Golden Tate

Golden Tate

Pro Bowl Wide Receiver

Golden Tate is a former NFL wide receiver who played for 11 seasons. Tate made the Pro Bowl in 2014 as a member of the Detroit Lions and is a Super Bowl XLVII champion with the Seattle Seahawks. 

Tate began his NFL career in 2010 when he was drafted in the second round by the Seattle Seahawks. Following his four-year stint in Seattle that ended with a Super Bowl ring, Tate joined the Detroit Lions. Tate had his best season in 2014 with the Lions in which he recorded 1,331 yards receiving on 99 catches, and was selected to the Pro Bowl. Tate later appeared with the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants.

Tate finished his NFL career with 695 catches, 8,278 yards receiving and 46 receiving touchdowns.

Tate attended the University of Notre Dame where he was a Unanimous All-American and received the Biletnikoff Award after his 2009 season in which he had 1,496 yards receiving and 15 touchdowns. 

Tate grew up in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and was a three-sport athlete at Pope John Paul II High School. 

Tate was drafted by the MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants early in his football career but never ended up signing with either team. In June of 2022, Tate signed with the Port Angeles Lefties to play outfield in the West Coast League. 

Breakdowns

Now You Know: Breaking Down George Pickens’ Viral Catch

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie receiver George Pickens went viral Thursday night for his one-handed catch. In the video above, former All-Pro WR Golden Tate breaks down the play — from route running to ball security — in the latest edition of The 33rd Team’s Now You Know series.

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Recapping NFL Week 2’s Wild Comebacks, Statement Wins

Trey Wingo, Golden Tate and Robert Smith recap Week 2 of the NFL season following Monday Night Football. What did they have to say about the Eagles and Bills statement wins? What did they make of the Dolphins’ and Cardinals’ 20-point comebacks? Find out in this video.

Analysis

Smash of the Titans: Buffalo Obliterates Tennessee on MNF

The Buffalo Bills beat up the Tennessee Titans 41-7 on Monday night. After a night where Buffalo cruised and nothing went right for Tennessee, analysts Robert Smith and Golden Tate from The 33rd Team take a closer look at the blowout and Buffalo’s dominance through two games.

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‘Way Too Easy’: Eagles, Hurts Dominate Vikings on MNF

With a smothering defense and a showcase game by quarterback Jalen Hurts, the Philadelphia Eagles crushed the Minnesota Vikings 24-7. Analysts Robert Smith and Golden Tate of The 33rd Team break down how the Eagles won the game on both sides of the ball to move to 2-0.

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Players Can Go to ‘Dark Place’ But Bucs’ Mike Evans Crossed Line

Editor’s Note: After Sunday afternoon’s brawl between the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sparked by Tampa’s Mike Evans and New Orleans’ Marshon Lattimore (who were both ejected and have scrapped before), former NFL receiver and The 33rd Team analyst Golden Tate sat down to offer a veteran’s perspective on the incident.   I […]

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Which Wide Receiver Is Set to Become the Next YAC King?

Former Pro Bowl wide receiver Golden Tate breaks down what it takes to be an elite receiver… after you’ve already caught the ball. Tate explains what it takes to excel in gaining yards after the catch (YAC) at the NFL level. The former Super Bowl champion shows how factors like quarterback play, offensive scheme and […]

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Carr and Adams ‘Gelling Very Well’ But Improvements Needed

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams clearly had a productive Week 1 with 10 catches for 141 yards and a touchdown. However, the Raiders lost and quarterback Derek Carr threw 3 interceptions. The 33rd Team’s Golden Tate walks through the improvements Las Vegas can make in order to help the offense become more efficient.

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