2012: Named team Offensive Upfront Co-Player of the Year after starting all 13 games at right guard. Part of an offensive line that averaged 6.2 yards per play, ranking second best in the Mid-American Conference.
2011: Starting center for season opener against SCSU before resuming duties at right guard for the rest of the season.
2010: Started at right guard in eight games as a sophomore.
2009: Competed in all 14 games, making three starts at center and also seeing action on special teams.
PERSONAL: Three-year starter at Traverse City West (Mich.) High School where he was ranked as the No. 43 prospect on the Detroit Free Press Fab 50. Helped lead his team to a Big North Conference title and state playoff berth as a junior.
All-Pro Athlete Calvin Johnson Jr.’s Foundation will sponsor a comprehensive football camp for football athletes at his partnership school, L’Anse Creuse High School, Harrison Township, MI on April 26, 2014.
Golden Tate believes a family atmosphere is just as important as talent when it comes to being a championship team.
On this day 25 years ago – April 23, 1989 – the gods of luck smiled on the Lions to let them take Barry Sanders with the third pick in the draft.