At the Combine: Tate runs blistering 4.36 in the 40

Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 11:31am

INDIANAPOLIS — Former John Paul II standout Golden Tate ran a 4.36 time in the 40-yard dash, according to unofficial times from the NFL Network.

Tate, leaving Notre Dame after his junior season, had said he hoped to have a strong time in the 40-yard dash here at the NFL Combine, and a time that fast could make him arguably the top wide receiver available in the draft along with Oklahoma State’s Dez Bryant.

While Training at API in Scottsdale, Ariz., Tate told The City Paper in a telephone interview that his 40 time would be the key to his success and a focus of his entering the Combine and his pro day in April.

“One of the things that I definitely want to improve on is my 40-yard dash. I’m not a guy that’s 6-1 or 6-2 or 6-3, so I have to make up for that with my speed, so I’ll definitely be focusing on running the 40,” Tate said at the time. “I’m working to get my legs stronger and to get my hips looser, because I know a good 40 time will help me out [in the draft].”

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