Canadian defensive lineman Lamar Goods, son of CFL all-star Bennie Goods, enters NCAA transfer portal

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Canadian defensive tackle Lamar Goods has announced his intention to enter the NCAA transfer portal and leave the University of Florida.

“I wanna start by thanking everyone at the University of Florida and that I appreciate and care for all that you have done for me. But after long and hard talks with my family I have decided to enter my name in the transfer portal,” Goods said in a statement on his Instagram account.

“I am excited to see where this next chapter in my life takes my academic and football career but will always be proud that I was a gator, thank you GATOR NATION.”

Goods, a native of Fort McMurray, AB, was a four-star recruit after finishing his high school career at St. Thomas More in Oakdale, Connecticut. During two seasons with the Gators, Goods appeared in two games and recorded one tackle.

The six-foot-two, 351-pound redshirt sophomore was expected to vie for a larger role next season along an inexperienced Florida defensive line, but was reportedly seen leaving spring practices early on multiple occasions prior to announcing his decision to transfer. Due to COVID extensions, he has as many as four years of eligibility remaining.

Goods is the son of former CFL defensive tackle Bennie Goods, who played 11 years in the league with the Edmonton Football Team and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Goods was named a CFL all-star three times in his career and retired with 82 sacks.

J.C. Abbott is a University of British Columbia graduate and high school football coach. He covers the CFL, B.C. Lions, CFL Draft and the three-down league's Global initiative.