Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) reacts after failing to catch a pass in the end zone against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl XLVIII: Former Notre Dame Wide Receiver Golden Tate Becomes Super Bowl Champion

Super Bowl XLVIII

The Seattle Seahawks drafted Golden Tate in second round of the 2010 NFL Draft after he departed early from South Bend.

In his Notre Dame career, Tate collected 2934 yards from scrimmage and 29 touchdowns.  In his college career, Tate won the Biletnikoff Award for the best college wide receiver. He also was an unanimous All-American.

Tate was only a Hawaii Bowl Champion at Notre Dame. His career record was an abysmal 16-21 under former Notre Dame Head Coach Charlie Weis.

Weis’ departure was key in Golden Tate and former Notre Dame Quarterback Jimmy Clausen leaving early for the NFL Draft.

Tate is now catching passes from former Wisconsin and NC State Quarterback Russell Wilson. Tonight, Golden Tate became a Super Bowl Champion as the Seattle Seahawks smashed the Denver Broncos 43-8. Tate only had 3 catches for 17 yards and no scores. But, ultimately the statistics are only academic when you are a champion.

This year, Tate had 64 catches for 898 yards and 5 touchdowns. He has 165 catches for 2,195 yards and 15 touchdowns.

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