Bates Named ASC Player of the Weekby Adam Ledyard
FOOTBALL: RICHARDSON, Texas (10/2/13) – Almost returning three kickoffs for touchdowns, East Texas Baptist University’s Tyler Bates has been named the American Southwest Conference’s "Special Teams Player of the Week.” This is his first award this year in football.
Bates returned three kickoffs for 132 yards with an average of 44 yards per kickoff. His longest run was 62 yards in the second half as he almost broke free for a touchdown. He also returned five punt returns for 12 yards. His first kickoff return came in the first quarter with a 34-yard return while his second return was 36 yards in the second quarter when ETBU was down 31-6.
ETBU returns to action on Saturday hosting Texas Lutheran at 6:00 p.m.