2011: Has contributed through the air, on the ground, as a pass catcher and in the return game for the Bobcats ... Had his first career receiving touchdown as part of a three catch, 71-yard performance against Marshall (Sept. 17) ... Also had a 14-yard kick return and two carries against the Thundering Herd ... Rushed for 35 yards on four carries, caught a pass and completed a 58-yard pass at New Mexico State (Sept. 3) ... Had two carries and took in a 14-yard reception against Gardner-Webb (Sept. 10) ... Had a three-yard carry, caught three passes for 46 yards and had a 17-yard kick return at Rutgers (Sept. 24) ... Rushed for 23 yards on five carries and caught two passes for 18 yards vs. Kent State (Oct. 1) ... Threw a 37-yard touchdown pass vs. BallState (Oct. 15) ... Had three catches for 46 yards at Akron (Oct. 22)... Completed a 23-yard pass vs. Temple (Nov. 2).
2010: Carried the ball 78 times for 519 yards with three rushing touchdowns ... Had longest run of 62 yards against BGSU where he also collected a season-high 11 rushes for 142 yards and two touchdowns ... Threw a season-long 47 yard completion and accumulated a season-high total of 142 all-purpose yards against the Falcons ... Completed nine of 23 attempts for 178 yards and one touchdown on the season ... Rushed for 60 yards on a season-high 11 carries at Marshall with a game-long run of 19 yards ... Threw one completion for 46 yards against the Herd ... Rushed 53 yards on 10 carries with a long of 16 yards at Ohio State on Sept. 18 ... Also threw a season-high four completions out of nine attempts ... Rushed 84 yards on nine carries with one touchdown and a game-long run of 33 yards against Akron Oct. 16 ... Completed one pass 42 yards against the Zips ... Carried the ball nine times against Buffalo on Nov. 4 for 41 yards with a game-long run of 16 yards ... Had one touchdown pass of 26 yards against the Bulls ... Six rushes for 48 yards with a game-long run of 20 against Wofford ... Rushed for 54 yards on nine carries with a game-long run of 19 yards at Temple, Nov. 16 ... Rushed for 31 yards on six carries with a game-long run of 15 yards at Kent State ... Carried the ball nine times against the Troy Trojans ... Carried the ball twice against Miami on Oct. 23.
AT IOWA STATE: Completed 14 of 24 passes for 137 yards, two touchdowns and one interception as a sophomore ... Ran 24 times for 166 yards (6.9 per carry) ... Caught five passes for 73 yards at wide receiver during his freshman campaign
HIGH SCHOOL: Played in four games at quarterback as a sophomore and completed 11 of 24 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns... Was the Cyclones' second-leading rusher with 166 yards...As a true freshman in 2007, Bates caught fi ve passes for 73 yards while playing receiver...High School: Shattered the school record for passing yards with 2,963 in just two seasons...Single-season school record holder in passing yards (1,756)...Holds school record in all-purpose yards with 2,326...Completed 52.7 percent of his passes for 1,756 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior...Gained 517 yards on the ground and found the end zone nine times on 96 rushing attempts...Father played defensive back for the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs after starring at Nebraska as a fullback
PERSONAL: Majoring in Health Services Administration ... Is the son of Phillip and Audrey Bates.