2006: Goodrum will serve as a backup defensive end as a senior in 2006. He'll likely miss 2006 spring drills while recuperating from a 2005 rib injury.
2005: Goodrum was a backup defensive end as a junior in 2005. Overall in 2005 while appearing in 8 games (all but Notre Dame, California, Fresno State, UCLA and Texas), he made 2 tackles (both at Oregon). He suffered bruised ribs against Stanford and missed USC's last 4 games.
2004: Goodrum, who came to USC in the fall of 2004 as a junior college transfer, had arthroscopic surgery to remove torn cartilage in his left knee in 2004 fall practice and sat out the opener against Virginia Tech. He then saw brief action against Colorado State and BYU (he had a sack at BYU). But his knee injury flared up again, so he sat out the rest of the season and because of the early-season injury, he was allowed to redshirt.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: He was a 2-year (2002-03) starting defensive end and linebacker at Los Angeles Valley Junior College in Valley Glen (Calif.). He was a 2003 Super Prep Juco 100, J.C. Grid-Wire All-American honorable mention and All-Western State Conference Northern Division first team (unanimous) selection. He posted 55 tackles (35 solo), including 16 tackles for loss (with 6 sacks), and 2 forced fumbles in 2003. He also made the 2002 All-Western State Conference Northern Division first team. He originally signed with Washington in 2004, but did not enroll there in the spring because he did not graduate from junior college in time.
HIGH SCHOOL: He prepped at Pine Forest High in Fayetteville (N.C.), where he was a 2000 All-Mid South Conference second teamer as a senior linebacker and fullback. He averaged 6.0 yards per carry as a senior. He did not attend any school during the 2001 season.
PERSONAL: He's a public policy, management and planning major at USC. His brother, Nuru, is a senior running back at The Citadel (he led the team in rushing and scoring in 2005).
GAME-BY-GAME WITH RASHAAD GOODRUM