Matthias Goossen

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Matthias Goossen
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Goossen in 2016
Born: (1992-10-14) October 14, 1992 (age 27)
Richmond, British Columbia
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status National
Position(s) C
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight300 lb (140 kg)
University Simon Fraser
High schoolVancouver College Fighting Irish
CFL draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Drafted by Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career history
As player
20142018 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2018
CFL West All-Star 2018
Career stats

Matthias Goossen (born October 14, 1992) is a former Canadian gridiron football centre who last played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. Prior to being drafted into the CFL, he played college football for the Simon Fraser Clan.

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College career

As a freshman at Simon Fraser, Goossen was part of Clan's inaugural season in the NCAA. He served as a captain in his last two years of college, and was named a first-team GNAC all star three times. [1] [2]

Professional career

Goossen was selected in the first round of the 2014 CFL Draft, second overall, by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He signed a three-year contract with the Bombers on May 28. [3] On January 29, 2019, he announced his retirement from professional football, as he was about to enter free agency the following month. Matthias is now becoming an officer with his local police department in Vancouver, BC. [4]

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References

  1. "Five Clan players selected in CFL Draft". Simon Fraser University. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 30 Aug 2014.
  2. Fennell, Don (15 May 2014). "Matthias Goossen pegged to centre new-look Blue Bombers". Richmond Review. Retrieved 30 Aug 2014.
  3. Penton, Kirk (28 May 2014). "Bombers sign top draft pick Matthias Goossen". Winnipeg Sun . Retrieved 30 Aug 2014.
  4. "Bombers' Matthias Goossen announces retirement". CFL.ca. 2019-01-29. Retrieved 2019-02-06.