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AUDEN TATE

#18

Player profile

position
Wide Receiver
height
6'5"
weight
225
year
Junior
hometown
Irmo, S.C.
high school
Wharton (Fla.)

2016:

Developed into a standout red-zone threat in his first season of extended playing time, finishing second on the team with six touchdown receptions…totaled 25 receptions for 409 yards…his 16.4 yards-per-catch average led the Seminoles and ranked 10th in the ACC…dominated Boston College with six catches for a season-high 101 yards – his first career 100-yard game – and two touchdowns…opened the scoring with a six-yard touchdown in the first quarter against the Eagles and also had a six-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter…had a pair of touchdown receptions at No. 10 Louisville, a 20-yarder in the second quarter and a 12-yarder in the fourth quarter…had the first catch of his career in Game 2 against Charleston Southern, a 12-yarder…his next three catches (one against CSU and two against Louisville) went for touchdowns…his 39-yard catch at USF was his longest of the season…caught one pass for 14 yards at No. 10 Miami…two receptions for 20 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown reception, versus Wake Forest…inserted into the starting lineup following senior Jesus Wilson’s season-ending foot injury…had one 23-yard reception in his first start versus No. 3 Clemson…also made starts against NC State (three catches, 68 yards), Boston College and Syracuse (5 catches, 77 yards)…made two receptions for 22 yards versus No. 13 Florida.

2015:

Played in six games during his first season at Florida State…made his collegiate debut against Texas State…slowed by an injury during the early part of the season but saw playing time against Miami before missing the next four games…appeared in the final four games of the season seeing action against NC State, Chattanooga, Florida and Houston in the Peach Bowl…earned Offensive Most Improved Player honors following the 2016 spring season.

PERSONAL:

Tall and athletic four-star wide receiver who committed to Florida State in August of 2014…rated the nation’s No. 22 wide receiver, No. 32 prospect in Florida and No. 194 overall player in the country by Rivals in the 2015 recruiting class…tabbed the No. 23 wide receiver, No. 30 player in Florida and No. 219 overall prospect by 247Sports…ranked the nation’s No. 44 wide receiver by Scout and No. 77 by ESPN…listed at No. 7 on the Tampa Bay Times Home Team Top 25 Recruits for 2015…missed the majority of his senior season with an injury, but did have 11 catches for 123 yards and snagged a fourth-quarter interception in his third game of the season…totaled 49 receptions for 815 yards and five touchdowns in 2013 en route to Class 8A All-State honorable mention accolades and Tampa Bay Times All-Suncoast honorable mention honors…attended Nike’s ‘The Opening’ prospect camp in Oregon…also an all-county selection in basketball…chose FSU over Michigan and also received offers from Florida, Clemson and Maryland among several others…born February 3, 1997…majoring in social science.