Mario Bates

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Mario Bates
No. 24, 31
Position: Running Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-01-16) January 16, 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth: Victoria, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Tucson (AZ) Amphitheater
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Mario Doniel Bates (born January 16, 1973) is a former American football running back in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, and the Detroit Lions. His brother, Michael also played in the NFL.[1]

Playing for the 1993 Arizona State Sun Devils, he carried the ball 246 times for 1,162 yards with 8 TD in just 11 games. He became a 2nd Round pick in the 1994 NFL Draft.[2]