|High School:||Klein Collins H.S.|
2012: Started all 10 games at linebacker ... Finished with 59 tackles on the year, including 27 unassisted, ranking third on the team ... Also notched 5.5 tackles for loss (16 yards) and 2.0 sacks (11 yards) with a pass break-up ... Notched a season-high nine tackles on Senior Day against West Texas A&M (Nov. 10) with a tackle for loss and a sack ... Had eight tackles against both Southeastern Oklahoma State (Sept. 1) and UT-San Antonio (Sept. 8), finishing with three solo stops and a tackle for loss in each ... Also notched eight tackles at Incarnate Word (Oct. 6) with five unassisted tackles ... Posted seven stops, five of which were unassisted, against Tarleton State (Oct. 13) ... Recorded a sack with five tackles at Eastern New Mexico (Nov. 3) ... Forced a fumble at UT-San Antonio.
2011: Started the first two games of the season for A&M-Commerce ... Recorded seven tackles on the year, including five in the season-opener at Upper Iowa (Sept. 3) ... Notched two unassisted stops, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble against the Peacocks ... Had a pair of tackles against Midwestern State at Cowboys Stadium (Sept. 17) before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
2010: Competed in 11 games for the Lions ... Ranked fourth on the team with 45 tackles ... Finished with 20 unassisted tackles and 25 assisted ... Notched a career-best 10 tackles at Northeastern State (Oct. 9) and against Southwest Oklahoma State (Oct. 24), finishing with six unassisted tackles against the Bulldogs ... Had 2.5 tackles for loss, including 1.5 for 14 yards at Texas A&M-Kingsville (Sept. 18) .. Notched a TFL against Tarleton State (Oct. 16) for two yards.
2009: Played in the first two games, primarily on special teams units ... Ran back a kick for four yards and assisted on two tackles against Angelo State (Aug. 29).
Prior to A&M-Commerce: A two-time all-district selection in football ... An all-greater Houston area selection as a senior ... A three-year letterwinner in football and two-year letterwinner in track and field.
Personal: Born June 4, 1990 ... Son of David and Susan Bates ... Math major.
Bates' A&M-Commerce Career Statistics
Bates' A&M-Commerce Career Highs
Tackles: 10, two times (last vs. Southwest Oklahoma State, Oct. 24, 2010)
Unassisted Tackles: 6, vs. Southwest Oklahoma State (Oct. 24, 2010)
Assisted Tackles: 5, four times (last at UT-San Antonio, Sept. 8, 2012)
Tackles For Loss: 1.5, at Texas A&M-Kingsville (Sept. 18, 2010)
Sacks: 1.0, two times (last vs. West Texas A&M, Nov. 10, 2012)
Forced Fumbles: 1, at UT-San Antonio (Sept. 8, 2012)