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Everett Golson | Quarterback

Team: Florida State Seminoles
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/2/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200

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FSU QB Everett Golson was benched during the second quarter against NC State after completing 5 of 9 attempts for 52 yards, two interceptions and a fumble.
As in most cases, the turnovers were a cumulative effort, but Golson played poorly in this game. FSU's offensive line allowed plenty of pressure, and Golson's mobility was likely one factor in Jimbo Fisher naming him the starter. Still, Golson had stayed away from turning the football over this season, but his old habits returned in this contest. Sean Maguire will almost certainly starter the rest of the game, and likely beyond. Nov 14 - 2:09 PM

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FSU announced that graduate QB Everett Golson will start against North Carolina State.

Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher says Sean Maguire’s health is not the reason for the move; Maguire reportedly is suffering from an unspecified injury. Either way, Golson gets a chance for quick redemption this weekend after Fisher benched him for Saturday's 23-13 loss to Clemson. Maguire was horrible (164 yards, no touchdowns and an interception), so Florida State will turn back to Golson. The 6-foot, 200-pound graduate has completed 67.2 percent of his passes for 1,659 yards and an 11/1 TD/INT ratio this year.
Nov 12 - 7:38 PM

FSU HC Jimbo Fisher's indicated that he has not yet settled on whether graduate QB Everett Golson or redshirt junior QB Sean Maguire will start against NC State on Saturday.

Maguire earned the starting nod against Clemson on Saturday, but threw for just 164 yards and a touchdown in an ultimate 23-13 loss. Said HC Fisher, "Whatever our game plan is which way we’ll go with it. I feel comfortable with Sean, I feel comfortable with Everett. We’ll look at what we have to do this game to be successful." For his part, the 6-foot, 200-pound Golson's completed 67.2% of his passes for 1,659 yards and an 11/1 TD/INT ratio. Florida State wraps up the season with contests against NC State, Chattanooga and Florida.
Nov 9 - 5:41 PM

FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said he is "reevaluating" the QB position after Saturday's win against Syracuse.

There are a few ways to look at this. On one hand Fisher did not immediately hand the starting gig back to Everett Golson, who was out with a concussion. However, Jimbo did say he "reevaluates" every week, and has always stated the school has two good quarterbacks. Sean Maguire made a number of impressive downfield throws. There is more information to come this week, for sure.
Source: Campus Rush
Nov 2 - 12:32 PM

FSU QB Everett Golson will not play against Syracuse due to lingering concussion symptoms, according to Todd McShay.

Sean Maguire will start in Golson's place. FSU will be without their top two offensive players in Golson and sophomore RB Dalvin Cook, or basically 90 percent of their offense. Syracuse might not be overly talented, but it appears FSU is looking ahead to next week's game against Clemson. This has trap game narrative written all over it.
Oct 31 - 10:07 AM

FSU graduate QB Everett Golson completed 20-of-30 passes for 210 yards and an interception in Saturday's bonkers 22-16 loss to Georgia Tech.

Golson threw his first interception of the season, but nobody will be talking about that at the water cooler on Monday. No, nobody will be discussing that one. They'll be talking about the contest's wild ending. After Georgia Tech kicked a game-tying field goal with 1:06 remaining, Florida State moved into position for a possible 56-yard game winner by kicker Roberto Aguayo. And then, everything fell apart. The kick was blocked and subsequently scooped up by Lance Austin, who motored 78 yards to glory. Florida State was undefeated entering the contest, but their playoff hopes just took a tough beat.
Oct 24 - 10:37 PM

Pro Football Focus' player grades indicate that FSU graduate QB Everett Golson has been an upgrade over Jameis Winston.

Sound crazy to say about a player replacing the former Heisman winner and recent No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft? It's not. Remember the bundles of interceptions Winston threw last year? Golson has zero. Total. On the season. None. Not only that, but he's PFF’s highest rated QB in the nation (108.11; almost 20 points higher than Winston’s at this point last year). Golson also ranks first in the FBS in overall accuracy percentage (84.3) and fifth in accuracy while under pressure (76.1).
Oct 22 - 4:21 PM

When asked who deserves the credit for QB Everett Golson's improvement this season, FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said "himself."

