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22 - Bud Golden
Bud Golden
Height: 6-0
Weight: 215
Year: Soph.
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Sycamore
Previous College: Illinois
Position: RB

Bud Golden joined the Golden Eagle roster in September, a transfer from the University of Illinois who has three seasons of eligibility remainings.

BEFORE TECH: Golden is a redshirt sophomore runningback who sat out one season and played one season for the Fighting Illini. A standout from Cincinnati, he played in all 13 games for the Fighting Illini in 2010, primarily on special teams. He finished with 32 yards on eight carries, a reception for 12 yards and returned four kicks for 52 yards. His career-high game was six carries for 29 yards and a catch for 12 yards in Illinois' 44-10 win over Purdue.

HIGH SCHOOL: Golden posted impressive high school credentials at Sycamore High School, which also gave Tech current Golden Eegles Dwight Evans, Marty Jones and Alden Olverson. Golden was a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, listed as the 19th-highest rated tailback by the website. Some sources had him listed as the eighth-best high school player in Ohio. In his senior campaign, Golden rushed for 1,513 yards with 19 touchdowns, and rushed in his career for a school-record 3,000 yards and 40 touchdowns. Golden went to Illinois after being recruited by Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Cincinnati and Purdue.

PERSONAL: The son of Annie and Bud Golden...full name is Bud Lee Golden...birthdate is February 6, 1991...majoring in business.