Redshirt Senior (2012): A member of the UH squad, did not appear in any games.
Redshirt Junior (2011): Was a member of the squad.
Redshirt Sophomore (2010): Member of the UH squad.
Sophomore (2009): Sat out as a redshirt at Houston.
Freshman (2008): Did not compete in any games at Georgetown College.
High School: Three-year letterman at Fort Bend Austin High as a safety for head coach Tom Stuart ... Earned two letters in basketball and was named Defensive Player of the Year ... Also competed in the long jump for the track and field team ... Was an Academic All-District honoree and received the Outstanding Math Student Award.
Personal: Full name is Marcell Deshon Bates... Born Sept. 23, 1990, in Milwaukee ... Son of Terrell Bates and Anita Bates... Majoring in kinesiology-sports administration.