Patrick Bates

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Patrick Bates
No. 24, 29, 27
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-11-27) November 27, 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth: Galveston, Texas
Career information
College: UCLA
Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
Debuted in 1993
Last played in 1996
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 106 (29 assists)
Sacks 0.0
Interceptions 1
Stats at NFL.com

Patrick James Bates (born November 27, 1970) is a former safety in the National Football League. He was drafted in the 1st round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Raiders and later played for the Atlanta Falcons.

Out of high school, Patrick Bates signed with UCLA, but transferred to Texas A&M in 1991. Soon, Bates would become one of the best players of the A&M's famed "Wrecking Crew" of the early 90's. In 1993, Bates was a first-round draft pick by the Los Angeles Raiders.

After several off-field mishaps, he never realized his full potential, which is why ESPN named him the 37th of the top 50 busts in NFL draft history.[1]

Personal life[edit]

As a child, Bates' mother Jean was an alcoholic, and Bates' older brother Jarvis was shot dead when he was 22 and Patrick was still a junior in high school. Bates, Jarvis, and their younger sister Sonia Nicole had spent time under foster care.

During his freshamn year at UCLA, Bates' mother and grandmother Isabel Singleton died within a month of each other.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN.com's ranking of the top 50 busts in NFL draft history.". sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 

Patrick Bates on Pro Football Reference No Longer a Raider, and No Longer Miserable, New York Times, Thomas George, May 21, 1996.