Senior who won the starting nod at the Spur position in the fall of 2013 and developed into one of the more consistent performers on the defense... earned second-team All-SEC recognition by the Associated Press... is a preseason second-team All-SEC pick by Phil Steele... limited in the spring after undergoing minor left knee surgery in the offseason... has 12 career starts.
2013: Turned in a solid season, starting all 12 regular season games at the Spur position... earned a spot on the A.P. All-SEC second team and on Phil Steele's third-team All-SEC unit... 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... made his first career start in the opener against North Carolina... responded with six tackles, including a tackle for loss, and a quarterback hurry... 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... had one of his top games versus Mississippi State with four tackles, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery... 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.