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Sharrod Golightly
Sharrod Golightly

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Decatur, Ga.

High School:
Southwest DeKalb

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 187

Position:
SPR

Experience:
4 VL


2014: Senior Spur who was named one of four permanent team captains... started 11 of 13 games... ranked fourth on the squad with 57 tackles and led the team with 7.5 tackles for loss... recorded first-career interception versus East Carolina... credited with five tackles and a pass break up at Kentucky... collected a career high nine tackles, including one for loss, versus Tennessee... had a nine-yard sack against Furman... made eight stops at Florida, including a half sack and 1.5 tackles for loss... logged eight tackles including a pair of TFLs in the bowl win over Miami... played in 46 games making 23 starts in his career... was a preseason second-team All-SEC pick by Phil Steele.

2013: Earned a spot on the AP All-SEC second team and on Phil Steele's third-team All-SEC unit... started all 12 regular season games at the Spur position... sixth on the squad with 47 tackles, including 6.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks... had four pass breakups and recovered a pair of fumbles... tallied six tackles, including a tackle for loss, and a quarterback hurry in his first career start against North Carolina... credited with a 10-yard sack against Vandy... tied for the team high with five stops against UCF... credited with five tackles, including a half-sack and a pass breakup against Kentucky... logged four tackles, including a tackle for loss and a pass breakup at Mizzou... tallied four tackles, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery against Mississippi State... tied for the team lead with six tackles against Florida, including a half-tackle for loss... shared Most Improved safety honors during the spring.

2012: Spur who also was used on special teams... played in eight games, logging three tackles... two of his stops came in the win over Georgia.

2011: Saw action in 12 of 13 games as a redshirt freshman... primarily a special teams performer... did not play in the season opener against East Carolina... recorded seven tackles... credited with a tackle for loss against Florida... had two tackles against Georgia and Nebraska.

2010: Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played safety at Southwest DeKalb High School in Decatur, Ga., graduating in 2010... logged 113 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions as a senior... selected to the first-team Class AAAA all-state team... the Panthers went 10-2 and were the Region 6-AAAA champions... as a junior, credited with 88 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, three sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries... a three-star prospect, the nation's 56th-best safety prospect and the state of Georgia's 64th-best prospect, according to Rivals.com... ranked as a three-star prospect and the nation's 85th-best safety by Scout.com... rated a two-star prospect and the nation's 109th-best safety by ESPN.com... originally committed to Vanderbilt.

PERSONAL: Sharrod Golightly was born January 14, 1992... has earned his degree in sociology.