|Born:||January 28, 1994|
|High School:||Cocke County|
Krys Cates recieved an adequate amount of playing time in his first year on the Tech roster... played in 10 of 11 games on the schedule... caught his first career touchdown on Sept. 29, at Murray State.
AT TECH (IN 2012): Saw action in 10 of the 11 games for the Golden Eagles... Came up with four receptions for 47 yards... caught his first career touchdown on a nine-yard pass from Tre Lamb in the game at Murray State on Sept. 29.
IN HIGH SCHOOL: Krys Cates was the Most Valuable Player and team captain for the Cocke County High School football squad where he lettered four years under head coach Greg Hacker. A versatile athlete, he has also lettered four years on the basketball team and three times in track, and was conference champion in both the long jump and the high jump. On the gridiron, he played eight different positions, and was a threat every time he touched the ball. As a quarterback, runningback, receiver and return specialist, he piled up 14 total touchdowns in 2011 including seven on punt and kick returns. In all, he gained 1,680 all-purpose yards as a senior, and was a first-team all-state selection. He was invited to participate in two all-star games, and played in the East-West All-Star contest.
PERSONAL: Born January 28, 1994... he is the son of Denae Cates... majoring in general computer engineering.