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Malik Golden
Malik  Golden

Graduate Student

Hartford, Conn.

High School:
Cheshire Academy

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205



H.S. Coach:
Dan O'dea


Golden Signs with Steelers

Five Nittany Lions from 2016 squad were drafted or signed by NFL teams


Quartet of Nittany Lions Sign Undrafted Free Agent Contracts

Five Nittany Lions have been drafted or signed by NFL teams in 2016


No. 10 Penn State Rallies Past Indiana, 45-31

McSorley threw for 332 yards and totaled three touchdowns on the day.


No. 4/5 Michigan Spoils Big Ten Opener

Barkley totals 136 yards in loss, including a career-high 77 receiving yards


Nittany Lions Top Temple

Godwin posts seventh career 100-yard game


2017 Rose Bowl Game - Penn State vs. USC

Jan. 2, 2017


Penn State 45, Michigan State 12

Check out the Penn State USATSI photo gallery from the game against Michigan State.


Penn State vs. Iowa

Nov. 5, 2016


Penn State vs. Ohio State

Oct. 22, 2016


Penn State 31, Maryland 30

Penn State defeats Maryland 31-30 after Hackenberg throws for over 300 yards and three touchdowns.

➤ 2016 ➤ Senior Season
Awards: Given the Quarterback Club Special Award at the annual Nittany Lion Football Banquet.

Season: Started 13 games...Made a career-high 75 tackles.

Kent State (9/3): Collected three tackles...Broke up a career-best two passes. at Pitt (9/10): Made six tackles, including a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss...Nabbed his second career interception on a tipped pass in the second quarter...Combined with Robert Windsor on a TFL in the second quarter...Made a solo TFL on a swing pass to force a Pitt punt on and get Penn State the ball back trailing by three with 3:56 to play in the game. Temple (9/17): Posted a game-high nine tackles to tie his then-career best (at Michigan State, 2015). at Michigan (9/24): Posted his first career double-digit tackle game with 11 hits - eight solo...Had 1.0 tackle for loss, a second-quarter takedown behind the line of scrimmage...Added one pass breakup. Maryland (10/8): Made six stops - three solo...A part of a defense that allowed a season-low 11 first downs...Helped limit Maryland 14 points - all in the first half - 170 rushing yards and 270 yards of total offense, after the Terps entered averaging 43.2 points, 300.0 rushing and 466.2 yards of total offense per game. Ohio State (10/22): Logged six stops - three solo...Helped the defense hold Ohio State scoreless in two quarters for the first time since Michigan State in 2015, which was Ohio State’s last loss. at Purdue (10/29): Ranked second on the team with eight stops - five solo...Made a solo tackle for loss in the third quarter...Helped the defense hold Purdue to just 46 yards rushing, the second opponent held under 50 yards rushing in 2016. Iowa (11/5): Made one tackle...Helped the defense hold Iowa to just 30 yards rushing, which was 137.9 yards below the Hawkeyes' season average (167.9 ypg)...It was the fewest rushing yards allowed by Penn State since holding Massachusetts to three yards in 2014...It marked the first time Penn State had held two consecutive opponents to 46 yards rushing or fewer since 2007 (Notre Dame, zero yards; FIU, minus-3 yards)...It was the first time since Penn State joined the Big Ten that it held consecutive conference opponents to 50 yards or less of rushing. at Indiana (11/12): Posted six tackles - all solo...Forced and recovered his first fumbles in the game...Was a part of a defense that forced a season-high five turnovers, the most since forcing five against Maryland in 2015...Penn State's five fumble recoveries were its most since recovering five versus FIU in 2007. at Rutgers (11/19): Made one tackle, which was a tackle for loss on the first Rutgers play from scrimmage...Helped hold Rutgers to just 87 yards of total offense, the fewest given up by Penn State in Big Ten play and the fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (74)...The five first downs allowed are the fewest in B1G play and fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (2)...Aided the Nittany Lions in compiling nine tackles for loss, the eighth time in 2016 they recorded at least 9.0 stops behind the line of scrimmage. Michigan State (11/26): Made five tackles. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Had six tackles - four solo...Combined with Manny Bowen on a second-quarter tackle for loss. vs. USC (1/2): Totaled seven tackles - all solo - to rank No. 3 on the team...Logged Penn State's only tackle for loss with a takedown for minus-2 yards in the first quarter.

➤ 2015 ➤ Junior Season
Season: Appeared in 13 games with four starts...Made his first career start vs. San Diego State (9/26)...Graduated in December with a degree in telecommunications...One of 13 Nittany Lions to earn their degree in December...One of 17 Nittany Lions to have their degree.

Buffalo (9/12): Collected two tackles...Returned one kickoff for 18 yards. Rutgers (9/19): Made two tackles. San Diego State (9/26): Had three tackles in his first career start. Army (10/3): Made two tackles. at Ohio State (10/17): Notched one tackle. vs. Maryland (10/24): Nabbed his first career interception on Maryland's final drive of the game to seal the victory...Grabbed one of three Penn State interceptions, its most in a single game since picking off Rutgers five times in the Big Ten opener last season on Sept. 13...Helped the Nittany Lions force a season-high five turnovers. Illinois (10/31): Made one tackle. at Northwestern (11/7): Had six tackles. Michigan (11/21): Made eight tackles in his second start of the season...Helped hold Michigan to less than 100 yards rushing, the fifth Penn State opponent that failed to reach 100 rushing yards (87 on 30 carries). at Michigan State (11/28): Broke his career high for the second straight week with nine tackles to rank second on the team. vs. Georgia (1/2): Collected six stops, including three solo.  


➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season
Season: Appeared in eight games on defense and special teams...Made seven tackles (four solo), with 0.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup.

UCF (8/30): Posted his first stop of the season in the first quarter of the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. Akron (9/6): Logged a career-high four tackles (three solo). At Rutgers (9/13): Collected one tackle. UMass (9/20): Recorded his first career tackle for loss (0.5 TFL)...Added one pass breakup.  

➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
Season: Moved to the defensive side of the ball after playing wide receiver during the 2012 campaign...Appeared in all 12 games...Saw time on special teams and at safety...Recorded eight tackles and one pass breakup.

Syracuse (8/31): Opened the season with one tackle in the neutral site contest at MetLife Stadium. Eastern Michigan (9/7): Made one solo stop. Kent State (9/21): Recorded one tackle. At Ohio State (10/26): Notched one stop. Purdue (11/16): Had one tackle. At Wisconsin (11/30): Posted a season-high three tackles, all coming late in the third quarter and the fourth quarter...Added one pass breakup.  

➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season
Redshirt season...Listed as a wide receiver.  

➤ High School
Was a two-time All-New England and two-time All-Colonial League selection for head coach Dan O'Dea at Cheshire Academy...Elected team captain during his senior season...Played defensive back and wide receiver...Compiled more than 1,400 all-purpose yards and grabbed seven interceptions as a senior...Helped the Cats to the Colonial League championship and an undefeated record during his final prep season...Posted more than 1,500 all-purpose yards as a junior...Helped Cheshire Academy win the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council State Championship as a junior and senior...Ranked the No. 2 overall prospect in Connecticut according to lettered in basketball and track...Was a member of the school-record 4x100 relay team.  

➤ Personal
Full name is Malik Miles Golden...Son of Elijah and Diane Boyd...Has one younger brother, Elijah...Is on schedule to earn his degree in telecommunications in December...Born April 27, 1993 in Hartford, Conn.


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