Patrick Bates


Patrick Bates

Infobox NFLretired


|caption=
position=Safety
number=24, 29
birthdate=birth date and age|1970|11|27
Galveston, Texas
debutyear=1993
finalyear=1996
draftyear=1993
draftround=1
draftpick=12
college= UCLA
Texas A&M
teams=
* L.A./Oakland Raiders (1993-1995)
* Atlanta Falcons (1996)
stat1label=Tackles
stat1value=--
stat2label=Sacks
stat2value=0.0
stat3label=Interceptions
stat3value=1
nfl=BAT131733
Patrick James Bates (born November 27, 1970 in Galveston, Texas) 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, Patrick 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 [cite web |url=http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft08/news/story?id=3325995 |title= ESPN.com's ranking of the top 50 busts in NFL draft history.|accessdate=2008-05-13 |format= |work= sports.espn.go.com] .

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