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10 things you need to know about Golden Tate

Ten things you need to know about new Giants wide receiver Golden Tate:

1. Originally selected by the Seahawks in the second round (60th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft, Tate played four seasons in Seattle before signing with Detroit as a free agent in 2014. He was traded to Philadelphia midway through last season, helping the then-defending champions in their postseason push.

2. Tate has played in 137 games with exactly 100 starts in the regular season. He has also appeared in 11 postseason contests (eight starts), including the Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII victory over the Broncos at MetLife Stadium, where he will now be playing his home games. This past January, Tate caught the game-winning touchdown in the Eagles’ wild card victory over the Bears.

3. Since he came into the league in 2010, the 5-foot-10, 197-pound receiver leads the NFL with 4,048 yards after catch.

4. Tate became the first player in Lions history -- and seventh in the NFL -- to record 90+ receptions in four consecutive seasons (2014-17). In 2018, he had 74 receptions for 795 yards and four touchdowns while splitting time between the Lions (seven games) and Eagles (eight).

5. His career numbers include 611 catches for 7,214 yards and 38 touchdowns. He averages 11.8 yards per catch with a career-long of 80 yards. He has 43 rushing attempts for 200 yards, including a career-long 30-yarder last season for the Lions.

6. Tate is also an experienced punt returner, averaging 10.2 yards on 97 attempts with a long of 71 yards. The bulk of those returns came in 2013 with Seattle and 2015 with Detroit. He has returned just nine punts combined over the past two seasons.

7. Tate earned a Pro Bowl nod in 2014 after catching 99 passes for 1,331 yards, both career highs. It was his first of three 1,000-yard seasons (2014, 2016-17).

8. Tate, who won the 2009 Biletnikoff Award as college football’s top wide receiver, was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 42nd round of the 2007 MLB Draft after being a standout outfielder for the Notre Dame’s baseball team. Tate equaled or surpassed eight ND football records, including most catches and receiving yards in a season, tied for most touchdown catches in a season, most receiving yards in a career, most 100-yard receiving games in a season and career, most receiving yards per game in a season and tied for most consecutive games with a touchdown reception. His 1,915 all-purpose yards in 2009 were the second-most in Irish history.

9. Tate attended Pope John Paul II (Hendersonville, Tenn.) High School, where he was a USA Today Second Team All-America selection as a defensive back. He also carried the ball 140 times for 1,413 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior, while also tacking on 28 receptions for 510 yards and six receiving touchdowns.

10. His father, Golden Tate, Jr., played wide receiver at Tennessee State and was a fifth-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1984 NFL Draft.

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