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Players

Houston Bates
LB #96
Height:
6-3
Weight:
252
College:
Louisiana Tech
Hometown:
Covington, La.
Experience:
2

TRANSACTIONS
Originally entered the NFL with the Washington Redskins as a college free agent on May 18, 2015... Waived on September 5, 2015... Signed to the Redskins’ practice squad on September 6, 2015... Signed to the Redskins’ active roster from the practice squad on September 12, 2015... Waived on September 14, 2015... Signed to the Redskins’ practice squad on September 15, 2015... Signed to Redskins’ active roster from the practice squad on November 7, 2015.

PRO
Made NFL debut in 2015 after earning his way onto the team during a tryout in rookie minicamp... Enters 2017 credited by STATS with five career defensive tackles (four solo) in 24 career games.


TRANSACTIONS
Originally entered the NFL with the Washington Redskins as a college free agent on May 18, 2015... Waived on September 5, 2015... Signed to the Redskins’ practice squad on September 6, 2015... Signed to the Redskins’ active roster from the practice squad on September 12, 2015... Waived on September 14, 2015... Signed to the Redskins’ practice squad on September 15, 2015... Signed to Redskins’ active roster from the practice squad on November 7, 2015.

PRO
Made NFL debut in 2015 after earning his way onto the team during a tryout in rookie minicamp... Enters 2017 credited by STATS with five career defensive tackles (four solo) in 24 career games.

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2016 (REDSKINS)|
Played in 14 games as a core special teams player prior to missing the final two contests while on the Reserve/Injured list... Contributed on defense and special teams in Weeks 1-3... Posted an assisted tackle in a win vs. CLE (10/2)... Played on special teams in wins at BAL (10/9) and vs. PHI (10/16)... Contributed on special teams at DET (10/23)... Played on defense and special teams in a tie against CIN (10/30) in London... Contributed on special teams in a win vs. MIN (11/13)... Played on defense and special teams and one play as a fullback in a win vs. GB (11/20)... Contributed on special teams and played one snap at fullback at DAL (11/24)... Played on special teams plus one snap on defense and two snaps at fullback at ARI (12/4).... Played in all three phases in a win at PHI (12/11)... Exited early with a knee injury vs. CAR (12/19)... Placed on Reserve/Injured list on Dec. 20.

2015 (REDSKINS)
Rookie minicamp tryout signing who appeared in 10 regular season games and one postseason game as a rookie, making four tackles... Signed to active roster from practice squad one day prior to season opener... Made NFL debut in Week 1 vs. MIA (9/13)... Spent Weeks 2-8 on the team’s practice squad... Contributed on special teams at NE (11/8)... Played on defense and special teams in a win vs. NO (11/15)... Recorded a solo tackle and was credited with an intentional safety by the Panthers at CAR (11/22)... Contributed on special teams in a win vs. NYG (11/29)... Posted a solo tackle for loss vs. DAL (12/7)... Played on special teams in a win at CHI (12/13)... Contributed on defense and special teams in a win vs. BUF (12/20) and the division-clinching win at PHI (12/26)... Made a solo tackle in regular season finale at DAL (1/3)... Played on special teams in NFC Wild Card Round vs. GB (1/10).

COLLEGE
Played collegiately at Illinois from 2010-13 before transferring to Louisiana Tech for the 2014 season... Started all 14 games as a defensive end at Louisiana Tech in 2014, finishing with 42 tackles (16 for loss) with 10 sacks, 13 hurries, two pass deflections, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception. Named Most Valuable Player in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl after collecting 4.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss against his former Illinois team... Was an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection at Illinois in 2013 after starting all 12 games and collecting 40 tackles (12 for loss) with 3.5 sacks, five hurries, two pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a safety... Played in 10 games with two starts for Illinois in 2012, collecting 18 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery... Played in 13 games with two starts as a redshirt freshman in 2011. Collected 23 tackles (two for a loss) with a sack... Redshirted at Illinois in 2010.

PERSONAL
Attended St. Paul’s H.S. in Covington, La., where he was named LHSAA 5A Defensive Player of the Year, All-State and New Orleans All-Metro in 2009... Led team to 10-2 record and a district title that season, racking up 12 sacks and 16 tackles for loss as a senior defensive end... Was rated a three-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com, and an All-region selection by Rivals.com... Also played baseball and ran track in high school... Received bachelor’s degree in community health from Illinois before transferring to Louisiana Tech... Earned master’s degree in Psychology from Louisiana Tech... Was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten Selection... Full name: William Houston Bates... Son of John and Fran Heaton... Born Dec. 20, 1991.

COMMUNITY
Has quickly become a mainstay in the D.C. area community since joining the team in 2015... In 2016, attended the Kickoff to the Draft Party in partnership with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders at The Gryphon D.C., spoke to students at J. Michael Lunsford Middle School in Chantilly, Va., to discuss the importance of communication and face-to-face interaction at the EverFi Character Playbook Launch, played alongside fans to benefit children in the second annual Redskins Charity Golf Classic, hosted a pep rally in honor of Ardmore Elementary’s first-place finish in the Redskins Read program, celebrated Judith P. Hoyer Montessori School's first-place finish in the Redskins Draft Day Dash School Challenge, celebrated schools that reached touchdown status in the Fuel Up to Play 60 Program by serving as a celebrity coach at Sterling's Park View H.S., served as a coach for the Women of Washington Redskins at the third annual Burgundy and Gold Flag Football Game, led vigorous workout sessions for students at Johnson Middle School in Washington, D.C., at the Redskins FITT Kickoff Event, gave both football and life advice to 400 local high school football players at the 4th and Life High School Football Forum, brought joy to 31 area women battling breast cancer at the team’s annual All-Star Survivors Celebration, donated winter coats and Redskins hats to 300 elementary school students from seven local area schools at the eighth annual Share the Warmth event, participated alongside guests at Ryan Kerrigan’s Topgolf challenge to promote Kerrigan’s Blitz for the Better Foundation, distributed packaged food and turkeys to 2,500 families in need at the 14th annual Harvest Feast at FedExField, played flag football with middle school students from surrounding counties to promote a healthy lifestyle, read to students at Savoy Elementary in Washington, D.C., and welcomed 200 elementary school kids into the Redskins locker room at FedExField to meet Santa and take home toys for Christmas at Skins Santa Shoppe... As a rookie in 2015, paid tribute to active duty members as well as veterans of the armed forces while touring Quantico Marine Base in Prince William County, Va., played alongside fans at the Inaugural Redskins Golf Classic, visited active-duty service members and Wounded Warriors at the USO Warrior and Family Center in Bethesda, Md., for the second annual Military Appreciation BBQ, assembled care packages for domestic violence victims at the Fear 2 Freedom event at Redskins Park, waited tables to raise money for Ryan Kerrigan's Blitz for the Better foundation, presented the Play 60 Hometown Grant to Francis Key Scott Middle School in Springfield, Va., participated in the All-Star Survivors Celebration with 31 breast cancer survivors in October, gave advice to high school football players at the 4th & Life forum, distributed hats and coats as part of the Share the Warmth event presented by Macy’s and welcomed 1,100 children into the Redskins locker room at FedExField to meet Santa and take home toys for Christmas at Skins Santa Shoppe.

Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 24 17 14 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2016 WAS 14 7 5 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 WAS 10 10 9 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --

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