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Ben Tate

Ben Tate - #44 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 215 lbs.
Birthday 08/21/1988
Birthplace Newark, MD
College Auburn
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 2nd round, 26th pick by Texans

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
65 279 2

Texans RB Tate developing undesirable reputation

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The Texans, when healthy, have arguably the most talented one-two backfield punch in the NFL. But backup Ben Tate is proving that staying healthy is a tall order.

Tate, Keller among Monday night's inactives

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
Texans RB Ben Tate and Jets TE Dustin Keller are among the inactive players for the Week Five Monday night game.

Texans' ground game a work in progress

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
The Texans might be the best team in football with one-quarter of the season in the book, but their running game has yet to hit its stride.

Backup backs worthy of spots in fantasy lineups

Posted July 17, 2012 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The NFL is a passing league, but making sure your team has quality backs is still key. Here's a look at three No. 2 RBs worthy of starting spots in fantasy lineups.

Texans' fantasy questions for the offseason

Posted Feb. 13, 2012 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
As the offseason gets under way, fantasy football owners have some questions about the Texans.

Week 10 matchups to exploit or avoid

Posted Nov. 09, 2011 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
William Del Pilar studied the Week 10 matchups and warns you to avoid players such as Pierre Thomas while exploiting Maurice Jones-Drew and Santonio Holmes.

Browns-Texans matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 9:12 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Texans game.

RBs Foster, Tate power Texans past Saints

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for two touchdowns and Ben Tate rushed for 95 yards and another score in the first half of the Texans' 27-14 win over the Saints.

Second-year RBs Tate, Hardesty looking up at stars

Posted June 02, 2011 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
After missing their rookie seasons with injuries, RBs Ben Tate and Montario Hardesty are now stuck behind a couple of the league's best backs.

Texans WR Holliday out for season

Posted Aug. 24, 2010 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Texans lost another rookie for the rest of the year as Trindon Holliday will have surgery Wednesday to repair a broken thumb, ending his season.

Loss of Tate tests Texans' RB depth

Posted Aug. 15, 2010 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
In a game where the Texans lost rookie RB Ben Tate to a right ankle injury, first-string RB Arian Foster impressed in the Texans' preseason opener at Arizona, rushing for 31 yards on four carries.

Reports: Texans agree with rookie RB Tate

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
The Texans and RB Ben Tate, a second-round pick from Auburn, have agreed on a contract, ESPN and The Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. ESPN reported the contract is for four years.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 24, 2012
Tate had four rushes for 17 yards in a 23-6 loss to Minnesota on Sunday.||||||| Tate could start Sunday against the Colts if Arian Foster's health is a concern.
Posted Nov. 04, 2012
Tate was active for Sunday's game against Tennessee.||||||| Tate has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury.
Posted Oct. 18, 2012
Tate (toe) had a good day at practice on Wednesday, according to Texans coach Gary Kubiak.||||||| Tate, the primary backup to Houston star running back Arian Foster, continues to work his way back from a toe injury.
Posted Sept. 17, 2012
Tate added 74 yards and two scores and the Texans overwhelmed the Jaguars in a 27-7 victory that wasn't nearly as close as the final score.||||||| Tate is averaging 4.7 yards per carry.
Posted Jan. 01, 2012
Texans running back Arian Foster and cornerback Johnathan Joseph, both selected to the Pro Bowl this week, are inactive for Sunday's regular-season finale against Tennessee.||||||| Tate, who needs 155 yards rushing to reach 1,000 for the season, is starting for Foster.

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