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Derron Gatewood pursues excellence on the gridiron and beyond

UTEP football center Derron Gatewood is entering his sixth year as a Miner and as a key piece of the offensive line. Gatewood has not only had a successful career as a Miner but plans to have one after he leaves El Paso.

The redshirt senior missed last season due to an ACL and MCL leg injury, but those unfortunate events led him to pursue a master’s degree that he believes will be highly beneficial.

“Since I was here another year due to injury, I had the option to either earn another bachelor’s degree or earn my master’s, and I decided to take it to another level and earn my master’s because I believe it will help me in the long run,” Gatewood said.