2013-14 Football
1 Jamaine Sherman WR
2 Roy Butler WR
3 Cameron Cloudy CB
4 Roy Denbow WR
5 John Gable RB
6 Hunter Jameson LB
7 Dylan Bethea S
8 Alex Curl WR
9 Derrick Charles S
10 Jake McClain QB
11 Devin Mack S
12 Josh Warbington QB
13 Christian Johnson S
14 Aaron Collins CB
15 Dominique Bailey CB
16 Brooks Holder QB
17 Trevor Spear QB
18 Ky Clark WR
19 Nate Taylor S
20 Skyler Womack CB
21 Layne Bethea DB
22 Chris Lemons RB
23 Daniel Esposito S
24 Bryan Chase S
25 Austin Dicks WR
26 Toi Glover RB
27 Jourdan McNeill RB
28 Romeo Botelua S
29 Cody Pruitt K
30 Chris Frazier TE
31 Jay Hadnot LB
32 TJ Sabando LB
33 Dylan Benge LB
34 Drew Benge LB
35 Austen Parker CB
36 Brennan Eberhart LB
37 Keon Taylor RB
38 Kenderson Cooks LB
39 Dominque Hunter CB
40 Ja'Kory Hunter DE
41 Thomas Warren DE
42 Denarius Marshall LB
43 Addison Parish TE
44 Dylan Maxwell DE
46 Marcus Olearnick TE
48 Blane Knipe DL
49 Cory McNeil K
50 Jacob Alford OL
51 Pat Griffin OL
52 Alex Shetter OL
53 Dewon Davis DT
54 Michael Garcia OL
55 Isaac Avery OL
56 Quinton Thomas DT
57 Bryce Hale LB
58 David Lee LB
60 John Laviolette DT
61 Landon Boffman OL
63 Tyler Scott OL
65 Harvey Harrod OL
71 Charles Williams OL
72 C.J. McGill OL
73 Avante Smith OL
79 Harvey Wiggins OL
80 DJ Williams WR
81 Michael Hamilton DE
83 Donovan O'Conner WR
84 Evan Simpson HB
85 Dallas Sewell WR
88 Tyler Bates WR
89 Zach Henderson WR
90 Rashieed Jeffery DE
91 Eddie Calico DT
94 David Jaynes DT
95 Dylan Duff DT
96 Ryan Clark DE
97 Donovan Jackson DE
98 K'Aelin Ware DT
99 Kyle Rebector DT
Larry Baker OL
Kevin Barton LB
Josh Battle S
Ethan Callahan WR
DK Calloway S
Tyler Clendening LB
Cody Court QB
Christopher Dabney WR
Travis Danford WR
Tyler Farrow LB
Cagle Few DT
Blaine Hanes CB
Nick Hanson K/P
Hunter Hardy TE
Brett Harris K/P
Nolan Harris WR
Talor Hunter S
Jacob Hurley WR
Gavin Ibeh WR
Jeffrey Irokwe RB
Xavian Jackson WR
Ricky Jenkins CB
Tanner Jones DL
Chance Kelley RB
Alex Lovelady OL
Jaylen McCloney LB
Lane Morris DE
Onisokien Osuamkpe OL
Cameron Peters WR
Quardre Price WR
Ethan Rutter QB
Steven Segler LB
Joel Segura LB
Garrett Smith HB
Nick Stiger CB
Dylan Stockberger QB
Nick Stott HB
Blake Steelman OL
Daniel Tarver OL
Ty Tolleson S
Blake Watkins LB
Tyler White OL
Full Roster
2013-14
Football
Tyler Bates

#88 Tyler Bates

POS. WR
HT. 5-8
WT. 165
CLASS So.
HOMETOWN Joshua, TX
PREVIOUS SCHOOL Alvarado HS

Two-sport athlete at ETBU (baseball, football)


Awards

  • All-ASC first team (baseball) (2013)
  • ASC Freshman of the Year (baseball) (2013)
  • ABCA All-Region third team (baseball) (2013)
  • Second team all-ASC as a receiver and return specialist

Career Highs

Receiving

  • Catches: 17 vs. Howard Payne (10/26/13)
  • Yards: 195 vs. Sul Ross (11/1/14)
  • Longest Catch: 61 yards vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (11/9/13)
  • Receiving Touchdowns: 3 vs. Sul Ross (11/1/14)

Rushing

  • Attempts: 4 vs. Mississippi College (11/2/13)
  • Yards: 29 vs. Mississippi College (11/2/13)
  • Longest Run: 15 yards vs. Mississippi College (11/2/13)
  • Rushing Touchdowns: 1 vs. Mississippi College (11/2/13)

Kick Returns

  • Number of Returns: 8 vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (11/9/13)
  • Yards: 158 vs. Howard Payne (10/26/13)
  • Longest Return: 62 vs. Williamette (9/28/13)

Punt Returns

  • Number of Returns: 5 vs. Williamette (9/28/13)
  • Yards: 67 vs. Mississippi College (11/2/13)
  • Longest Return: 60 yards vs. Southwestern (9/20/14)
  • Touchdowns: 1 vs. Southwestern (9/20/14)

Passing

  • Attempts: 1 vs. Millsaps (9/27/14)
  • Completions: 1 vs. Millsaps (9/27/14)
  • Touchdowns: 1 vs. Millsaps (9/27/14)
  • Yards: 36 vs. Millsaps (9/27/14)
  • Long: 36 yards vs. Millsaps (9/27/14)

