Senquez Golson

Senquez Golson
No. 27Pittsburgh Steelers
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-07-07) July 7, 1993
Place of birth: Pascagoula, Mississippi
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school: Pascagoula (MS)
College: Mississippi
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Senquez Da'Quinn Golson (born July 7, 1993) is an American football cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Mississippi, where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American.

Early years

Golson was born on July 7, 1993, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, to Anthony and Tarsha Golson.[1]

Golson attended Pascagoula High School, where he was a letterman in baseball, football and track. In football, he recorded three interceptions and five touchdowns as a senior. He was named a Dandy Dozen selection by The Clarion-Ledger.

In baseball, Golson lettered four years under head coach Richie Tillman. As a senior, he hit .345 with three home runs, 25 RBI and 16 steals, leading Pascagoula to the second round of the State Playoffs, and was named a first team All-America selection by Rawlings and was an All-Region first team selection for the Southeast. He was selected in the eighth round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox with the 262nd overall pick, but did not sign.[2]

In track & field, Golson was one of the state's top performers in the 100m. He claimed the state championship in the 100-meter dash for Class 6A in 2011, with a time of 10.66 seconds.[3] He also ran the 200-meter dash, recording a personal-best time of 23.04 seconds.

Considered a three-star recruit by, Golson was ranked as the No. 33 cornerback prospect of his class[4] He committed to Ole Miss on July 21, 2010.[5] and ranked overall 8th in the state of Mississippi.[1]

College career

Despite being drafted by Boston of the MLB, he elected not to sign with the team and decided to return to Ole Miss and fulfill his college commitment.[6] As a freshman, he played in 12 games with four starts at cornerback, recording 16 tackles and an interception. Against Mississippi State he had a season high 8 tackles.[1]

He also played for the Mississippi Diamond Rebels baseball team after his freshman season. At outfield he played in 22 games, starting 15 of them. He batted .204 with, 13 runs scored, 5 stolen bases, and 5 runners batted in.[1]

As a sophomore, he played in 12 games with six starts, finishing with 36 tackles and three interceptions. In a game against #24 Mississippi State he had 3 tackles and 2 interceptions which was a career high.

As a junior, he played in all 12 games at cornerback, with 10 starts, recording 41 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and two interceptions.

On Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 4:50AM, Golson was arrested in his hometown of Pascagoula, Mississippi, for disorderly conduct and failure to comply with an officer for refusing to show a Gautier policeman identification. He was booked into the Pascagoula Adult Detention Center until he posted $1,000 bail.[7]

As a senior, he emerged as one of the best defensive players in the SEC.[8] In a game against #1 Alabama, he made an interception in the back of the end zone sealing the victory and upset for the Rebels.[9] He was named a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection and earned unanimous All-American honours,[10] the first in school history since Michael Oher in 2008.[11] During his senior season he started all 12 regular season games plus the 2015 Peach Bowl. He accumulated 43 tackles, three of them for a loss. He also tied the school record with 10 interceptions in a season, with one of them occurring in the 2015 Peach bowl. Golson also scored his only career touchdown and had 162 interception return yards during his senior season. For his career he had a total of 136 tackles, 6 tackles for a loss, 16 interceptions, and 1 touchdown.[12]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 9 in 176 lb29 3/4 in9 3/8 in 4.46 s 4.20 s 6.81 s 33.5 in 10 ft 0 in 15 reps
All values from NFL Combine[13][14]

Pittsburgh Steelers

Golson was projected to be drafted in rounds 2 or 3. During the 2015 NFL draft he was picked in the 2nd round, 56th overall to the Pittsburgh Steelers on May 1, 2015. The Steelers announced on May 12, 2015 that they had officially signed Golson to a four-year rookie contract worth, overall, $4 million with $2.2 million guaranteed.[15]

Rookie season (2015)

On August 21, 2015, Steeler's head coach, Mike Tomlin, announced that Golson underwent surgery on his shoulder that would likely keep him out for his entire rookie season.[16] He was placed on Injured Reserve (IR) on Monday, August 31, 2015.[17] The surgery was season-ending as Golson did not play the rest of that year.

2016 season

On August 1, 2016, Golson suffered a mid-foot injury during practice.[17] The next day it was determined that the foot suffered a Lisfranc injury and, on August 8, he underwent Lisfranc surgery.[18] Both the Steelers and Golson were hoping for a return to practice within about 7 or 8 weeks. However, on October 8, 2016, Golson was placed on injured reserve after suffering an injury to his lisfranc and will miss the rest of the season.[19]


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