Markus Golden

Arizona Cardinals

Defensive Lineman

Date Range


  • Drafted 26th in the 2nd Round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals


  • Highly-productive end with a non-stop motor who gives Mizzou one of the top DEs in the SEC
  • Looks to continue MU’s strong lineage of impact ends, and he begins spring camp listed atop the depth chart at one end spot.


  • Was arguably MU’s most productive DE, despite playing only about 40% of the snaps at a spot loaded with future NFL talents such as Kony Ealy and Michael Sam
  • Led MU ends with 55 tackles on the year, and added 13 TFLs and 6.5 sacks with 8 PBUs
  • Produced six tackles, including one sack and two quarterback hurries vs. Texas A&M (Nov. 30)
  • Matched his career-high with two tackles for loss at No. 24 Ole Miss (Nov. 23)
  • Career-high eight tackles in the game vs. South Carolina (Oct. 26)
  • Made one of the plays of the season against Toledo (Sept. 7), returning an interception 70 yards to put Mizzou up 24-9 in the 3rd quarter.


  • Despite joining the team late due to clearinghouse issues, still was able to provide a nice impact, playing in all 12 games (primarily on special teams) and made 10 tackles while forcing one fumble in all
  • Was a major performer on various special teams units, and helped clear the way for return man Marcus Murphy on each of his record-setting three punt return touchdowns on the season
  • Forced a fumble on kickoff coverage against Kentucky.


  • As a freshman at Hutchinson, made 90 tackles, including 26 tackles for loss and 10 sacks, to go with five forced fumbles and a pair of interceptions
  •  Junior college coach – Rion Rhoades.


  • Was a record-setting RB and LB at Affton High School before that
  • As a senior, ran for a record 2,264 yards and 30 touchdowns while also making 108 tackles and 10 sacks
  • His junior season saw him record a school-record 168 tackles and 16 sacks, while he also ran for 1,139 yards and 16 scores
  • High school coach – Dan Oliver.


  • Parents – Markus Eberhart & Rhonda Golden
  • Committed to Mizzou early in his career and never really considered other schools, and stayed true to that commitment over the last two years in JC .
  • Says that he came to Mizzou because he’s been waiting to play here his whole life.