Justin Goltz
Born: (1987-08-23) August 23, 1987 (age 36)
Walled Lake, Michigan
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight215 lb (98 kg)
CollegeOccidental Tigers
Career history
As player
2009Detroit Lions*
2010Sacramento Mountain Lions*
20102014Winnipeg Blue Bombers
20142015Edmonton Eskimos*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Justin Goltz (born August 23, 1987) is a gridiron football quarterback who is retired. He played college football at Occidental College.

Goltz has also been a member of the Detroit Lions, Sacramento Mountain Lions, and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Early years

Goltz attended Walled Lake Central High School in Walled Lake, Michigan. Goltz was a 3-sport athlete (football, baseball, basketball) at Division III Occidental College.[1]

Professional career

He attended NFL Rookie Mini-Camp with the Detroit Lions in 2009, but was not signed to a contract. Goltz was drafted 3rd overall in the 2010 UFL draft by Dennis Green and the Sacramento Mountain Lions. He signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in October 2010. On July 26, 2013, he played his first game as starting quarterback, following an injury to Buck Pierce.[2][3]

In 2013, Goltz was criticized for his touchdown celebrations in a game against Saskatchewan Roughriders. He later gave a public statement that he will not celebrate touchdowns.[4][5]

Goltz has previously done TV ads, including a Snickers commercial with Robin Williams.[6] He worked as a sales engineer at Blast Motion, which manufactures swing-tracking sensors.[6]

In August 2019, Hawk-Eye hired Goltz to collaborate with MLB and the NFL. For MLB, Hawk-Eye provides technology for automated balls and strike system; for the NFL, Hawk-Eye's technology is used for definitive angles during instant replay reviews.[6]


His wife, Meri-De, is former professional beach and indoor volleyball player.[7]


  1. ^ "After Successful Mini-Camp Goltz Back to the Books". Occidental. 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2021-03-05.
  2. ^ "Justin Goltz to take over as Bombers starting quarterback against Stampeders". The Canadian Press. CTV News. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Goltz, Justin | CFLPA.com". Retrieved 2021-03-05.
  4. ^ RAW: Bombers QB Justin Goltz nixes touchdown celebrations, retrieved 2021-03-05
  5. ^ Wiecek, Paul (2013-09-04). "Sep 2013: Touchdown celebrations 'blown out of proportion': Goltz". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2021-03-05.
  6. ^ a b c Friend, Tom (26 September 2022). "Razor-sharp growth focus: Justin Goltz leverages rare 3-sport playing experience to drive Hawk-Eye's sales talks and technology demonstrations". Sports Business Journal.
  7. ^ Wiecek, Paul (26 July 2013). "Goltz's wife waited her whole life for him; perhaps he's what Bomber fans have been waiting for as well". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 27 July 2013.