After four years in the NFL as a defensive back, Demetri Goodson begins his first season as a college scout covering the Midlands region for the Packers in 2020, after being officially named to the position on June 3, 2020. Goodson spent the 2019 season as a scouting intern with Green Bay before being promoted to his current position.
Goodson was selected by the Packers in the sixth round (No. 197 overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, becoming the highest-drafted cornerback out of Baylor since 2001. He went on to appear in 26 games with three starts for Green Bay from 2014-16, posting 19 tackles (15 solo) and three passes defensed. Goodson played in six contests with three starts for the Packers in 2016, recording a career-best 14 tackles (11 solo) and a career-high two passes defensed before sustaining a season-ending knee injury at Washington in Week 11, an injury that would also sideline him for the entire 2017 campaign. He was also with the New Orleans Saints for two weeks in October 2018, but did not see any action.
Goodson played in a career-high 14 games for Green Bay in 2015 and was tied for No. 4 on the team with a career-best nine tackles on special teams. As a rookie in 2014, he registered six special teams tackles, No. 2 on the Packers among rookies.
Goodson appeared in 19 games with 13 starts during his three seasons at Baylor (2011-13), earning honorable mention All-Big 12 recognition as a senior after he recorded career highs in tackles (26), interceptions (three) and passes defensed (team-high 16). Before transferring to play football at Baylor, Goodson played basketball for three seasons (2008-11) at Gonzaga, starting 68 of 69 games in his final two years with the Bulldogs and helping the team advance to the NCAA Tournament both of those seasons.
Goodson attended Klein Collins High School in Klein, Texas, where he played football for his first two years and basketball all four seasons. He was named to the All-Greater Houston Team as a senior after averaging 16.7 points and 7.7 assists per game and earned first-team All-State 5A honors as a junior after averaging 16.0 points and 7.0 assists per game.
Born June 11, 1989, in Charleston, W.Va., Goodson earned his degree in general studies with a journalism minor at Baylor. He and his wife, Linsey, have a son, Major, and a daughter, Olivia. His older brother, Mike, was a running back with the Carolina Panthers (2009-11), Oakland Raiders (2012) and N.Y. Jets (2013). Their father, Mike, was a two-time letterman in basketball at the University of Pittsburgh (1985-87), and their mother, Yolanda Pike, ran track at Pittsburgh. Goodson's half-brother, Jakar Hamilton, played safety for the Dallas Cowboys in 2013-14.