Goldson was born on September 18, 1984 in Carson, California. At Narbonne High School in Lomita, California, Goldson had 130 tackles and six interceptions as senior. He returned two of them for touchdowns.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
After recording two interceptions his first year on the field, Goldson compiled 80 tackles and 2.5 tackles for a loss. His one interception on the season he returned 76 yards for a TD. He followed season with 50 tackles and another interception his final year on campus.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Goldson was drafted in the fourth round (126th overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft by the 49ers. He was the primary back-up behind the then-starting Mark Roman. In his first two seasons, Goldson totaled 36 tackles and one forced fumble in one start.
Goldson became the full-time starter going into the 2009 NFL Season. In his first year as the starter at free safety, he recorded a career-high 94 tackles, two sacks, three forced fumbles, and a team-high four interceptions.
Despite being fine several times by the league for taunting and illegal hits, Goldson was named to the All-Pro team and to his second Pro-Bowl in 2012. He finished the year with 69 tackles, three interceptions, and 10 pass deflections.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
On March 13, 2013, Goldson signed a five-year, $41 million contract with the Bucs. In 13 starts, Goldson had 72 tackles and one interception.
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