|Hometown:||Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.|
|High School:||Allen D. Nease|
2010: Played in all 12 games on special teams and in a reserve roll at safety . . . Finished with a career-best 11 tackles (6 solo, 5 unassisted) . . . Matched his career high with three tackles in ASU's season opener at Auburn . . . Posted multiple tackles in three games . . . ASU Athletic Director's Honor Roll and Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List member.
2009: Played in all 12 games on special teams and as a reserve safety . . . Recorded a career-best 10 tackles and posted one pass break-up . . . Posted a career-high three tackles in ASU's victory over Mississippi Valley State . . . Posted multiple tackles vs. Western Kentucky as well, and recorded one tackle in five other games.
2008: Saw limited action in eight games in 2008 as a true freshman before suffering a season-ending injury . . . Recorded five tackles on the season, including two solo and three assisted . . . Posted a then career-high two tackles against both Texas A&M and Louisiana-Monroe.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterman, helping lead Allen D. Nease HS to one 4A State Championship and two runner-up finishes . . . Helped lead Allen D. Nease High School to a 13-2 record last season . . . All-Conference, All-County and third team All-State selection . . . Also lettered in basketball, lacrosse and track and field.
PERSONAL: Born May 24, 1989 . . . Son of Bill and Denise Bates . . . Father, Bill, is a former Dallas Cowboys great.