2014-15 Football
1 Wayne Grice WR
2 Roy Butler WR
3 Billy Hashaway RB
4 Roy Denbow WR
5 Tyler Bates WR
6 Hunter Jameson LB
7 Dylan Bethea S
8 Stephen Alfred WR
9 Derrick Charles S
10 Eric Kent S
11 Kendall Roberson RB
12 Tyler Williams CB
13 Josh Warbington QB
14 Jeremiah Drake QB
15 Taylor Therwhanger QB
16 Cam Peters WR
17 Tarek Beaugard QB
18 Ryan Travis K/P
19 Nate Taylor S
20 Skyler Womack CB
21 Dominique Bailey CB
22 Jordan Brown CB
23 Daniel Esposito S
24 Hardy Hill CB
25 Ricky Jenkins CB
26 Toi Glover RB
27 Jourdan McNeill RB
28 Johnny Garrett RB
29 Cody Pruitt K
30 Day'Lonzo Freeman RB
31 Josh Battle S
32 Blake Watkins LB
33 Steven Segler LB
34 Tre' Smith WR
35 Kenneth Cumby LB
36 Jh'mal Gatewood S
37 Kiounis Williams LB
38 Kenderson Cooks LB
39 Chad Baumgardner LB
40 Ja'Kory Hunter DE
41 Thomas Warren DE
42 Dylan Bowman S
43 Jeremiah Simpson LB
44 Caleb Taylor LB
45 Jake Brearton P/HB
46 Anton Clark S
47 Brandon Darjean S
48 Arlandris Anderson LB
49 Jordan Craver WR
50 Tevon Smartt DS
51 Pat Griffin OL
52 Alex Shetter OL
53 Lekendrick Anderson LB
54 Michael Garcia OL
55 Isaac Avery OL
56 Jaylen McCloney LB
57 Bryce Hale LB
58 David Jackson DL
59 Garrett Smith LB
61 Landon Boffman OL
62 Ivan Monzon OL
64 Austin Walker OL
65 Alexander Ellis OL
67 Tyler Scott OL
68 Bryce Lester OL
69 Onisokien Osuamkpe OL
70 Tanner Jones DL
71 Charles Williams OL
72 C.J. McGill OL
73 Bobby Wells OL
74 Ryan Russell OL
75 Justin Creed OL
76 Justin Stadfeld OL
77 Tyler White OL
78 Cody Gandy OL
80 Travis Danford WR
81 Wesley Davidson WR
82 Justin Velasquez WR
83 R.J. Hester WR
84 Evan Simpson HB
85 Xavier Gray WR
86 Montrell Logan WR
87 Kentavious Mason WR
88 Ethan Callahan WR
89 Jacques Guillot DL
90 Rashieed Jeffery DL
91 Brandon Pyle DL
92 Scott Moujalled DL
93 Desmond Oliver DL
94 David Jaynes DL
95 Garret Hood DL
96 Mitch McCulloch K/P
97 Xavier Davis DL
98 Chris Reese LB
99 Kyle Rebector DT
Troy Angelo LB
Joel Bautista OL
Cody Brantley DE
Mitchell Bridges QB
Ronnie Brokenberry WR
Isaiah Burton CB
Jacoby Callahan DL
Colton Clark HB
Cameron Duncan WR
Brennan Eberhart LB
Malik Gaffney WR
Justin Greene S
Zachariary Griffin LB
Nathan Gullickson LB
Trevion Harris S
Anfernee Harris CB
Jayln Hernandez WR
Jon Humphries RB
D'Marco Hunter LB
Jakeb Hunter WR
Gavin Ibeh WR
Brandon Johnson CB
Colton Krejci LB
Dillon McClain OL
Jake McClain QB
Darion McCullough CB
D'Sean McHayle CB
Tristan Moore LB
Cornell Moses DL
Albert Parkerson RB
Mitchell Penny S
Ezekiel Porter DE
Geromy Porter CB
Adam Stallings RB
Braeden Taylor WR
Andrew Tittor WR
Zach White HB
Michael Wiser DL
Taylor Young HB
Full Roster
2014-15
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Tyler Bates

