Team

Golden Tate
WR #15
Height:
5-10
Weight:
195
Age:
26
College:
Notre Dame
Hometown:
Nashville, TN
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2014):

REC
48
YDS
649
AVG
13.5
TDS
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 213 2,844 13.4 80 17 14 73 5.2 20 0 7 1
2014 DET 7 7 48 649 13.5 73T 2 1 4 4 4 0 1 0
2013 SEA 16 13 64 898 14 80T 5 3 31 10.3 20 0 3 0
2012 SEA 15 15 45 688 15.3 51 7 3 20 6.7 13 0 1 1
2011 SEA 16 5 35 382 10.9 33 3 5 14 2.8 14 0 1 0
2010 SEA 11 0 21 227 10.8 52 0 2 4 2 3 0 1 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 NYG W 35-14 6 93 15.5 44 0 1 4 4 4 0 -- --
2 @CAR L 7-24 5 57 11.4 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
3 GB W 19-7 5 51 10.2 17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @NYJ W 24-17 8 116 14.5 35 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 BUF L 14-17 7 134 19.1 55 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @MIN W 17-3 7 44 6.3 15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 NO W 24-23 10 154 15.4 73 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Fifth-year receiver who joins All-Pro WR Calvin Johnson as one of the most dynamic one-two wide receiver punches in the NFL after spending his first four seasons in the League with the Seattle Seahawks. Emerged as Seattle’s go-through vertical threat en route to the team’s Super Bowl XLVIII win over Denver last season. Career totals include 58 games (33 starts), 165 receptions for 2,195 yards (13.3 avg) and 15 touchdowns, as well as 13 carries for 69 yards (5.3 avg).

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an unrestricted free agent to a five-year contract on March 12, 2014.
  • Drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round (60th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

PRO
Fifth-year receiver who joins All-Pro WR Calvin Johnson as one of the most dynamic one-two wide receiver punches in the NFL after spending his first four seasons in the League with the Seattle Seahawks. Emerged as Seattle’s go-through vertical threat en route to the team’s Super Bowl XLVIII win over Denver last season. Career totals include 58 games (33 starts), 165 receptions for 2,195 yards (13.3 avg) and 15 touchdowns, as well as 13 carries for 69 yards (5.3 avg).

  • Also possesses the ability to contribute as a kickoff and punt returner. Career return totals include 68 punt returns for 787 yards (11.6 avg) and four kickoff returns for 67 yards (16.8).
  • Has played in seven postseason games (four starts), including three in 2013. Totaled 19 catches for 204 yards and one touchdown, as well as one carry for 13 yards in playoff action.

2013: Led the Seahawks in receiving with career highs in receptions (64) and receiving yards (898) and grabbed five touchdowns en route to the team’s first Super Bowl title in franchise history. Also had his best season as a return man, fielding a career high 51 punts for 585 yards (11.5 avg), as well as three kickoffs for 57 yards (19.0 avg). In three postseason games, proved to be a reliable target for QB Russell Wilson as he caught eight balls for 61 yards.

  • Opened the season with four catches for 51 yards and four punt returns for 48 yards at Carolina (9/8).
  • Had 88 yards on five catches and also rushed twice on a lateral and an end-around for 29 yards vs. Jacksonville (9/22).
  • Set up Seattle’s game-winning drive at Houston (9/29) with a 32-yard punt return from one-yard deep in the end zone. Finished the game with three catches for 17 yards and four punt returns for 60 yards.
  • Scored his first touchdown of the season at Indianapolis (10/6) and finished the game with five catches for 61 yards.
  • At St. Louis (10/28), hauled in five passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long 80-yard touchdown that proved to be the game-winner. His 80-yard touchdown reception was the longest by a Seattle player since Ben Obomanu in 2010.
  • Logged three catches for 29 yards and set a career high with 92 punt return yards on three attempts, including a 71-yard return vs. Tampa Bay (11/3).
  • Totaled 106 receiving yards on six receptions, including a one-handed touchdown pass with :01 remaining in the first half at Atlanta (11/10).
  • At San Francisco (12/8), led team with six catches for 65 yards and had three punt returns, including a 38-yard return to the 49ers 27 that led to a go-ahead Seahawks field goal with 6:20 to play in the game.
  • In Super Bowl XLVIII vs. Denver (2/2/14), finished with three catches for 17 yards and a 20-yard kickoff return following a safety.

