Lars Tate

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Lars Tate
No. 34, 33
Position:Running Back
Personal information
Born: (1966-02-02) February 2, 1966 (age 53)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:North Central
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
College:Georgia
NFL Draft:1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Lars Jamel Tate (born February 2, 1966), is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2nd round of the 1988 NFL Draft.

Tate attended North Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was named Gatorade National High School Offensive Player of the Year as a high school senior. During his senior year, Tate rushed for 1,417 yards on 149 carries for a 9.5 average and 14 TD's in 1983. He rushed for 1,400 yards and scored 23 TD's during his 11th grade year in 1982.[1]

Tate played college football for the University of Georgia and led the team in rushing during the 1986 and 1987 seasons. He still holds many UGA weightlifting records.[2][3]

His NFL debut for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took place on September 4, 1988 when he rushed for a modest 30 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles. Tate followed that performance with a 106-yard effort against the Detroit Lions. Tate played in three NFL seasons from 1988 to 1990. He led the Buccaneers in rushing during the 1988 and 1989 seasons.

His son, Donavan Tate, was drafted 3rd overall in the 2009 MLB draft.

Statistics[edit]

Tate's stats with the Georgia Bulldogs
Rushing Receiving
YEAR ATT YDS AVG LNG TD NO. YDS AVG LNG TD
1984 114 421 3.7 49 3 3 4 1.3 9 0
1985 105 626 6.0 40 3 2 9 4.5 8 0
1986 188 954 5.1 39 16 22 214 9.7 52 1
1987 208 1,016 4.9 44 14 13 149 11.5 22 0
Totals 615 3,017 4.9 49 36 41 376 9.4 52 1
Tate's stats in the NFL
Rushing Receiving
YEAR TEAM ATT YDS AVG LNG TD NO. YDS AVG LNG TD
1988 TAM 122 467 3.8 47 7 5 23 4.6 9 1
1989 TAM 167 589 3.5 48 8 11 75 6.8 19 1
1990 CHI 3 5 1.7 4 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 292 1,061 3.6 48 15 16 98 6.1 19 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GEORGIA BULLDOG FOOTBALL 1984". Sports Information Office - Georgia Athletic Dept. - The University of Georgia. 1984: 41. Archived from the original on January 18, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "1986 Georgia Bulldogs Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  3. ^ "1987 Georgia Bulldogs Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 8 February 2013.