#5 Tyler Bates

POS. WR
HT. 5-9
WT. 166
CLASS Jr.
HOMETOWN Joshua, TX
PREVIOUS SCHOOL Alvarado HS

Two-sport athlete at ETBU (baseball, football)


Awards - Football

  • ASC Player of the Week - Special Teams (Oct. 25, 2015)
  • D3football.com "Team of the Week"  - wide receiver (Sept. 29, 2015)
  • ASC Player of the Week - Offense (Sept. 27, 2015)
  • USA Football Network All-American second team (2014)
  • All-ASC first team (2014)
  • ASC Player of the Week - Special Teams (Sept. 21, 2014)
  • All-ASC second team - wide receiver (2013)
  • All-ASC second team - special teams (2013)

Awards - Baseball

  • All-ASC first team  (2014)
  • ABCA All-West Region third team (2014)
  • All-ASC first team  (2013)
  • ASC Freshman of the Year  (2013)
  • ABCA All-West Region third team (2013)

Career Highs

Receiving

  • Catches: 17 vs. Howard Payne (10/26/13)
  • Yards: 274 vs. Louisiana College (9/26/15)
  • Longest Catch: 79 yards vs. Sul Ross State (10/31/15)
  • Receiving Touchdowns: 4 vs. Texas College (9/12/15)

Rushing

  • Carries: 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 yards 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)
  • Longest Completion: 36 yards vs. Millsaps (9/27/14)

 

100/200 Receiving Yard Games

  • 274 (10 receptions) vs. Louisiana College (9/26/15)
  • 229 (14 receptions) vs. Sul Ross State (10/31/15)
  • 195 (12 receptions) vs. Sul Ross State (11/1/14)
  • 193 (5 receptions) vs. Texas College (9/11/15)
  • 172 (12 receptions) vs. Hardin-Simmons (11/8/14)
  • 158 (8 receptions) vs. Howard Payne (10/17/15)
  • 158 (10 receptions) vs. Mary-Hardin Baylor (11/15/14)
  • 147 (15 receptions) vs. Louisiana College (10/25/14)
  • 137 (7 receptions) vs. Texas Lutheran (10/11/14)
  • 119 (8 receptions) vs. Mississippi College (11/2/13)
  • 108 (17 receptions) vs. Howard Payne (10/26/13)
  • 107 (7 receptions) vs. Mary-Hardin Baylor (11/9/13)

 

2+ Touchdowns Games

  • 4 vs Texas College (9/11/15)
  • 3 vs. Southwestern (9/19/15)
  • 3 vs. Sul Ross State (11/1/14)
  • 2 vs. Louisiana College (9/26/15)
  • 2 vs. Texas Lutheran (10/11/14)
  • 2 vs. Sul Ross State (11/16/13)
  • 2 vs. Texas Lutheran (10/5/13)
  • 2 vs. Willamette (Ore.) (9/28/13)
  • 2 vs. Southwestern (9/21/13)

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), vs. Texas Lutheran (10/5/13), and vs. Howard Payne (10/17/15)
  • 2nd – Single Game Receiving Yards: 274 vs. Louisiana College (9/26/15)
  • 1st – Single Game Receiving Touchdowns: 4 vs. Texas College (9/11/15)
  • 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)

2015 (senior)

  • Named All-ASC 1st Team
  • Selected to the National Bowl in Miami, Florida
  • Named to the D3Football.com All-ASC South Region 3rd Team
  • Had 74 receptions for 1251 yards; longest reception was 80 yards vs. Louisiana College
  • Had 11 receiving touchdowns
  • Had season high 14 receptions vs. Sul Ross State.
  • Had season high 274 yards vs. Louisiana College
  • Had season high 4 touchdown receptions vs. Texas College
  • Had 6 punt returns for 74 yards; longest was a 48-yard punt return touchdown vs. Belhaven
  • Had season high 302 all-purpose yards (274 receiving, 28 punt return yards) vs. Louisiana College

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