As first reported by Tom D’Angelo of the Palm Beach Post, Florida State Seminoles quarterback Everett Golson has a personal issue and will miss the team’s New Year’s Eve match-up in the Peach Bowl against the University of Houston. This means that Golson’s last full game as a collegiate athlete was a 22-16 loss to Georgia Tech this October.
In Golson’s 34 career NCAA games, including one year at Florida State and two at Notre Dame, his teams went 27-7, with many of those losses coming for the 2014 Notre Dame team. Golson started his career with 11 straight wins for Notre Dame in 2012 before losing to the University of Alabama in that year’s BCS Championship Game. After compiling 581 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns in his two seasons at Notre Dame, Golson only managed negative-35 rushing yards and no touchdowns for the Seminoles this season.
Walter Football of Fox Sports ranks Golson as the 19th-best quarterback of the class of 2016, or equivalent to a seventh-round pick or undrafted free agent.
Junior quarterback Sean Maguire is projected to be under center for Florida State in the Peach Bowl.