Wesley Cates

 Halfback
 Height: 6'0
 Weight: 210
 College: California University (PA)
CAREER STATS:
Career Stats Rushing Receiving  
 Year Team G Rsh Yds Avg Lng TD   Rec Yds Avg Lng TD  
 2006 Billings 14 251 1,032 4.1 55 6   85 681 8.0 32 7  
 2007 Billings 14 245 1,114 4.5 80 11   78 621 8.0 23 1  
 2008 Billings 14 254 1,114 4.4 58 9   78 762 9.8 49 8  
 2009 Billings 14 249 1,237 5.0 60 11   66 770 11.7 76 3  
 2010 Billings 14 234 1,058 4.5 82 15   80 744 9.3 40 6  
 2011 Billings 14 236 1,210 5.1 62 12   92 767 8.3 43 7  
 2012 Billings 14 241 1,149 4.8 55 14   95 983 10.3 70 4  
 2013 Billings 14 242 1,147 4.7 58 9   92 715 7.8 46 2  
 2014 Billings 14 247 1,109 4.5 80 10   79 924 11.7 63 3  
 2015 Battle Creek 14 224 906 4.0 54 7   86 865 10.1 32 5  
 2016 Honolulu 14 300 1,167 3.9 38 12   78 673 8.6 35 3  
 2017 Honolulu 14 313 1,247 4.0 67 6   80 658 8.2 26 2  
 2018 Honolulu 14 227 869 3.8 71 10   93 864 9.3 48 3  
 2019 Honolulu 14 255 1,201 4.7 78 12   76 816 10.7 58 1  
 2020 Honolulu 14 261 1,133 4.3 66 6   84 871 10.4 71 6  
 15 Seasons 210 3779 16,693 4.4 82 150 1242 11,714 9.4 76 61

Career Stats Misc. Scoring  
 Year Team G TT Fum FR   TD Rsh Rec PR KR 2pt Points  
 2006 Billings 14 3 3 0   13 6 7 0 0 1 80  
 2007 Billings 14 18 1 0   12 11 1 0 0 0 72  
 2008 Billings 14 12 2 0   17 9 8 0 0 1 104  
 2009 Billings 14 9 4 2   14 11 3 0 0 0 84  
 2010 Billings 14 12 2 0   21 15 6 0 0 0 126  
 2011 Billings 14 0 3 1   19 12 7 0 0 0 114  
 2012 Billings 14 0 3 1   19 12 7 0 0 0 114  
 2013 Billings 14 2 5 0   11 9 2 0 0 1 68  
 2014 Billings 14 0 4 0   13 10 3 0 0 0 78  
 2015 Battle Creek 14 9 3 2   12 7 5 0 0 0 72  
 2016 Honolulu 14 14 8 0   15 12 3 0 0 1 92  
 2017 Honolulu 14 2 2 0   8 6 2 0 0 0 48  
 2018 Honolulu 14 2 5 0   13 10 3 0 0 2 82  
 2019 Honolulu 14 2 2 0   13 12 1 0 0 0 78  
 2020 Honolulu 14 5 6 0   12 6 6 0 0 1 0  
 15 Seasons 210 90 47 6 211 150 61 0 0 7 1,280

PROFILE:

FIFL Experience: Drafted by the Billings Thunderbolts in the first round (#1 overall) in the 2006 FIFL Draft. Won Rookie of the Year honors in 2006. Ran for personal best 202 yards in week 9 of the 2008 FIFL season against Colorado. Ran for 1,000 or more yards in his first nine seasons in the FIFL. Oldest player to lead league in rushing (1,201 in 2019).

Professional Experience: Played for the Tri-City Diesel (NIFL) in 2004 where he ran for a Conference-best 1,014 yards... Ran 239 times for a 4.2 average and 31 touchdowns. Named to the 2004 Conference All-Star Team for the Pacific Conference... Began the season with the Cincinnati Swarm in 2004, however the team folded before the season started.

College Experience: Cates was one of the most prolific rushers in Division II football history, while setting the PSAC all-time record for rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, total points and came within just six carries of setting the conference record for rushing attempts, as he finished with 937. He has the top three best single-season rushing yards marks in school history, while rushing for 5,647 yards in his career, the majority of which came between his sophomore and senior seasons. The all-time leading rusher in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference history with 5,647 yards, Cates owns nine of the top 10 rushing totals in California (PA) history, topped by a 307 yard, 5 touchdown performance against Cheyney College in 2001. His 286 yard effort against Geneva that same year earned him Don Hanson Tri-Player of the Week honors. Finishing his senior season with 1,673 yards, the second best total in Division II, and 21 touchdowns, Cates was named PSAC Offensive Player of the Year, a Second Team Daktronics/CoSida All-American for the second straight year, to the Football Gazette's First Team, and was nominated for the Harlon Hill Award as the top player in Division II. Prior to his 1,935 yard 1999 season, which ranks third in Conference history and tenth best in Division II, only one other Vulcan rusher had ever reached 1,000 yards in a season. Majored in Sports Management.

Personal: Born 10/3/1979 in Columbus, OH. Attended Highschool at Westerville North in Columbus, OH.