It's Goins Good: POTD Tim Goins
Aug. 17, 2007
UNLV PLAYER OF THE DAY:
Tim Goins, OL, 6-4, 295, SR-3L, Madison, AL (Bob Jones HS)
UNLV senior lineman Tim Goins is one versatile guy, whether moving up and down the line in the trenches during his time for the Rebels or off the field where, among other things, he is fluent in Japanese.
That flexibility is why he is the Player of the Day for Friday.
A three-time letterwinner entering his final collegiate season, Goins played multiple positions along the offensive line early in his career before finding a home at left guard. Goins was a preseason third team All-MWC selection by Phil Steele's at left guard, where he started all 12 games last season and he is primed for a strong senior campaign.
"Camp is going very well right now," Goins said. "Everyone has strong team chemistry along the offensive line and we have a good attitude right now."
Off the field Goins is a strong student, majoring in electrical engineering and earning 2005 Academic All-MWC honors. Hailing from Madison, Ala., he also can speak Japanese after his girlfriend helped teach him the language.
The fact that he is such a well-rounded individual has made him a strong leader along the Rebel offensive line.
"He is one of the hardest working guys on the team who had a great offseason and spring which he carried over to the fall," offensive line coach Gary Bernardi said. "He is an outstanding leader for us."