TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher announced junior defensive tackle Eddie Goldman will enter the NFL Draft and forgo his final year of collegiate eligibility on Wednesday.
“Eddie was a tremendous leader, student-athlete and, most importantly, a tremendous person for FSU,” Fisher said. “I can’t thank him enough for his contributions over the last three years on the field and for his leadership by example. I expect Eddie to have a tremendous professional career and I’m very excited for him and his family.”
Goldman anchored the Seminoles at his defensive tackle position in 2014, capturing All-ACC accolades and All-America honors from Sports Illustrated and the Associated Press (Third Team). He had 35 tackles, 8.0 TFLs and a team-best 4.0 sacks. For his career, the Washington D.C. native totaled 62 tackles, 12.0 TFLS and six sacks over 27 starts and 36 total games. Goldman will undoubtedly be remembered for his dominant performance against Clemson early in the 2014 season when his forced fumble late in the fourth quarter took the contest to overtime where his sack and 4th-and-1 stop helped seal the victory.
FSU finished 13-1 in 2014, capping the season at the first-ever College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl.
Goldman helped lead the Seminoles to a remarkable 39-3 record during his three-year career, winning three ACC Championships and the 2013 national championship.