Cats Speedster at Wide Receiver: Jayshawn Gates - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

Cats Speedster at Wide Receiver: Jayshawn Gates

Posted: Updated:

If you look at the wide receivers at Montana State football practice. You won't recognize many of them. But pay attention to Jayshawn Gates. The red shirt freshman is only 5 8 150, but he's anything but finesse.

"I was always a contact guy. I love being physical and especially people seeing me thinking I'm not going to be the physical kind of person and then surprise them and come up and punch them in the mouth. They don't expect that and I love that feeling," said Jayshawn Gates.

"He has speed and speed kills in the Big Sky Conference there's a lot of there's a lot of things you can coach in football there's one thing you can't and that's speed and the speed he has definitely gives us a different element in our offense," said MSU wide receivers coach Cody Kempt.

Gates' last recorded 40 time was a 4.4. His quickness can help MSU's offense in many ways.

"Using my speed we try and clear out the safety or maybe some of the linebackers and move them out the way and open up other receivers or if we can't get an offense rolling we give it to the fast guy like me eventually," said Gates.

"Definitely put a vertical threat on the defense being able to take the top off defensive backs so they're not going to be able to play nine guys in the box cause we have the threat of going over the top deep with Jayshawn," said Kempt.

Now when Gates' isn't playing football.....

"I'm obsessed with fishing. I love fishing," said Gates.

He fished growing up with his family and says that's how they bonded.

"I would go with my uncle even my Grandma taking us out to go fishing just little kids and I remember being like five and my brothers would go out sometimes and I couldn't. I just love it. I'm really trying to go fly fishing I haven't learned how to do that yet but I'm going to do it real soon," said Gates.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Cobell Settlement Checks Could Be Mailed By Fall 2014

    Cobell Settlement Checks Could Be Mailed By Fall 2014

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:03:47 GMT
    The people in charge of doling out money in the Cobell settlement want to put checks in the mail by this fall.
    The people in charge of doling out money in the Cobell settlement want to put checks in the mail by this fall.
  • PHOTOS: Hobo Spider season has arrived

    PHOTOS: Hobo Spider season has arrived

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:37:17 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Mid August is about the time that we start to see spiders come into our homes, particularly the hobo spider. August and September is mating season for the hobo and that means you may be seeing more funnel-like webs in and around your home. Males are on a mission to find a female which is why they are a lot more active at this time.
    KHQ.COM - Mid August is about the time that we start to see spiders come into our homes, particularly the hobo spider. August and September is mating season for the hobo and that means you may be seeing more funnel-like webs in and around your home. Males are on a mission to find a female which is why they are a lot more active at this time.
  • Seven Arrested in Kalispell Sex Sting

    Seven Arrested in Kalispell Sex Sting

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:10:39 GMT
    A four-day online sex sting ends with the arrest of seven Flathead men for sexual abuse of children, and more arrests are pending.
    A four-day online sex sting ends with the arrest of seven Flathead men for sexual abuse of children, and more arrests are pending.
  • 31-year-old Belt woman killed in accident

    31-year-old Belt woman killed in accident

    The Montana Highway Patrol says a 31-year-old Belt woman has died in a single-vehicle accident.
    The Montana Highway Patrol says a 31-year-old Belt woman has died in a single-vehicle accident.
  • Three Cars Involved In Serious Crash In North Spokane

    Three Cars Involved In Serious Crash In North Spokane

    Friday, December 20 2013 1:54 AM EST2013-12-20 06:54:50 GMT
    Two people were taken to the hospital Thursday night following a serious crash in north Spokane. 
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two people were taken to the hospital Thursday night following a serious crash in north Spokane. It happened at about 8:00pm at Nevada and Cozza just north of Francis. Spokane Police tell KHQ that a red car and a blue car were traveling northbound on Nevada at a high rate of speed when an SUV attempted to turn in front of them. INSIDE>>>|PHOTOS|
  • Fatal Car Accident Near Belt

    Fatal Car Accident Near Belt

    An early morning car accident has taken the life of at one individual just outside of Great Falls.
    An early morning car accident has taken the life of at one individual just outside of Great Falls.
  • Police, Father Search for Missing Missoula Man

    Police, Father Search for Missing Missoula Man

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:03:46 GMT
    Missoula police help family members search for Monte Swanson, 24, a missing Missoula man who is known to hang out at transient camps.
    Missoula police help family members search for Monte Swanson, 24, a missing Missoula man who is known to hang out at transient camps.
  • UM Grads Invention Breaks Kickstarter Record

    UM Grads Invention Breaks Kickstarter Record

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:10:54 GMT
    A University of Montana graduate gets national attention, after his invention breaks a record on Kickstarter.com, a popular platform used to fund creative projects.
    A University of Montana graduate gets national attention, after his invention breaks a record on Kickstarter.com, a popular platform used to fund creative projects.
Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.