SENIOR SEASON (2014): Started all 12 regular-season games ... did not start in the Music City Bowl vs. LSU (Dec. 30) ... ranked eighth in the FBS in point responsibility (224), 11th in point responsibility per game (17.4), t-13th in passing TDs (29), 18th in passing yards (3,445), 21st in passing yards per completion (13.46), 22nd in total offense (286.8), 22nd in passing yards per game (265.0), 23rd in passing yards per attempt (8.07), 30th in passing efficiency (143.6), 38th in completions per game (19.69), 47th in completions percentage (60.0) and 86th in rushing TDs (eight) ... fourth quarterback in school history to eclipse 3,000 passing yards in a single season ... owns a 17-6 (.739) record as a starting quarterback at Notre Dame ... threw for at least three TD passes in six of Notre Dame's 13 games, tossing four against Syracuse (Sept. 27) and three against Michigan (Sept. 6), North Carolina (Oct. 11), Florida State (Oct. 18), Navy (Nov. 1) and Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... threw for at least two TDs in 11 of 13 games and 14 times in his Irish career ... has eclipsed 300 yards passing six times in his career and five times in 2014 (only three other Irish passers have more 300 yard games) ... threw for at least 200 yards in 11 of 13 games and 16 of the last 18 contests overall ... threw 29 TD passes, which ranked fourth in single-season school history ... ranked third on the team with 283 rushing yards and topped the Irish with eight rushing TDs ... his eight rushing TDs were third best in single-season QB school history -- only Rick Mirer (1991) and Tony Rice (1988) have collected more and each registered nine ... his eight rushing TDs tied for 15th in the nation among quarterbacks ... responsible for 64.5 percent of Notre Dame's total offense yards ... one of four Notre Dame quarterbacks with at least six career 300-yard games, joining Brady Quinn, Jimmy Clausen and Tommy Rees ... responsible for 37 TDs (29 TD passes and eight TD runs) ... his 17.4 points responsibility per game fell just shy of Brady Quinn's school record of 18.0 set in 2006 ... started the season opener against Rice (Aug. 30) .. completed 14 of 22 passes for 295 yards and two TDs (three dropped passes and three throw-a-ways were included among his eight incomplete passes) ... added 41 yards rushing and three TDs, which tied the Notre Dame record by a quarterback ... three rushing TDs by an Irish quarterback had been accomplished twice before, first by Paul Hornung against North Carolina (Nov. 17, 1956) and again by Jarious Jackson against Stanford (Oct. 3, 1998) ... no Irish player, regardless of position, had run for three TDs in a game since Jonas Gray scored three times on the ground against Navy (Oct. 29, 2011) ... his 75-yard TD pass to Will Fuller was the longest of his career and also was the longest TD pass at Notre Dame Stadium since Dayne Crist hit Michael Floyd for an 80-yard TD against Western Michigan (Oct. 16, 2010) ... also threw the second longest TD of his career, a 53-yard strike to C.J. Prosise, with five seconds remaining in the first half ... equaled his then career high with three touchdown passes in the 31-0 rout of Michigan (Sept. 6) ... completed 23 of 34 passes for 226 yards and no interceptions against the Wolverines ... completed 25 of 40 passes for 259 yards and two TDs in the 30-14 victory over Purdue (Sept. 13) ... ran for 56 yards on 14 carries against the Boilermakers ... led Notre Dame in rushing vs. Purdue (first Irish quarterback to lead the team in rushing since Andrew Hendrix in 2011) ... completed a then career-high 25 passes against Purdue ... went 32 of 39 for 362 yards and four TDs in the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) ... completed 25 consecutive passes between the second and fourth quarters, falling one shy of matching the Football Bowl Subdivision record established by Dominique Davis of East Carolina against Navy on Oct. 22, 2011 ... the 25 consecutive completions shattered the school record of 14, a mark established by Ron Powlus against Michigan State (Sept. 20, 1997) and matched by Brady Quinn against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 2, 2006) and Tommy Rees against Maryland (Nov. 12, 2011) ... his 32 completions were a career high and tied for the fifth-best singlegame showing in school history (most by a Notre Dame passer since Tommy Rees completed 34 passes against Tulsa on Oct. 30, 2010) ... his 362 passing yards were the most by an Irish signal caller since Dayne Crist threw for 369 in an overtime loss to Michigan State on Sept. 18, 2010 ... his completion percentage of 82.1 ranked eighth in single-game school history ... his late first-quarter interception against the Orange snapped a streak of 120 consecutive pass attempts without an interception (dating back to the BCS National Championship Game against Alabama on Jan. 7, 2013) ... threw for 241 yards and ran for another 34 in the 17-14 victory over No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) ... added a pair of TD passes ... led the Irish on a nineplay, 65-yard gamewinning TD drive in the waning minutes against the Cardinal ... hooked up with Ben Koyack on fourth and 11 for a 23-yard TD pass with 1:01 left in the fourth quarter ... completed 21 of 38 passes for 300 yards and three TDs in the 50-43 victory over North Carolina (Oct. 11) ... did throw an interception and fumbled, but also ran for a season-high 71 yards ... threw for at least three TDs in a game for the fourth time in his career ... stood toe to toe with 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston in a tight game at No. 2 Florida State (Oct. 18) ... completed 31 of 52 passes for 313 yards with three TDs and a pair of interceptions against the Seminoles ... also gained 33 yards on the ground in Tallahassee ... in the 49-39 victory over Navy (Nov. 1), became the first Irish quarterback in school history to throw for three TDs and run for three TDs in the same game ... his three rushing TDs equaled the school record for a quarterback, shared by Paul Hornung (vs. North Carolina, 1956), Jarious Jackson (vs. Stanford, 1998) and himself earlier this season against Rice (Aug. 30) ... Golson's three TDs passing give him six career games with at least three TD passes and five this season ... completed 18 of 25 passes for 315 yards and added 33 yards rushing vs. Navy ... completed 22 of 41 passes for 446 yards and two TDs at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) ... his 446 passing yards were the fifth most in school history and the most since Jimmy Clausen threw for 452 against Navy on Nov. 7, 2009 ... completed passes to 10 different receivers vs. the Sun Devils with three (Will Fuller-95, Amir Carlisle-92 and C.J. Prosise-85) gaining at least 85 yards ... registered 11 passing plays of at least 21 yards, including five of at least 30 yards ... threw a career-worst four interceptions against Arizona State ... completed 21 of 40 passes for 287 yards and three TDs (added 78 yards rushing, including a 61-yard TD run) against Northwestern on Nov. 15 ... his 61-yard rush was the longest run of the season by Notre Dame and the longest TD run by a Notre Dame quarterback since Carlyle Holiday scored from 67 yards out against Pittsburgh on Oct. 6, 2001 ... completed 16 of 24 passes for 236 yards and two TDs against Louisville (Nov. 22) ... efficiency rating of 168.4 was by far the best against Louisville in 2014 (minimum 20 passes), topping the 130.4 posted by Florida State's Jameis Winston ... completed just seven of his 18 passes for 75 yards at USC (Nov. 29) ... did not start in the 31-28 Music City Bowl victory over No. 22 LSU (Dec. 22), but played a critical role in the triumph ... completed six of 11 passes for 90 yards ... went four of five for 50 yards passing on the game's final drive that led to Kyle Brindza's game-winning field goal as time expired ... he completed a 12-yard pass to Ben Koyack to convert a critical third and- 10 play.
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 downs - the only two completions that did not result in first downs - a nine-yard pass play to 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 were 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 careerlong 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, South Carolina ... 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.