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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...
Via NFL Draft Zone
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Three UDFA Rams Rookies to Watch

This weekend marked the first time that the Rams rookies got on the field to work with Rams coaches. Seven draft picks, 22 undrafted free agents, and a busload of "tryout" players -- promised nothing but a hotel room and a chance to earn a coach's eye -- made their way to Earth City and strapped on Rams blue and gold for the first time.  Those that were drafted...
Via Rams Herd
May 11, 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...
Via NFL Draft Zone
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.
Via auburn.scout.com
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...
Via Athlon Sports
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...
Via Diehardsport
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 [...]
Via Kegs 'n Eggs
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.
Via auburn.scout.com
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Auburn 42, New Mexico St. 7

Tre Mason rushed for 152 yards and Onterio McCalebb added 113 and two touchdowns to help Auburn snap a five-game losing streak with a 42-7 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday. Daren Bates returned a fumble for a 62-yard touchdown for the Tigers (2-7), who picked up a much-needed win in the program's worst start in 60 years with games against No. 7 Georgia and No. 1 Alabama...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Auburn sinks New Mexico St. to end skid

AUBURN, Ala. -- Tre Mason rushed for 152 yards and Onterio McCalebb added 113 and two touchdowns to help Auburn snap a five-game losing streak with a 42-7 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday. Daren Bates returned a fumble for a 62-yard touchdown for the Tigers (2-7), who picked up a much-needed win in the program's worst start in 60 years with games against No. 7 Georgia...
Via Fox Sports South
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

NMSU routed by Auburn for 8th straight loss

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Tre Mason rushed for 152 yards and Onterio McCalebb added 113 and two touchdowns to help Auburn snap a five-game losing streak with a 42-7 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday. Daren Bates returned a fumble for a 62-yard touchdown for the Tigers (2-7), who picked up a much-needed win in the program's worst start in 60 years with games against No. 7...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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 [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Country Wide Scouting Notes, Week 4

In the past, this article has been a part of the Monday Scouting Notebook. However, due to the fact that our staff compiles loads of scouting notes each week, it makes it better for you to view these notes separately from the major scouting notes of the weekend. This week's general notes feature notes from Florida State, Clemson, Maryland, West Virginia, San Diego State...
Via Optimum Scouting
September 24, 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.
Via auburn.scout.com
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Spring Practice Primer: Auburn Tigers

Camp Opens: March 21Spring Game: April 21 This Auburn team is, again, living in the shadow of the Tide as we enter the 2012 season and as Alabama has so much talent coming back it will, again, be an uphill battle for Auburn to grab the headlines. That said there is plenty to be excited about on The Plains as Gene Chizik is coming off his third straight bowl win and the Tigers...
Via Crystal Ball Run
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Improved Bates Looking For Strong Finish

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

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