Up Close & Personal: MSU

Dez Harris
Number: 11 (46 in 2016) • Position: Middle Linebacker • Class: Senior
Hometown: Bessemer, Alabama


What’s your pregame song? “Sky Is The Limit” by Lil Wayne

What’s your favorite Game Day tradition? The Dawg Walk at Davis Wade Stadium

What are you currently watching on Netflix? “Person of Interest”

What’s your earliest memory of football? Scoring my first touchdown on a 60-yard touchdown run

What is your favorite memory from your time at State? Being a part of the No. 1 team in the country during the 2014 season

How do you handle pregame jitters? Listening to my music

What is the last book you read? “The Competitor’s Bible”

What is your favorite college course? Abnormal Psychology

What is the biggest challenge you’ve ever had to overcome? When my grandmother was killed in 2014

What’s the main thing that attracted you to Mississippi State’s football program? The coaches and the Starkville community

What is your favorite spot in Starkville? Umi Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Who is your biggest fan? My mom and my little sister, they both look up to me just like I look up to them

If you could eat only one thing the rest of your life, what would it be? Hamburgers

If you could tell Mississippi State fans one thing, what would it be? I would thank them for all of the love and support over the years.



Gabe Myles
Number: 5 • Position: Wide Receiver • Class: Senior
Hometown: Starkville, Mississippi


What’s your pregame song? “Angels” by Chance The Rapper

What’s your favorite Game Day tradition? Doing the Dawg Pound Rock before kickoff

What are you currently watching on Netflix? “The Flash”

What’s your earliest memory of football? Playing flag football in second grade

What is your favorite memory from your time at State? The atmosphere of being with my teammates when we are all just being ourselves in the locker room

How do you handle pregame jitters? Through prayer

What is the last book you read? “The Secret”

What is your favorite college course? Any class with Coach Young
What is the biggest challenge you’ve ever had to overcome? My mind

What’s the main thing that attracted you to Mississippi State’s football program? Having grown up in Starkville, and my dad also played at Mississippi State

What is your favorite spot in Starkville? The Lake at Brealand’s Overlook

Who is your biggest fan? I would easily say my family. They’ve seen me at my best and worst. They’re the most open with constructive criticism and encouragement.

If you could eat only one thing the rest of your life, what would it be? Poppyseed chicken

If you could tell Mississippi State fans one thing, what would it be? To the real ones … I love you!!



Martinas Rankin
Number: 55 • Position: Offensive Lineman • Class: Senior
Hometown: Mendenhall, Mississippi


What’s your pregame song?
“Reason” by MoneyBagg Yo

What’s your favorite Game Day tradition? The Dawg Walk before home games at Davis Wade

What are you currently watching on Netflix? “Standoff”

What’s your earliest memory of football? Playing throw it up and getting hit hard

What is your favorite memory from your time at State? Beating Texas A&M at home last season when they were the No. 4 team in the country

How do you handle pregame jitters? Just trying to stay calm

What is the last book you read? I can’t remember the name of it, but it was for a class.

What is your favorite college course? Fitness Testing & Programming

What is the biggest challenge you’ve ever had to overcome? Tearing my ACL in high school

What’s the main thing that attracted you to Mississippi State’s football program? The blue collar mentality of everyone within the football program

What is your favorite spot in Starkville? Stagger In Sports Grill

Who is your biggest fan? Definitely my mother

If you could eat only one thing the rest of your life, what would it be? Fried chicken

If you could tell Mississippi State fans one thing, what would it be? Hail State!!

 

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