Bart Oates
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Bart Oates
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A former center for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, Bart Oates hasn't taken an off-season either during or after his football career.  While an important member of the prominent 1986 and 1990 Giants Offensive Lines, he always contributed to the betterment of the team, both mentally and physically.  As center, he helped the Giants to two Super Bowl titles, and later, led the 49ers to one.  Once finished with football, Mr. Oates took law classes and then worked as an attorney, receiving his law degree from Seton Hall University in 1990.

Mr. Oates attended college at Brigham Young University and was an All-American while there; he also won the Cougar Club's Memorial Scholarship Award as a junior, and received his bachelor's degree in accounting from the university in 1983.  Signing with the Giants, Mr. Oates was named to the All-Pro team twice and played in the 1990 Pro Bowl.  After he joined the 49ers in 1994, Mr. Oates went to the Pro Bowl again that year and the next.

Since retiring from football, Mr. Oates has worked in litigation and tax appeal work for the law firm of Ribis, Graham, & Curtin; he is currently Vice-President of Gale & Wentworth Commercial Real Estate Investment Services.  He is also a member of the Bergen Group.  In addition to these consequential positions, Mr. Oates maintains an active role in many services to the community, including the Collen Giblin Foundation, United Way, New Jersey State Police Crime Prevention Speaker, Boy Scouts of America, JFK Medical Center Foundation, Children’s Center for Therapy and Learning and the New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame.