Mike Gates
Mike  Gates



Mike Gates

  • A valuable team leader throughout his career as a Bearcat.
  • Became a starter at outside linebacker as a sophomore and recorded 28 tackles for loss that season, a record that still stands.
  • Converted to tackle as a junior and was the team's fourth-leading tackler.
  • Earned special teams MVP honors as a junior.
  • Concluded his career with 284 tackles, the fifth-highest total at that time.
  • Team co-captain his junior and senior seasons.
  • UC Athletic Hall of Fame 2000.