Quarterback Everett Golson’s college football career is surprisingly over. The quarterback did not travel with the Florida State Seminoles as they made their way to Atlanta to play in the Peach Bowl. As such, he’ll miss his final game and his career will be done.
Golson was previously the starting QB for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, where he got his degree before transferring to Florida State this year. So far, he has appeared in nine games, thrown 219 passes, completed 147 of them, and tossed 11 touchdowns. He threw for 1,778 yards for the Seminoles and only threw three interceptions.
While his passing game improved this year—the 149.2 rating he got was the best out of his three seasons, and he turned the ball over far less than he did for the Irish in 2012—his running game really took a step back. He ran for 298 yards in 2012, missed the whole 2013 season, and ran for 283 yards in 2014. At Florida State this season, though, he ran for -35 yards on the year.
Though the exact reason Golson will miss this game has not been announced, it has been said that he’s out for personal reasons, meaning the team did not suspend him or make this choice for him.
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In his place, Sean Maguire will get the start. Maguire is a junior who has seen a fair amount of playing time this season, as FSU has used both QBs interchangeably. He’s thrown for 1,128 yards, nine touchdowns, and two interceptions. His 145.1 passer rating is the best of his career.