2009: A starter in all 11 games during his junior season ... Played mainly at left guard during the 2009 campaign.
2008: Saw action in six games last season ... Started most of the season at left guard.
2007: Appeared in eight games last season ... Started the last five games of the season at right guard ... Helped the offensive line protect quarterback Matt Bassuener, who led the Patriot League in completion percentage (66.8%) and threw for 1,874 yards, the seventh-best single season mark in school history.
In High School: A three-year letteriwnner in football and baseball ... A two-year starter at offensive guard and defensive end for Malvern Prep ... Captained both football and baseball teams as a senior ... Earned All Inter-AC, All-Area and All-City in football as a senior and was named MVP of the annual Augustinian Bowl ... Led Malvern to a 10-1 record and league title as junior, and 8-2 mark as a senior ... Coached by Gamp Pellegrini in football and Mike Hickey in baseball.
Personal: Born on June 13, 1989 in Bryn Mawr, Pa. ... The son of Robert and Linda Bates ... Has two sisters, Lindsay and Kim ... A First Honors student ... Plans on majoring in business.