An MRI on Sunday night confirmed that diagnosis. Tate will miss the remainder of the season and will undergo surgery at UNC Hospitals later this week.
A senior from Burlington, N.C., Tate finishes his career as the NCAA's all-time leader in combined kick return yards with 3,523 yards. At the time of his injury, Tate was leading the ACC in all-purpose yards (163.7 yds/gm). In the first six games of 2008, he had 376 receiving yards, 305 kickoff return yards, 158 punt return yards and 143 rushing yards.