Golden Tate was born August 2, 1988.
Tate was born in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and attended Pope John Paul II High School where he played football, baseball and ran track.
Tate was drafted by baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks in the 42nd round in 2007 out of high school. Instead, he opted to play baseball and football at Notre Dame.
After deciding to forego his senior year at Notre Dame, Tate was drafted 60th overall by the Seattle Seahawks in 2010.
In his rookie campaign, Tate played 11 games, and caught 21 passes for 227 receiving yards and no touchdowns. In addition to his receiving duties, Tate also returned 16 punts and one kickoff for 212 total combined return yards.
Tate's next two years in the league were relatively quiet. He also stopped returning punts for the Seahawks.
However, he had a breakout year in 2013, when he caught 64 passes for 898 yards and five touchdowns. Tate also resumed his returning duties, fielding 51 punts for 585 yards.
That year, Tate helped the Seahawks win their first Super Bowl in franchise history.
Tate continued his upward trend the following year, signing a five-year, $31 million deal with the Detroit Lions. He compiled a strong season stat line of 99 receptions for 1331 yards and four touchdowns.
That career year earned Tate his first spot at the Pro Bowl, and also led to him being ranked No. 85 on the Top 100 Players in the NFL list for the upcoming 2015 season.