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Encyclopedia > Ben Coates
Ben Coates
Date of birth August 16, 1969
Place of birth Greenwood, South Carolina
Position(s) TE
College Livingstone
NFL Draft 1991 / Round 5
Pro Bowls 5
Honors NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
Records Patriots all-time leading receiver at tight end
Statistics
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Team(s)
1991-1999
2000
New England Patriots
Baltimore Ravens

Ben Coates (born August 16, 1969 in Greenwood, South Carolina) is an American former NFL tight end, former CIAA football coach and current NFL Tight Ends coach. Born on August 16, 1969, in Greenwood, South Carolina, Coates didn't play football until his senior year of high school, and was a multi-sport player at Livingstone College. As a gridiron player at Livingstone, he broke nearly all meaningful records at the school, but due to his split-sport performances, against weak competition, for a non-notable school, he received little notice outside of the CIAA. August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Greenwood is a city located in Greenwood County, South Carolina. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Livingstone College is a private, historically black, four-year college in Salisbury, North Carolina. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1991 NFL Draft Categories: | ... Logo for the 2007 Pro Bowl in Hawaii. ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline, usually a sports event. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... City Foxboro, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot Edgar, Allan, and Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore Ravens... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Greenwood is a city located in Greenwood County, South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is a college athletic conference made up of historically black colleges in the southeastern United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Greenwood is a city located in Greenwood County, South Carolina. ... Livingstone College is a private, historically black, four-year college in Salisbury, North Carolina. ...


Considered an out-of-nowhere prospect, Coates was picked in the fifth round of the 1991 NFL draft by the New England Patriots. His first two years with the Patriots were fairly uneventful, but this changed with the 1993 arrival of quarterback Drew Bledsoe and legendary head coach Bill Parcells to the Patriots franchise. Parcells, known for his reliance on tight ends, frequently used then-rookie quarterback Bledsoe on passes to Coates, and the tight end led the Patriots in receptions in 1993. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... City Foxboro, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Duane Charles Bill Parcells (born August 22, 1941 in Englewood, New Jersey), nicknamed The Tuna, is an American football head coach for the Dallas Cowboys, generally regarded among the best coaches in the NFL. // He played college football at the University of Wichita (now Wichita State). ...


In 1994, his breakout year, he caught 96 passes, then most ever for a tight end (this record later was broken by Tony Gonzalez in 2004), for 1,174 yards receiving (The only time in his career he would gain 1,000 yards in a receiving season) and appeared in his first Pro Bowl. He would appear in the next four, as well, and assist New England to a championship appearance in Super Bowl XXXI. His team lost the game 35-21, but he had a good performance in it, leading the Patriots in receiving with 6 catches for 66 yards and a touchdown. From 1995 to 1998, he caught 84,62,66 and 67 passes in those 4 seasons. Anthony Gonzalez (born February 27, 1976 in Torrance, California) is an American football tight end who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. ... Logo for the 2007 Pro Bowl in Hawaii. ... Date January 26, 1997 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Desmond Howard, Kick Returner/Punt Returner Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem Luther Vandross Coin toss Past Super Bowl winning coaches: Hank Stram, Mike Ditka, Tom Flores, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, George Seifert Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


After the 1999 season, Coates was released by the Patriots, and afterwards played for the Baltimore Ravens, where he climbed the all-time receiving charts, winning Super Bowl XXXV in the process. When Coates was released by the Ravens in the following year, he decided to retire, having become the fourth all-time leading receiver at tight end in NFL history, behind Ozzie Newsome, Shannon Sharpe, and Kellen Winslow. Coates played in 158 games with 499 receptions for 5,555 yards and 50 touchdowns. City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot Edgar, Allan, and Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore Ravens... Date January 28, 2001 Stadium Raymond James Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ray Lewis, Linebacker Favorite Ravens by 3 National anthem Backstreet Boys Coin toss Marcus Allen, Ottis Anderson, Tom Flores, Bill Parcells Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Nelly, Mary J. Blige and *NSYNC Attendance 71,921... Ozzie Newsome Jr. ... Shannon Sharpe (born June 26, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former AFC tight end and wide receiver who played 12 of his 14 seasons with the Denver Broncos in the NFL. Sharpe is known most for his creative commentary and trash talking as well as for being the premier... Kellen Boswell Winslow (born 1957 in St. ...


After retiring, Coates returned to Livingstone College, where he was head coach, and also coached in NFL Europe. In 2004 he served an internship with the Dallas Cowboys as an assistant for the tight ends under head coach Bill Parcells. In March 2005, Coates was named the tight ends coach for the Cleveland Browns, replacing Rob Chudzinski, under head coach Romeo Crennel. The NFL Europe League is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames The Boys, Americas Team Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Silver-Green, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... Duane Charles Bill Parcells (born August 22, 1941 in Englewood, New Jersey), nicknamed The Tuna, is an American football head coach for the Dallas Cowboys, generally regarded among the best coaches in the NFL. // He played college football at the University of Wichita (now Wichita State). ... This article is becoming very long. ... Romeo Crennel was an American football player and is currently the head coach of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. ...


References

    National Football League | NFL's 1990s All-Decade Team

    Brett Favre | John Elway | Barry Sanders | Emmitt Smith | Terrell Davis | Thurman Thomas | Cris Carter | Jerry Rice | Tim Brown | Michael Irvin | Shannon Sharpe | Ben Coates | Willie Roaf | Gary Zimmerman | Tony Boselli | Richmond Webb | Bruce Matthews | Randall McDaniel |
    Larry Allen | Steve Wisniewski | Dermontti Dawson | Mark Stepnoski | Bruce Smith | Reggie White | Chris Doleman | Neil Smith |
    Cortez Kennedy | John Randle | Warren Sapp | Bryant Young | Kevin Greene | Junior Seau | Derrick Thomas | Cornelius Bennett |
    Hardy Nickerson | Levon Kirkland | Deion Sanders | Rod Woodson | Darrell Green | Aeneas Williams | Steve Atwater | LeRoy Butler |
    Carnell Lake | Ronnie Lott | Darren Bennett | Sean Landeta | Morten Andersen | Gary Anderson | Mel Gray | Michael Bates |
    Bill Parcells | Marv Levy Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... Brett Lorenzo Favre (Rhymes with starve) (born October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi) is the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ... John Albert Elway, Jr. ... Barry David Sanders (born July 16, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas) is a Hall of Fame American football running back from the NFL who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a retired American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... Terrell Lamar Davis (born October 28, 1972 in San Diego, California) is a former Denver Broncos running back from 1995 to 2001. ... Thurman Lee Thomas (born May 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas) was an American football running back who spent most of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills. ... Cris Carter (born November 25, 1965 in Troy, Ohio) is a former American football player. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. He is viewed by many to be the NFLs best player, which is mainly brought on for his strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... Tim Brown (born July 22, 1966) is a retired National Football League player who was predominantly used as a wide receiver and also as a kick and punt returner early in his career. ... Michael Jerome Irvin (born March 5, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys. ... Shannon Sharpe (born June 26, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former AFC tight end and wide receiver who played 12 of his 14 seasons with the Denver Broncos in the NFL. Sharpe is known most for his creative commentary and trash talking as well as for being the premier... William Layout Roaf (born April 18, 1970 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas) is an American football offensive tackle currently playing for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Gary Zimmerman was born Dec. ... Don Anthony Tony Boselli, Jr. ... Richmond Jewel Webb (born January 11, 1967) was a offensive tackle in the NFL. He was the eighth overall pick by the Miami Dolphins in the 1990 NFL Draft. ... Bruce Rankin Matthews is an American former NFL offensive lineman. ... Randall McDaniel was a offensive guard in the NFL. ... Larry Allen (November 27, 1971 - Los Angeles, California) is an American Football player who currently plays Offensive Guard in the NFL. Allen is a free agent who was released from the Dallas Cowboys after 12 years with the organization. ... Steve Wisniewski was a offensive guard in the NFL. ... Dermontti Dawson (born June 17, 1965 in Lexington, Kentucky) is a former American NFL center, who played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Bruce Smith (b. ... Reginald Howard Reggie White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004), nicknamed the Minister of Defense — a dual reference to his football prowess and to his Evangelical Christian ordination — was one of footballs most prolific sackers in college, the USFL and the NFL. // [edit] Career Reggie White was born in... Chris Doleman is a former American Football player who played Defensive End for the Minnesota Vikings (1985 through 1993, 1999), Atlanta Falcons (1994 through 1995), and the San Francisco 49ers (1996_1998). ... Neil Smith (born April 10, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former defensive end in the NFL who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1988 to 1996, Denver Broncos from 1997 to 1999, and the San Diego Chargers in 2000. ... Cortez Kennedy is a former American Football Defensive Tackle who played