Iowa tailback Tyler Goodson announces decision on NFL Draft, Hawkeye bowl game
Tyler Goodson will skip the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 against Kentucky and begin preparing for the 2022 NFL Draft.
The Hawkeye running back announced on Twitter Friday afternoon that his time with the program is officially done. He’s declaring for the NFL Draft.
Thank you Hawkeye Nation!!🖤💛 pic.twitter.com/R39eZz8Uzb
— Tyler Goodson(Tgood) (@tgood1110) December 10, 2021
“Coming to Iowa was one of the best decisions of my life and I have enjoyed every moment as a Hawkeye,” Goodson wrote. “… Similar to a lot of young kids growing up, I have always dreamed of the opportunity to play in the National Football League and I am beyond grateful that the time is quickly approaching. I will forever consider myself a Hawkeye and look forward to making my family, friends, and Hawkeye Nation proud at the next level.”
The Georgia native spent 3 seasons in Iowa City. Each year, he led the team in rushing. Doing so in 2019 marked the first time in Iowa program history a true freshman had led the team in rushing. Goodson was the workhorse this season with 256 carries; no other back had more than 50. He put up 1,151 yards and 6 touchdowns.
The 15th-ranked Hawkeyes (10-3) will look to freshman Gavin Williams and senior Ivory Kelly-Martin for the bowl game against the 22nd-ranked Wildcats (9-3). Kickoff in Orlando is slated for 1 p.m. ET on ABC.