This Saturday, is senior day at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. It will be the final home game for many players who have turned this season into a remarkable experience. From now leading into the 2014 Egg Bowl, we at OleHottyToddy.com would like to take the time to appreciate the Rebel seniors and what they’ve accomplished during their tenures at Ole Miss.
In this article, we will look at…
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Senquez Golson, Cornerback
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Background: Senquez Golson came to Oxford as apart of the 2011 signing class. In high school, Golson was named a SuperPrep All-America selection and rated the No. 8 player in Mississippi. He participated in the Offense-Defense All-American Game.
Golson was named to The Clarion-Ledger’s Top 25 Recruits list and the Dandy Dozen squad. He was a second team Class 6A All-State pick by the Mississippi Association of Coaches as a senior. Golson was rated the No. 10 player in Mississippi and the No. 33 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com. He was named the No. 25 cornerback in the nation and No. 271 player overall by Scout.com. He was also a PrepStar All-Region selection. Golson recorded 3 INTs and scored 5 TDs as a senior in high school.
Career at Ole Miss: Senquez Golson made his collegiate debut at Ole Miss on Sept. 3, 2011 in the home game against BYU, where he recorded his first solo tackle. He made his first career start on Sept. 10th against Southern Illinois at cornerback. Golson finished his freshman season with 16 total tackles and one interception. He played in all 12 games and made four starts at cornerback.
Golson decided to pursue one season of baseball while at Ole Miss, during the 2012 season. He appeared in 22 games and made 15 starts in the outfield for the Diamond Rebels, while hitting .204 on the year with 13 runs scored, five RBI and five stolen bases. But once Hugh Freeze came to town, Golson made the decision to focus solely on football for the remainder of his years at Ole Miss.
During the 2012 season, Golson played in 12 games and received six starts at cornerback. He finished ninth on the team with 36 total tackles. He would also record three interceptions and six total pass breakups on the season.
Golson backed up another successful season in 2013. He finished eighth on the team with 41 total tackles. He would also record 2.5 tackles for a loss, two interceptions, and three pass breakups. He played in 12 games in 2013, making 1o starts at cornerback.
Golson most successful season of his Ole Miss career is without a doubt this season. Golson has paved the way for the success of the feared Ole Miss secondary. He has built a reputation of being a threat in matches with some of the nation’s top receivers, and his been recently been eyed by NFL scouts. Through 11 games this season, Golson has recorded nine interceptions, and leads the SEC. He is ranked second nationally. He has also added 35 total tackles, three tackles for a loss, 0.5 sacks, and seven pass breakups. Recently, Golson was named one of five finalists for the 2014 Bronko Nagurski Trophy.
We would like to congratulate Senquez Golson for all of his accomplishments as an Ole Miss Rebel. Thank you for the amazing seasons, and we hope you have success in the years to come. Hotty Toddy!