Notre Dame’s Golden Tate AT&T Player Of The Week

October 9, 2009

notredame_golden_tateGolden Tate Selected AT&T All-America Player Of The Week
Junior wide receiver obtained more than 50 percent of votes

October 8, 2009

(Press Release)

ATLANTA – Notre Dame junior wide receiver Golden Tate has been named the
AT&T All-America Player of the Week award following the fifth week of
college football action, AT&T announced today.

In the only major college football award chosen exclusively by fans, more
than 50 percent of ballots cast went to Tate. He is the second Notre Dame
to be honored this season, joining junior quarterback Jimmy Clausen
who was selected following the first week of the season.

Tate is one of more than 30 Division One players included on the “Two-Sport Report”.  CLICK HERE to see the full list along with updates on how those players have performed so far this fall.

Tate (Hendersonville, Tenn.) helped the Irish rally past Washington, 37-30,
in overtime last week. He hauled in nine receptions for 244 yards and one
touchdown. The 244 yards receiving were the most by a Notre Dame player
since Jim Seymour set the school record with 276 against Purdue on Sept. 24,
1966 and second-most in school history. Tate also set the highest
single-game receiving total this season in the NCAA FBS. Tate added a
31-yard carry to finish with 275 all-purpose yards, the sixth-most
all-purpose yards in Notre Dame history.

University of Texas at El Paso running back Donald Buckram placed second,
with University of Maryland linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield and University
of Toledo quarterback Aaron
Opelt placing third and fourth, respectively.
Each of the players was nominated by ESPN based on their outstanding
performances last week.

“AT&T congratulates Golden for his tremendous performance for Notre Dame
last week, and we wish him the best of luck throughout the season,” said Tim
, executive director, AT&T corporate sponsorships. “College football
draws the most passionate fans, and this award gives them the chance to
select the AT&T All-America Player of the Week all season long.”

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