The Early Years

The Early Years

‘‘Luckily, I got a call from the Bears.’’

A graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Business Management, Robbie Gould knows and understands the meaning of hard work. A walk-on to the football team his freshman year, Robbie worked diligently to earn a scholarship that began his sophomore year.

Robbie completed his collegiate career ranked 5th on Penn State's all-time scoring list and was also named one of two recipients of the Frank Patrick Memorial Total Commitment Award. This achievement, annually presented to junior class members, is given to those who dutifully complete responsibilities in all facets of the football program and do so in an exemplary manner.

After graduation, Robbie entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent by New England, but
after a short time, he was waived. Following, the Baltimore Ravens had asked Robbie to join their team, but he was again released. Disappointed yet still determined, Robbie
returned to Lock Haven, Pennsylvania and began working a 9-5 job at a local construction company. It was in the fall of 2005 when Robbie received a call from the Chicago Bears (having hung up on them twice because he thought it was a prank) inviting him to hop on a plane to Chicago to tryout for their team.

On the Field

On the Field

"Can you make extra points?'' I said, 'Sure,' and nine years later I'm excited to finish my career as a Chicago Bear.

As one of the most consistent kickers in the National Football League, All-Pro Kicker Robbie Gould joins Kevin Butler as the only players in franchise history with 1,000 points. Robbie was the first placekicker in Chicago Bears history to be selected to the Pro Bowl after leading all kickers with 143 points during the 2006 season. He also holds the franchise record for field goals made in a season (32 in 2006) and with a 58-yarder on August 8, 2013 versus Cincinnati, he set the franchise record for longest field goal.

As one of the most consistent kickers in the National Football League, All-Pro Kicker Robbie Gould joins Kevin Butler as the only players in franchise history with 1,000 points. Robbie was the first placekicker in Chicago Bears history to be selected to the Pro Bowl after leading all kickers with 143 points during the 2006 season. He also holds the franchise record for field goals made in a season (32 in 2006) and with a 58-yarder on August 8, 2013 versus Cincinnati, he set the franchise record for longest field goal.

OFF the Field

OFF the Field

“Tackle Your Fears and Fulfill Your Dreams” From local and national television appearances, hosting charity events, playing the celebrity golf tour, broadcasting on Chicago radio and television, and making sure to always put his family first, Robbie Gould is “Good as Gould” off the field.

As a new father, Robbie knows and understands the importance of putting family first. While not on the football field or spending quality time with those closest to him, he is often spotted around Chicago at personal appearances, on the golf course, and at public and motivational speaking engagements.

In the November 2013 issue, Robbie was featured as one of Chicago Social’s key philanthropists and is often seen on Chicago’s top broadcast stations including: ABC, FOX, NBC, WCIU, ESPN1000 Radio, as well as national outlets including: ESPN, NFL Network, and NBC's TODAY Show.

Known for his engaging and energetic personality, Robbie Gould creates memorable experiences for all fans and long-term relationships with all partners.

Some premier past and present partners of Robbie’s include: Alkame Water, Chicago Auto Show, ESPN 1000, Equinox, Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning, Gilt City Chicago, IT Saavy, Joe Caputo & Sons, Mars, Nike, Nike Golf, ProCase Sports, Pugi Volkswagen, Rizza Ford, and Wilfred Newman.

In The Community

"I am so fortunate to be a part of the National Football League and on one of the greatest teams in the history of the game, the Chicago Bears. I can never give back enough as much as football has given me."

Robbie recognizes his true accomplishments beyond the football field and in 2011, he started his public charity, The Goulden Touch. With a mission to help those in need, the charity focuses its giving efforts under four Goulden Rules: Education, Health & Wellness, Medical Research and Social Service. In 2013 alone, The Goulden Touch gifted close to $300,000 to local Chicagoland and Lock Haven, Pennsylvania charities.

Highlights since its inception include:

The Goulden Touch hosts an annual celebrity golf tournament, The Robbie Gould Celebrity Invitational, which raises funds for different local charities. In 2013, The Robbie Gould Celebrity Invitational helped build Goulden Touch Field, a turf soccer and football field, in the West Lawn neighborhood of Chicago. Each year, over 12,000 children will use Goulden Touch Field. This project was in part of the partnership with the Pritzker/Traubert Family Foundation’s initiative, Take the Field. Goulden Touch Field officially opened on September 24, 2013.

Along with Naperville School District 204, The Goulden Touch launched the annual “Kicking Hunger” campaign in 2012. Each year, Kicking Hunger raises meals and funds for the Northern Illinois Food Bank—to date, The Goulden Touch has raised over 36,000 meals for their backpack program.

The Goulden Touch has partnered with several Chicago leading organizations as well as the American Red Cross to help the 2013 central Illinois tornado storm victims. On November 18th for the Monday Night Football event, a portion of the funds raised directly went to this cause. Robbie, and a few of his teammates, also participated in a service day in Coal City on November 19th and Washington, IL on December 4th. Robbie and The Goulden Touch have made a commitment to help these cities throughout the entire rebuilding process.

The Goulden Touch supports WITS, Working in the Schools, which promotes literacy and a love of learning in elementary public school students in Chicago through a volunteer-powered, outcomes-based portfolio of programs. WITS, The Goulden Touch and Meatheads teamed up together for WITSummer Books in 2013 to give over 3,000 students the opportunity to keep their reading on track this summer.

The Goulden Touch hosts an annual celebrity golf tournament, The Robbie Gould Celebrity Invitational, which raises funds for different local charities. In 2013, The Robbie Gould Celebrity Invitational helped build Goulden Touch Field, a turf soccer and football field, in the West Lawn neighborhood of Chicago. Each year, over 12,000 children will use Goulden Touch Field. This project was in part of the partnership with the Pritzker/Traubert Family Foundation’s initiative, Take the Field. Goulden Touch Field officially opened on September 24, 2013.

Along with Naperville School District 204, The Goulden Touch launched the annual “Kicking Hunger” campaign in 2012. Each year, Kicking Hunger raises meals and funds for the Northern Illinois Food Bank—to date, The Goulden Touch has raised over 36,000 meals for their backpack program.

The Goulden Touch has partnered with several Chicago leading organizations as well as the American Red Cross to help the 2013 central Illinois tornado storm victims. On November 18th for the Monday Night Football event, a portion of the funds raised directly went to this cause. Robbie, and a few of his teammates, also participated in a service day in Coal City on November 19th and Washington, IL on December 4th. Robbie and The Goulden Touch have made a commitment to help these cities throughout the entire rebuilding process.

The Goulden Touch supports WITS, Working in the Schools, which promotes literacy and a love of learning in elementary public school students in Chicago through a volunteer-powered, outcomes-based portfolio of programs. WITS, The Goulden Touch and Meatheads teamed up together for WITSummer Books in 2013 to give over 3,000 students the opportunity to keep their reading on track this summer.