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Brandon                            Golson
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Brandon
Golson
Class: Sr.
Hometown: St. Mathews, S.C.
Height: 6-2
Weight: 230
Sport: Football
Position: LB

Biography

2013 (Jr.)
- Started all 12 games at Buck linebacker
- Finished with 41 tackles, including 31 solo stops, four sacks, seven tackles for loss, five forced fumbles and two pass breakups
- No. 1 in the Big 12 Conference and No. 2 nationally in forced fumbles
- Tied for No. 15 in the Big 12 Conference in sacks
- Led the Mountaineers with five forced fumbles
- Second on WVU with four sacks
- Third on the team with seven tackles for loss
- Finished with five tackles, including four unassisted, a pass breakup and forced a fumble against Iowa State
- Had three tackles, including a sack at TCU
- Set career high in solo tackles (5) and tied career high in total tackles (6) at Kansas State
- Set career highs in assisted tackles (2) and total tackles (6) at Baylor
- Led WVU with two tackles for loss and one sack vs. Oklahoma State
- Tallied fourth forced fumble vs. Oklahoma State
- Recorded two sacks and forced two fumbles at Oklahoma
- Tallied four solo tackles and five total tackles vs. William & Mary
 
Georgia Military
- Played two seasons for coach Bert Williams at Georgia Military
- Played in only four games in 2012 due to injury, registering six tackles, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries
- As a freshman, recorded 24 tackles with five tackles for loss, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in 2011
 
High School
- Played just two seasons of football for coach Walt Wilson at Calhoun County High
- Named the Orangeburg Times & Democrat Defensive Player of the Year in 2009
- First team all-area selection at Calhoun County High
- Logged 113 tackles and 30 sacks with four forced fumbles, earning all-state honors as selected by The State
- Selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl
 
Personal
- Born April 1
- Son of Lavel Murph and Angie Bowman
- One of four children
- Majoring in sociology and anthropology

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