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Notebook: Goodson's basketball background no secret among new football teammates

8:46 PM, May 17, 2014
Packers rookie cornerback Demetri Goodson made the unusual switch from basketball to the defensive side in football.
Packers rookie cornerback Demetri Goodson made the unusual switch from basketball to the defensive side in football.
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It's hardly unprecedented for a college basketball player to switch to football for a professional career.

But the NFL's recent examples have been power forward-type players such as Antonio Gates, Jimmy Graham and Julius Thomas who in football became big offensive skill players - tight end in all three cases.

But Demetri Goodson, the Packers' sixth-round draft pick, cut short his college basketball career as a starting point guard at Gonzaga to play defense in football, as a cornerback at Baylor. ...

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