Justin Goltz

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Justin Goltz
Born: (1987-08-23) August 23, 1987 (age 31)
Walled Lake, Michigan
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status International
Position(s) QB
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight215 lb (98 kg)
College Occidental Tigers
Hand Right
Career history
As player
2009 Detroit Lions*
2010 Sacramento Mountain Lions*
20102014 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
20142015 Edmonton Eskimos*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Justin Goltz (born August 23, 1987) is a gridiron football quarterback who is retired. He played college football at Occidental College.

Gridiron football Sport primarily played in the United States and Canada

Gridiron football, also known as North American football or, in North America, simply football, is a football sport primarily played in the United States and Canada. American football, which uses 11-player teams, is the form played in the United States and the best known form of gridiron football worldwide, while Canadian football, featuring 12-player teams, predominates in Canada. Other derivative varieties include indoor football, football for smaller teams, and informal games such as touch and flag football. Football is played at professional, collegiate, semi-professional, and amateur levels.

Quarterback position in gridiron football

A quarterback, colloquially known as the "signal caller", is a position in American and Canadian football. Quarterbacks are members of the offensive team and line up directly behind the offensive line. In modern American football, the quarterback is usually considered the leader of the offensive team, and is often responsible for calling the play in the huddle. The quarterback also touches the ball on almost every offensive play, and is the offensive player that almost always throws forward passes.

College football collegiate rules version of American/Canadian football, played by student-athletes of American/Canadian colleges and universities

College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities. It was through college football play that American football rules first gained popularity in the United States.

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Goltz has also been a member of the Detroit Lions, Sacramento Mountain Lions, and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Detroit Lions National Football League franchise in Detroit, Michigan

The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) North division. The team plays its home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit.

Sacramento Mountain Lions American football team of the United Football League

The Sacramento Mountain Lions were a professional American football team based in Sacramento, California that played in the United Football League. The franchise originated as the California Redwoods, and played its home games in San Francisco and San Jose before relocating to Hornet Stadium in Sacramento in 2010, then to Raley Field in West Sacramento in 2012. The team was coached by Dennis Green for three of its four years of existence. Amid financial problems, the UFL abruptly folded in the middle of the 2012 season.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canadian Football Team

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a professional Canadian football team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are currently members of the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). They play their home games at Investors Group Field after many years of playing at the since demolished Canad Inns Stadium.

Early years

Goltz attended Walled Lake Central High School in Walled Lake, Michigan. His uncle is the world's only known Copierologist, Craig S. Zimmerman

Walled Lake Central High School is a high school of the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, located in Commerce Township, Michigan in Metro Detroit. It serves portions of the township, Wolverine Lake, a small portion of the City of Walled Lake, and a small portion of Wixom. It was built as Walled Lake High School in 1957, and, a year after its first additions were completed in 1968, took its current name. The original addition was part of a construction project that included construction of Walled Lake Western High School. More additions were completed in 1992 and 2000.

Walled Lake, Michigan City in Michigan, United States

Walled Lake is a city in the southern central portion of Commerce Township in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 6,999 at the 2010 census.

College career

Goltz was a 3-sport athlete (football, baseball, basketball) at Division III Occidental College.

Occidental College liberal arts college in Los Angeles, California, United States

Occidental College is a private liberal arts college in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1887 by clergy and members of the Presbyterian Church, it is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges on the West Coast. Occidental College is often referred to as "Oxy" for short.

Professional career

He attended NFL Rookie Mini-Camp with the Detroit Lions in 2009, but was not signed to a contract. Goltz was drafted 3rd overall in the 2010 UFL draft by Dennis Green and the Sacramento Mountain Lions. He signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in October 2010. On July 26, 2013, he played his first game as starting quarterback, following an injury to Buck Pierce. [1]

Dennis Green Player of American and Canadian football

Dennis Earl Green was an American football coach. During his National Football League (NFL) career, Green coached the Minnesota Vikings for 10 seasons. He coached the Vikings to eight playoff appearances in nine years, despite having seven different starting quarterbacks in those postseasons. He was inducted into the Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor in 2018.

Buck Pierce American football player

Buck James Pierce is the quarterbacks coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and a retired professional quarterback who played nine seasons for the BC Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He spent the first five years of his career with the Lions before signing with the Blue Bombers for the 2010 CFL season. During the 2013 CFL season, he rejoined the Lions when the Blue Bombers traded him for Akeem Foster. He played in two Grey Cup games, winning a championship in 2006. He played college football at New Mexico State from 2001–2004, starting at quarterback for most of his senior year.

Personal

His wife, Meri-De, is former professional beach and indoor volleyball player. [2]

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References

  1. "Justin Goltz to take over as Bombers starting quarterback against Stampeders". The Canadian Press . CTV News. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  2. Wiecek, Paul (26 July 2013). "Goltz's wife waited her whole life for him; perhaps he's what Bomber fans have been waiting for as well". Winnipeg Free Press . Retrieved 27 July 2013.