Kedric Golston (born May 30, 1983) is an
American football defensive
tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Washington
Redskins in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college
football at the University of Georgia.
1 Early life
2 College career
2.1 Off-the-field Issues
3 Professional career
3.1 Washington Redskins
4 Personal life
6 External links
Golston attended and played high school football at Sandy Creek High
School. While there, he was honored as a Parade Magazine
All-American and Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State. He was
the Fayette County Player of the Year as a junior and senior, and was
a three-time All-County pick. As a junior, Golston registered 88
tackles and 13 sacks. He recorded 55 tackles and 11 sacks in six games
as a senior. He is the all-time sack leader (45) at Sandy Creek.
Golston lettered twice in basketball and finished second in the state
in wrestling his junior year.
In September 2001, Golston was in an automobile accident and was
thrown from his car. He sustained a broken right femur, had his lungs
fill with fluid, spent two weeks in intensive care, and had to go
through lengthy rehabilitation.
In 2001, Golston was inducted into the
Sandy Creek High School Hall of
Golston played college football for the University of Georgia. In
2002, he was the first true freshman to start the season opener on
Georgia's defensive line since Travis Stroud in 1994. He was
named Freshman All-America third-team and Freshman All-SEC first-team
by The Sporting News. Golston played in all 14 games, starting three,
and recorded 34 tackles (ten individual) with 2.5 stops for losses and
a forced fumble. During that season, the team won Georgia's first
SEC Championship in 20 years, defeated
Florida State University
Florida State University to win
2003 Sugar Bowl and set a school record for most victories in a
season (13). After the season ended he had a steel rod removed from
his leg, which had been inserted after the car accident in 2001.
During the surgery, the doctors also found a calcium deposit nearly
four inches long in his hip and removed it. During his sophomore
season, Golston suffered a broken shoulder blade during practice and
was limited to eight games. As a junior, he was the recipient of the
Coaches Leadership Award for defense, and earned All-SEC honorable
mention. He posted 23 tackles (12 individual) with 2.5 stops for
losses while starting every game. Golston played in ten games as a
senior, with nine starts after being hindered by an elbow injury. He
recorded 21 tackles (13 individual), 1.5 sacks, and 28 quarterback
pressures, which ranked second on the team.
In 44 games with the Bulldogs, Golston started 30 times. He collected
95 tackles (43 individual) with 3.5 sacks for minus-20 yards and 8.5
stops for losses of 36 yards. He recovered three fumbles and deflected
a pass. Golston graduated with a degree in child and family
In April 2003, Golston was one of nine Georgia football players
declared ineligible by the National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA) for selling their
2002 SEC Championship Game
2002 SEC Championship Game rings. The school
appealed the NCAA's ruling. The university, which worked to recover
the rings, did not say how much money the players received for the
rings. The players were required to make restitution for the money
they received from the sale of their rings.
On April 10, 2005, Golston and Georgia linebacker Derrick White were
arrested for disorderly conduct for their roles in a bar fight at the
Classic City Saloon around 2 a.m. in the morning. Golston also was
charged with simple battery of a police officer and obstruction of a
law enforcement officer. According to an incident report, officers
tried to contain White when Golston approached them and insisted they
let him go. Golston was released on $9,000 bond and all the charges
involved were misdemeanors. Golston received a one-game suspension and
White received a two-game suspension.
Golston at training camp in 2011
Golston was drafted by the
Washington Redskins in the sixth round
(196th overall pick) of the 2006 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he played in
all 16 regular season games with 13 starts. On September 24, 2006, he
made his first professional start against the
Houston Texans and
recorded three tackles (one individual) and his first career fumble
In the 2007 season, Golston played in 15 regular season games and one
postseason game. He finished with 18 tackles (13 individual) and one
sack. He recorded his first career sack against the
New York Giants
New York Giants on
September 23, 2007. On October 21, 2007, Golston blocked an extra
point against the Arizona Cardinals, the first extra point blocked by
the Redskins since
Wilber Marshall against the
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers on
November 20, 1988. He blocked a field goal against the Chicago Bears
on December 6, 2007, which was the first field goal blocked by the
Troy Vincent did it against the
Dallas Cowboys on
November 5, 2006.
The following year, Golston played in 13 regular season games and
started 12 games. He was inactive for three games with an injured
ankle. He ended the season with 37 tackles (22 individual) and two
sacks. He returned healthy in 2009 after signing a one-year tender
worth $1.54 million and played in all 16 regular season games,
starting six games. Golston recorded 50 tackles (25 individual), six
tackles for loss, two sacks, and recorded his first career forced
After the Redskins switched to a
3-4 defense in the 2010 season,
Golston converted from a defensive tackle to a defensive end. By
the end of the season, he started 13 games and recorded 35 tackles and
one pass deflection. On December 26, 2010, he was put on injured
On August 3, 2011, Golston re-signed with the Redskins. Golston
was made the backup defensive end behind
Adam Carriker for the season.
In Week 10 against the Miami Dolphins, Golston was injured and was
taken out of the game. On November 15, 2011, Golston was officially
placed on injured reserve suffering a third-degree MCL tear and a
partially torn ACL.
On April 9, 2012, Golston again re-signed with the Redskins.
During the preseason, Golston claimed he was fully healed from his
injuries from the previous season. Golston re-signed with the
Redskins on a three-year deal on March 12, 2013.
The Redskins re-signed Golston to a one-year contact on March 9,
2016. With the prior season's starting nose tackle, Terrance
Knighton, leaving the team via free agency, Golston became the
Redskins' starting nose tackle. On September 19, 2016, Golston was
placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.
When he was in first grade, Golston's mother was murdered in a
robbery. He moved from his home in
South Carolina to live with his
father and stepmother outside
Atlanta, Georgia after his maternal
grandparents declined to take him in. Golston and his wife,
Christal, have two children, Tori and Kedric II. Tori has become
successful child model who has appeared in
Macy's billboards in Times
Square and in advertisements for Target, Toys "R" Us, and Linens 'n
Things. Golston is a Christian.
Golston participated in the NFL's business management and
entrepreneurial programs at the
Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School and Wharton
School of the University of Pennsylvania, which prepared players for
their post-season playing careers. He and his wife now own and run
their own real estate company based out of Ashburn, Virginia.
Golston also co-owns and runs a
Pilates studio in Ashburn, along with
former Redskins teammate, Lorenzo Alexander.
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