|Place of birth: Victoria, Texas|
Height 1.88 m
College: Arizona State
Weight 98 kg
|Name Mario Bates|
Role American football player
Positions Running back
|Date of birth: (1973-01-16) January 16, 1973 (age 42)|
High school: Tucson (AZ) Amphitheater
NFL draft: 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44
Education Arizona State University
Oregon LB Terrell Edwards buries ASU RB Mario Bates for a loss 11-09-1991
Mario Doniel Bates (born January 16, 1973) is a former American football running back in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, and the Detroit Lions. His brother, Michael also played in the NFL.
Playing for the 1993 Arizona State Sun Devils, he carried the ball 246 times for 1,162 yards with 8 TD in just 11 games. He became a 2nd Round pick in the 1994 NFL Draft.