Auden Tate decided he would make a lot of mom’s happy on Mother’s Day.
The Florida State wide receiver visited a nursing home in Tampa to spend part of his day with moms “whose families didn’t.”
Tate brought a lot of smiles to the faces of all the moms while shaking hands and posing for pictures.
Tate, a rising sophomore, played at Wharton High in Tampa. He had a breakout spring and was the star of the spring game with six catches for 100 yards and two TDs. The 6-5, 281-pound Tate will add much needed size to the wide receiver position this season.
Coach Jimbo Fisher said Tate, with “that big body and those big hands can be a “weapon” for the Seminoles’ offense but he needs to add more polish, especially on his routes.
Tate gesture came a day after Florida State was in the news for the wrong reasons when running back Mario Pender was dismissed from the team after being arrested and booked on charges of committing violence by strangulation and resisting an officer without violence.