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• Tate has registered eight 100-yard receiving games in 2009. He equals Tom Gatewood's (1970) single-season school record for 100-yard receiving games. No other FBS player has more 100-yard receiving games than Tate.
• Tate has registered 54 catches that have resulted in first downs this season. He also has 18 receptions of over 20 yards, including 10 of over 30 yards. Tate has now recorded 41 receptions of at least 20 yards and 27 catches have gained at least 30 yards over his career.
• Tate has five multi-touchdown games in 2009
• Tate was the first Irish wideout to surpass 100 yards receiving in three consecutive games since Derrick Mayes in 1995.
• Tate ranks among the top FBS receivers (among qualifiers on the NCAA receiving report) in the nation in the following categories:

Category#NCAA Rank
Total Touchdowns152nd
Touchdown Receptions12t-3rd
Total Receiving Yards12954th
Receiving Yards/Game117.734th
Total Receptions838th
All-Purpose Yards154.189th

• Tate has moved into the top-20 among active FBS wide receivers in a number of career categories.

Category#NCAA Rank
Receiving Yards/Catch17.06th
Receiving TDs2312th
Receiving Yards250616th
Receiving Yards/Game69.617th

• Here is where Tate ranks among the other top FBS wideouts in receiving yards per game:

 Name, SchoolRec.YdsTDsRec/GmYds/CatchYds/Gm
1.Freddie Barnes, Bowling Green12914821411.7311.49134.73
2.Greg Salas, Hawaii93141288.4515.18128.36
3.Danario Alexander, Missouri921411128.3615.34128.27
4.Golden Tate, Notre Dame831295127.5515.60117.73
5.Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas701095.777.0015.64109.50