Players

Golden Tate
WR #81
Height:
5-10
Weight:
202
College:
Notre Dame
Hometown:
Hendersonville, Tenn
Experience:
4
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 60 176 2,345 13.3 39.1 80 15 33 10 100 4
2014 DET 2 11 150 13.6 75 44 0 2 1 6 1
2013 SEA 16 64 898 14 56.1 80T 5 12 3 41 1
2012 SEA 15 45 688 15.3 45.9 51 7 12 5 29 1
2011 SEA 16 35 382 10.9 23.9 33 3 5 0 16 1
2010 SEA 11 21 227 10.8 20.6 52 0 2 1 8 0
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 60 14 0.2 73 5.2 1.2 0 20 3 21.4 1 0 0
2014 DET 2 1 0.5 4 4 2 0 4 0 -- 0 0 0
2013 SEA 16 3 0.2 31 10.3 1.9 0 20 1 33.3 1 0 0
2012 SEA 15 3 0.2 20 6.7 1.3 0 13 1 33.3 0 0 0
2011 SEA 16 5 0.3 14 2.8 0.9 0 14 1 20 0 0 0
2010 SEA 11 2 0.2 4 2 0.4 0 3 0 -- 0 0 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 60 4 67 16.8 24 0 1 0 0 1
2014 DET 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 SEA 16 3 57 19 24 0 1 0 0 1
2012 SEA 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 SEA 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 11 1 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 60 68 787 11.6 71 0 11 2 21 2
2014 DET 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 SEA 16 51 585 11.5 71 0 8 1 14 1
2012 SEA 15 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 1 0
2011 SEA 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 SEA 11 16 202 12.6 63 0 3 1 6 1
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 60 1 1 100 0 23 23 0.4 1 100 0 -- 23 1 0 0 0 158.3
2014 DET 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 SEA 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 SEA 15 1 1 100 0.1 23 23 1.5 1 100 0 -- 23T 1 0 0 0 158.3
2011 SEA 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 60 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 DET 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 SEA 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 SEA 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 SEA 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 60 7 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 3 0 0
2014 DET 2 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2013 SEA 16 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2 0 0
2012 SEA 15 1 1 0 1 -- 4 -- 0 0 0 0
2011 SEA 16 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- 0 1 0 0
2010 SEA 11 1 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0

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Biography

HOW ACQUIRED:
Selected with 28th pick (60th overall) in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Started all 15 games played after being inactive (knee) during Week 1. Set career-highs in receptions (45), yards (688) and TDs (7). Started both postseason games, recording four catches at Washington (1/6) in the NFC Wild Card and six catches for 103 yards and a 29-yd TD at Atlanta (1/13) in the Divisional Round.
• Played in all 16 games in 2011, with five starts, and posted career-highs in catches (35), yards (382) and touchdowns (3). • Recorded 21 catches for 227 yards in 11 games during his rookie season in 2010. Also returned 16 punts for 202 yards (12.6). Played in both postseason games and started in the NFC Wild Card Game vs. New Orleans (1/8/11) when the team opened in a five-receiver set.
• Played in first-career game at Denver (9/19), and hauled in first-career reception for a careerlong 52 yards. Also established a career-long 63 yard punt return on first NFL touch.

COLLEGE:
Played in 37 career games, starting 22, while recording 157 receptions for 2,707 yards and 26 touchdowns. His 157 receptions rank third in Notre Dame history, and established the team’s season record with 93 receptions during his final campaign. Placed eighth on the Irish all-time record list with 909 yards via kickoff returns and ranks second with 4,130 all-purpose yards. As a junior, Consensus All-American firstteam selection. Recipient of the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s premier wide receiver. Shared team MVP honors with QB Jimmy Clausen. Started all 12 games, setting school records with 93 receptions for 1,496 yards. His 15 touchdowns tied an Irish record. Ranked third in nation and set school record while averaging 124.67 yards per game receiving. His 1,915 all-purpose yards was the secondhighest season total by an Irish player.

PERSONAL:
Attended Pope John Paul II (Hendersonville, Tenn.) High School, where he was a USA Today second-team prep All-America selection (defense). Rushed 140 times for 1,413 yards and 23 touchdowns as senior and added 28 receptions for 510 yards and six receiving touchdowns. Registered three interceptions. Eleventh prep player nationally on ESPN 150 listing. Rated one of top 250 players nationally by Rivals.com, including second among Tennessee prospects and seventh nationally among players in athlete category. Named Charles Greenhill Award winner as top prep player in Tennessee and Middle Tennessee High School Football Player of the Year for 2006, both by Lawrence - burg (Tenn.) Quarterback Club. Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 42nd round of the 2007 MLB Draft after being a standout outfielder for the Notre Dame baseball team. Father Golden Tate, Jr., played wide receiver at Tennessee State and was a fifth-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 1984 NFL draft as 120th overall selection. Full name is Golden H. Tate III.

HOW ACQUIRED:
Selected with 28th pick (60th overall) in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Started all 15 games played after being inactive (knee) during Week 1. Set career-highs in receptions (45), yards (688) and TDs (7). Started both postseason games, recording four catches at Washington (1/6) in the NFC Wild Card and six catches for 103 yards and a 29-yd TD at Atlanta (1/13) in the Divisional Round.
• Played in all 16 games in 2011, with five starts, and posted career-highs in catches (35), yards (382) and touchdowns (3). • Recorded 21 catches for 227 yards in 11 games during his rookie season in 2010. Also returned 16 punts for 202 yards (12.6). Played in both postseason games and started in the NFC Wild Card Game vs. New Orleans (1/8/11) when the team opened in a five-receiver set.
• Played in first-career game at Denver (9/19), and hauled in first-career reception for a careerlong 52 yards. Also established a career-long 63 yard punt return on first NFL touch.

COLLEGE:
Played in 37 career games, starting 22, while recording 157 receptions for 2,707 yards and 26 touchdowns. His 157 receptions rank third in Notre Dame history, and established the team’s season record with 93 receptions during his final campaign. Placed eighth on the Irish all-time record list with 909 yards via kickoff returns and ranks second with 4,130 all-purpose yards. As a junior, Consensus All-American firstteam selection. Recipient of the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s premier wide receiver. Shared team MVP honors with QB Jimmy Clausen. Started all 12 games, setting school records with 93 receptions for 1,496 yards. His 15 touchdowns tied an Irish record. Ranked third in nation and set school record while averaging 124.67 yards per game receiving. His 1,915 all-purpose yards was the secondhighest season total by an Irish player.

PERSONAL:
Attended Pope John Paul II (Hendersonville, Tenn.) High School, where he was a USA Today second-team prep All-America selection (defense). Rushed 140 times for 1,413 yards and 23 touchdowns as senior and added 28 receptions for 510 yards and six receiving touchdowns. Registered three interceptions. Eleventh prep player nationally on ESPN 150 listing. Rated one of top 250 players nationally by Rivals.com, including second among Tennessee prospects and seventh nationally among players in athlete category. Named Charles Greenhill Award winner as top prep player in Tennessee and Middle Tennessee High School Football Player of the Year for 2006, both by Lawrence - burg (Tenn.) Quarterback Club. Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 42nd round of the 2007 MLB Draft after being a standout outfielder for the Notre Dame baseball team. Father Golden Tate, Jr., played wide receiver at Tennessee State and was a fifth-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 1984 NFL draft as 120th overall selection. Full name is Golden H. Tate III.