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    Graduate Student

    Myrtle Beach, SC

    High School:
    Myrtle Beach

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 200




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    Notre Dame Falls to USC, 49-14

    Malik Zaire led the Irish with 170 yards in loss to USC.


    Irish Fall to Louisville, 31-28

    Everett Golson threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns in loss to Louisville.


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    • Lowest Single-Season Interception Percentage (2012, 1.89, 6th)

    • Single-Season Pass Completions (2012, 187, 8th)

    • Single-Season Total Offensive Plays (2012, 412, 8th)

    • Single-Season 300-Yard Passing Games (2012, 1, t-8th)

    • Single-Season Pass Attempts (2012, 318, 9th)

    • Single-Season Total Offensive Yards (2012, 2,703, 9th)

    • Single-Season Passing Yards (2012, 2,405, 10th)

    • Single-Season Total Offensive Yards Per Game (2012, 225.2, 10th)

    • Lowest Career Interception Percentage (2012-, 1.89, 1st)

    • Best Career Winning Percentage By Starting Quarterback (2012-, 10-1/.909, 2nd)

    • Career Total Offensive Yards Per Game (2012-, 225.2, 2nd)

    • Consecutive Victories To Open Starting Career (2012, 10, t-2nd)

    • Career Pass Attempts Per Game (2012-, 26.5, 3rd)

    • Career Pass Completions Per Game (2012-, 15.6, 3rd)

    • Career Passing Yards Per Game (2012-, 200.4, 3rd)

    • Career Completion Percentage (2012-, 58.8, 4th)

    • Career Total Offensive Yards Per Attempt (2012-, 6.56, 7th)

    • Career 300-Yard Passing Games (2012-, 1, t-7th)

    • Career Passing Efficiency (2012-, 131.0, 10th)


    • Maxwell Award Watch List (2014)

    • Davey O'Brien Award Watch List (2014)

    • Walter Camp Award Watch List (2014)


    Points scored: 8, Pittsburgh, Nov 3, 2012

    TDs: 1, six times

    Rush attempts: 16, Purdue, Sep 8, 2012

    Rush yards: 74, Pittsburgh, Nov 3, 2012 (15 carries)

    Rush TDs: 1, six times

    Long rush: 27, Pittsburgh, Nov 3, 2012

    Pass attempts: 42, Pittsburgh, Nov 3, 2012

    Pass completions: 23, Pittsburgh, Nov 3, 2012

    Pass yards: 346, Wake Forest, Nov 17, 2012

    Pass TDs: 3, Wake Forest, Nov 17, 2012

    Had intercepted: 2, Michigan, Sep 22, 2012

    Long pass: 50, Wake Forest, Nov 17, 2012; at Oklahoma, Oct 27, 2012

    Total offense attempts: 57, Pittsburgh, Nov 3, 2012 (15r, 42p)

    Total offense yards: 346, Wake Forest, Nov 17, 2012 (0r, 346p)

    All-purpose yards: 74, Pittsburgh, Nov 3, 2012

    JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Was not enrolled at the University during the fall semester.

