Goldson Running Towards Goals

July 18, 2008

By Chrissy Mauck
San Francisco 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO -- Dashon Goldson is entering his second year in the National Football League, and after a productive off-season, the outlook is promising for the young 49ers safety. Goldson turned heads throughout mini camp and the OTA's as the safety commonly came up with interceptions, broken up passes, strips or fumble recoveries.

'It's fun to make plays out there, but I think I still need to get a lot better,' said Goldson. 'I'm a hard person to be satisfied. I'm never satisfied by how many tackles or interceptions I get, or by how many people say I am doing a good job. I'm just not satisfied with my play.'

Downplaying his football accomplishments is standard procedure for the former Washington defender. Even when the 49ers used their second of three fourth-round draft picks in 2007 to grant him his long held dream of playing in the NFL, Goldson curbed his enthusiasm.

'When I got drafted, my mom and my siblings kept talking about how I didn't show any emotion,' said Goldson. 'Don't get me wrong, I was real happy. But, the work wasn't done. That's an opportunity right there, that doesn't mean anything. That was a foot in the door. I have to do the rest, and I don't feel like I've accomplished anything yet.'

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