Golden Tate on Story Behind Name: ‘Somebody Was Drunk at Some Point, Right?'

We have about 67 golden headlines in the vault and Golden Tate hasn't even played a snap yet for the Eagles.

Yeah, the name is awesome.

Especially for us media folks.

But it didn't sound so great for Tate growing up.

"It was kind of a struggle when I was younger, got made fun of a lot," the Eagles' newest wide receiver said Wednesday at his introductory press conference. "It kind of haunts me sometimes."


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His full name is Golden H. Tate III. So what's behind it?

"I think I kind of grew into it," Tate said. "You can't really be a dull person with the name Golden, I guess. But I'm actually the third and there's really no super awesome, cool story about it. I just tell people, I figured somebody was drunk at some point, right?"

And Tate said don't worry, it has been different story since his childhood.

"I've grown into it, embraced it and I love it," he said.

Philly should love it, too. The city will love Tate even more if he helps the 4-4 defending champs make another run at the Lombardi Trophy.

"I don't know much about Philly," Tate said, "but I have a feeling I'm going to learn quickly.

"I just want to win."

That's a golden answer in this town.

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