2012: Started in all 15 games he played in 2012 after being inactive (knee) during Week 1. Finished the season with 45 receptions for 688 yards and a career high seven touchdowns. Also started both postseason games, recording four catches in the NFC Wild Card at Washington (1/6) and six catches for 103 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown, at Atlanta (1/13) in the Divisional Round.

  • Had two-touchdown performances vs. Green Bay (9/24) and vs. New York Jets (11/11).
  • Totaled five or more receptions in six games, including two seven-catch games at St. Louis (9/30) and at Detroit (10/28).
  • Ended the season with a career high 129 receiving yards in the season finale vs. St. Louis.
  • Had his most productive postseason as a Seahawk, totaling 10 receptions for 138 yards and one touchdown in the team’s two playoff games.
2011: Played in all 15 games (five starts) during his sophomore campaign in Seattle, finishing the year with 35 receptions for 382 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Scored his first career touchdown on an eight-yard catch in the season opener at San Francisco (9/11).
  • Had back-to-back touchdown performances vs. Philadelphia (12/1) and St. Louis (12/12).

2010: As a rookie in 2010, saw action in 11 games and recorded 21 receptions for 227 yards and also returned 16 punts for 202 yards (12.6 avg). Played in both postseason games and started in the NFC Wild Card vs. New Orleans (1/8) when the team opened in a five-receiver set.

  • Played in his first career game at Denver (9/19) and hauled in his first career reception for 52 yards. On his first NFL touch, returned a punt for 63 yards.

COLLEGE
Ended his collegiate career for the Fighting Irish ranking third in Notre Dame history with 157 receptions and established the team’s single-season record with 93 receptions during his senior season. Career totals include 37 games (22 starts), 157 receptions, 2,707 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns. Also ranks eighth on the Irish all-time record list with 909 yards on kickoff returns and second with 4,130 all-purpose yards.

  • As a junior, was a consensus All-American First Team selection and was the recipient of the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s premier wide receiver.

PERSONAL
Attended Pope John Paul II (Hendersonville, Tenn.) High School where he was a USA Today Second Team All-America selection (defense). Carried the ball 140 times for 1,413 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior, while also tacking on 28 receptions for 510 yards and six receiving touchdowns. Also picked off three passes as a defensive back.

  • Ranked as the No. 11 player on the ESPN 150 list and rated as one of the top 250 players nationally by Rivals.com.
  • Also 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 the 1984 NFL Draft.

TATE’S SINGLE-GAME BESTS

  • Receptions: 8 vs. Stl 12/29/13
  • Receiving Yards: 129 vs. Stl 12/29/13
  • Long Reception: 80t at Stl 10/28/13
  • Receiving Touchdowns: 2 (three times) Last at Stl 10/28/13
  • Punt Return Yards: 92 vs. TB 11/3/13
  • Long Punt Return: 71 vs. TB 11/3/13
  • Kickoff Return Yards: 24 vs. Jac 9/22/13
  • Long Kickoff Return: 24 vs. Jac 9/22/13

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Tate on adjusting to London

    Posted Oct 22, 2014

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate talks about adjusting to a week of preparation in London.

  • Tate on comeback win

    Posted Oct 20, 2014

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate talks about the comeback victory over the Saints and finding a way to win.

  • Highlight: Tate 73-yard touchdown

    By NFL.com - Posted Oct 19, 2014

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws a 73-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Golden Tate.

  • Lions vs. Saints: Golden Tate highlights

    Posted Oct 19, 2014

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate set career highs with 10 receptions for 154 yards and added one touchdown in the team's 24-23 Week 7 win against the New Orleans Saints.

  • Tate on big game, victory

    Posted Oct 19, 2014

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate talks about his big performance on Sunday that helped his team defeat the Saints, 24-23.

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