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Percell Gaskins

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Former Kansas State linebacker, Percell Gaskins, joins Joe Lisi on The Weekly Blitz. 

Gaskins was a NAIA Champion high jumper out of Nortwestern Oklahoma State in 1992 and transferred to Kansas State in 1993. He had an outstanding career in Manhattan,KS for the Wildcats in help leading the team an overall 28-7-1 record from 1993-1995 with three Top 25 final rankings. 

Gaskins was an intense player that coulld move sideline to sidleine to make plays. He played with great emotion and was a very athletic linebacker for the Wildcats that made big plays in the biggest games. Gaskins became a 4th round draft pick in the 1996 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams and head coach Rich Brooks. Gaskins played in 15 games making 36 total tackles and played in 1997 for the Carolina Panthers. 

Today, Gaskins is the head football coach at Garinger high school in North Carolina. He is a postive role model by mentoring yoounger athletes in helping them acheive their goals on and off the field. Garnger has had only 5 winning seasons in the last 40 years, however, Gaskins is helping turn around the mindset of the program utilizing the principles that his former head coach Bill Synder taught him at Kansas State. 

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