Athlete Profile: Preston Gale

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Name: Preston Gale
Sport: Football
Position: Defensive end
Hometown: Forney, Texas
Major: Business management
Minor: Small business entrepreneurship
Year in School: Senior

What is the best part of playing defensive end?
Sacking the quarterback.

When and why did you start playing?
I started playing in third grade. I loved the sport from watching the Dallas Cowboys — and everyone plays in Texas.

What is your favorite thing about football and why?
Playing in front of such great fans and the team camaraderie.

Why did you come to MSU?
I came here because I knew football was big at Montana State, and I wanted to experience a new place.

What do you do to prepare before a game?
Watch a ton of film, work out, practice and get my mind right.

Do you plan to continue competing in football in the future?
I would love to if I get the opportunity. Every football player dreams of going to the NFL.

What do you think is the key to your success as a student-athlete?
Just stay focused and organized. There is no time to slack off and be lazy. You have to be on top of your schoolwork and football at all times.

Have you received any awards while playing football?
I received many in high school, but that’s no longer relevant. I played a lot as a redshirt freshman and led the defense in quarterback hurries. I was out all year last year with a torn ACL.

Is there a person or quote that inspires you?
Ray Lewis is probably the greatest football inspiration. Just watch one video about the guy and you will get goose bumps.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Hang out with friends, go to the lake, fish and learn more about God.

What is your favorite class at MSU and why?
I’m really enjoying my entrepreneur class right now. It encourages you to be creative and come up with exciting ideas for the future. Dr. Rosso always keeps the class interested.

What would you like to tell students/readers about MSU football?
MSU football is going to continue to get better every year. It has grown so much since I have been here. Our team goal is to win on and off the field — to be as productive on the field as we are in the community.