Mike Goings, a graduate of Paulding (Ohio) High School, had a spectacular individual Bluffton football season in 1962. His 22 touchdowns and 132 points led the nation’s small colleges as he ran for 1,183 yards.
In addition to the single-season records for touchdowns and scoring, he holds the single-game record for yards rushing, with 314 vs. Alma in 1962.
Goings was All-MOC and all-district from 1961-63 and in 1965. He was the first player to lead the Beavers in rushing all four years. For his career, Goings had 3,338 yards in 580 attempts, plus 47 touchdowns and two conversions for 284 points.
A 1970 graduate with a major in social work, Goings has worked for Lima City Schools as a guidance counselor and home school coordinator, for the United Parcel Service and as a sales representative for J.M. Sealts Co.