Saint Louis Rams have an exciting player in undrafted linebacker Daren Bates

Many sports fans, don’t know about Daren Bates, but let me tell a little about this kid.  Daren Bates is probably one of the most passionate football players I have ever watched. Bates has a motor that never slows down and it showed early in his career at Auburn.  Daren was an All American his Freshman year playing Safety.  He reminds me of a Ray Lewis/Brian Dawkins mix. He...
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June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Draft Zone Spotlight: Daren Bates, LB/SS, Auburn University

Draft Zone Spotlight: Daren Bates, LB/SS , Auburn University  Daren Bates is probably one of the most hyped up people i have ever watched on Saturdays. This kid is an amazing football player, who has a true passion for the game. He reminds me of a Ray Lewis/Brian Dawkins mix. He is a person that can change the game by his crushing blows and amazing motor skills.  You need to check...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

AU 51, A&M 7: News, Notes & Quotes, Part 2

Comments from Daren Bates plus news and notes from Auburn's Senior Day football victory over Alabama A&M are featured.
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November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Auburn's Daren Bates Uses Stiff Arm to Destroy New Mexico State Defender

Auburn hasn't had much to cheer about this season. The Tigers are having a miserable year, and coach Gene Chizik is likely to be fired after the...
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November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Auburn Tigers’ Daren Bates has a nasty stiff arm on his fumble return for a TD

Sure it was only against New Mexico State, but Auburn Tigers linebacker Daren Bates had some slick moves during this fumble return for a touchdown.  He started it off with a nice spin move, and finished it with an absolutely devastating stiff arm.  He made it look like he should be playing running back for them.  The superman dive into the end zone for an unsportsmanlike conduct...
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November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

And the stiff arm of the year goes to…

Daren Bates of Auburn. It’s simple, really. When you not only use one arm to avoid being tackled, clearly you’ve done good work. When that “tackler” goes flying in the other direction video game-style, well, you’ve displayed a truly special stiff arm. This is one of those moments, and the dive on the end only [...]
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November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

ITAT HD: Daren Bates

Senior linebacker Daren Bates talks about his highlight real 62-yard fumble return for a touchdown and the energy it brought to the Auburn sideline.
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Auburn LB Daren Bates delivers vicious stiff arm on fumble return touchdown

Tweet   Not much has gone right for Gene Chizik and the Auburn Tigers this season. Entering today they were 1-7 overall and winless (0-6) in SEC play. But this is homecoming weekend at Auburn and New Mexico State (1-7, 0-4 in WAC) is in town. The Tigers are in good shape to secure win [...]
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Auburn-Clemson Game Notes, Part 2

Comments from senior linebacker Daren Bates are featured with news and notes from the Georgia Dome following Auburn's 2012 football opener.
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September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Improved Bates Looking For Strong Finish

Auburn linebacker Daren Bates talks about the Iron Bowl, his improvement, and much more.
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November 22, 2011  |  Discuss

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