Bates turns heads at U.S. Army combine 

January, 4, 2013
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SAN ANTONIO - - Bill Bates was a Tennessee Volunteer before he became one of the NFL’s pre-eminent special teams player during his 15-year career with the Dallas Cowboys.

His son, junior linebacker Dillon Bates (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Ponte Vedra), has a chance to follow in his footsteps. The Volunteers have already offered.
But the Bates’ have agreed to let Dillon blaze his own path and aren’t pushing him to go to Tennessee.

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