Derick Bates Athlete Profile

#18 Derick Bates

Derick Bates
Position: Defensive Back Height: 5-10 Weight: 200 Roster Years: 1994-1998 Hometown: Temple, TX Last School: Temple High School

Personal

Born 1/24/75 in Tacoma, Wash.,...Parents are Bruce Moreland and Ava Mobley ... recruited by Oklahoma St., New Mexico St., and TCU...married to Jill DePoy...they have a daughter, Riian, a son, Derick, Jr., and a daughter Dana...majoring in therapeutic recreation.

Before BYU

Attended Temple High...earned letters in football, basketball and baseball...football team won state championship in 1992 and was a state semifinalist in 1993...selected all-state, all-district, All-Central Texas in football...listed as a Blue Chip prospect in Texas football's Elite 50...coached by Bob McQueen (Tulsa).




1995 | Freshman Year

Played on special teams against New Mexico.

1996 | Sophomore Year

Pressured the UNLV punter and forced him into a 14-yard loss in the fourth quarter...recovered a fumble against UTEP.

1997 | Junior Year

Started at Arizona St., SMU and Rice.