Getting to Know: Joe Bates

Rocket Digest Managing Editor
Posted Aug 17, 2008

Rocket Digest continues it's Q&A introduction to the 2008 Toledo Rockets football team with defensive back Joe Bates. Who is his favorite NFL team? What brought him to Toledo? What does he do when he's not on the football field? What was the first position he played on the football field? All that and more inside this Rocket Digest Q&A.

Rocket Digest continues its Q&A series with defensive back Joe Bates.

Q: What's your full name?
A: Joseph Patrick Bates III

Q: Where were you born?
A: Oakland, CA

Q: How old were you when you started playing football?
A: 10

Q: What was the first position you played?
A: Running Back

Q: Who's the best player you've played against?
A: Marshawn Lynch

Q: Why did you decide on the Toledo Rockets?
A: Toledo's prestige and tradition.

Q: What was your welcome to college football moment?
A: Weight training. I threw up on day one.

Q: Who is your favorite NFL Team?
A: Oakland Raiders

Q: If you're not playing football you are...?
A: Going to school.

Q: What's your major at Toledo?
A: Individualized Program

Q: What do you want to do after football?
A: Find a corporate job.

Q: What's your favorite movie?
A: Dracula

Q: What's the last song you heard on your iPod?
A: Beast Mode by Lil Boosie.

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