All players sacrifice to be a student-athlete, but few have given up as much as Senior Senquez Golson. Golson was drafted in the eighth round in 2011 by the Boston Red Sox and gave up six figures for his first love, football.
WHERE’S HE FROM?
The Pascagoula, MS native was a SuperPrep All-American and the no. eight player in the state of Mississippi. Named to the Clarion-Ledger’s Dandy Dozen was named the 25th best cornerback in the nation by Scout.com.
Golson started at cornerback almost immedietly with four starts as a freshman, six as a sophomore and 10 last year. Some of his best games so far have been:
- 11/12/11 His first interception against Louisiana Tech
- 11/17/12 Two interceptions and three tackles against LSU
- 1/5/13 Made four tackles and an interception against Pittsburg in the BBVA Compass Bowl
- 11/9/13 Two tackles and an interception against Arkansas
- 12/30/13 Five tackles and an interception against Georgia Tech in the Music City Bowl
Golson has been a dependable player at the postion. As a senior, Golson will have some help as the coaching staff has developed depth at corner moving Kailo Moore from running back. With the growth of players Mike Hilton and Derrick Jones and potentially juco-star Tee Shepard, this could be a special year for the Rebel defense.
He tweaked a hamstring this spring but will return to be a part of an impressive Rebel secondary that not only has All-American talent (Cody Prewitt) but quality depth that will give Senquez some help and help him lock down his side of the field.