Jimbo Fisher looking for FSU football's Auden Tate to stay healthy
TALLAHASSEE -- Wharton High product Auden Tate showed in the spring game that he can be a key receiver for Florida State. He finished with 100 receiving yards and two touchdowns, including an 11-yard score with 13 seconds left and was named the offense's most improved player in the spring.
The Seminoles still believe in the ability of the 6-foot-5, 225-pound sophomore, but now they want to see something else: Stability. Tate has missed the last two practices with a groin injury.
"You've got to stay on the field," coach Jimbo Fisher said during Sunday's media day. "It's not his fault. Nothing you can do. He has a chance to be a very good player. He's big-bodied, strong. His routes look like they've gotten better...
"We've got to get him healthy."
Fisher said Tate will probably miss another day or two of practice. He appeared in six games last season as a true freshman but did not record a catch.