Ole Miss Rebels
5-9, 176
Pascagoula, Mississippi
Pascagoula High School
2nd Round – 56th Overall


Started 33-of-49 games played, recording 136 tackles (90 solo) and 16 interceptions…his 16 interceptions were tops among NCAA active leaders and tied for third-most in school history.

Unanimous All America first team (Walter Camp, FWAA, AP, AFCA, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, USA Today,, CBS Sports,, Athlon, Phil Steele, College Sports Madness, Sports on Earth)…school’s first consensus and unanimous All-America first teamer since Michael Oher in 2008…one of five finalists for Bronko Nagurski Trophy, awarded to the national defensive player of the year…CFPA Elite Defensive Back Trophy winner…SEC Defensive Player of the Year (, College Sports Madness)…All-SEC first team (AP, Coaches,, Athlon, Phil Steele, College Sports Madness)…invited to play in the Senior Bowl…led SEC and ranked second nationally with 10 interceptions, which tied Bobby Wilson’s school record set in 1949…tied for SEC lead and tied for fourth nationally with 18 passes defended…finished with 43 tackles (33 solo), 3.0 TFLs, 0.5 sack and two QB hurries…started every game at field cornerback…vs. Boise State (8/28/14): Tied a career high with eight stops and had a TFL and interception…vs. UL-Lafayette (9/13/14): Made two tackles and had his second career two-INT game, returning one 59 yards for his first career TD…vs. #1 Alabama (10/4/14): Had four tackles (three solo) and a game-saving INT in the end zone with 37 seconds left to seal the Rebels’ 23-17 win…vs. #3 Auburn (11/1/14): Picked off a pass for the fifth straight game and added five tackles (four solo) and two pass break-ups…Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs. #6 TCU (12/31): Had two solo tackles and returned an interception 36 yards.

Played in 12 games with 10 starts at corner finishing eighth on the team with 41 tackles…also recorded 2.5 TFLs, two interceptions and three pass break-ups…Music City Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (12/30/13): Had five tackles, 0.5 TFL, a pass breakup and an INT in start.

Played in 12 games with six starts at cornerback…ranked ninth on the team with 36 tackles…aded three interceptions and six total passes defended…tied for ninth in the SEC with 0.25 interceptions/game…at #7 LSU (11/17): Posted three tackles (two solo) and two interceptions for a total of 36 return yards, including a return of 21 yards that set up a score…BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Pitt (1/5): Made four solo stops and had an interception that he returned 19 yards.

Played in 12 games with four starts at cornerback…tallied 16 total stops and had an interception…vs. Louisiana Tech (11/12): Started second game of the season at corner, recording two solo tackles and his first career interception deep in Rebel territory…vs. LSU (11/19): Racked up a career-high eight tackles (six solo).

A SuperPrep All-America selection and rated the No. 8 player in Mississippi…participated in the Offense Defense All-American Game…named to The Clarion-Ledger’s Top 25 Recruits list and the Dandy Dozen squad… a second team Class 6A All-State pick by the Mississippi Association of Coaches as a senior…rated the No. 10 player in Mississippi and the No. 33 cornerback in the nation by…named the No. 25 cornerback in the nation and No. 271 player overall by…a PrepStar All-Region selection…recorded 3 INTs and scored 5 TDs as a senior…coached in high school by Scott Sission…also named to The Clarion-Ledger’s Baseball Dandy Dozen.

Son of Anthony and Tarsha Golson…major is criminal justice…selected in the eighth round of the 2011 MLB Draft by Boston with the 262nd overall pick as a center fielder.

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