• 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:
|Total Receiving Yards||1295||4th|
• Tate has moved into the top-20 among active FBS wide receivers in a number of career categories.
• Here is where Tate ranks among the other top FBS wideouts in receiving yards per game:
| ||Name, School||Rec.||Yds||TDs||Rec/Gm||Yds/Catch||Yds/Gm|
|1.||Freddie Barnes, Bowling Green||129||1482||14||11.73||11.49||134.73|
|2.||Greg Salas, Hawaii||93||1412||8||8.45||15.18||128.36|
|3.||Danario Alexander, Missouri||92||1411||12||8.36||15.34||128.27|
|4.||Golden Tate, Notre Dame||83||1295||12||7.55||15.60||117.73|
|5.||Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas||70||1095.7||7||7.00||15.64||109.50|