Raysean Golden
    Raysean  Golden


    Sumter, S.C.

    High School:

    Last College:
    Coffeyville CC

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 301





    Saluki nose tackle Raysean Golden shows his kinder, gentler side off the field

    South Carolina native is active with Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale.


    Illinois Post-Game Notes

    The Saluki defense has now recorded a sack in 40 of its previous 41 games.


    Photo Gallery at Western Illinois

    Photo Gallery at Western Illinois, Oct. 3, 2015

    2015 (Senior)
    2015 Game-by-Game
    Played in all 11 games and started 10…Recorded 38 tackles and four tackles for loss…Recovered one fumble vs. No. 10 Liberty…Three QB hurries…Season-best six tackles and two tackles for loss at Western Illinois…Named team’s Most Valuable Defensive Lineman by his teammates.

    2014 (Junior)
    2014 Game-by-Game
    Played in all 12 games and started 10...Recorded 36 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks...Forced a fumble against South Dakota and recovered a fumble at Youngstown State...Had a season-high six tackles and 1.5 sacks in a win at Eastern Illinois.... Earned a spot on the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.

    2013 (Sophomore)
    2013 Game-by-Game
    Appeared in 10 games and made five starts at nose tackle...Recorded a season-high three tackles against Youngstown State...Matched fellow nose tackle T.J. Beelen with 11 tackles.

    Prior to SIU
    Recorded 27 tackles and 8.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack as a freshman at Coffeyville.

    High School
    As a senior offensive lineman, recorded 40 pancakes and allowed just one sack...Named conference lineman of the year, All-State and All-Area...Named All-Area as a sophomore...Also named All-Conference in track.

    Full name is Raysean Yohimbe Golden...Born on March 29, 1993 in Sumter, S.C....Son of Al and Mary Golden...Father is a construction worker and mother is a social worker...Has four brothers and five sisters...Majoring in health education.

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