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Tavares Gooden

Tavares Gooden is a freshman linebacker from Fort Lauderdale who turned 19 years old today. Gooden attended Aquinas High School and is one of just two true freshmen playing on the defensive side of the ball, Bryan Pata is the other. He has a good work ethic and possesses good speed as an outside linebacker.

Most of his playing time this season has been on special teams. Currently Gooden is fifth on the team in special teams points. These points are awarded based upon performance evaluated by the coaching staff. "This season is going well," said Gooden. I am happy that I'm playing a lot as a freshman. Bryan Pata pretty much feels how I feel, that we are part of supposed to-be defending national...

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