When CU starting place kicker Aric Goodman realized that the Buffs’ game against Hawaii was scheduled for Yom Kippur, he was torn between fulfilling his religious obligations and “being there” for his team during an important game.
The 5’10”, 195-lb. senior wanted to find a way to fast, attend services and play in the game. He sought the advice of Rabbi Yisroel Wilhelm, director of CU Chabad.
Rabbi Wilhelm’s first response was to forgo the game on Yom Kippur.
For Goodman, that was not an option.
After talking with CU Head Coach Dan Hawkins and Special Teams Coach Kent Riddle, Goodman will be allowed to attend services for Kol Nidre Friday night and Yom Kippur services Saturday morning. He will fast, but will receive intravenous hydration prior to the 1:30 p.m. game against Hawaii.