- Michael Bates (American football)
Michael Bates Position(s)
81, 83, 82, 24, 20, 29
Born December 19, 1969
Career information Year(s) 1993–2003 NFL Draft 1992 / Round: 6 / Pick: 150 College Arizona Professional teams Career stats Return Touchdowns 5 Kick Returns 373 KR yards 9,110 Stats at NFL.com Career highlights and awards Medal record Men’s Athletics Competitor for United States Olympic Games Men's Athletics Bronze 1992 Barcelona 200 metres Summer Universiade Gold 1991 Sheffield 100 metres
Michael Dion Bates (born December 19, 1969 in Victoria, Texas) is a former two-sport athlete who gained renown both as a sprinter who won an Olympic bronze medal in the 200-meter dash in 1992, and also as a five-time American football Pro Bowl standout kick returner in the National Football League.
A letterman in football and track at Amphitheater High School in Tucson, Arizona, Michael was the unanimous selection of the Long Beach Press-Telegram as the "Best in the West." He was rated by Parade as the second-best prospect in the country at running back behind Terry Kirby. His brother Mario played for the Arizona Cardinals and was a second-round draft choice of the New Orleans Saints in 1992 from Arizona State. Another brother, Marion, played collegiately at Southern California and Arizona.
He played college football and ran track for the University of Arizona. In track, he was voted the Pac-10's Outstanding Male Performer at the conference track championships in 1989 and 1990, winning the 100 and 200-meter dashes. He was also a member of the Wildcats 400-meter relay team that finished second in the 1989 NCAA Championships. His college-best time was 10.17 in the 100 meters.
Bates' personal best time in the 200-meter dash was 20.01 seconds, at the June 1992 Olympic trials. In the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, his time of 20.38 from the inside lane, put him 0.37 seconds behind gold medal winner Michael Marsh and 0.25 seconds behind silver medalist Frankie Fredericks to win the bronze medal.
He was the 150th overall selection by the Seattle Seahawks in the 1992 NFL Draft, but only joined the team in 1993, after the Olympics were over. In his football career, the majority of which he played for the Carolina Panthers, he had 9110 total yards in kick returns and five kick-return touchdowns (the NFL record for kickoff return touchdowns in a career is six). In one of his best seasons, 1996, he returned 33 kicks for 998 yards - a remarkable average of 30.2 yards per return - and one kick return touchdown. Bates was selected to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team.
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- Michael Bates at Pro-Football-Reference.com
- IAAF profile for Michael Bates
- Story in the Gaston Gazette
- Extensive career profile in the Gaston Gazette
National Football League | NFL's 1990s All-Decade Team
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2000 Pro Bowl NFC starters Offense Defense Special Teams 2001 Pro Bowl NFC starters Offense Defense Special Teams Summer Universiade Champions in Men's 100 m
1959: Livio Berruti (ITA) • 1961 – 1963: Enrique Figuerola (CUB) • 1965: Hideo Iijima (JPN) • 1967: Gaoussou Koné (CIV) • 1970: Siegfried Schenke (GDR) • 1973: Juris Silovs (URS) • 1975: Pietro Mennea (ITA) • 1977: Silvio Leonard (CUB) • 1979: Mike Roberson (USA) • 1981: Mel Lattany (USA) • 1983 – 1985: Chidi Imoh (NGR) • 1987: Lee McRae (USA) • 1989: Andre Cason (USA) • 1991: Michael Bates (USA) • 1993: Daniel Effiong (NGR) • 1995: David Oaks (USA) • 1997: Vincent Henderson (USA) • 1999: André da Silva (BRA) • 2001: Marcus Brunson (USA) • 2003: Chris Lambert (GBR) • 2005: Hu Kai (CHN) • 2007: Simeon Williamson (GBR) • 2009: Rolando Palacios (HON) • 2011: Jacques Harvey (JAM)
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