NFL Pro-Bowl Wide Receiver: Detroit Lions
Career Highlights: An eight-year NFL veteran, Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate is regarded as one of the league’s most sure-handed receivers. Last season, Tate posted 1,003 receiving yards (third time in his career crossing 1,000 yards), five touchdowns and for the fourth consecutive season had 90 or more receptions. Tate posted his best NFL season in 2014 when he was named a Pro Bowler after he posted 99 catches and gained more than 1,330 receiving yards, both of which were top 10 in the NFL. In 2016, Tate finished with 91 receptions for 1,077 yards and four touchdowns, and his 676 yards after the catch ranked first among NFL receivers. Drafted by Seattle in the 2010 NFL Draft, Tate has played in 122 career games posting 537 receptions on 6,419 yards and 34 touchdowns. Tate won a Super Bowl ring with the Seahawks in 2013. In college, Tate starred at Notre Dame where he was recognized in 2009 for his accomplishments being named a unanimous All-American and the Fred Biltenikoff Award winner recognizing the top college wide receiver. Tate excelled in baseball as well, being drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007 and the San Francisco Giants in 2010.