Bart Oates

Bart S. Oates, age 63, was an accomplished center on three Super Bowl teams during his 10-year career with the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers.  He was with the Giants from 1985 to 1993 and with the 49ers from 1994 to 1995.

Bart was born and raised in Georgia and attended college at Brigham Young University (BYU), where he was a standout football player and student.  He earned his BS degree in accounting at BYU in 1985 and was inducted into the BYU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992.

Bart initially played pro football in the USFL, then began his NFL career in 1985 at age 26.  He was part of three Super Bowl-winning teams, in 1987 and 1991 with the Giants and again in 1995 with the 49ers.  Bart was selected to five Pro Bowls and enjoyed an unusually durable career, starting 125 consecutive games during his time with the Giants.

After working for NBC television as a color analyst, Bart turned his attention to the work of the NFL Alumni Association and its primary missions of Caring for Our Own and Caring for Kids.  He eventually became president of the Association, a position he holds to this day.

Bart attended law school classes during the off-season of football, graduating magna cum laude with a JD degree from Seton Hall Law School in 1990.  His primary focus of practice is in real estate and health care.  Bart has served as chairman of the New Jersey Hall of Fame, a Hall of Fame for New Jersey residents in a variety of fields ranging from scientists to athletes.  He was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2019. 

Bart Oates is most proud of his work with the NFL Alumni Association.  We encourage everyone to check out the following links: 

Huddle Up: Let’s Talk Obesity:

The Wellness Challenge: NFL Alumni Wellness Challenge | TACKLE OBESITY FOR US ALL

The Huddle Up: Let’s Talk Obesity PSA on YouTube: