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Jessie Bates

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#3

Experience: 6 years

Height: 6-1

Age: 26

Weight: 200 lbs

College: Wake Forest

2023 SEASON

  • Solo
    78
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    3
  • INT
    6
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WK OPP RESULT TKL AST COMBINED SOLO SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
1 Panthers W 24 - 10 5 5 10 4 0 0 2 2 3 1.5 3 0 1
2 Packers W 25 - 24 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
3 @Lions L 6 - 20 6 5 11 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Jaguars L 7 - 23 5 3 8 4 0 0 0 1
5 Texans W 21 - 19 2 0 2 2 0 0 1 0
6 Commanders L 16 - 24 3 2 5 3 0 0 0 0
7 @Buccaneers W 16 - 13 5 1 6 4 0 0 0 0
8 @Titans L 23 - 28 3 4 7 3 0 0 0 0
9 Vikings L 28 - 31 5 3 8 5 0 0 1 0
10 @Cardinals L 23 - 25 11 2 13 9 0 0 0 0
12 Saints W 24 - 15 7 5 12 7 0 0 1 1 92 92 92 1 1
13 @Jets W 13 - 8 5 2 7 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 Buccaneers L 25 - 29 7 2 9 6 0 0 1 0
15 @Panthers L 7 - 9 5 5 10 5 0 0 0 0
16 Colts W 29 - 10 4 2 6 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Bears L 17 - 37 9 2 11 8 0 0 0 0
18 @Saints L 17 - 48 4 0 4 3 0 0 0 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS TKL AST COMBINED SOLO SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2018 Cincinnati Bengals 16 16 73 38 111 71 0 0 7 3 42 14 21 1 0
2019 Cincinnati Bengals 16 16 71 29 100 66 0 0 9 3 33 11 20 0 1 1
2020 Cincinnati Bengals 16 16 78 31 109 77 0 0 15 3 12 4 12 0 1
2021 Cincinnati Bengals 15 15 67 21 88 62 0 0 4 1 65 65 65 0 0 1
2022 Cincinnati Bengals 16 16 38 33 71 33 0 0 8 4 28 7 16 0 1
2023 Atlanta Falcons 17 17 89 43 132 78 0 0 11 6 95 15.8 92 1 3
TOTAL 96 96 416 195 611 387 0 0 54 20 275 13.8 92 2 6 2

Biography

CAREER

  • Started all 79 games, recording 477 tackles (325 solo), 43 passes defensed and 14 interceptions over five seasons for the Bengals.
  • Started in 16 games in 2022, registering 71 tackles (38 solo), eight passes defensed, a single-season career-high four interceptions, one forced fumble and one tackle for loss.
  • In 2021, he started all 15 games, tallying 88 total tackles (67 solo), four passes defensed, three tackles for loss, one interception, one quarterback hit and one fumble recovery.
  • He started all 16 games in 2020, recording 107 total tackles (76 solo), a single-season career-high 15 passes defensed, three interceptions, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one quarterback hit.
  • His third consecutive season with 100-or-more total tackles.
  • Started all 16 games in 2019, posting 100 total tackles (71 solo), nine passes defensed, three interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
  • In his rookie season in 2018, he registered a single-season career-high 111 total tackles (73 solo), seven passes defensed, three interceptions and one defensive touchdown, the first of his career.

HONORS

  • Second-team AP All-Pro (2020).
  • PWFA All-Rookie Team (2018).

COLLEGE

  • Played three seasons (2015-17) at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, NC.
  • In 24 games at Wake Forest, 179 tackles (120 solos), 9.5 tackles for losses, six interceptions, nine passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
  • Averaged 32.5 return yards on six career interceptions, and his 195 total return yards were the third-most in school history.
  • Also was a punt returner, with 26 career returns for 234 yards (9.0) and a TD.
  • In 2017, he played in 11 games, totaling 77 tackles (49 solo), six passes defensed, six tackles for loss, one interceptions and one forced fumble.
  • Had a 59-yard punt return for a touchdown in the Belk Bowl, it was the first punt return for a touchdown in Wake Forest bowl history.
  • In his redshirt freshman year in 2016, he recorded single-season career highs in total tackles (100), interceptions (five) and touchdowns (two), while adding four passes defensed and 3.5 tackles for loss.
  • Named a consensus Freshman All-American and earned first-team Freshman All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America, USA Today, Campus Insiders, ESPN, Athlon and Sports on Earth.
  • Runner-up for ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year after finishing second in the ACC with five interceptions.
  • Only freshman in the country to return two interceptions for touchdowns in 2016.

PERSONAL

  • Born in Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Attended Snider High School in Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Team captain as a senior.
  • A two-time first-team all-state selection by the Associated Press in 2013 and 2014.
  • Earned first-team all-state honors from USA Today in 2014.
  • As a senior in 2014, recorded nine interceptions tying the mark of NFL Hall of Famer Rod Woodson.
  • He also played point guard for the Snider basketball team.
  • Son of Theresa Ladd.

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