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  • Fri, 10/10  M Soccer at University of Texas at Tyler  (W 2-0)  Recap | Boxscore
  • Sat, 10/11  M CC vs ETBU Inviational  3/9  Recap | Results
  • Sat, 10/11  W CC vs ETBU Invitational  4/7  Recap | Results
  • Sat, 10/11  W Soccer at LeTourneau University  (T 1-1 ,2OT)  Recap | Boxscore
  • Sat, 10/11  Football at Texas Lutheran University  (L 55-49)  Recap | Boxscore
  • Sat, 10/11  M Soccer at LeTourneau University  (L 2-0)  Recap | Boxscore
  • Fri, 10/17  W Soccer vs University of Texas at Dallas  (L 2-1)  Recap | Boxscore
  • Fri, 10/17  M Soccer vs University of Texas at Dallas  (L 2-0)  Recap | Boxscore
  • Fri, 10/17  Volleyball at Hardin-Simmons University  (W 3-0)  Recap | Boxscore
  • Sat, 10/18  W CC at Austin College Invitational  4/4  Recap | Results
  • Sat, 10/18  M CC at Austin College Invitational  3/6  Recap | Results
  • Sat, 10/18  Volleyball at Howard Payne University  (W 3-1)  Recap | Boxscore
  • Sat, 10/18  W Soccer vs University of the Ozarks  (W 1-0)  Recap | Boxscore
  • Sat, 10/18  M Soccer vs University of the Ozarks  (L 2-0)  Recap | Boxscore
  • Sat, 10/18  Football vs Howard Payne University  (L 54-53)  Recap | Boxscore
2013-14 Football
Tyler Bates
#88
Tyler Bates
Pos: WR
Tyler Bates
HT.5-8
WT.165
CLASSSo.
HOMETOWNJoshua, TX
HIGH SCHOOLAlvarado HS

Two-sport athlete at ETBU (baseball, football)


Awards

  • All-ASC first team (baseball) (2013)
  • ASC Freshman of the Year (baseball) (2013)
  • ABCA All-Region third team (baseball) (2013)
  • Second team all-ASC as a receiver and return specialist

Career Highs

Receiving

  • Catches: 17 vs. Howard Payne (10/26/13)
  • Yards: 137 vs. Texas Lutheran (10/11/14)
  • Longest Catch: 61 yards vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (11/9/13)
  • Receiving Touchdowns: 2, 5 times; last vs. Texas Lutheran (10/11/14)

Rushing

  • Attempts: 4 vs. Mississippi College (11/2/13)
  • Yards: 29 vs. Mississippi College (11/2/13)
  • Longest Run: 15 yards vs. Mississippi College (11/2/13)
  • Rushing Touchdowns: 1 vs. Mississippi College (11/2/13)

Kick Returns

  • Number of Returns: 8 vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (11/9/13)
  • Yards: 158 vs. Howard Payne (10/26/13)
  • Longest Return: 62 vs. Williamette (9/28/13)

Punt Returns

  • Number of Returns: 5 vs. Williamette (9/28/13)
  • Yards: 67 vs. Mississippi College (11/2/13)
  • Longest Return: 60 yards vs. Southwestern (9/20/14)
  • Touchdowns: 1 vs. Southwestern (9/20/14)

Passing

  • Attempts: 1 vs. Millsaps (9/27/14)
  • Completions: 1 vs. Millsaps (9/27/14)
  • Touchdowns: 1 vs. Millsaps (9/27/14)
  • Yards: 36 vs. Millsaps (9/27/14)
  • Long: 36 yards vs. Millsaps (9/27/14)

Records

  • 1st – Single Game Receptions: 17 at Howard Payne (10/16/13)
  • T-13th – Single Game Receptions: 8 vs. Hardin-Simmons (10/19/13) and vs. Texas Lutheran (10/5/13)
  • T-2nd – Single Game Receiving Touchdowns: 2 vs. Sul Ross State (11/16/13), vs. Texas Lutheran (10/5/13), vs. Williamette (9/28/13), at Southwestern (9/21/13)
  • 4th – Longest Punt Return: 47 yards vs. Louisiana College (10/12/13)
  • 3rd all-time in Receptions: 120
  • 4th all-time in Receiving Yards: 1,302
  • 3rd all-time in Receiving Touchdowns: 13
  • 7th all-time in Kick Return Attempts: 34
  • 4th all-time in Kick Return Yards: 911
  • 2nd all-time in Kick Return Average (min. 15 returns): 26.8
  • 3rd all-time in Punt Return Attempts: 28
  • 3rd all-time in Punt Return Yards: 372
  • 2th all-time in Punt Return Average (min. 10 returns): 13.3
  • 100 yard receiving games: 119 vs. Mississippi College (11/2/13), 108 at Howard Payne (10/26/13), 107 at Mary Hardin-Baylor (11/9/13)

2013 (sophomore)

  • Played in 10 games
  • Caught 73 passes on the season
  • Set a career record with 17 catches against Howard Payne on (10/26)
  • Had three straight 100 yard games against Howard Payne, Mississippi College (11/2) and Mary Hardin-Baylor (11/9)
  • Caught two TD passes in four different games
  • Threw a 37 yard TD pass against Williamette on 9/28
  • Had a season high 158 kick return yards against Howard Payne
  • Had a season high 320 all-purpose yards against Mississippi College, he also ran for a touchdown, his only one of the year
  • Ranked 22nd in the nation with 7.3 receptions per game
  • Ranked 20th in the nation in all-purpose yards per game with 167.3
  • Led team in catches, all-purpose yards, punt return yards and kick return yards in 2013

