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Bart Oates
Date of birth: December 16, 1958 (1958-12-16) (age 51)
Place of birth: Mesa, Arizona
Career information
Position(s): Center
Jersey №: 65
College: Brigham Young
Organizations
 As player:
1983-1985
1985-1993
1994-1995
Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars
New York Giants
San Francisco 49ers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1990, 1991, 1993,
1994, 1995
Playing stats at NFL.com

Bart Steven Oates (born December 16, 1958 in Mesa, Arizona) is a former American football player in the National Football League for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. He played center for the Giants from 1985-93 and with the 49ers from 1994-95. He was a member of the Giants teams that won Super Bowls XXI and XXV and the 49ers team that won Super Bowl XXIX.

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College career

Oates played college football at Brigham Young University, originally entering in 1977 before serving an LDS mission in Las Vegas, Nevada then later joining the Cougars football team.[1] Oates was inducted into the BYU athletic Hall of Fame in 1992.[1]

Professional career

The Giants signed Oates in 1985 at the relatively advanced age of 27. This was because He had initially played three seasons with the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars in the USFL where he won two USFL championships.[2] He thought highly of the USFL relative to the NFL and has stated that he feels the 1985 Philadelphia Stars of the USFL could have beaten the 1985 Philadelphia Eagles.[2] Oates won three Super Bowl rings, two with the Giants in 1986 and 1990, and one with the 49ers in 1994. Oates was selected to five Pro Bowls during his career and to the AP All-Pro team twice. He was extremely durable, starting 125 consecutive games during his Giants career.[3]

After football

Oates currently works in real estate and having graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall Law School, he is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association.[4] He is currently chairman of the New Jersey Hall of Fame, a Hall of Fame for New Jersey residents and natives in a variety of fields ranging from scientists to athletes.[5] In 2006 Oates voiced himself in the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "Bart Oates."

Bart's brother Brad also played offensive line in the NFL for six seasons on five different teams.

Oates has been a resident of Harding Township, New Jersey.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Hall of Fame - Bart Oates, cougarclub.com, accessed January 13, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Bart Oates interview, usflonline.readywebsites.com, accessed January 13, 2007.
  3. ^ Hall of Fame, cougarclub.com, accessed January 13, 2007.
  4. ^ The Stellar Realty Group: Meet Our Professional Team, oberon.lunarpages.com, accessed January 13, 2007.
  5. ^ New Jersey Hall of Fame, njhalloffame, accessed February 27, 2007.
  6. ^ Staff. "Two BYU Alumni Win Dissertation Awards", Marriott Alumni Magazine, Winter 2008. Accessed November 23, 2008. "In addition, Oates leads community initiatives such as the New Jersey Hall of Fame and the Teach Our Children Foundation, an organization committed to educating inner-city children. He and his wife, Michelle, have three children and live in Harding, New Jersey."

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