2015 Paul Hornung Award Watch List
Phil Steele's All-C-USA Second Team (2014 & 2013)

C-USA Second Team (2014 & 2013)
2012 C-USA All-Freshman Team
C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week (11/11/14 & 10/1/12)
College Football Performer of the Week (11/11/14 & 11/3/14)

CAREER: First in school history in kickoff returns (119), second in kickoff return yards (2,981) and first in kickoff return touchdowns (six) ... career average of 25.1 rates second in the Miner record book ... ranks tied for second in Conference USA history and tied for third in NCAA history in kickoff returns for touchdowns.

2015 (SENIOR): Played in all 12 games despite lingering injuries throughout the season … named team captain…averaged 20.7 yards per return (31) in 2015 … tallied 20 receptions for 165 yards and a pair of scores … rushed for 30 yards and a touchdown … scored first rushing touchdown in two years at Arkansas to open senior campaign … produced a season-high 54 yards on four catches, including a 26-yard touchdowns reception during a come-from-behind victory at rival NM State … tallied a season-high five receptions for 50 yards and a 10-yards receiving score during a win against Incarnate Word … recorded a season-high 102 kickoff return yards on three attempts and a season-long 61-yard return at Old Dominion … tallied 92 kickoff yards on five returns at FIU … dashed for a season-long 11-yard run at Texas Tech.

2014 (JUNIOR):
Named second team All-Conference USA ... also second team All-League by Phil Steele ... versatile player who saw action at wide receiver, running back and kickoff returner in all 13 games ... had 31 kickoff returns for 743 yards (24.0 average) and two touchdowns ... paced the team in receptions (31), while ranking third in receiving yards (263) and tied for second in touchdown catches (two) ... registered 101 yards rushing on 15 attempts (6.7 average) ... ranked second on the team in all-purpose yards (1,107) and average per game (85.2 ) ... registered career highs in catches (six), receiving yards (70) and touchdown receptions (two) in a victory over Old Dominion ... also had 51 yards on two carries, including a career-long 37-yard sprint, while tallying 169 all-purpose yards versus ODU ... recorded back-to-back games with kickoff returns for touchdowns against Southern Miss (98-yard score) and at WKU (92-yard score) ... reeled in three catches for 50 yards (16.7 average) against North Texas ... caught five passes for 23 yards at UTSA ... led team to New Mexico Bowl, its first since 2010.

2013 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 11 games as the lead kickoff returner ... named All-Conference USA second team and to Phil Steele's All-Conference USA team ... returned 28 kickoffs for 774 yards and two scores ... rushed 43 times for 150 yards and a touchdown ... caught two passes for 38 yards ... gained nine first downs (seven rushing, two receiving) ... racked up a team-best 962 all-purpose yards ... ranked first in C-USA in kickoff return average (27.6) and 10th nationally ... tied for second in the nation with two kickoff returns for touchdowns ... both touchdowns went for 100 yards ... returned two kickoffs for a season-high 125 yards, including a 100-yard return for a score, versus Tulsa ... other 100-yard return for a touchdown came against UTSA ... ran for a season-high 56 yards on eight carries, including a four-yard touchdown, and returned a kickoff 60 yards during a home victory over FIU ... ran for 13 yards, gained 38 yards on two receptions and ran back a kickoff for 22 yards at Tulane ... returned four kickoffs for 104 yards against New Mexico.

2012 (FRESHMAN): Played in 12 games, making one start versus rival NM State ... excelled on special teams as he tallied 822 yards on kickoff returns with two TDs ... his 28.3 avg ranked 11th in the nation and second in Conference USA ... returned four kicks for 157 yards (39.3 avg.) including a 96-yard scamper to the end zone at East Carolina ... set season-highs in kickoff return yards (191), average (47.8) and long return (98 yards) at Southern Miss ... finished fourth on the squad with 163 yards rushing (4.5 avg.) ... carried the ball 12 times for a season-high 69 yards against rival NM State, including a 17-yard dash ... pounded out 52 yards on 11 carries at Ole Miss, including a 22-yard run ... had 37 yards on three attempts, including a season-long 26-yard sprint against Tulane ... made eight catches for 88 yards ... made a season-long 36-yard catch at Southern Miss ... registered two receptions for 21 yards at Ole Miss.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... two-time All-District 18-4A first team selection (2010 & 2011) ... ranked second in the district in yards per game (86.8) ... led Willis to an 8-3 record and the bi-district playoffs as a senior ... rushed for 848 yards, averaging 7.5 per carry, and led the team with eight rushing TDs ... had 16 receptions for 179 yards in his senior campaign ... ran for 1,142 yards and 12 touchdowns on 152 carries as a junior ... also had 18 receptions for 144 yards and two TDs ... Willis finished 8-4-1 and advanced to the bi-district playoffs for the first time since 2000 ... three-year letterwinner for coach Andre Jackson ... also played basketball and ran track, competing in the 100 meters and the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relays ... advanced to the track state finals in 2011.

PERSONAL: Full name is Autrey Darius DeShawn Golden ... parents are Autrey Golden and Erma Lawrence ... has three sisters and a brother ... born in Conroe, Texas ... communications major.

Autrey Golden

Autrey  Golden


Willis, Texas

High School:
Willis HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180




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