Auden Heanon Tate (born February 3, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State.

Auden Tate
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Tate with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2019
No. 19 – Cincinnati Bengals
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1997-02-03) February 3, 1997 (age 22)
Irmo, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Wharton (Tampa, Florida)
College:Florida State
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 7 / Pick: 253
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Receiving yards:610
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at

Early lifeEdit

Tate attended Paul R. Wharton High School in Tampa, Florida. He committed to Florida State University to play college football.[1]

College careerEdit

Tate played at Florida State from 2015 to 2017.[2] After his junior season in 2017, he decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[3][4] He finished his career with 65 receptions for 957 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Professional careerEdit


Tate was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round, 253rd overall, of the 2018 NFL Draft.[5] He was a healthy scratch for the first six games of the season before being waived on October 18, 2018 and re-signed to the practice squad.[6] On November 5, he was promoted to the active roster.[7]


In week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals, Tate caught 3 passes for 26 yards and his first career receiving touchdown in the 26-23 loss. [8] In a week 6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Tate caught 5 passes for a career high 91 yards. On December 10, 2019, he was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.[9] He finished the season as the Bengals second-leading receiver with 40 catches for 575 yards and one touchdown.


  1. ^ Four-star WR Auden Tate verbally commits to Florida State
  2. ^ FSU receiver Auden Tate looks for breakout season
  3. ^ FSU's Tarvarus McFadden, Auden Tate leaving early for NFL draft
  4. ^ Florida State wide receiver Auden Tate declares for the NFL draft
  5. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals select FSU WR Auden Tate in Round 7". April 28, 2018. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "Bengals sign CB KeiVarae Russell off practice squad, waive WR Auden Tate". October 18, 2018.
  7. ^ Hobson, Geoff (November 5, 2018). "Quick Hits: Lewis Says Green Doesn't Need Surgery; Tate Promoted; Harris Extended".
  8. ^ "Kyler Murray leads Cardinals to 1st win, 26-23 over Bengals". October 6, 2019. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  9. ^ "Bengals Sign Willis To Roster, Place Tate On Reserve/Injured". December 10, 2019.

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