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Patrick Bates

For the character, see Cruel Intentions 3.
Patrick Bates
No. 24, 29, 27
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-11-27) November 27, 1970 (ageĀ 43)
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

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

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

Patrick Bates on Pro Football Reference New York Times, Thomas George, May 21, 1996.



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