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2014 Honors

  • All-AC First Team (Media/Coaches)
  • Sports Illustrated All-America First Team
  • Associated Press All-America First Team


Two-year starter captured All-ACC and All-America honors as a junior in 2014 and finished his career with 62 tackles, 12.0 TFLs and six sacks over 36 games (27 starts).


Dominant force in the middle of FSU’s defensive line and one of the nation’s top interior defensive lineman…All-ACC selection and All-American…led the Noles with four sacks and ranked third with eight tackles for loss…finished with 35 total stops…career-high seven tackles came in win at NC State…had arguably the top play of the season for the Seminoles, forcing a fumble with 1:36 remaining against Clemson in a tie game with the Tigers in FSU territory at the 18-yard line…the fumble was recovered by Nate Andrews and the Seminoles forced overtime where Goldman dominated, recording a sack for a four-yard loss and blowing up a 4th-and-1 play that went for no gain…two of his three tackles at Louisville were behind the line of scrimmage…had five tackles at Syracuse and four stops, including a sack, versus No. 5 Notre Dame.


Starting defensive end made major strides in his second season and earned more playing time as a result…made 13 starts…set career-highs for tackles (19), TFL (3.0) and sacks (2.0)…made his first career start at Pitt on Sept. 2…had two tackles versus Nevada on Sept. 14…career day at Boston College, setting new highs in tackles (4) and tackles for loss (1.5) while recording his first career sack…recorded three tackles and 0.5 sacks against Syracuse…assisted on a sack against Idaho…had three tackles and a half-tackle for loss in the BCS National Championship Game…helped FSU have nation’s No. 1 scoring defense (12.1 ppg), third-ranked total defense (281.4 ypg) and 18th-best run defense (124.8).


True freshman that appeared in 10 games…had his best statistical day in a win over Wake Forest where he recorded a career-best three tackles and a tackle for loss…saw action versus Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship Game recording a tackle.


Consensus five-star defensive tackle and a force in the interior of the line…has good size and the ability to fire off on the snap, get into the backfield and be disruptive… comes off the ball low, plays with leverage and shows the quickness to chase down a player in the backfield having been clocked around a 4.8 in the 40…Under Armour All-American…USA Today 2011 All-USA Second Team All-American…ESPNHS Second Team All-American…2012 Parade All-American and’s 2011 High School First Team All-American…racked up 38 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 15 sacks and five forced fumbles while helping Friendship Collegiate to a 9-1 record…earned first team All-Met by the Washington Post as a senior offensive lineman grading out at 90 percent but was always projected as a defensive player at the next level…No. 10 player on the ESPNU 150 and No. 1 defensive tackle, No. 2 player in the region and No. 1 player in D.C. by ESPN…ranked the No. 7 prospect nationally by Rivals and No. 1 player in D.C. and No. 2 defensive tackle…No. 17 on Tom Lemming’s MaxPreps Top 100…Scout ranks him as the No. 4 defensive tackle…No. 1 player in D.C., No. 3 defensive tackle and No. 14 on the Top 247 list by 247Sports…tallied 40 tackles, six sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery as a junior…selected FSU over Alabama and Auburn.