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Fort Wayne football star ranks top 10 on new Madden 22 game


(Fort Wayne's NBC) - Jessie Bates, a Fort Wayne native, is ranked number 4 on the Madden 22's top safeties list.

Sports Center released the rankings Thursday with Bates having an overall rating of 91.

According to Pro Football Focus, Bates was the eighth-best safety in 2020. He had three interceptions, 12 passes defended and 109 total tackles last season.

Bates was also named Second-Team All-Pro last year.

At this time, Bates has yet to sign another deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, but continues practice with the team for the upcoming season.

The new Madden 22 game is set to release August 20, 2021.

Emilia Miles

Emilia Miles joined Fort Wayne’s NBC in September 2019 as a Social Media and Digital Content Manager. Emilia also serves as a producer. She’s a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Indiana University.

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