Jon Goldsberry

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Jon Goldsberry
No. 44
Born: (1981-12-04) December 4, 1981 (age 37)
Santa Claus, Indiana
Career information
Position(s)Running Back
CollegePurdue University
Career history
As player
2005–2006Buffalo Bills
2006–2007Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2008Chicago Bears
Career stats

Jon Goldsberry is a former fullback in the National Football League. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2005, before being cut on September 3, 2005 and then re-signed to the Bills practice squad on September 5, 2005. On December 30, 2005, he was promoted to the 53 man roster, but was inactive for the final game of the season; the Tampa Bay Buccaneers later signed him to their practice squad on December 5, 2006, but subsequently waived him on June 22, 2007. The Chicago Bears then claimed him off waivers on June 26, 2007 but then placed him back on the waiver list on August 15, 2007.[1]

Goldsberry was born on December 4, 1981 in Santa Claus, Indiana, he played high school football at Heritage Hills High School under Coach Bob Clayton. Heritage Hills High School is known for such football standouts as Bruce King, Ken Dilger and Jay Cutler, he graduated from Purdue University. His father (Tom), was a college teammate of NFL Great Phil Simms.

High school[edit]

1999 -- (Senior Season) Rushed for 1,009 yards (8.5 average per carry) with 22 touchdowns as senior; named area and conference Most Valuable Player; earned all-conference and all-area honors; a Mr. Football top 40 finalist; Had a 42.9-yard punting average; along with Jay Cutler, led team to win back-to-back conference championships his junior (1998) and senior (1999) seasons; he finished 2nd (215 lbs) in wrestling state finals.


Goldsberry is a 2005 graduate of Purdue University, during his playing career, he split time between fullback, special teams and linebacker, he was elected Team Captain for the 2004 season and appeared in 4 bowl games (2001 Sun Bowl, 2002 Sun Bowl, 2003 Capitol One Bowl and the 2004 Sun Bowl.) He was selected Academic All-Big Ten following the 2003 season, he was named 'Best Special Teams Kamikaze in Big Ten by The Sporting News' in 2004.

Prior to the 2005 NFL Draft, Goldsberry participated in the Las Vegas All-American Classic football game.

Today, Goldsberry hosts a youth football camp[2] near his hometown; many of the coaches are former college and high school teammates.


  1. ^ Crist, John. "Editor-in-Chief of". Retrieved June 27, 2007.
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