It’s been over two months since former SDSU standout Dallas Goedert was selected in the NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. After going through rookie minicamp, OTA’s, and mandatory minicamp, Goedert returned to his home state.
“It’s feels good to be back. It’s crazy. I was just thinking yesterday or two days ago, it’s a month until our first preseason game which is just unbelievable thinking that, but it’s good to be back in South Dakota. Seeing familiar faces is nice, so I’ve enjoyed my time back,” Goedert said.
Seventy-five attendees and their guests were able to meet the Eagles rookie along with a couple youth football teams. The Britton native says he hopes to be a role model for those kids.
“Just knowing my platform just keeps growing and growing to shed light on important things. It’s really honored and I’m blessed to be in the situation that I’m in,” Goedert said.
Following the meet and greet, Goedert will have less than two weeks until his first training camp starts on July 25th.
“It’s going to be really competitive and I’m really looking forward to that. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun getting out there, getting the pads back on and just playing football again,” Goedert said.
As he gets ready for his first NFL season, Goedert says his role with the defending champs is purely dependent on himself.
“They like to use tight ends in the offense so if they can have 1, 2 or 3 tight ends that they can trust they’ll play them all. It’s up to me. It’s on my shoulders, it’s not I might get in or I might not. If I can prove myself, they’ll put me in,” Goedert said.