Golden Tate

Golden Tate Selected Semifinalist For Biletnikoff Award

Oct. 26, 2009

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – University of Notre Dame junior Golden Tate was one of 10 wide receivers named to the semifinalist list for the Biletnikoff Award, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced Monday. The Biletnikoff Award is presented annually to the nation¹s top college receiver.

Tate leads all Football Bowl Subdivision receivers in 100-yard receiving games and statistically is one of the top receivers in the nation. He is tied for second with eight touchdown receptions, ranks third with 847 receiving yards, is fourth in the nation averaging 121.0 receiving yards per game, ranks 10th in receptions per game at 7.43 catches and his 16.29 yards per catch average is 11th in the nation.

Tate was named a mid-season first-team All-American by and was a second-team selection by Sporting News.

The Biletnikoff winner will be announced live on The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show airing Dec. 10 on ESPN. He will then be recognized at The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation¹s annual awards dinner held at the University Center Club in Tallahassee, Fla. on Feb. 13, 2010.

2009 Biletnikoff Award Semifinalists

Freddie Barnes Bowling Green
Dezmon Briscoe Kansas
Vincent Brown San Diego State
Eric Decker Minnesota
Marshwan Gilyard Cincinnati
AJ Green Georgia
Jordan Shipley Texas
Golden Tate Notre Dame
Demaryius Thomas Georgia Tech
Mike Williams Syracuse