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 season.

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 practice squad, 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.

Life As A Bear

Life As A Bear

"Can you make extra points?'' I said, 'Sure,' and fourteen years later I'm excited to continue my career in the National Football League.

During his 11 seasons as a Chicago Bear he became one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history ranking 5th all time in field goal percentage. All-Pro Kicker Robbie Gould is the only kicker in franchise history to be selected to the Pro Bowl. He is the first player in franchise history to record 100 or more points in six straight seasons. He had 11 career game winning field goals and occupies the top seven highest single season field goal percentages in team history. He was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week four times and a two time NFC Special Teams Player of the Month. A 2015 Ed Block Courage award recipient, which is voted on by his teammates for a player who exemplifies commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage.

He is the Chicago Bears franchise leader in career points (1207), all time leading field goal percentage (85.4), career field goals made (276), most field goals made in a single season (33), consecutive games scoring (150), consecutive extra points made (275), most field goals made over 50 yards in a career (23), most 50 yard field goals made in a single season (7), longest field goal (58), most consecutive field goals made (26), most consecutive games with one field goal (22), highest field goal percentage in a single season (89.7), most seasons with 20 or more field goals in a single season (10).  

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 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 at personal appearances, charity events, public and motivational speaking engagements, or out on the golf course.

Robbie has been featured as one of Chicago Social’s key philanthropists and has often been seen and heard on top broadcast stations including: Chicago’s ABC, FOX, NBC, WCIU, 120 Sports, 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. Robbie has been a national spokesperson for TD Ameritrade, the Chicago area spokesperson for hhgregg, an Ambassador for Fennec Apparel, Taylormade Golf and Snell Golf, among many others. In 2016, he was the spokesperson for Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa and is featured in their commercial and television advertising campaigns.

A sample of additional premier past and present partners of Robbie’s include: 120 Sports, Ace Hardware, Alkame Water, Bear Mattress, Chicago Auto Show, Cloud Ten Sheet, Dune Golf, ESPN1000, Equinox, Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning, Garrett Popcorn, Gilt City Chicago, IT Savvy, Marine Layer Clothing, Mars, Nike, Nike Golf, Oreo, ProCase Sports, Rizza Ford, Skittles, Taylormade golf, The Tie Bar, Visa and Wintrust Financial.

A passion for the game of golf, Robbie plays the celebrity golf tournament circuit during the NFL off-season and is also a brand ambassador for TaylorMade golf. Annually, he hosts The Robbie Gould Celebrity Golf Invitational Presented by Ace Hardware which features over 36 celebrities and in 2016 and 2017 combined, has raised over $1.7 million for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Additional tournaments Gould participates in: LPGA Founders Cup, American Century Championship, Ace Hardware Shootout, CareerBuilder Challenge, Encompass Championship, Joe Carter Golf Classic, and Patrick Warburton’s Celebrity Golf Tournament, among many others.

He has appeared on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, David Feherty Live, and plays an active role in bringing more attention to the golf circuit in the Chicagoland area.

In The Community

"I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of the National Football League; receiving the opportunity to play for some of the greatest teams in the history of the game is a dream only a handful of individuals can ever experience. I can never give football nearly as much as football has given to 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. 

The Goulden Touch has impacted the Chicagoland and Lock Haven communities.  Here are some highlights:

Chicago, IL: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children\'s Hospital of Chicago. As host of The Robbie Gould Celebrity Golf Invitational Presented by Ace Hardware, the event features over 36 celebrities and in 2016 and 2017 combined, has raised over $1.6 million for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children Hospital of Chicago. Spring of 2018, Robbie and the Ace Hardware Foundation will open its library space in the hospital\'s Family Life Center- it serves as a space for all patient families to be together, read, and be inspired.

Lock Haven, PA: Lock Haven Youth Sports, Horses for Hope, among others. In 2011, Robbie started his public charity, The Goulden Touch, headquartered in his home town of Lock Haven, PA (a registered IL non for profit). With a mission to help those in need, The Goulden Touch has gifted over $650,000 to Chicago and Lock Haven, Pennsylvania charity partners. By hosting its annual signature event, the Windy City Kicker Golf Classic in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, The Goulden Touch engages Lock Haven community partners including: Ross Library, Lock Haven University Foundation, and Salvation Army among many others.

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.

Nationally: Celebrity Golf Tour. During the NFL off-season, Robbie also spends time helping his close friends raise awareness for causes they care about. Gould participates in charity golf tournaments including: American Century Championship, Ace Hardware Shootout, Joe Carter Golf Classic, and Patrick Warburton’s Celebrity Golf Tournament, among many others.

Chicago, IL: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children\'s Hospital of Chicago. As host of The Robbie Gould Celebrity Golf Invitational Presented by Ace Hardware, the event features over 36 celebrities and in 2016 and 2017 combined, has raised over $1.6 million for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children Hospital of Chicago. Spring of 2018, Robbie and the Ace Hardware Foundation will open its library space in the hospital\'s Family Life Center- it serves as a space for all patient families to be together, read, and be inspired.

Lock Haven, PA: Lock Haven Youth Sports, Horses for Hope, among others. In 2011, Robbie started his public charity, The Goulden Touch, headquartered in his home town of Lock Haven, PA (a registered IL non for profit). With a mission to help those in need, The Goulden Touch has gifted over $650,000 to Chicago and Lock Haven, Pennsylvania charity partners. By hosting its annual signature event, the Windy City Kicker Golf Classic in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, The Goulden Touch engages Lock Haven community partners including: Ross Library, Lock Haven University Foundation, and Salvation Army among many others.

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.

Nationally: Celebrity Golf Tour. During the NFL off-season, Robbie also spends time helping his close friends raise awareness for causes they care about. Gould participates in charity golf tournaments including: American Century Championship, Ace Hardware Shootout, Joe Carter Golf Classic, and Patrick Warburton’s Celebrity Golf Tournament, among many others.