Records

  • 1st – Single Game Receptions: 17 at Howard Payne (10/16/13)
  • 2nd – Single Game Receptions: 15 at Louisiana College (10/25/14)
  • T-4th – Single Game Receptions: 12 vs. Sul Ross (11/1/14)
  • T-13th – Single Game Receptions: 8 vs. Hardin-Simmons (10/19/13) and vs. Texas Lutheran (10/5/13)
  • 3rd – Single Game Receiving Yards: 195 vs. Sul Ross (11/1/14)
  • T-1st – Single Game Receiving Touchdowns: 3 vs. Sul Ross (11/1/14)
  • T-2nd – Single Game Receiving Touchdowns: 2 vs. Sul Ross State (11/16/13), vs. Texas Lutheran (10/5/13), vs. Williamette (9/28/13), at Southwestern (9/21/13)
  • 4th – Longest Punt Return: 47 yards vs. Louisiana College (10/12/13)
  • 1st all-time in Receptions: 160
  • 3rd all-time in Receiving Yards: 1,873
  • T-1st all-time in Receiving Touchdowns: 20
  • 7th all-time in Kick Return Attempts: 34
  • 4th all-time in Kick Return Yards: 911
  • 2nd all-time in Kick Return Average (min. 15 returns): 26.8
  • 3rd all-time in Punt Return Attempts: 28
  • 3rd all-time in Punt Return Yards: 372
  • 2th all-time in Punt Return Average (min. 10 returns): 13.3
  • 100 yard receiving games: 
  • 195 vs. Sul Ross (11/1/14)
  • 147 at Louisiana College (10/25/14)
  • 137 at Texas Lutheran (10/11/14)
  • 119 vs. Mississippi College (11/2/13)
  • 108 at Howard Payne (10/26/13)
  • 107 at Mary Hardin-Baylor (11/9/13)

2014 (junior)

  • Named to the ASC First team as a receiver, honorable mention punt returner
  • Named to USA Football Network Second team All-American
  • Played in all 10 games, making 8 starts
  • Caught a career high 84 passes, including 49 in the last four games, for a career high 1,156 yards
  • Set an ETBU record with 11 receiving touchdowns
  • Set the ETBU record with 195 receiving yards against Sul Ross
  • Returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown against Southwestern, the longest punt return touchdown in the history of the program
  • Completed two of three passes, including one for a 36 yard touchdown against Millsaps

2013 (sophomore)

  • Played in 10 games
  • Caught 73 passes on the season
  • Set a career record with 17 catches against Howard Payne on (10/26)
  • Had three straight 100 yard games against Howard Payne, Mississippi College (11/2) and Mary Hardin-Baylor (11/9)
  • Caught two TD passes in four different games
  • Threw a 37 yard TD pass against Williamette on 9/28
  • Had a season high 158 kick return yards against Howard Payne
  • Had a season high 320 all-purpose yards against Mississippi College, he also ran for a touchdown, his only one of the year
  • Ranked 22nd in the nation with 7.3 receptions per game
  • Ranked 20th in the nation in all-purpose yards per game with 167.3
  • Led team in catches, all-purpose yards, punt return yards and kick return yards in 2013

2012 (freshman)

  • Played in all 10 games in first year on team
  • Finished with 25 catches for 240 yards and one touchdown
  • First collegiate catch came vs. Austin College (9/8) finishing with five catches for 72 yards
  • First collegiate rush for three yards was vs. Austin College
  • Caught a pass in nine of 10 games played
  • Set career-high of five catches, twice, vs. Austin College and Hardin-Simmons (10/13)
  • Had a career day vs. Hardin-Simmons with 97 yards receiving and first collegiate touchdown
  • Longest catch of the year was 48 yards vs. Austin College
  • Was a kick returner the last three games with eight returns for 170 yards
  • Recorded four punt returns for 64 yards in two games
  • Set career high of five kickoff returns for 111 yards vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (11/3)
  • Produced a 47 yard reception vs. Hardin-Simmons (10/13)

Alavarado High School

  • Four year letterman for coach Jeff Dixon
  • Played as a wide receiver and cornerback
  • Earned four letters in baseball under coach A.J. Hall
  • Also earned letters in basketball
  • Three-time all-district defensive back
  • Two-time district MVP
  • Two-time Texas All-State defensive back
  • All-State kick and punt returner
  • Helped team to the state championship game finishing as runners-up
  • Broke school record for interceptions in season with 12
  • Set all-purpose yards in a single season with 3,622
  • Set school career record for interceptions
  • Named All-Region as a senior in baseball
  • Graduated in 2012

Personal

  • Son of Willie Bates and Mark and Tracey Matthews
  • Born on June 1, 1994
  • Undecided in a major

Favorites

  • Hobbies: playing sports, listening to music, watching movies
  • Food: lasagna
  • Team: Oklahoma City Thunder, Oregon Ducks, Texas Rangers
  • Person: his mother
  • Sports Experience: going to  the state championship game in football
  • Vacation: Disney World
  • Most Influential Person: his father
  • Famous Person Met: Andy Dalton
  • Sports Movie: Blind Side and Remember the Titans
  • Athlete: Dez Bryant and Kevin Durant