Who is Field Yates from ESPN NFL Fantasy?
Field Yates was born on the 23rd April 1987 in Boston, Massachusetts USA. He is a 32 years old sports journalist, anchor, reporter and radio host, primarily known for his work at EPSN, where he provides latest news, expert analysis, and various fantasy football insight on several ESPN shows. He also works as the radio host for “Fantasy Focus Football” on ESPN Radio. He joined the ESPN network in 2012.
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Field Yates Bio: Early Life, Family and Education
Although born in Boston, Field Yates grew up in a small nearby town called Weston. He was born to John and Paige Yates, and has a brother named Taylor who is year and a half older than him. Field credits his parents for instilling the love of sports and physical activity into their children, taking them skiing and swimming as soon as they could walk.
Field and Taylor learned to love and appreciate these family activities from a young age, and the family would go trekking together, played football, basketball and soccer ,and also traveled a lot. However, even though he was good in most sports he tried out, Field realized early on that he was most passionate about football. Having matriculated from high school, he decided he wanted to become a sports coach and work for some football team. Therefore he enrolled at Wesleyan University where he studied psychology, graduating in 2009.
Following his graduation, Field did a four-summer internship with the New England Patriots, a professional American Football team from the Greater Boston area. His duties at the Patriots front office included scouting and coaching, including recruiting new players for the team, and had the opportunity to assist the head coach Bill Belichick, one of the greatest coaches in the history of NFL. He also got the opportunity to coach quarterback Tom Brady, considered by many sports analysts to be the greatest quarterback of all time. After his internship was over, Yates moved to Kansas City where he spent the next two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. Similar to his previous engagement, Yates was involved in both coaching and scouting for the team. After his two-season contract ended, Yates turned his career towards sports journalism and analysis, and started working for ESPN.
Work at ESPN
Yates joined ESPN in 2012 as someone who had insider knowledge of the inner workings of NFL teams, so it didn’t take long before he started working as an NFL Insider for ESPN. Over the years, he has appeared in many of the network’s shows, and he regularly writes columns for the Insider pages of ESPN Boston and the ESPN official website. He is also included in the coverage of Fantasy Football Marathon, as well as the annual NFL Draft. Every Sunday morning, he can be seen on the three-hour pre-game show called “Fantasy Football Now” alongside Tim Hasselbeck, Molly Qerim Rose, Stephania Bell and Matthew Berry. As a regular contributor, he has appeared in ESPN’s shows “Mike & Mike”, “The Ryen Russillo Show”, “SportsCenter”, “The Stephen A. Smith Show”, “Get Up!” and “Golic and Wingo”.
Radio Shows and Blog Writing
As of August 2018, Yates added the title of radio and podcast host to his already packed resume, and is currently the host of three radio and podcast series. Firstly, he co-hosts “Fantasy Focus Football” with his colleagues Stephania Bell, Daniel Dopp and Matthew Berry, which streams live weekdays via the Twitter. Secondly, he can be heard on ESPN Radio with Randy Scott and Andrew Hawkins on their 1 p.m. show “Operation Football”. Thirdly, he is a part of the cast behind the 5 p.m. radio show “Football Friendzy”, including Bobby Carpenter and Rachel Lindsay. In addition, Yates is a column and blog post writer for several other sites, and has his own football-oriented blog called “Thoughts from the Field”.
When it comes to his personal life, Yates does not shy away from sharing some private information on his social media accounts. Thereforenwe can see that he has been dating Chapin Duke for several years now. They do not have children together, but Field became an uncle on 17th March 2016 when his brother Taylor and his wife welcomed their first child called Asher Harrison Yates. Field and Chapin currently reside in Boston.
Throughout his career as an NFL front office employee and a sportscaster, journalist and radio host, Field Yates has managed to acquire a net worth of close to $1 million, according to estimations by authoritative sources as of mid-2019, such has been his worth in both football and broadcasting.
Field Yates is known among sports fans for his social media activity. He often interacts with the fans watching ESPN shows, especially those who critique him via social media. As an inside joke, he and his colleagues from ESPN coined the phrase ‘Yaters gonna yate’, which Field sometimes wears on his t-shirt during his shows. His official Twitter account has nearly 380,000 follower, and his Instagram account is followed by nearly 50,000 people.
Kyler’s swag >>>
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 6, 2019
Appearance and Physical Characteristics
Speaking about his appearance, the ESPN employee has a muscular physique which he maintains thanks to his regular visits to the gym, and his love of sports and physical activities. He is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall. He has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.