2012 (freshman)

  • Played in all 10 games in first year on team
  • Finished with 25 catches for 240 yards and one touchdown
  • First collegiate catch came vs. Austin College (9/8) finishing with five catches for 72 yards
  • First collegiate rush for three yards was vs. Austin College
  • Caught a pass in nine of 10 games played
  • Set career-high of five catches, twice, vs. Austin College and Hardin-Simmons (10/13)
  • Had a career day vs. Hardin-Simmons with 97 yards receiving and first collegiate touchdown
  • Longest catch of the year was 48 yards vs. Austin College
  • Was a kick returner the last three games with eight returns for 170 yards
  • Recorded four punt returns for 64 yards in two games
  • Set career high of five kickoff returns for 111 yards vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (11/3)
  • Produced a 47 yard reception vs. Hardin-Simmons (10/13)

Alavarado High School

  • Four year letterman for coach Jeff Dixon
  • Played as a wide receiver and cornerback
  • Earned four letters in baseball under coach A.J. Hall
  • Also earned letters in basketball
  • Three-time all-district defensive back
  • Two-time district MVP
  • Two-time Texas All-State defensive back
  • All-State kick and punt returner
  • Helped team to the state championship game finishing as runners-up
  • Broke school record for interceptions in season with 12
  • Set all-purpose yards in a single season with 3,622
  • Set school career record for interceptions
  • Named All-Region as a senior in baseball
  • Graduated in 2012

Personal

  • Son of Willie Bates and Mark and Tracey Matthews
  • Born on June 1, 1994
  • Undecided in a major

Favorites

  • Hobbies: playing sports, listening to music, watching movies
  • Food: lasagna
  • Team: Oklahoma City Thunder, Oregon Ducks, Texas Rangers
  • Person: his mother
  • Sports Experience: going to  the state championship game in football
  • Vacation: Disney World
  • Most Influential Person: his father
  • Famous Person Met: Andy Dalton
  • Sports Movie: Blind Side and Remember the Titans
  • Athlete: Dez Bryant and Kevin Durant
2013-14 Football
1 Jamaine ShermanWR
2 Roy ButlerWR
3 Cameron CloudyCB
4 Roy DenbowWR
5 John GableRB
6 Hunter JamesonLB
7 Dylan BetheaS
8 Alex CurlWR
9 Derrick CharlesS
10 Jake McClainQB
11 Devin MackS
12 Josh WarbingtonQB
13 Christian JohnsonS
14 Aaron CollinsCB
15 Dominique BaileyCB
16 Brooks HolderQB
17 Trevor SpearQB
18 Ky ClarkWR
19 Nate TaylorS
20 Skyler WomackCB
21 Layne BetheaDB
22 Chris LemonsRB
23 Daniel EspositoS
24 Bryan ChaseS
25 Austin DicksWR
26 Toi GloverRB
27 Jourdan McNeillRB
28 Romeo BoteluaS
29 Cody PruittK
30 Chris FrazierTE
31 Jay HadnotLB
32 TJ SabandoLB
33 Dylan BengeLB
34 Drew BengeLB
35 Austen ParkerCB
36 Brennan EberhartLB
37 Keon TaylorRB
38 Kenderson CooksLB
39 Dominque HunterCB
40 Ja'Kory HunterDE
41 Thomas WarrenDE
42 Denarius MarshallLB
43 Addison ParishTE
44 Dylan MaxwellDE
46 Marcus OlearnickTE
48 Blane KnipeDL
49 Cory McNeilK
50 Jacob AlfordOL
51 Pat GriffinOL
52 Alex ShetterOL
53 Dewon DavisDT
54 Michael GarciaOL
55 Isaac AveryOL
56 Quinton ThomasDT
57 Bryce HaleLB
58 David LeeLB
60 John LavioletteDT
61 Landon BoffmanOL
63 Tyler ScottOL
65 Harvey HarrodOL
71 Charles WilliamsOL
72 C.J. McGillOL
73 Avante SmithOL
79 Harvey WigginsOL
80 DJ WilliamsWR
81 Michael HamiltonDE
83 Donovan O'ConnerWR
84 Evan SimpsonHB
85 Dallas SewellWR
88 Tyler BatesWR
89 Zach HendersonWR
90 Rashieed JefferyDE
91 Eddie CalicoDT
94 David JaynesDT
95 Dylan DuffDT
96 Ryan ClarkDE
97 Donovan JacksonDE
98 K'Aelin WareDT
99 Kyle RebectorDT
Larry BakerOL
Kevin BartonLB
Josh BattleS
Ethan CallahanWR
DK CallowayS
Tyler ClendeningLB
Cody CourtQB
Christopher DabneyWR
Travis DanfordWR
Tyler FarrowLB
Cagle FewDT
Blaine HanesCB
Nick HansonK/P
Hunter HardyTE
Brett HarrisK/P
Nolan HarrisWR
Talor HunterS
Jacob HurleyWR
Gavin IbehWR
Jeffrey IrokweRB
Xavian JacksonWR
Ricky JenkinsCB
Tanner JonesDL
Chance KelleyRB
Alex LoveladyOL
Jaylen McCloneyLB
Lane MorrisDE
Onisokien OsuamkpeOL
Cameron PetersWR
Quardre PriceWR
Ethan RutterQB
Steven SeglerLB
Joel SeguraLB
Garrett SmithHB
Nick StigerCB
Dylan StockbergerQB
Nick StottHB
Blake SteelmanOL
Daniel TarverOL
Ty TollesonS
Blake WatkinsLB
Tyler WhiteOL