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Players

Houston Bates
LB #96
Height:
6-3
Weight:
252
Age:
26
College:
Louisiana Tech
Hometown:
Covington, La.
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
7
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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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.

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 2016 credited by STATS, LLC with four career tackles (all solo) in 10 games. 

YEAR-BY-YEAR
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 Loui- siana 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 Dal- las 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
Quickly became active in the D.C. area 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... Welcomed 1,100 children into the Redskins locker room at FedExField to meet Santa and take home toys for Christmas at Skins Santa Shoppe. 

Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 17 14 3 0.0 1 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2016 WAS 14 0 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 WAS 10 0 10 9 1 0.0 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 PIT L 16-38 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 DAL L 23-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @NYG W 29-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 CLE W 31-20 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @BAL W 16-10 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 PHI W 27-20 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @DET L 17-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @CIN L 27-27 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 MIN W 26-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 GB W 42-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @DAL L 26-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @ARI L 23-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @PHI W 27-22 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 CAR L 15-26 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Recent Videos

  • Bates On Cousins: I'll Go To War With Him Anyday

    Posted Dec 16, 2016

    Washington Redskins Linebacker Houston Bates spoke to the media following Friday's practice at the INOVA Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park about playing some fullback against the eagles, playing in the cold weather, wearing sleeves, and facing the Panthers on Monday Night.

  • WRCF Hosts Skins Santa Shoppe At FedExField

    Posted Dec 13, 2016

    On Tuesday, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation hosted the annual Skins Santa Shoppe at FedExField for over 200 students across the DMV.

  • WRCF Hosts Redskins Read Event

    Posted Dec 5, 2016

    On Monday, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation partnered up with Everybody Wins! DC to host a Redskins Read event at Savoy Elementary School in Southeast, Washington, D.C.

  • Redskins Host Share The Warmth Coat Giveaway

    Posted Oct 24, 2016

    On Monday, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation hosted the annual Share the Warmth Coat Giveaway presented by Macy's. The event took place at Macy's in Tysons Galleria.

  • Bates: 'We Set The Bar High' On Special Teams

    Posted Oct 19, 2016

    Redskins linebacker Houston Bates spoke with the media following Wednesday's practice at the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park.