Countdown To Kickoff - 87 Days

MANHATTAN, Kan. - 88 Days left until the first game and today we are profiling # 73 - Xavier Gates in the countdown to kickoff.

73 Xavier Gates

Class: RS Freshman

Hometown: Harrisburg, Pa. High School:

John Harris

Height / Weight: 6-3 / 312

Position: DT

Birthdate: 06/22/1993

Experience: RS

HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at John Harris High School under head coach George Chaump... Helped lead team to a 10-3 record and a Mid-Penn League championship... Was named to the 2010 Patriot News All-State team... Earned first team all-conference accolades as a defensive tackle and second team honors as an offensive tackle... Also lettered four years in track and field.

PERSONAL: Xavier A Gates was born June 22, 1993, in Harrisburg, Pa... Son of James and Valerie Gates... Was an honor roll student and a member of the student council in high school... Career ambition is to become an architect.

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