clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Baylor CB Used To Be Gonzaga PG

Over at the Dallas Morning News, Chuck Carlton has an interesting column on Demetri Goodson, Baylor's new starting CB. College basketball fans might remember him as Gonzaga's starting PG in 2010 and 2011.

Goodson, at 5'11 185, was a solid contributor for the Zags, one of the best programs (mid-major or otherwise) in college hoops. As a junior, he averaged 5.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists on 41% shooting.

However, with numbers like that, he had little chance of an NBA career. That's why he decided to follow in the footsteps of his older brother Mike, a RB at Texas A&M who is now playing for the Oakland Raiders, as he told Carlton:

"Things weren't really going the way I had planned so my dad just told me that I should look into playing some pigskin again," said Goodson, who added that he prayed on it and "one day I just woke up and did it."

And while he was undersized for an NBA PG, he's nearly the ideal physical prototype for an NFL CB. After his first season at Baylor was cut short by injury, he's already had one INT and 12 tackles in 2012.

Click past the jump for video of Goodson's "one shining moment" in the 2009 NCAA Tournament against Western Kentucky.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.