PHOTO: Golden Tate helps Navy veteran propose to his girlfriend

Lions wide receiver Golden Tate enjoyed a highlight play before Sunday's game even began.
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Before taking on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate played a part in a different kind of memorable moment at Ford Field. 

Through the Golden Future Foundation, Tate helped a veteran of the US Navy named Eric propose to his girlfriend Darien.

AMAZING pregame… this #GoldenMoment brought to you by @goldenfuturefdn and @ritani. Eric, @geezye26 our special veteran #GoldenFutureFoundation honored today, got engaged to the love of his life, @darienholden thanks to @detroitlionsnfl player @showtimetate foundation for #Veterans Eric served in the Navy for 6 years, and has been through a whollleee lot lately. We are honored to honor him today! #GFF treated Eric and Dariens entire family to a suite for the game…. The suite was filled with congratulatory signs and photos of Eric during his service, and most importantly was filled with photos of Eric's father who recently passed from cancer… He was surly with them celebrating today. What a happy, wonderful day. #nfl #goldenfuture #supportourtroops thanks to @iava for helping us find this deserving veteran

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Tate’s foundation set up Eric, Darien and their entire family with a suite to watch the game. The suite was decorated with photos of Eric’s father, who recently lost his battle with cancer.

After a picture-perfect proposal, the newly engaged couple watched Tate catch four passes for 59 yards in Detroit’s 32-17 defeat of the 49ers.

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