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Former Boston Patriot Bob Yates Passes Away

Autographed 1960 Fleer Bob Yates

#036 – Bob Yates

Thanks to reader John Bennett for passing along this information.  Original Boston Patriot, Bob Yates, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 74.  You can find more info about Yates at his page for the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame.  An obituary can be found at the Burlington Free Press.

Patriots’ Bob Yates to be Inaugural Member of Vermont Sports Hall of Fame

Autographed 1960 Fleer Bob Yates

#036 – Bob Yates

A native of Montpelier, Vermont, Bob Yates was a 6’2″ and 240-lb offensive lineman when the Boston Patriots drafted him out of Syracuse University in 1960.  Yates played six seasons for the Pats, at center and offensive tackle.  He went into coaching shortly after retiring as a player, and spent the next 30 years in the game at the high school and college levels.

Tales from the American Football League reader and longtime Vermont resident, John Bennett, sent in a note to that Yates will soon become an inaugural member of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame when he and 12 other honorees are recognized on November 17th. read more