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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Ovurton Gates, DB, Faulkner University

Ovurton Gates Faulkner
Ovurton Gates is a playmaker at DB for Faulkner University. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Ovurton Gates
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Weight: 170 lbs
  • Position: DB
  • College: Faulkner University
  • Twitter: @OvurtonG11
  • Instagram: @OvertonGates

Talk about your experience as a student. What is your major/minor? Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?
Interdisciplinary Studies (Physical Education & Education) 

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What do your teammates say is your best quality?

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?
Leader by example 

Versatile DB that can adjust to any system 

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
Malik Honeycutt

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?
Neikel Robinson

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
When my grandfather passed away and aunt passed away a year later.

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?
Getting an Associates Degree from my Juco & being close to getting my bachelors.

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.
Catching an interception in the same game I returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown.

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?
Darius Slay & The Cleveland Browns

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Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?
NBA YoungBoy or Lil Baby

What is your favorite comfort food?
Lemon Pepper Hot Wings

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?
My favorite movie would be Biker Boyz and my favorite actor is Micheal Jai White.

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Any secret talents?
Play video games & Ride Bikes


Who or what motivates you the most?
My Family motivates they have been behind me my whole life

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