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Elijah Gooden
Elijah  Gooden

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Boling, Texas

High School:
Boling HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 215

Position:
LB


2017: Had a tackle vs. Memphis (Oct. 19) ... made first career appearance vs. Texas Tech (Sept. 23) ... had one tackle ... appeared in nine regular-season games as a true freshman.

High School: 
Three-star recruit by ESPN and 247Sports ... No. 96 running back nationally by ESPN ... led Boling to the 2016 Texas Class 3A Division II state championship ... ran for 1,217 yards and 19 touchdowns his senior year with four receptions for 84 yards and one touchdown ... also had 70 tackles, eight sacks and one interception his senior year ... closed out his career with 3,665 rushing yards and 50 touchdowns along with eight receptions for 202 yards and three touchdowns ... defensively, finished his career with 149 total tackles, 18 sacks and two interceptions ... received honorable mention Class 3A All-State honors in 2015 and 2016 ... named to the 2016 District 13-3A First Team ... coached by head coach Stephen Dorr ... also competed in track and field and powerlifting for Boling ... finished eighth in the 200-meter dash at the 2017 Class 3A State Championships with a PR of 22.20 ... earned honorable mention all-state honors in track & field in 2017 ... finished sixth in the 200-meter dash at the 2015 Class 3A State Championships with a time of 22.29 ... won the 2017 THSPA Div. III 220-lb. powerlifting championship with a 1,725 lbs., the most of any 220 lb. lifter in any division ... qualified for the 2015 Texas High School Powerlifting Association state meet after breaking Boling’s squat record ... as a freshman, placed 10th at the 2014 Texas High School Powerlifting Association state meet ... signed with Houston over SMU among others.

Elijah Gooden's Career Bests
Tackles: 1, twice, last vs. Memphis (2017)

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