UA's Michael Bates in the 200 meter at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Handout photo

Handout photo

Bates ran a still-standing UA-record 10.17 seconds in the 100 meters in the summer of 1991 after he swept the Pac-10 championships in the 100 and 200 and had been a three-time NCAA All-American in the sprints and 4x100 relay. Bates capped his track career by winning the bronze medal at 200 meters in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and then became a five-time NFL Pro Bowl special teams player.

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