Linebacker Beau Gates brings his 12 years of minor league and arena league experience to the Portland Boltz after numerous decorated seasons that included him being named Greater Northwest Football Association’s defensive player of the year in 2008. Seven of those seasons were spent playing for Boltz head coach Aaron Fentress.
"Beau is easily one of my top five favorite player that I’ve ever coached," Fentress said. "I’m thrilled that he has elected to join the Boltz. He adds both his intense competitiveness and consumate professionalism. Beau is a class act who will bring a lot to the team both on and off the field."