-year letterwinner who led the team in tackles in 2004 and 2005...Lettered as a true freshman in 2002 after being pressed into action due to several injuries to the linebacker corps...Finished his freshman in all 13 of the Tigers' games in 2003...Had a season-high seven tackles against Houston as a sophomore...Finished the 2003 season with 37 tackles...Started all 12 games at middle linebacker in 2004...Logged a career-high 13 tackles against Southern Miss...Recorded his first career sack against Ole Miss...Recovered three fumbles in 2004...Recovered a Scott Vogel forced fumble against Arkansas State and returned it 10 yards for a touchdown...Finished the 2004 season with a team-leading 106 tackles, which also included eight TFL...Tallied nine career games of double-digit tackles.
Honors: Received the Ralph Hatley Memorial Scholarship for 2003...Voted as one of the recipients of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Awards in the spring of 2004...Received the UAW Lineman Award in the 2005 Motor City Bowl... Selected to play in the All-America Classic in Las Vegas following the 2005 season.
2005 Highlights: Registered a team leading 11 tackles, including three solo stops against Ole Miss...Also credited with his first sack of the 2005 season versus the Rebels...Had a pass interception in the Memphis win over Chattanooga...Did not start the UTEP game but was credited with one tackle in a reserve role...Returned to his starting role in the UCF game, and was credited with nine tackles...Tallied 11 tackles in the Tigers' road win over Houston...Logged nine stops in the UAB contest...Tied as the Tigers leading tackler in the Tennessee game, totaling 10 tackles...Was key in the Tigers' win over USM, recording nine tackles, one tackle for lost yardage and one forced fumble...Credited with a tackle on USM's failed two-point conversion that would have tied the game late in contest...Tied a career-best with 13 tackles in win over Marshall...Logged 12 tackles and two sacks for a loss of 13 yards in the win over Akron in the Motor City Bowl...Finished the 2005 season as the team's leading tackler with 102 tackles...Also totaled 11 tackles for lost yardage, four quarterback sacks and one pass interception.
2004: Was voted as one of the recipients of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Awards in the spring of 2004...Starter at middle linebacker for the season opener against Ole Miss...Led the Tigers in tackles with nine including two tackles for lost yardage and one quarterback sack versus Ole Miss...The 22-yard sack came in crucial fourth quarter defensive stand...Also credited with seven solo stops in the win...Tied for the team lead in tackles in the victory over Chattanooga...Registered eight tackles and a fumble recovery against the Mocs...Recovered a Scott Vogel forced fumble against Arkansas State and returned it 10 yards for a touchdown to put the team ahead late in the contest...Tipped a pass on the next series that allowed Vogel to gain an interception...Credited with eight tackles, including two tackles for lost yardage in the ASU game...Led the defense in tackles against UAB, totaling eight tackles, four of which were solo stops...Had one tackle for lost yardage and one quarterback sack against the Blazers and also forced a fumble...Led the defense with 10 tackles and a fumble recovery in the win over Houston...Had six solo stops against the Cougars...Logged 10 tackles in the win over Tulane, all of which were assists...Was credited with nine tackles in the Cincinnati game...Registered nine tackles in the Louisville game...Logged 13 tackles in the Southern Miss victory...Had one tackle for lost yardage and one quarterback sack against the Golden Eagles...Credited with six tackles including five solo stops in the win over East Carolina...Registered seven tackles in win over USF in Tampa...Led the squad in tackles with 10 in the GMAC Bowl...Credited with a sack of nine yards in the second quarter of the bowl game against Bowling Green...Finished the year with 106 total tackles, which also included eight TFLs for 47 yards and three sacks for a loss of 34 yards...Recovered three fumbles on the year...Logged four games of double digit tackles...
2003: Lettered for the second time while seeing action at inside linebacker in each of the Tigers' game in 2003...Was credited with three tackles in the season opener against Tennessee Tech...Also responsible for three tackles in the Tigers' win over Ole Miss...Had two tackles in the Southern Mississippi and Arkansas State games...Registered three stops in the Conference USA match-up against UAB...Logged two tackles in the Mississippi State meeting...Had an outstanding game at Houston, totaling seven tackles, including five solo stops, in the win...Had another solid game against Tulane, logging five tackles...Registered four tackles in the victory over East Carolina...Was credited with one tackle in the Tigers' win over North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl...Finished the 2003 season with 37 tackles, including 28 solo stops, two tackles for lost yardage and one pass breakup...Appeared in eight games for Memphis at outside linebacker...Received the Ralph Hatley Memorial Scholarship for 2003...
2002: Lettered as a true freshman after being pressed into service due to injuries to the linebacker corps...Earned his first varsity letter after playing in eight games for Memphis in 2002...Made his first appearance in the UAB game, and was credited with his first collegiate tackle in the ESPN televised game with Louisville...Also logged tackles in back-to-back road games with Cincinnati and USF...Had a quarterback hurry in the Army game and closed the 2002 season with one tackle against TCU... Finished his freshman campaign with four tackles...
Prep: Lettered as a fullback and linebacker at Tucker High for Coach Phillip Lindsey...Was the team's leading tackler in 2001...Credited with 103 total tackles, including 54 solo stops...Had eight tackles for lost yardage, two pass interceptions and five pass breakups...Rushed the ball 53 times for 641 yards in 2001...Was credited with a combined 104 tackles in 2000 and 2001...Had 19 tackles for lost yardage and four quarterback sacks...Scored on an 11-yard touchdown run against Marist High to help his team snap Marist's 41-game home winning streak...Helped his team to a 10-1 record in 2001...Was a first-team All-DeKalb County selection as both a junior and senior...Was Atlanta Touchdown Club Back of the Week in 2001...Was twice named the DeKalb County Defensive Player of the Game...Received the Kelly Cofer Award which is Tucker High's most prestigious football award...Received the Tucker High MVP Award and was twice the team's leading tackler...Also lettered in basketball and track
Personal: Timothy Lawrence Goodwell II is the son of Tim Goodwell...Born January 30, 1984 in Houston, Texas...Majoring in interdisciplinary studies, and plans to graduate in May 2006.
GOODWELL'S CAREER STATISTICS Tackles G/S UT AT Tot. FF FR Int TFL Sack 2002 8/0 1 3 4 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 2003 13/0 28 9 37 0 0 0-0 2-4 0-0 2004 12/12 48 58 106 2 3 0-0 8-47 3-34