The game will mark the 102nd in the series between ISU and EIU.
2008: Started eight of 10 games ... recorded a career-high two interceptions versus Youngstown State, just seven days after being taken off the field via ambulance after suffering a hit during the North Dakota State game ... collected 34 total tackles, five tackles-for-loss and three pass breakups ... posted a career-high-tying nine tackles at Murray State ... also collected a career-high two tackles-for-loss at both Marshall and Murray State.
2007: Saw action in all 11 games with three starting assignments ... collected at least one tackle in each game ... posted a career-best nine tackles in the season opener against Drake.
2006: Participated in all 13 games as a reserve ... tallied 21 tackles ... originally recruited with the 2005 class, but had to complete some college prep courses ... had three tackles and an interception against Eastern Illinois ... recorded two solo tackles and one tackle-for-loss at Murray State ... returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown in the playoff win over Eastern Illinois.
Seminole HS: Three-year varsity starter ... as a senior, tallied 70 tackles, including three tackles-for-loss and 44 solo; four interceptions; nine pass breakups; and one defensive touchdown ... named the team's defensive MVP ... first-team all-conference, all-district, All-Central Florida and second-team all-state ... honorable mention All-South ... team finished 7-3 during senior season ... as a junior, tallied 52 tackles, including 28 solo and four interceptions ... second-team all-conference and second-team all-district ... four-year member of the honor roll ... coached by Mick Harris.
Data: Born 12-28-86 in St. Louis ... son of Gwen Tate ... has an older brother ... high school teammate of ISU's Bert Whigham ... major: industrial technology.
CAREER SINGLE-GAME HIGHS