Bucknell Football BIO
43 Connor Golden
Career Statistics entering 2017: 26 games played, 20 games started, 120 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 12 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 1 blocked kick.
2016 (Junior): Appeared in six games with six starts at safety position ... ninth on team with 32 tackles ... had at least three tackles in each game played ... season-high eight stops came at Chalreston Southern when he also equaled career high with two interceptions ... had four pass breakups - all in first three games played.
2015 (Sophomore): Missed season opener vs. Marist due to injury and then started final 10 games at safety ... Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week Oct. 19 after 13 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions at Army West Point ... one of the interceptions was an acrobatic grab that garnered him a place on SportsCenter Top 10 plays ... was also named STATS Honorable Mention National Defensive Player of the Week and a College Sporting News National All-Star following the Army contest ... three double-figure tackle games ... finished fourth on team with 60 tackles ... also had 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... averaged 10.0 tackle per game during a three-game mid-season stretch against Lehigh, Army and Georgetown ... earned Keating-Rieu Memorial Award as team’s outstanding player in the Colgate game after recording 10 tackles against the Raiders.
2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 10 games with four starts ... started the final four games of the season at weak safety ... finished season with 28 tackles ... 26 tackles over final five games ... tied for seventh on squad with 28 tackles ... also had one tackle for loss (at Holy Cross), one interception (at Lehigh) and two pass breakups (at Georgetown, at Holy Cross) ... blocked a punt at Bryant ... only blocked kick of season by a Bison player.
Archbishop Ryan: Three-year football and baseball letterwinner … First Team All-City Philadelphia in football … First Team All-Southeast Pennsylvania … First Team All-Pennsylvania … First Team All-Catholic … football team captain … Second Team All-Catholic in baseball.
Personal: Connor Patrick Golden … born Dec. 23, 1995 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania … son of Paul and Jackie Golden … has one brother, Paul, and a sister, Erin … father played football at Lycoming College ... majoring in economics.
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