Golden Tate’s First NFL Game

Golden Tate rose to everyone’s attention with the accomplishments he pulled off while playing receiver for the Seattle Seahawks. He then moved on to the Detroit Lions and has continued to put up good numbers as one of Matthew Stafford’s key receivers. Everyone starts somewhere though, and what was Golden Tate’s first NFL game like?

Golden Tate took the field for the first time in the NFL in Week 2 of the 2010 season for the Seattle Seahawks against the Denver Broncos.

In that first game of his career, he was targeted twice by Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. He was thrown to the first time in the third quarter and it was good for a 52 yard gain. Not bad, for the first catch of his NFL career. The second and final pass thrown to him that day fell incomplete.

Golden Tate also fielded three punts in that first game. The first was a punt of 63 yards that he returned 63 yards. The second was a fair catch. The third saw him return the ball 19 yards.

Golden Tate’s first NFL game didn’t rewrite the record books. But it did show off his skills as a big play athlete. Looking back at that first game really does give a good indication of the player he would become.

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