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Zaviar Gooden
ILB #52
Height:
6-1
Weight:
231
Age:
26
College:
Missouri
Hometown:
Austin, TX
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
4
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 43 30 13 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2016 ARI 7 0 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 DET 1 0 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 TEN 15 2 24 17 7 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 TEN 9 1 12 9 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Pro Career:

Originally selected by the Tennessee Titans in the third round (97th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. Released on 9/11/15. Signed with Detroit on 5/2/16. Released on 9/3/16 and added to the Lions practice squad on 9/21/16. Elevated to active roster on 9/24/16. Released on 9/26/16 and added to practice squad on 9/27/16. Released from practice squad on 10/13/16. Signed to Cardinals practice squad on 11/1/16. Elevated to active roster on 11/18/16.

2016: Played in eight total games (seven with Cardinals, one with Lions) and had three tackles and four special teams stops …  signed to Detroit’s practice squad on 9/21 and was elevated to active roster on 9/24 … recorded three tackles @ GB (9/25) … released on 9/26 and re-signed to practice squad on 9/27 before being released on 10/13 … signed to Cardinals practice squad on 11/1 … elevated to active roster on 11/18 … had one special teams tackle in his Arizona debut @ Min (11/20) … recorded one special teams tackle each @ Atl (11/27), vs. Was (12/4) and @ Sea (12/24).

Pro Career:

Originally selected by the Tennessee Titans in the third round (97th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. Released on 9/11/15. Signed with Detroit on 5/2/16. Released on 9/3/16 and added to the Lions practice squad on 9/21/16. Elevated to active roster on 9/24/16. Released on 9/26/16 and added to practice squad on 9/27/16. Released from practice squad on 10/13/16. Signed to Cardinals practice squad on 11/1/16. Elevated to active roster on 11/18/16.

2016: Played in eight total games (seven with Cardinals, one with Lions) and had three tackles and four special teams stops …  signed to Detroit’s practice squad on 9/21 and was elevated to active roster on 9/24 … recorded three tackles @ GB (9/25) … released on 9/26 and re-signed to practice squad on 9/27 before being released on 10/13 … signed to Cardinals practice squad on 11/1 … elevated to active roster on 11/18 … had one special teams tackle in his Arizona debut @ Min (11/20) … recorded one special teams tackle each @ Atl (11/27), vs. Was (12/4) and @ Sea (12/24).

2014: Appeared in 15 games with two starts and had a career-high 20 tackles, including two for loss … recorded four solo tackles in season opener @ KC (9/7) … posted a season-high five tackles vs. Dal (9/14) … started next two games at MLB, tying season high with five tackles @ Ind (9/28) … had two special teams tackles vs. NYG (12/7) … inactive (hamstring) @ Jax (12/18).

2013: Played in nine games and made one start as a rookie, recording seven tackles and five special teams stops … inactive for seven games with ankle and hamstring injuries … made NFL debut vs. NYJ (9/29) and had one special teams tackle … had two special teams tackles @ StL (11/3) … made first career start @ Den (12/8) and recorded first tackle on defense … set a career high with six tackles vs. Ari (12/15).

College:

Played in 49 games (36 starts) and totaled 256 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 20.5 tackles for loss, 11 passes defensed, five INTs, two forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries … served as a team captain as a senior in 2012 when he started 10 games and collected 61 tackles, four tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and one INT returned for a TD … started all 13 games as a junior and had 80 tackles, six tackles for loss and a sack … also had two INTs and four passes defensed … led the team with a career-high 85 tackles as a sophomore in 2010, adding three sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss and two INTs … earned honorable mention All-Big 12 accolades from league’s coaches … appeared in all 13 games in 2009, finishing with 30 tackles, including three for loss … received first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors … redshirted in 2008.

Personal:

First name pronounced “ZAY-vee-er” … attended Pflugerville (TX) High School where he played with current Cardinals teammate LB Alex Okafor … rushed for 1,128 yards and nine TDs as a senior while adding two INTs and a fumble recovery on defense … helped lead team to a 12-4 record and a second-place finish in Class 5A … selected as district’s 2007 All-Purpose Player of the Year … started on both sides of the ball as a junior, earning first-team all-district honors at safety and second-team honors at running back … also spent four years on track and field team … graduated in December 2012 with a degree in Business Management.

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