#74, Jacob Golden, Redshirt Freshman, offensive lineman
Weight: 300 (+15)
High School: Peoria High School, Peoria, AZ
How’d he get to the Blue™?
Mr. Golden (“Mr.” because all people that outweigh me by 90 pounds and are *professional people movers get the title, by default) arrived at Boise State as a three star prospect. He was coming off a senior year where he was a captain for his school, a 4-A all-state player, and a Blue-Grey All-American. Mr. Golden also brings some academic chops to the table as, aside from a slew of offers from G5 schools and Washington State, he apparently also turned down Brown and Harvard.
* (Jacob Golden is not a “professional” in a legal sense...yet. NCAA, please don’t smite him with your wildly inconsistent wrath. It was a joke.)
Because he’s ‘golden’, but also because he’s an offensive lineman. Those have a tendency to deliver two-handed ‘punches’ with a high degree of regularity during football games.
Coming off of a redshirt season, he has not yet accrued any highlights at the college level.
Here’s his HS highlights though
Our Golden boy is entering a season where he has an excellent chance to see some playing time. Possibly even significant playing time. Between former left tackle, Ezra Cleveland, leaving early for the NFL to resume blocking for his old pal, Alexander Mattison, in Minnesota, and the graduation of most of the rest of the starting line, there are LOTS of spots up for grabs. While one certainty is that Jon Ojukwu will be starting at one of the tackle spots (specifically the left, as confirmed by the coaching staff), the rest of the offensive line is a gigantic (literally and figuratively) “Who knows??”. Since Golden is a tackle, he’ll probably remain that, but as far as playing time, anything could happen to anyone that proves themselves this offseason.
Is he on Twitter?
Completely made up fact
Jacob only started playing football to so that he could get a scholarship to escape the inferno that is Arizona. While that “fact” is made up, it could also be totally true! Have you been to Arizona in the summer? My goodness!