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Notre Dame's best catch in years

Updated: August 20, 2009, 11:48 AM ET
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Before a baseball game at Cincinnati last season, Notre Dame's Golden Tate was shagging some balls in the outfield. He ran down one long fly and, to the amazement of his coaches, reached out and grabbed it with his bare hand.

"I asked him what that was and he said, 'Just instincts,'" Irish baseball coach Dave Schrage said.

Notre Dame's football coaches got used to seeing those instincts as well. Tate had a breakout year as a sophomore in 2008, catching ...

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