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Golden Tate | Wide Receiver

Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/2/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 188

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Notre Dame's Golden Tate won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top wide receiver.
Tate beat out finalists Freddie Barnes from Bowling Green and Jordan Shipely from Texas. Tate has had two phenomenal years with back-to-back seasons of double digit touchdowns and over 1000 receiving yards. Tate, a junior, has already declared for the 2010 NFL Draft. Thu, Dec 10, 2009 08:15:00 PM
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Notre Dame junior wide receiver Golden Tate has decided to declare for the 2010 NFL Draft.

Tate's departure does not come as a shock, especially given recent events. Over the last two years Tate has proven to be one of college football's top playmakers.
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Mon, Dec 7, 2009 08:15:00 PM

Notre Dame wide receiver Golden Tate is expected to meet with former Irish coach Charlie Wes on Friday regarding whether he will return for his senior year or enter the NFL Draft.  Tate says two big factors will be whether or not quarterback Jimmy Clausen returns and who the next Irish coach will be.  

Something tells me Tate has pretty much already made his decision.  Especially after his performance against Stanford last weekend.
Wed, Dec 2, 2009 08:00:00 AM

Notre Dame has fired coach Charlie Weis, according to the New York Daily News.

It was only a matter of time. Weis finishes his five years at Notre Dame with a 35-27 record, not much better than the "6-5" record he said was unacceptable when hired. It doesn't seem like Weis will struggle to get an assistant job in the NFL, although he doesn't exactly need the money. Jimmy Clausen and Golden Tate seem likely to enter the NFL Draft now.
Mon, Nov 30, 2009 02:24:00 PM

Notre Dame wide receiver Golden Tate had 201 yards receiving and three touchdowns in the loss to Stanford.

Another Notre Dame offensive star who has an NFL decision to make, Tate has gone over the 100-yard mark four games in a row, and has exceeded 200 yards twice.   He has scored at least one touchdown in eight consecutive games and has 17 total scores on the season.  Solid. 
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Sun, Nov 29, 2009 10:00:00 AM

Notre Dame wide receivers Michael Floyd and Golden Tate both went over 100 yards with a touchdown, but it wasn't enough as the Irish lost to Connecticut.

If you don't care about the Charlie Weis watch, I suggest not watching ESPN all week.  He's probably gone, but I guess it's not over until the portly coach sings. 
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Sat, Nov 21, 2009 11:30:00 PM

Golden Tate caught 9 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown while returning a punt 87 yards for a score in the loss to Pittsburgh.

This is nothing new as Tate has produced these types of numbers nearly all season.  For the year, Tate has 1,172 yards receiving with 13 combined touchdowns, and he still has two games to play.  No word on how many games Charlie Weis has left, however. 
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Sun, Nov 15, 2009 08:00:00 AM

Notre Dame wide receiver Golden Tate says he is not thinking about the NFL, only finishing out his season with the Irish.  "Right now, I try to think about the team and this season," Tate said. "I'm sure (coach Charlie Weis) and I and my family will address this when the time is appropriate. Right now, I'm playing for Notre Dame."

This is a pretty standard response from players this time of year. Tate will be one of the many players we highlight in an upcoming early entry piece.
Fri, Nov 13, 2009 10:45:00 AM

Notre Dame wide receiver Golden Tate was not fazed by the return of Michael Floyd, catching nine passes for 132 yards and a touchdown.

Both of them are must starts the rest of the way. Tate has at least one touchdown in five consecutive games.
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Sat, Nov 7, 2009 07:30:00 PM

Notre Dame wide receiver Golden Tate had 80 yards receiving and 61 rushing with two combined touchdowns in the win over Washington State on Saturday.

With reports that Michael Floyd may be ready to play next week, it will be interesting to see how that affects Tate's dominance since Floyd was injured.
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Sun, Nov 1, 2009 12:15:00 AM

Notre Dame wide receiver Golden Tate caught 11 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns in the Irish win over Boston College.

Check Tate's last three games: 28 receptions, 489 yards and five touchdowns.  He has Washington State next week, so this should continue. 
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Sun, Oct 25, 2009 12:45:00 AM

Notre Dame wide receiver Golden Tate caught eight balls for 117 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to USC.

Not quite as impressive as his 244 yard effort his last time out, but he continues to pick up the slack in the absence of Michael Floyd.
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Sun, Oct 18, 2009 08:45:00 AM

Notre Dame wide receiver Golden Tate caught nine passes for 244 yards in the Irish win over Washington.

Tate appears to be adjusting to the loss of fellow wide out Michael Floyd just fine.
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Sat, Oct 3, 2009 11:30:00 PM

With running back Armando Allen out due to injury, wide receiver Golden Tate filled in all over the field.

Tate took nine carries for 55 yards and a score out of the backfield, while catching another five balls for 57 yards.
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Sun, Sep 27, 2009 11:45:00 AM

Notre Dame WR Golden Tate saved the day catching a 33 yard TD pass from Jimmy Clausen with 5:18 to go in the game as ND held on to beat Michigan State 33-30. 

Tate finished with 7 receptions for 127 yards and a TD, but Michael Floyd went down with a broken collarbone to make it bittersweet.   We won't be seeing Floyd on the field quite possibly until the end of the season if at all.  More news on this as the week progresses. 
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Sat, Sep 19, 2009 08:45:00 PM