Former John Paul II star makes catch in controversial NFL play - WKRN News 2

Former Pope John Paul II star makes catch in controversial NFL play

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Near the center of one of the NFL's most controversial plays is a former student from Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville.

Monday night Golden Tate grabbed a piece of the football on a last second Hail Mary pass in the end zone. The play was ruled a catch and the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Green Bay Packers.

While the controversial call centers on the NFL's replacement referees, coaches and staff at Pope John Paul II were watching in amazement at another play by Tate.

"That's typical Golden right there. He was always going after the ball," former teammate and coach Brian Sneed said.  "I mean a five foot, 10 inch receiver going up between four guys and at least get his hands on it."

He continued, "Anytime he touched the ball or was around the ball, he had the potential to do something special with it. Obviously that is the case now."

Tate holds several records at Pope John Paul II and is most remembered for a game against Goodpasture in 2005, where he scored two touchdowns in just 14 seconds, sending the game into overtime.

As a wide-receiver at Notre Dame, Tate had a very similar touchdown catch on a Hail Mary pass in the end zone.

"It's exciting I think for somebody to see someone who played on this field on national television on a big play like that and in a big time situation," Sneed said.

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