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Jaguars sign defensive end Malliciah Goodman


 JACKSONVILLE, FLA. --The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed DE Malliciah Goodman, the club announced today.

Goodman, 6-4, 276, has appeared in 37 career games with 11 starts and has totaled 29 tackles (12 solo), two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Goodman was originally selected by Atlanta in the fourth round (127th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft and spent his first three seasons (2013-15) with the Falcons, appearing in 34 games with 25 tackles. In 2016, Goodman appeared in one game for the Seattle Seahawks before returning to Atlanta and playing in two games for the Falcons.

Goodman started 28 of 54 career games at Clemson, including each of his final 27 appearances, totaling 127 tackles (70 solo) with 23.0 tackles for loss, 12.0 sacks, three passes defensed and one fumble recovery. Goodman's eight forced fumbles fell two shy of the Tigers record of 10 shared by Jeff Davis (1978-81) and Ed McDaniel (1988-91). As a senior in 2012, Goodman received All-Atlantic Coast Conference honorable mention from the league's coaches and media, and was named Clemson's defensive player of the game in the Tigers Chick-fil-A Bowl win over LSU notching three sacks. Goodman finished his senior season with 20 tackles (11 solo), 9.5 sacks, 7.0 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. In 2011, Goodman set a school record for defensive linemen with 767 defensive snaps. As a sophomore in 2010, Goodman was the recipient of the team's Future Impact Player Award after recording 32 tackles (17 solo) with 3.5 tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, and one sack.

Goodman attended Florence (S.C.) High School where he was a Parade and EA Sports All-America selection. Goodman was an All-Conference and All-State selection as a senior, as well as a Parade and EA Sports All-American selection in 2008. As a senior, Goodman recorded 73 tackles, including 15.0 sacks and 27.0 tackles for loss. Goodman was one of two South Carolina prep players to compete at the U.S. Army All-American Game and also participated in the Shrine Bowl. Goodman graduated from Clemson on Dec. 20th, 2012, with a degree in Sociology. His first name is pronounced "MAL-uh-kye."

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