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Appeared in 12 games ... started 11 games and led the Irish to victories in 10 contests ... the 10 straight wins to open his starting career were the second-most in school history ... first quarterback in school history to lead the Irish to road victories over top-10 foes in his first two road starts ... completed 58.8 percent of his passes (187 of 318) for 2,405 yards and 12 TDs with six interceptions ... also rushed for 298 yards, the most by an Irish signal caller since Carlyle Holiday had 666 yards in 2001 ... joined Joe Theismann (1970) and Jarious Jackson (1999) as the only Irish quarterbacks to pass for more than 2,000 yards and rush for more than 300 in one season ... registered team-high six rushing TDs ... the six rushing TDs were the most by an Irish quarterback since Jarious Jackson had seven in 1999 ... passed for at least 200 yards in six games, including each of the last five games ... tossed multiple TD passes in three games, each over the last five outings ... recorded both a rushing TD and passing TD in the same game on four occasions (Purdue, Michigan State, Pittsburgh and Boston College) ... first Irish signal caller to lead his team to a victory over a top-10 opponent in his first career road start since Kevin McDougal on Sept. 11, 1993 ... threw for 317 yards in the first half against Wake Forest (Nov. 17), which is the most yards passing ever for a Notre Dame quarterback in the first half ... bested the previous record of 300 set by Jimmy Clausen in the opening half of the 2008 Hawai'i Bowl against Hawai'i ... his 317 yards passing in the opening half is the second-most in any half in school history as Jimmy Clausen had 340 in the second stanza against Navy in 2009 ... finished 20 of 30 for 346 yards and three TDs ... the 346 yards passing was the most by an Irish signal caller since Dayne Crist (368) against Michigan State on Sept. 18, 2010 ... only one Notre Dame quarterback in his first season of competition has ever passed for more yards in a game (Brady Quinn, 350 yards vs. Boston College as a true freshman in 2003) ... only six Notre Dame quarterbacks have ever passed for more yards in a game (Terry Hanratty, Theismann, Joe Montana and Dayne Crist - all once; Clausen - five times; Quinn - six times) ... tossed a career-best three TD passes, all in the opening half against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) ... 12 of his first 14 completions against Wake Forest resulted in first down - the only two completions that did not result in first downs - a nine-yard pass play to S John Goodman and two-yard TD pass to Tyler Eifert ... completed 21 of 31 passes for 289 yards and scored two TDs, one of which was on the ground, in the victory over Purdue (Sept. 8) ... the 289 yards passing was the second most by a Notre Dame quarterback making his first start in Notre Dame Stadium ... Hanratty owns the record with 304 in a 26-14 victory against No. 6 Purdue in 1966, and Golson just nudged ahead of Tom Clements' 1972 effort of 287 yards in a 35-14 Irish win against the Boilermakers ... threw for 186 yards and ran for another 51 in the victory over Miami (Oct. 6) ... completed 17 of 22 passes, including 15 of his first 20 for 153 yards in the first half alone against the Hurricanes ... connected passes to eight different receivers before halftime ... rushed for 45 yards on four carries in the opening 15 minutes against the Hurricanes ... completed all six of his passes for 75 yards in the first quarter against Miami ... ran for 64 yards and threw for 177 more as the Irish knocked off No. 8 Oklahoma, 30-13 ... completed 13 of 25 passes, including three on third down throws ... recorded a then career-long 50-yard pass to Chris Brown in the fourth quarter against the Sooners ... went nine of 18 for 94 yards and two TDs in the fourth quarter to help the Irish rally from a 20-6 fourth-quarter deficit against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) ... threw for 105 yards and two TDs in the fourth quarter and overtime sessions; also ran for 59 yards on nine carries, including a TD and two-point conversion ... accounted for 164 of Notre Dame's 223 total yards in the fourth quarter and overtime (73.5 percent) against the Panthers ... rushed for a career-best 74 yards against Pittsburgh ... had the game-winning rushing TD - a one-yard plunge on the final play of overtime ... against Boston College (Nov. 10), threw for 200 yards and scored three TDs (two of them rushing) as the team claimed a 21-6 victory ... came out of the locker room in the opening quarter on fire against USC (Nov. 24) ... completed seven of eight passes for 100 yards ... his only incompletion was a throw-away on third down out of the end zone ... completed 21 of 36 pass attempts for 270 yards with one TD and one interception vs. Alabama in BCS National Championship Game ... scored a TD on a two-yard rush ... completed 13 of 20 passes for 177 yards with one TD and one interception in the second half vs. Alabama.

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Finalist for Mr. Football of South Carolina in 2010 ... ranked sixth all-time in national high school history with 151 career TD passes ... tabbed SCPrep.com co-player of year following senior season in 2010 ... rated 79th-best player in nation for 2010 by MaxPreps ... named SuperPrep All-American in 2010 ... selected to all-Southern first-team offense in 2010 by Orlando Sentinel ... named second-team all-state by SCVarsity.com in 2010 ... led South Carolina to victory in Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... ranked 16th on Rivals.com dual-threat quarterback list ... rated 12th on Rivals.com South Carolina postseason top 30 list ... finished 44-5 in his career as starting quarterback at Myrtle Beach High School in Myrtle Beach, S.C. ... threw for 11,634 yards and 151 TDs in his career ... led Myrtle Beach to 14-1 record and South Carolina Class AAA state championship vs. South Pointe in 2010 ... missed half of 2010 season due to injury, but still threw for 1,770 yards and 25 TDs as a senior ... led Myrtle Beach to South Carolina Class AAA state runner-up finish in junior season in 2009, completing 224 of 356 passes for 3,529 yards with 47 TDs and three interceptions ... named MaxPreps junior All-American in 2009 ... 2009 Associated Press South Carolina all-state selection ... two-time recipient of WPDE Zoneman award as top player in Florence/Myrtle Beach area in 2008 and 2009 ... as a sophomore in 2008 guided Myrtle Beach to 13-1 record and South Carolina Class AAA State Championship, throwing for 3,570 yards with 44 TDs and 10 interceptions ... led Seahawks to 12-1 record as a freshman in 2007 and completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 2,765 yards with 35 TDs and 11 interceptions ... played point guard for Myrtle Beach basketball team and led team to 2008 South Carolina Class AAA state championship ... named all-state in basketball by South Carolina basketball coaches association after averaging 19.6 points, 5.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game as junior in 2009-10 ... plays piano and drums with his father at Mount Olive AME Church ... played piano at Champs Sports Bowl luncheon talent show ... graduated from high school in December 2010 and enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2011 ... played for coach Mickey Wilson at Myrtle Beach High School ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management-entrepreneurship.

    Golson's Career Statistics

    Passing Rushing
    Year G Comp Att INT Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
    2011 Did Not Play
    2012 12 187 318 6 58.8 2405 12 94 298 3.2 6
    2013 Did Not Play
    TOTALS 12 187 318 6 58.8 2405 12 94 298 3.2 6
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