Specifically, Fisher praised Golson's ability to move from one system and coaching staff to another. "I think it’s one of the great attributes any athletes can have because in today’s world, as volatile as it is in the coaching world, I think it’s an attribute which is very critical to have," Fisher stated. Golson is the only FBS quarterback (who opened the season as a starter) to no turn the football over.
Oct 21 - 12:32 PM

FSU QB Everett Golson completed 26 of 38 attempts for 372 yards and three touchdowns in the school's 41-21 win over Louisville.

Golson created so many plays for the Seminoles today. The offensive line allowed a good amount of pressure, but Golson used quickness and timing to spin away from it and hit receivers on crossing routes or outlet passes. He has yet to throw an interception and now leads the country in that category.
Oct 17 - 4:11 PM

Louisville DC Todd Grantham said that FSU graduate QB Everett Golson's lack of turnovers has been his "biggest contribution."

"Jimbo [Fisher] and his staff have done a great job of having [Golson] understand their system, where to go with the ball, where to throw it, and he’s taken care of the football," said Grantham. The 6-foot, 200-pound graduate gunslinger's mistake-free play stands out all the more given that he threw 14 interceptions in Notre Dame's final nine games during the 2014 campaign. The offshoot of his new-found blemish-free ways is that his numbers offer little in the way of DFS upside. Golson's thrown for more than a singular touchdown just once this season. Contrast that against last year, when he threw two or more touchdowns in every game until the Notre Dame bandwagon crashed into a wall at the end of the season.
Oct 15 - 6:56 PM

FSU QB Everett Golson has not committed a turnover this season on 170 plays.

That is the second longest streak in the country, with Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch at 182. As ESPN's Jared Shanker points out, Golson committed a turnover once out of every 25 "action" plays last season at Notre Dame. We were optimistic about Golson's fit with the Noles, and he has played quite well. The quarterback might not create as many big plays as Jameis Wiston, but one thing Jimbo Fisher prioritizes more than big gains is turnovers.
Oct 12 - 9:39 AM

FSU graduate QB Everett Golson completed 20-of-31 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 24-16 win over Wake Forest.

Golson didn't throw an interception in the contest. His lone touchdown pass came at 13:04 in the third quarter, when he hit Kermit Whitfield for on a five-yard scoring pass. The 6-foot, 200-pound graduate has yet to throw an interception this season, but he also has just one game with more than a single touchdown pass--he threw four in the team's season-opening win over Texas State. Golson's 202 yards against Wake Forest on Saturday was his first game with 200+ yards through the air since that opener.
Oct 3 - 6:54 PM

FSU graduate QB Everett Golson completed 15 of 24 attempts for 119 yards and a touchdown in the school's 14-0 win over Boston College.

Golson opened the game 5 of 5 on the touchdown score during the first drive of the contest, but was forced to avoid pressures and sacks in the backfield all night. Golson was only sacked twice, but that figure could have been much closer to six. For all of the talk of Everett Golson turning the football over, he has yet to throw an interception this season. That isn't to say Golson has been perfect and has not thrown an interceptable pass, but that criticism has not seen light this year.
Sep 19 - 9:39 AM

Per ESPN's David Hale, graduate QB Everett Golson's 6.27 yards per attempt rate against South Florida was the lowest by an FSU starter against a non-Power 5 opponent since HC Jimbo Fisher became playcaller in 2007.

The Seminoles are already familiar with Golson's on-again, off-again style. He played well in the second half against Texas State in Week 1 but completed just 53.8 percent of his passes against USF. "Certainly Golson will get better, but the line is still adjusting (his five sacks are second-most in the ACC), his receiving corps is still young, and Saturday was a good reminder it takes a while to master Fisher's playbook," Hale wrote.
Sep 16 - 9:44 PM

FSU graduate QB Everett Golson completed 14 of 26 attempts for 163 yards and a touchdown in the school's 34-14 win over USF.

Almost all of the production was recorded in the second half. The first two quarters were filled with poor throws, bad offensive line play and receiver drops. Golson got into a bit of a groove in the second half, making good decisions down the field. He isn't afraid to throw vertically, and Jimbo Fisher likes Golson's big play ability. Golson has not turned the ball over for two straight games.
Sep 12 - 3:24 PM