for the Seattle Seahawks. ... John Randle (born December 12, 1967) is a former NFL defensive tackle who played for the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks. ... Warren Carlos Sapp (born December 19, 1972 in Orlando, Florida) is a professional football player for the NFLs Oakland Raiders. ... Bryant Colby Young (Born January 27, 1972, Chicago Heights, Illinois) is an American Football player who currently plays Defensive Tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. College Career At the University of Notre Dame, Bryant Young was a three-year starter. ... Kevin Greene is a former NFL football player and WCW professional wrestler. ... Tiaina Seau, Jr. ... Derrick Thomas Derrick Thomas (January 1, 1967 – February 8, 2000) was a NFL linebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Cornelius Bennett (born August 25, 1965) is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1995, Atlanta Falcons from 1996 to 1998, and the Indianapolis Colts from 1999 to 2000. ... Hardy Otto Nickerson was a linebacker in the NFL. He earned a BA degree in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. ... Lorenzo Levon Kirkland (born February 16, 1969) was an all-pro linebacker in the NFL. A second-round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992, he went on to play 11 years in the NFL including 9 seasons with the Steelers, and one each for the Seattle Seahawks and... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is an American former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and CBS Sports commentator. ... Roderick Kevin Rod Woodson (born March 10, 1965 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) was a professional American football player. ... Darrell Green (born February 15, 1960) is a former NFL cornerback for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002. ... Aeneas Williams is a former American NFL cornerback and free safety, who last played with the St. ... Stephen Dennis Atwater (born October 28, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football player who spent most of his career playing free safety for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. // He attended Lutheran High School North in St. ... LeRoy Butler (born July 19, 1968) is a former American football strong safety who played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers (1990-2001). ... Carnell Lake was a defensive back in the NFL. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Ronald Mandel Ronnie Lott (born May 8, 1959 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is a former American football player who starred as a cornerback, free safety and strong safety in college football and the NFL. He is most well known for his hard hits on opposing players, rivaling fellow safeties Sean... Darren Bennett (born January 9, 1965 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian who had a moderately successful career in Australian Rules football, followed by a far more substantial career in American football as a punter. ... Sean Landeta(BornJanuary 6,1962) is a National Football League punter with the St. ... Morten Andersen (born August 19, 1960, in Copenhagen, Denmark) is an American football placekicker with the Atlanta Falcons. ... Gary Anderson (born July 16, 1959 in Parys, Free State, South Africa) is currently the NFLs career points scoring leader. ... Mel Gray (born March 16, 1961) was a kick returner in the NFL. He played with the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions, Houston Oilers, and the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Michael Bates (born December 19, 1969) is an American former two-sport athlete who gained renown both as a sprinter who won an Olympic bronze medal in the 200-meter dash in 1992, and also as a four-time Pro Bowl standout kick returner in the National Football League. ... Duane Charles Bill Parcells (born August 22, 1941 in Englewood, New Jersey), nicknamed The Tuna, is an American football head coach for the Dallas Cowboys, generally regarded among the best coaches in the NFL. // He played college football at the University of Wichita (now Wichita State). ... Marvin Daniel Levy (born August 3, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois) is currently the General Manager and Vice President of Football Operations for the Buffalo Bills. ...


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    Ben Coates at AllExperts (471 words)
    Ben "Winter" Coates (born August 16, 1969 in Greenwood, South Carolina) is an American former NFL tight end, and CIAA football coach.
    After the 1999 season, Coates was released by the Patriots, and afterwards played for the Baltimore Ravens, where he climbed the all-time receiving charts, winning Super Bowl XXXV in the process.
    When Coates was released by the Ravens in the following year, he decided to retire, having become the fourth all-time leading receiver at tight end in NFL history, behind Ozzie Newsome, Shannon Sharpe, and Kellen Winslow.
    Ben Coates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (523 words)
    Ben "Winter" Coates (born August 16, 1969 in Greenwood, South Carolina) is an American former NFL tight end, former CIAA football coach and current NFL Tight Ends coach.
    Considered an out-of-nowhere prospect, Coates was picked in the fifth round of the 1991 NFL draft by the New England Patriots.
    In March 2005, Coates was named the tight ends coach for the Cleveland Browns, replacing Rob Chudzinski, under head coach Romeo Crennel.
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