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Myrtle Beach alum Golson returns to Notre Dame for pro audition

Former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson throws during a drill at the Fighting Irish’s pro day on Thursday.
Former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson throws during a drill at the Fighting Irish’s pro day on Thursday. AP

After spending much of the season at quarterback for Florida State, Myrtle Beach High alum Everett Golson returned to where his college career began, hoping to jumpstart the next chapter of his football life.

Golson took part in Notre Dame’s pro day activities on Thursday, joining a host of Fighting Irish football players looking to fulfill their dreams of making an NFL roster.

The former Notre Dame quarterback threw passes to former teammates Will Fuller, Chris Brown, Amir Carlisle and C.J. Prosise. According to Gil Brandt, a longtime scout now serving as NFL Media senior analyst for NFL.com, Golson “looked good throwing the ball to prospects in drills, displaying good arm strength.”

Golson also ran the 40-yard dash in 4.85 and 4.89 seconds. He had a 32-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-6 broad jump, did the 20-yard short shuttle in 4.34 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.25 seconds.

Representatives from all 32 NFL teams were on hand, and a strong contingent of team reps included Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson and coach Mike Mularkey, Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson, Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn and and coach Jim Caldwell, and Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, according to reports.

The former Myrtle Beach quarterback led the Seahawks to the 2010 Class AAA title before taking Notre Dame up on its offer to play football in South Bend. As a redshirt freshman, he led the Fighting Irish to the national championship game, losing to Alabama.

He spent his final season of eligibility at Florida State, starting the first six games of the 2015 season. But following a costly interception in a loss to Georgia Tech, Golson saw his reps behind center dwindle as the team handed the quarterbacking duties to Sean Maguire.

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