Ed Goddard American Football Quarterback

Edwin Vinson Goddard (October 28, 1914 - July 20, 1992) was an American football player. Goddard played college football at the quarterback and halfback positions for Washington State University. Goddard also served as a punter for Washington State. He was named a first-team All-American quarterback three straight years from 1934–1937 and was a consensus All-American quarterback in 1935 and 1936. He was the second player selected in the 1937 NFL Draft and played two years of professional football for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1937) and Cleveland Rams (1937–1938). Goddard was known as the "Escondido Express," as he grew up in Escondido, California. He reportedly received the nickname from a Los Angeles Times reporter who saw him running and passing against USC, helping Washington State win against USC for the first time in three years. During World War II, Goddard served in the military. He and his wife, Ellen Goddard, had two children. Goddard died at his home in July 1992 at age 77.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 28th, 1914
Place of birth
San Diego, California, United States of America
United States of America
Date of death
July 20th, 1992 at age of 77


1. Washington State University Colleges/University

Washington State University is a public research university based in Pullman, Washington, in the Palouse region of the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1890, WSU is the state's original and largest land-grant university. The university is well known for its programs in chemical engineering, veterinary medicine, agriculture, animal science, food science, plant science, architecture, neuroscience, criminal justice, and communications. It is ranked in the top-ten universities in the US in terms of clean technology and it is one of 96 public and private universities in America with "very high research activity," as determined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. WSU is ranked among the top half of national universities at 115th according to U.S. News and World Report.

Institution info

Type Land-grant university
2013. 780 mil. $
2012. 737 mil. $
2009. 620 mil. $
Institution colors
March 28th, 1890
99164 - Pullman, Washington
2012. 23,135
2010. 21,816
2009. 21,726
2012. 3,714
2010. 4,492
Acceptance rate
2012. 76.0 %
2010. 84.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 11.4 K $
2011. 10.8 K $
2010. 9.49 K $
2009. 8.49 K $
2008. 7.57 K $
Official web page www.wsu.edu
Wikipedia article
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Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
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People attended Washington State University connected by profession and/or age

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