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DeJon Gomes
DB #24
Height:
6-0
Weight:
201
College:
Nebraska
Hometown:
Hayward, CA
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 46 84 55 29 0 0 6 1 0 49 -- 49
2013 DET 16 9 8 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 WAS 15 40 26 14 0 -- 4 1 0 49 49 49
2011 WAS 15 35 21 14 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Fourth-year safety who adds valuable depth to the Lions defensive backfield and leadership on special teams. Spent the first two years of his career with the Washington Redskins (2011-12).

TRANSACTIONS

  • Claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions on September 1, 2013.
  • Released by the Redskins on August 31, 2013.
  • Drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

PRO
Fourth-year safety who adds valuable depth to the Lions defensive backfield and leadership on special teams. Spent the first two years of his career with the Washington Redskins (2011-12).

  • Career totals include 46 games played (eight starts), 64 tackles (41 solo), one interception (49 yards), six pass defenses, one fumble recovery and 20 special teams tackles (14 solo).

2013: Totaled three solo tackles and six special teams tackles in his first season with the Lions.

  • Saw action on special teams and free safety in Week 1 vs. Minnesota (9/8).
  • Recorded one special teams tackle in Week 2 at Arizona (9/15).
  • Posted one special teams tackle in Week 5 at Green Bay (10/6).
  • Had one solo special teams tackle in Week 10 at Chicago (11/10).
  • Had three solo tackles in Week 11 at Pittsburgh (11/17).
  • Registered one special teams tackle in Week 15 vs. Baltimore (12/16).
  • Had a special teams tackle in Week 16 vs. New York Giants (12/22).

2012: Played in 15 games for the Redskins (three starts), totaling 32 tackles (20 solo), one interception, four pass defenses, one fumble recovery and eight special teams tackles.

  • Posted five tackles (two solo) and recorded first career interception (QB Drew Brees) in Week 1 at New Orleans (9/9).
  • Registered seven solo tackles and one pass defense in Week 2 at St. Louis.
  • Posted three tackles (one solo) and assisted on one special teams tackle in Week 3 vs. Cincinnati (9/23).
  • Registered four tackles (three solo) in Week 5 vs. Atlanta (10/7).
  • Recorded two tackles (one solo) and two pass defenses in Week 11 vs. Philadelphia (11/18).
  • Posted six tackles (five solo) and first career fumble recovery in Week 12 on Thanksgiving Day at Dallas (11/22).
  • Registered three tackles (one solo) and assisted on one special teams tackle in Week 13 vs. New York Giants (12/3).
  • Posted one assisted tackle and assisted on one special teams tackle in Week 14 vs. Baltimore (12/9).
  • Recorded two tackles (one solo), two pass defenses and two special team tackles in Week 11 vs. Philadelphia (11/18).
  • Inactive in Week 17 vs. Dallas (12/30) due to knee injury.
  • Saw action on special teams in the NFC Wild Card Game vs. Seattle (1/6).

2011: Played in 15 games (five starts) as a rookie for the Redskins and amassed 29 tackles (18 solo), two pass defenses and six special team tackles.

  • Assisted on one special teams tackle in Week 2 vs. Arizona (9/18).
  • Recorded his first-career start at strong safety and posted 13 tackles (6 solo) and assisted on one special teams tackle in Week 11 vs. Dallas (11/20).
  • Posted one solo tackle in Week 13 vs. New York Jets (12/4).
  • Posted five tackles (four solo) and one pass defense in Week 14 vs. New England (12/11).

COLLEGE
Started all 14 games as a senior in 2010 while totaling 99 tackles (51 solo), one sack, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

  • Earned Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 by the coaches and the Associated Press and named Second Team All-Big 12 by the Kansas City Star.

PERSONAL
Attended James Logan (Union City, Calif.) High School.During his senior season, rushed for 1,000 yards and 24 touchdowns as a running back.

  • Majored in psychology at Nebraska.
  • Son of Norman and Deon Goolsby.

GOMES’ SINGLE-GAME BESTS

  • Tackles: 13 vs. Dal 11/20/11
  • Pass Defenses: 2 vs. Phi 11/18/12
  • Interceptions: 1 at NO 9/9/12
  • Long Interception Return: 49 at NO 9/9/12
  • Special Teams Tackles: 2 (three times) Last vs. Phi 11/18/12

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