Golden Tate Interview
By: Ian Kenyon
January 2, 2010
Golden Tate: 2009 Biletnikoff Winner
Ian Kenyon: What is your current height and weight?
Golden Tate: 5'11", 197 lbs.

Ian Kenyon: Who has been the biggest influence throughout your college career?
Golden Tate: My family -- especially my brother Wesley, twin sisters (Breanna and Deanna), my mother Yolanda, and my father Golden.

Ian Kenyon: What do you feel are your biggest strengths?
Golden Tate: I think my biggest strengths are my speed, vision and ability to break tackles.

Ian Kenyon: Is there an NFL player that reminds you of yourself?
Golden Tate: I think my game is closest to Steve Smith, also Percy Harvin.

Ian Kenyon: How has baseball helped out your college football career? Is there a future there?
Golden Tate: Baseball has helped me with hand-eye coordination, I can tell when I can get the ball at its highest point. I would not rule out baseball, there is potentially a future there.

Ian Kenyon: What's the result of the at bat with Jeff Samardzija on the mound and you at the plate?
Golden Tate: I would get a base hit because I am going to bunt and use my speed.

Ian Kenyon: What is your favorite memory from Notre Dame?
Golden Tate: Catching my first touchdown pass against Purdue.

Ian Kenyon: What are some of your hobbies off of the football field?
Golden Tate: I love to golf and fish, but more importantly just going back to my room to hang with my closest friends.

Ian Kenyon: What was your favorite NFL team growing up, and did you have a favorite player that you looked up to?
Golden Tate: My favorite team growing up was the Miami Dolphins, but then later I started to appreciate my hometown team -- the Titans.

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