Steve Bates

Steve Bates aka Sporty Dork

Steve was also on the 1991 A&M Consolidated Texas State Championship team. Steve stood high above the action in the press box as the videographer for the team. He was able to translate this rare skill of filming while following the ball into multiple scholarship opportunities. Eventually he chose to attend the University of Louisville to work for Howard Schnellenberger as a Video Coordinator. Following a coaching change, Steve stayed at Louisville and worked for Ron Cooper. After graduating, Steve took a year off from football to attend law school, before being invited back as a graduate assistant under John L. Smith. While a graduate assistant with the Cardinals, they went to the Humanitarian Bowl, won a C-USA championship and played in the Liberty Bowl.