Ballard News-Tribune sports writer poses with Seahawks Wide Receiver Golden Tate

Seahawks' Golden Tate stops in at Ballard Top Pot

By Christopher Duclos

The Seattle Seahawks are heading into their bye week looking forward to some much needed rest. The team is enjoying one of their best seasons in recent memory under head coach Pete Carroll, going 6-4 in the past 10 games and sporting a defense that remains one of the best in the NFL.

Seahawks Wide Receiver Golden Tate decided that he would spend a couple hours of his week off at Ballard’s Top Pot Doughnuts to sign autographs for the fans. Tate has been experiencing the best season yet in his career.

So far this season Tate has made 26 receptions for 334 yards and 6 Touchdowns. He has 9 total touchdowns in his career in the three years since being drafted as a Seattle Seahawk. This past Sunday Seattle witnessed Tate perform magic against the New York Jets, where he caught a 38-yard touchdown pass, hurdled over a defender for a 13-yard first down and threw what was probably the most awkward left-handed 23-yard touchdown pass.

Ballard sports reporter Christopher Duclos stopped into Top Pot to ask Tate some questions on the season so far.

CD: How do you like the Ballard neighborhood? Do you spend much time out here?

GT: Yeah, I like this area, I’ve been out here with my girlfriend a few times and we enjoy it a lot.

CD: Could you offer the fans a little insight on the season so far?

GT: Its going well, we’re still growing as a team. I think we’re getting better every week and I’m sure the 12th man (fans) can see our improvement week in and week out. We’re sitting on 6-4 going into the bye week. I know the team is enjoying the opportunity to rest and let our body’s heal a little bit before we get back it for the home stretch. So, We’re happy about that and we’ll continue to grow.

CD: What about that new quarterback (Russell Wilson)?

GT: He’s an outstanding young fellow. He’s already shown to be a leader of the offense and the team. He’s learning quickly and he’s not playing like a rookie. That’s something we as a team all appreciate. I’m very happy for his growth.

(End interview)

Also joining the Seahawks wide receiver was Northwest Harvest, collecting food donations to help brace for the winter hunger season.

“Events like this are fantastic because it helps raise awareness in the community," said Andrea Flatley, a Northwest Harvest employee. "It gives everyone the chance to come out and meet a Seattle Seahawk! But for us, it raises awareness for a local business (Northwest Harvest). Of course for us, more importantly it benefits Northwest Harvest at a very crucial time of the year. We appreciate the community support!”

Due to the hunger caused from cold weather, the winter season is the most crucial time for the food donation businesses. Donations can be made to Northwest Harvest at

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