Tate had nine tackles and an interception against Towson last week. He's 11th in the ACC in tackles at 8.8 per game.
His absence would be a blow to a defense already without linebacker Darin Drakeford and defensive lineman Andre Monroe, among others. Maryland started three first-year players on defense against Towson last week.
Tate plays a hybrid position called "Star." Behind him on the depth chart is Mario Rowson, yet another redshirt freshman.