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      Tad Golden
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lithonia, Ga.

High School:
SW DeKalb

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
DB

Experience:
3L

(Full name: Theodore Roosevelt Golden III) ... Born: Jan. 6, 1980 ... Coach at Southwest DeKalb High School: Buck Godfrey.

2001 - Games/Started: 12/0 ... One of six team captains ... Earned captain spot due to his stellar play on special teams and to show emphasis of special teams ... Key special teams player who had best game statistically against Syracuse with three tackles ? Caused a fumble in LSU game.

2000 - Games/Started: 12/2...Finished season with 26 total tackles...Started at strong safety in Florida and LSU games...Against Gators, he posted a tackle, three assists and a pass broken up...With five tackles against LSU, he led defense, blocking a field goal that could have given Tigers the win at end of regulation play...Intercepted a pass in fourth quarter of Alabama game...Played nickel back in some games...Had a tackle and a pass breakup in Cotton Bowl against Kansas State ...

1999 - Games/Started 9/0 ... Participated in nine games, including Fiesta Bowl, as reserve defensive back or special teams performer ... Bounced back for bowl appearance after missing final three games of regular season with a stress fracture ... Made five tackles on special teams ...

1998 - Games/Started: 12/1 ... Played as a true freshman, seeing action on special teams and reserve strong safety ... Registered 17 hits over season ... Started against Kentucky, a game in which he accounted for eight tackles ... Had three hits against South Carolina and two each against Alabama and Alabama-Birmingham ...

HIGH SCHOOL - Super-Prep and National Recruiting Advisor All-America ... USA Today honorable mention All-America ... Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 choice ... Selected to play in Georgia-Florida all-star game ... All-DeKalb County ... A two-year starter who compiled 151 tackles, three sacks, four interceptions, 42 pass breakups, two caused fumbles and one fumble recovery ... Registered 71 tackles, two interceptions and 17 passes broken up as a senior ... Sophomore team won 7-4A state title with 14-1 record ... Junior and senior squads reached the playoffs ... Also participated in track and basketball ... Coach at Southwest DeKalb High School: Buck Godfrey.

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
TOT
FUM
FUM
QB
Class/Year
UT
AT
HITS
REC
CAU
SKS
PBU
INT
Fr. 1998
11
6
17
0
0
0
1
0
So. 1999
3
2
5
0
0
0
0
0
Jr. 2000
19
7
26
1
0
0
4
1
Sr. 2001
12
4
16
0
1
0
0
0
TOTALS
45
19
64
1
1
0
5
1

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