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Former Dixie State Linebacker Jamal Goodman Passes Away After Being Shot

Jun 25, 2020, 4:00 PM | Updated: Apr 26, 2021, 3:41 pm
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Aerial file photo of the recently renovated Trailblazer Stadium at Dixie State University. (Photo courtesy of Deseret News)
(Photo courtesy of Deseret News)

ST. GEORGE, Utah – Former Dixie State football linebacker Jamal “Tank” Goodman has passed away after allegedly being shot in the closet of his bedroom by his roommate at an apartment complex on Tuesday night.

According to StGeorgeUtah.com, the incident took place just after 9:30 p.m. when officers responded to a shooting that was reported at an apartment complex in St. George. When police arrived, they found 25-year-old Goodman with an injury to his chest. Goodman was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center where he later passed away from his injuries.

Dixie State Athletics released the following statement on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

“We are saddened to learn of the passing of former Dixie State football student-athlete Jamal ‘Tank’ Goodman. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, teammates, and coaches through this difficult time.”

Goodman spent one season on the football team as a redshirt freshman in 2015. StGeorgeUtah.com reported that Goodman was a senior at Dixie State pursuing a bachelor of science in criminal justice.

A GoFundMe page organized to assist with funeral costs said the following about Goodman in its description.

“Jamal was respectful to his elders and mentored the youth. The part that separated Jamal from everyone else is that he always found the good in people, no matter how wrong they could be.”

Those who wish to donate to assist with the family’s funeral expenses can do so here.

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