Bart Oates

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Bart Oates
Date of birth: (1958-12-16) December 16, 1958 (age 55)
Place of birth: Mesa, Arizona
Career information
Position(s): Center
College: Brigham Young
Organizations
As player:
1983-1985
1985-1993
1994-1995
Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars (New York Giants)

San Francisco 49ers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1990, 1991, 1993,
1994, 1995
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

Bart Steven Oates (born December 16, 1958 in Mesa, Arizona) is a former American football player in the National Football League for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. He played center for the Giants from 1985–93 and with the 49ers from 1994-95. He was a member of the Giants teams that won Super Bowls XXI and XXV and the 49ers team that won Super Bowl XXIX.

College career[edit]

Oates played college football at Brigham Young University, originally entering in 1977 before serving an LDS mission in Las Vegas, Nevada then later joining the Cougars football team.[1] Oates was inducted into the BYU athletic Hall of Fame in 1992.[1]

Professional career[edit]

The Giants signed Oates in 1985 at the relatively advanced age of 27. This was because he had initially played three seasons with the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars in the USFL where he won two USFL championships.[2] He thought highly of the USFL relative to the NFL and has stated that he feels the 1985 Philadelphia Stars of the USFL could have beaten the 1985 Philadelphia Eagles.[2] Oates won three Super Bowl rings, two with the Giants in 1986 and 1990, and one with the 49ers in 1994. Oates was selected to five Pro Bowls during his career and to the UPI All-NFC team three times. He was extremely durable, starting 125 consecutive games during his Giants career.[3]

After football[edit]

Oates currently works in real estate, having graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall Law School. He is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association.[4] He is currently chairman of the New Jersey Hall of Fame, a Hall of Fame for New Jersey residents and natives in a variety of fields ranging from scientists to athletes.[5] In 2006 Oates voiced himself in the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "Bart Oates." He also spent time helping out as the line coach at Seton Hall Preparatory School earlier in the decade.

Bart's brother Brad also played offensive line in the NFL for six seasons on five different teams.

Bart currently lives in Harding Township, New Jersey.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hall of Fame - Bart Oates, cougarclub.com, accessed January 13, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Bart Oates interview, usflonline.readywebsites.com, accessed January 13, 2007.
  3. ^ Hall of Fame, cougarclub.com, accessed January 13, 2007.
  4. ^ The Stellar Realty Group: Meet Our Professional Team, oberon.lunarpages.com, accessed January 13, 2007.
  5. ^ New Jersey Hall of Fame, njhalloffame, accessed February 27, 2007.

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