46 Darby Golden
Darby  Golden


Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Lakewood HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 254

Defensive End



Quickly: Gives defensive line veteran experience and talent... Shown progressive development. 2008 (Jr.): Played in 11 games, making 10 starts... Posted 26 tackles (10 solo, 16 assists), with four tackles for loss along with two sacks... Also notched three pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and one QB hurry... Best outing was at Oregon with seven stops... Added five tackles at San Jose State... Had both of his forced fumbles in Idaho game. 2007 (So.): Played in 11 games, starting the last three of the season... Made 18 stops (six solo, 12 assists) on the year, with one sack and a pass break-up... Logged a sack at Wyoming and a pass break-up at New Mexico State. 2006 (Fr.): Started the final three games of the season, while playing in all 12 contests... Made 18 tackles on the year, including 5.5 for loss, which ranked third on the team... Had two sacks with one against Idaho and one at Nevada... Returned a fumble 46 yards for a touchdown at Louisiana Tech and added six tackles against the Bulldogs... Had three tackles at Nevada. 2005 (RS): Redshirted his first year at USU. High School: A Dream Team selection in California, while also earning first-team all-league honors as a senior... Led the league in sacks with 10 his final year... Played defensive end as a senior... Started his prep career at Wilson High School where he played tailback and linebacker as a freshman, and fullback, linebacker and defensive end as a sophomore and junior... Was the freshman team's Player of the Year... Started as both a sophomore and junior at Wilson HS. Personal: Born Oct. 23, 1987 in Long Beach, Calif... Son of Cindy Golden... Has one sister... Majoring in sociology... Hobbies include video games and shopping.
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