Matt Goldsmith
Matt Goldsmith


Clinton, Md.

High School:
Bishop McNamara

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200





Redbirds Stay Perfect at Home, Defeat the Coyotes 28-14

ISU improved to 4-0 at Hancock Stadium this season with the win over the Coyotes.


No. 9 Eastern Illinois Tops No. 16 Illinois State in Mid-America Classic

Defensively, Mike Banks earned a career-high nine tackles, including eight unassisted.


The Brock Spack Show Airs Live Thursday at Schooners

Coach Spack will be joined by senior defensive back Matt Goldsmith.


No. 15 Redbirds Advance in FCS Playoffs, Beat No. 6 Appalachian State 38-37 in OT

ISU will travel to Eastern Washington for the quarterfinals next Saturday.


No. 12 ISU Football Wins 5th Straight, Tops South Dakota 34-31


Redbird Xtra | Defensive Backs features a positional breakdown of defensive backs during the 2010 Redbird football fall camp.


Illinois State Vs. South Dakota

Illinois State Vs. South Dakota on Oct. 26, 2013.


Illinois State vs. Eastern Illinois

September 15, 2012


ISU football vs Dayton

Photos from Dayton game.


Fall Camp Practice #3 (Aug. 6, 2012)

Redbird Football Fall Camp practice #3

2013: Started all 11 games at cornerback ... ranked fifth on the team with 46 total tackles, 35 of which were solo stops ... added 3.5 tackles-for-loss, broke up five pass attempts, forced and recovered a fumble ... tied a season-best with eight tackles and added a TFL against Eastern Illinois ... matched that season-best effort with eight tackles, seven of which were solo stops, and forced and recovered a fumble in a win over South Dakota ... had five tackles in each of the final three games of the season.

2012: Played in all 13 games, with six starts at free safety ... finished the season with 42 tackles, including 28 solo stops ... added five pass breakups as well ... posted six stops in the overtime victory vs. Eastern Illinois ... had five tackles in the road win at Indiana State ... set a career-high with 10 tackles and broke up a pair of passes in the second-round playoff victory at Appalachian State.

2011: Started all 11 games at strong safety ... credited with 35 tackles and three pass breakups ... recorded a career-high nine tackles, including seven solo stops at Youngstown State ... had eight tackles at No. 5 North Dakota State ... tallied four solo tackles against No. 16 Indiana State.

2010: Played in seven games as a reserve cornerback ... recorded eight tackles a pass breakup on the year ... recorded three tackles, including two solo stops, in the season opener against Central Missouri ... tallied a pair of tackles in the road win at No. 20 South Dakota State ... broke up a pass and recorded a tackle in the conference finale against Youngstown State.

Bishop McNamara HS: Three-year letterwinner ... played and started in all 11 games as a senior ... led conference with 820 yards and 51 catches on offense while scoring seven touchdowns ... recorded 40 tackles, three interceptions and a touchdown on defense ... named first-team All-WCAC selection ... also named an all-county, all-metro and all-state selection after senior season ... member of the `Super 60' team selected by ... caught 21 passes for 450 yards and a touchdown as a junior ... also tallied 30 tackles and two interceptions on defense ... named a third-team All-WCAC selection ... also played basketball.

Personal: Born November 11, 1992, in Clinton, M.D. ... son of Milton and Marilyn Goldsmith ... has a sister, Marlisa (20) ... will graduate cum laude ... intended major is marketing ... also recruited by Rhode Island and Massachusetts.