Sugar Land, Texas
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6-1 / 212
2004: Fresh off a redshirt season and an impressive spring, fifth-year senior Jonathan Golden enters his final campaign in a four-way battle for the Bears' starting running back position ... He came out of the spring second (tied with Paul Mosley) on the depth chart behind Anthony Krieg and needs just 303 yards to reach the career 1,000-yard plateau.
2003: Elected to sit out season as a redshirt ... Selected to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2002: Second-team Academic All-Big 12 performer earned third varsity letter ... Finished second on the team with 392 rushing yards on 112 carries ... Started season's first seven games and played in all 12 ... Set Baylor and tied Big 12 records with six touchdowns against Samford (five rushing/one receiving) ... Gained a career-high 108 yards on 19 carries versus the Bulldogs ... Also had career-long 28-yard touchdown reception against Samford ... Rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown on 16 attempts versus Tulsa ... Took just four games to surpass his sophomore rushing total of 215 yards ... Had 88 yards on 20 attempts versus Kansas ... Was seventh on the squad in receptions with 12 for 47 yards ... Named to fall Big 12 CommissionerÂ's Honor Roll.
2001: Second-team Academic All-Big 12 ... Third on the club with 215 rushing yards ... Played in 10 games, earning two starts (vs. No. 4 Nebraska, at No. 2 Oklahoma) ... Had a team-high two rushing touchdowns ... Had a season-high 42 yards on eight carries against No. 5 Texas ... Gained 33 yards on 11 carries at Oklahoma ... Scored BaylorÂ's first touchdown of the season on an eight-yard run against Arkansas State ... Gained 27 yards versus the Indians ... Scored on a one-yard run at No. 24 Texas A&M ... Named to fall Big 12 CommissionerÂ's Honor Roll and received second varsity letter.
2000: True freshman carried 35 times in part-time action ... Played in 10 games and earned first letter ... Had 38 yards on 12 carries against South Florida ... Did not see action against Texas ... Returned to play against Oklahoma, gaining 10 yards on five carries ... Had a season-long run of 16 yards against Minnesota ... Selected to fall and spring Big 12 CommissionerÂ's Honor Roll.
High School: Clements High School, Sugar Land, Texas ... Preseason third-team selection on the Texas Football Super Team ... Listed among Texas' top 100 by the Waco Tribune-Herald, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Rivals.com and Lone Star recruiting ... PrepStar All-American combined for 2,062 yards and a 5.57 per rush average during final two prep seasons ... District 20-5A MVP rushed for 1,160 yards as a senior ... As a junior rushed for 902 yards and nine touchdowns ... Twice named first-team all-district as a running back ... Started at linebacker as a sophomore ... Rated the stateÂ's seventh-best running back by Texas Football magazine ... Also lettered in track ... Coached by Bill Burling at the District 20-5A school.
Personal: The son of Sam and Valerie Golden, Jonathan Louis Golden was born Nov. 27, 1981, in Houston ... Father, Sam, played football at North Texas from 1970-73 ... Business management major.