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    Greg Golden

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

    High School:
    St. Thomas Aquinas

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 185

    Position:
    Cornerback


    In 2002: A true team player, he played a significant role on offense, defense and special teams last season ... A co-recipient of the Pack?s Al Michaels Award for putting team before self ... The Pack?s starting tailback in the first four games and a starting cornerback in four other contests, including the Gator Bowl ... NC State?s third-leading rusher with 265 yards, he tied for second with seven passes broken up ... Leading rusher vrsus ETSU (66), Navy (88) and Wake Forest (53) ... Had six kickoff returns for 149 yards versus TTU, the sixth-highest total in school history ... Holds two of the top-10 single-game kickoff return yardage marks in Wolfpack history ... Led the team and would have ranked second in the ACC in kickoff returns with a 22.4 yard average (he did not have enough returns to quality for the ACC list)... Suspended for the Duke game.

    In 2001: Fiery young cornerback who set a single-game Wolfpack record with 175 kickoff return yards in the Tangerine Bowl ... Returned one kick 90 yards for a touchdown, that was the ninth-longest kickoff return in school history and marked the first time since 1996 that a Wolfpack player returned a kick for a TD ... Started the game at 10th-ranked FSU for the injured Brian Williams ... Tied for the team-lead in kickoff returns, his 19.6 yard average ranked 10th in the ACC ... Saw his first action of the season as a DB versus Virginia, he had seen action mainly on special teams before that contest ... Clocked in at 4.45 in the 40-yard dash in the spring of 2002, that mark ties for the 10th-best among returning players ... Boasts a 33? vertical jump, the team?s eighth-best mark.

    Prep: Earned All-county and Class 4A all-state honors despite missing five games with a knee injury suffered the third week of the season... Played for George Smith at St. Thomas Aquinas...Excelled as a return specialist, running back eight punts for 172 yards, including one touchdown, and two kickoffs for 120 yards... Selected usatoday.com and Max Emfinger All-American... Ranked No. 19 defensive back in the nation by Max Emfinger ... Majoring in criminology ... Born 9/16/82.

    Golden Career Stats

    Year ?GP-GS ?Pl ?Att ?Yds ?TD ?KD ?Lg ?Rc-Yd-TD ?Hit ?Ast ?Tot ?KOR
    2001 ?11-1 ?53 -- -- -- -- -- -- ?5 ?4 ?9 ?11-216
    2002 13-8 ?590 60 265 3 7 26 7-86-0 ?23 ?3 ?26 ?16-359
    Totals 24-9 ?643 60 265 3 7 26 7-86-0 ?29 ?7 ?36 ?27-575

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