The Eagles got one of the best wide receivers in the NFL when it bought Golden Tate over from Seattle Seahawks on October 30, 2018. Tate is not only a productive receiver who is at his best in finishing games well, but he is also known for making some good technical blockings as a mirror blocker. He may lack that premier size and speed but Tate has rare football skills and agility to make sharp cuts to create space. He makes an easy adjustment to a ball and knows how best to use his body to shield off defenders. The wide receiver tracks off targets and he is not hesitant in his routes, especially when going over the middle. Here are more facts you would love to know about the American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Golden Tate Biography
Born as Golden Herman Tate III, Tate is a native of Hendersonville, Tennessee. He was raised by his parents Golden Tate II and Yolanda Tate after he was born on August 2, 1988. He attended Pope John Paul II High School where he began his football career alongside other sports like baseball and track events. While earning recognition for his athletic prowess, the youngster made 28 receptions for 510 yards and six touchdowns along with 140 rushes for 1,413 yards and 23 touchdowns in his senior year in high school. As a punter for the Knights, Tate also made 3 interceptions on defense and returned a kickoff for a touchdown
He moved over to Notre Dame where he continued his football career, playing for his college team from 2007 to 2009. Golden Tate made 6 catches, one touchdown for 131 yards with 21.7 yards on 15 kickoff returns in his freshman season. He also ended his sophomore season with a total of 58 catches for 1,080 yards and 10 touchdowns. He won the Biletnikoff Award and was recognised as the unanimous first-team All-American in 2009, after recording 93 receptions for 1,496 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns. Tate, on December 7, 2009, announced his decision to forgo his senior year to join the NFL.
NFL Career Stats
Tate’s dream of going professional became a reality when on April 23, 2010, he was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round, 60th overall at the 2010 NFL Draft. He signed his first deal as an NFL player on July 28, 2010. The four-year deal was worth $3.261 million. He did not debut until September 19, in a game against the Denver Broncos, where he recorded a 52-yard reception. He ended that season with 21 catches for 227 receiving yards with 16 punt returns and a kickoff for 212 total combined return yards.
Tate had a breakout season in 2013. Not only did he give the best game for the year, but he also received the Super Bowl XLVIII award after the 43–8 victory the Seahawks had over the Denver Broncos. He joined the Detroit Lions on March 12, 2014, and played five seasons before joining the Philadelphia Eagles on October 30, 2018. His clutch game-winning catch recorded on January 6, 2019, went a long way in helping the Eagles advance into the divisional round against the New Orleans Saints.
Golden Tate’s career stats from 2010 to 2018 gives him a total of 611 receptions for 7,214 receiving yards and 38 receiving touchdowns. He also made 200 rushing yards with 4.7 average yard per carry.
Who Is Tate’s Wife Or Girlfriend?
Golden Tate is a married man. He married Elise Pollard in March 2017, two years after the news of their engagement went viral. Golden engaged his girlfriend on September 12, 2015, in San Diego after which they exchanged marriage vows at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Tate’s wife Elise works at Harvey Nash, as an account executive and director of business development. On January 18, 2018, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter whom they named Londyn Marie Tate. Prior to his marriage to Elise, he reportedly had Ashton Meem as his girlfriend and his alleged relationship with her led to the dissolution of her marriage to Russel Wilson.
He grew up in a family with lovers and players of football
His father Golden Tate Jr. was Tennessee State’s former wide receiver. He was picked by the Indianapolis Colts in the fifth round (120th overall) at the 1984 NFL Draft. His younger brother, Wesley Tate, was a football running back for Vanderbilt University. His female siblings Breanna and Deanna Tate are both sprinters at The University of Mississippi.
His baseball career
Aside from excelling in his football career, Golden Tate also thrived in baseball. He played for the University of Notre Dame and batted .262 with 3 doubles and 3 stolen bases in his freshman season. The San Francisco Giants drafted him in the 50th round but he did not sign. He has not played baseball since his sophomore season in 2009.
Golden Tate is 5 feet 8 inches (1.78 m) tall with a body weight of 89 kg (197 lbs). He was reportedly 5 ft 10 1⁄4 with 199 lb (90 kg) in weight when he joined the NFL draft. The length of his arm is 30 1⁄2 in and the size of his hand is 9 1⁄4 in.