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Golden Tate
Notre Dame Fighting IrishNo. 23
Wide receiver Junior
Major: Sociology
Date of birth: August 2, 1988 (1988-08-02) (age 21)
Place of birth: Hendersonville, Tennessee
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career history
High school: Pope John Paul II High School,
Hendersonville, Tennessee
 College(s):
Bowl games
Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com

Golden Tate (born August 2, 1988) is a former college baseball and college football player for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He was a wide receiver for the football team and a centerfielder for the baseball team.

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Early life

Tate was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He played high school football for Pope John Paul II High School. He also attended St. Joseph Elementary in Madison, TN.

Baseball career

Tate was drafted out of high school by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 42nd round of the 2007 amateur draft. [2] Tate did not sign with the Diamondbacks and instead played baseball for the University of Notre Dame. In Tate's freshmen year at Notre Dame (2008), he played in 18 games and batted .262 with three doubles and three stolen bases. Tate hit his first home run against Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky in his Sophomore year. He also finished his Sophomore season with a .329 batting average after playing in 55 games. [3] Tate also scored 45 runs his Sophomore year which is the third highest by any Notre Dame baseball player. [4]

College Football Career

In the 2007 season as a freshman, Tate started two games, versus the UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans. He totaled six catches for 131 yards and one touchdown and averaged 21.7 yards on 15 kickoff returns for the season.

In the 2008 season as a sophomore, Tate started in 12 regular season games with 52 catches for 903 yards and seven touchdowns for a 17.4 yard per catch average. Tate registered 100-yard games against Michigan, Syracuse, North Carolina and Pittsburgh during the 2008 regular season while being tapped First Team All-Independent by Rivals.com. Versus the Hawaiʻi Warriors in the Hawai'i Bowl, he made six catches for 177 yards and three touchdowns in the 49-21 victory for the Irish, bringing his season total to 58 catches for 1,080 yards (18.6 yard average) with ten touchdowns.

On November 23, 2009, Tate was named as one of the finalist for the Biletnikoff Award along with Texas' Jordan Shipley and Bowling Green's Freddie Barnes. This announcement came three days after Tate broke the single season Notre Dame records for most receptions and receiving yards previously held by former Notre Dame wide receiver Jeff Samardzija.[5] On December 10, 2009, Tate won the Biletnikoff Award. He accepted the award at the annual college football award show at Disney World. [6]

On December 15, 2009, Tate was named to the AP College Football All-America Team. [7]

In January of 2010, Tate was named 2009 Wide Receiver Trophy recipient of the College Football Performance Awards.[8]

Professional Football Career

On December 7, 2009, Tate announced that he will forgo his Senior year at the University of Notre Dame and declared his eligibility for the 2010 NFL draft.[9]

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Golden Tate
No. 81     Seattle Seahawks
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: August 2, 1988 (1988-08-02) (age 22)
Place of birth: Hendersonville, Tennessee
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

Golden Tate (born August 2, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football and college baseball at Notre Dame.

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Early years

Tate was born in Hendersonville, Tennessee. He played high school football for Pope John Paul II High School under head coach Jeff Brothers. He also attended St. Joseph Elementary in Madison, Tennessee.

Baseball career

Tate was drafted out of high school by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 42nd round of the 2007 amateur draft.[1] Tate did not sign with the Diamondbacks and instead played baseball for the University of Notre Dame. In Tate's freshman year at Notre Dame (2008), he played in 18 games and batted .262 with three doubles and three stolen bases. Tate hit his first home run against Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky in his Sophomore year. He finished his Sophomore season with a .329 batting average after playing in 55 games.[2] Tate also scored 45 runs his Sophomore year which is the third highest by any Notre Dame baseball player.[3]

On June 9, 2010 he was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 50th round (No. 1518 overall) of the 2010 MLB Draft.

College football career

In the 2007 season as a freshman, Tate started two games, versus the UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans. He totaled six catches for 131 yards and one touchdown and averaged 21.7 yards on 15 kickoff returns for the season.

In the 2008 season as a sophomore, Tate started in 12 regular season games with 52 catches for 903 yards and seven touchdowns for a 17.4 yard per catch average. Tate registered 100-yard games against Michigan, Syracuse, North Carolina and Pittsburgh during the 2008 regular season while being tapped First Team All-Independent by Rivals.com. Versus the Hawaii Warriors in the Hawaii Bowl, he made six catches for 177 yards and three touchdowns in the 49-21 victory for the Irish, bringing his season total to 58 catches for 1,080 yards (18.6 yard average) with ten touchdowns.

On November 23, 2009, Tate was named as one of the finalists for the Biletnikoff Award along with Texas' Jordan Shipley and Bowling Green's Freddie Barnes. This announcement came three days after Tate broke the single season Notre Dame records for most receptions and receiving yards previously held by former Notre Dame wide receiver Jeff Samardzija.[4] On December 10, 2009, Tate won the Biletnikoff Award. He accepted the award at the annual college football award show at Disney World.[5]

On December 15, 2009, Tate was named to the AP College Football All-America Team.[6]

In January 2010, Tate was named 2009 Wide Receiver Trophy recipient of the College Football Performance Awards.[7]

Professional football career

Seattle Seahawks

On December 7, 2009, Tate announced that he would forgo his senior year at the University of Notre Dame and declared his eligibility for the 2010 NFL Draft.[8]

On April 23, 2010, Tate was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round (60th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

On July 28, 2010, Tate signed a 4 year deal with the Seahawks worth $3.261 million.

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