MSU Spartans
Rotating image

 
 
 
11
John Goss
John Goss

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Grove City, Ohio

High School:
Grove City

Last College:
Scottsdale Community College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 218

Position:
K

Birthdate:
10/10/1982

Experience:
RS


Top candidate to replace Michigan State's record-setting placekicker Dave Rayner in the starting lineup . . . also capable of making contributions as a punter . . . converted 5-of-6 field-goal attempts in the April 22 scrimmage, hitting from 39, 45, 28, 33 and 37 yards . . . 2004 SEASON: Granted a medical redshirt after missing the entire 2004 season with a knee injury . . . averaged 46.8 yards on four punts, including a 60-yarder, and made two field goals (30 and 29 yards) in the April 24 scrimmage . . . converted 6-of-11 field-goal attempts, including a 58-yarder, and averaged 50.3 yards on three punts, including a 58-yarder, in the April 16 scrimmage . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 12, 2004, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . JUNIOR COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA in punting as a sophomore, with his 44.2-yard average (17 punts for 751 yards) . . . hit a career-best 57-yarder in 2003 . . . connected on five-of-six field-goal attempts (.833), including a career-long 43-yarder, and converted all 11 extra-point tries as a sophomore . . . 95 percent of his kickoffs resulted in touchbacks in 2003 . . . missed four games as a sophomore with a leg injury . . . averaged 36.9 yards on 46 punts in 2002, including a season-long 56-yarder . . . played for Coach Ken Giovando at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College . . . joined the varsity football team as a senior at Grove City (Ohio) High School . . . averaged 42.4 yards per punt in 2001 and handled kick-off chores . . . three-year starter as a sweeper on the Greyhounds' soccer team, earning all-conference honors as a junior . . . son of Dan Goss and Rosemary Hartig . . . born Oct. 10, 1982 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human resources & society.

SHOP NOW

at the official
Online Store