DeMarquis Gates

DeMarquis  Gates


Hampton, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 221




Ole Miss Reclaims Golden Egg in 31-28 Victory Over MSU

Rebels Win Egg Bowl for Fourth Time in the Last Six Years


Matt Luke Weekly Press Conference

Luke Recaps Win Over Louisiana, Previews Texas A&M Matchup


Postgame Notes vs. Louisiana

Ole Miss 50, Louisiana 22


Postgame Notes vs. Kentucky

Ole Miss 37, Kentucky 34


Football Wins in Final Seconds at Kentucky, 37-34

Ta'amu's late TD pass to Metcalf Lifts Rebels Over Wildcats

Preseason All-SEC fourth team (Phil Steele) ... Listed No. 1 at Will linebacker.

2016: Led the team in tackles (79) for the second straight year ... Ranked 10th among SEC players with 7.2 tackles/game ... Second on team with 4.0 sacks, tied for second with 5.5 TFLs ... Also recorded a pair of pass breakups and a forced fumble ... Played in 11 games with eight starts (three at Mike LB, five at Stinger LB) ... Did not play vs. Memphis ... Earned third letter ... vs. #4 Florida State (9/5/16): Started at Mike linebacker and tallied seven tackles (four solo) with his first two career sacks and a PBU ... vs. Wofford (9/10/16): Made six tackles (two solo) ... vs. #1 Alabama (9/17/16): Posted eight stops (two solo) and a QB hurry in start at Mike LB ... vs. #11 Georgia (9/24/16): Game-high nine tackles (four solo) and two QB hurries in start at Stinger LB ... at #22 Arkansas (10/15/16): Made seven tackles (three solo) with a sack and a PBU in start ... at #23 LSU (10/22/16): Registered seven tackles (five solo), including a sack for a 7-yard loss ... vs. #15 Auburn (10/29/16): Led the Rebels with nine tackles (seven solo), posting a TFL and a forced fumble ... vs. Georgia Southern (11/5/16): Totaled 11 tackles (four solo) with 0.5 TFL in start ... at #8 Texas A&M (11/12/16): Tallied six tackles (three solo) in start ... at Vanderbilt (11/19/16): Made five tackles (four solo) in start ... vs. Mississippi State (11/26/16): Recorded four tackles (one solo) ...

Led team with 76 tackles, adding 2.0 TFLs, four pass breakups and two forced fumbles ... Helped Ole Miss rank top three among SEC teams in tackles for loss (8.1/game - 7th in NCAA), interceptions (15 - t23rd in NCAA) and takeaways (23 - t38th in NCAA) ... Played in every game with four starts at Stinger linebacker ... Earned second letter ... vs. UT Martin (9/5/15): Made four tackles (three solo) ... vs. Fresno State (9/12/15): Posted four stops (three solo) ... at #2 Alabama (9/19/15): Made four tackles (one solo) and had a QB hurry ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/26/15): Recorded six tackles (three solo) and a pass breakup ... at #23 Florida (10/3/15): Made four tackles (three solo), including his first career TFL ... vs. New Mexico State (10/10/15): Made one solo stop ... at #22 Memphis (10/17/15): Posted seven tackles (five solo) with a TFL and a pass breakup ... vs. #15 Texas A&M (10/24/15): Led the Rebels with six tackles (four solo) and added a QB hurry ... at Auburn (10/31/15): Posted five solo stops and broke up a pass in first career start ... vs. Arkansas (11/7/15): Recorded seven tackles (four solo) and forced a fumble ... vs. #15 LSU (11/21/15): Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week after racking up a career-high 14 tackles (six solo) with a pass breakup and a QB hurry, in second career start ... at #21 Mississippi State (11/28/15): Tallied nine stops (six solo), a forced fumble and a QB hurry, in start ... Sugar Bowl vs. #16 Oklahoma State (1/1/16): Made five tackles (two solo) in start. 

Spring 2015:
Led the blue team with five tackles and had a pass breakup in the Grove Bowl.

2014: Played in every game on special teams and as a backup linebacker ... Totaled 13 tackles and a forced fumble ... Earned first letter ... vs. Boise State (8/28/14): Made one tackle in his Rebel debut, playing Mike linebacker and on special teams ... vs. UL-Lafayette (9/13/14): Posted two solo stops ... vs. Memphis (9/27/14): Made two tackles ... at #14 Texas A&M (10/11/14): Made one tackle ... vs. Tennessee (10/18/14): Made three tackles (two solo) and forced a fumble ... at #23 LSU (10/25/14): Assisted on a tackle ... vs. #3 Auburn (11/1/14): Posted a solo stop ... vs. Presbyterian (11/8/14): Made a solo stop ... Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs. #6 TCU (12/31/14): Had one tackle ... Member of the 2014 signing class.

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated as a 4-star prospect by Rivals.com, 247Sports.com and ESPN.com ... Rivals.com lists him as the No. 19 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 14 prospect in Georgia ... Missed his senior season due to a torn ACL ... A preseason Class 6A All-State selection by GHSF Daily ... Recorded 132 tackles as a junior and was named All-Region ... A three-year varsity starter from his freshman through junior seasons ... Helped Lovejoy reach the Georgia 6A state championship game as a sophomore and junior ... Coached in high school by Al Hughes and Edgar Carson ... Also played basketball and ran track.

PERSONAL: Son of Christopher Gates ... Raised by aunt and uncle Tia and Leon Dillard ... Full name is DeMarquis Larenz Gates ... Born: March 7, 1996 ... Majoring in criminal justice with an emphasis in corrections.





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