A Student Publication of Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA


A Student Publication of Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA


A Student Publication of Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA


Beloved Mt. SAC football player Jamal “Tank” Goodman dead at 23

Coaches and players shocked at the news of his death

Former fullback with the Mt. SAC football program Jamal “Tank” Goodman died on June 23 at the age of 23. Many of his teammates as well as family and friends began sharing the news of his death on social media yesterday, as well as Mt. SAC football, who shared the following post yesterday.

Goodman is reported to have died in the state of Utah, but circumstances surrounding his death have not been made public as of yet. Off the field Goodman was known as a friendly person with a good heart and was loved by many.

Goodman attended Centennial High School in Corona, California where he made the First Team All League Team as a linebacker in 2014. After high school Goodman joined the JUCO ranks in 2017 and began playing for Riverside Community College.

While playing for the RCC Tigers Goodman moved to the offensive side of the ball and began to line up at fullback.

It was in 2018 that Goodman joined the Mt. SAC football program where he will forever be remembered as part of the SACDAWG family. Goodman stayed on the offensive side of the ball while at Mt. SAC where he continued to play fullback for the Mounties.

Mt. SAC defensive back Treshon Pickett, who knew Goodman, shared a post about him early yesterday morning.

“[He was an] absolute bully on the field. Easily one of the funniest people I ever met,” said Pickett. ” [He] was always trying to find ways to improve not just on the field but in life as well.”

Former Mt. SAC running back Rachaad White, who recently committed to Arizona State University, said, “Tank was that guy. He had a plan with his life regardless if football was gonna be in it or not.”

White said it was hard for people to believe when they heard the news because he was liked and loved by everyone.

“He looked out for a lot of people. Me especially, and guys on the team,” he said. “You can’t say anything bad about Tank. Nobody that knew him can because he was liked by everyone.”

Multiple Gofundme donation drives have been opened to help his family cover funeral expenses.

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Jesse Espitia, Staff Reporter
Jesse Espitia is the former sports editor of SAC.Media. He has traveled the world to cover soccer or what he calls "futbol." He also covers other sports, politics, local/international news, pop culture and crime.

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