At Navy: Enters the fall as the starter at right tackle after starting the final three games there last year ... has great size ... has a solid base and good feet ... tenacious competitor ... has earned one varsity letter.
2013: Played in all 13 contests which featured starts in each of the last three games ... primarily a member of special teams early in the season, he emerged as a starter against San Jose State ... member of Navy's offensive unit that finished the year ranked No. 1 nationally in turnovers lost (10), No. 2 in rushing offense (325.4), No. 3 in tackles for loss allowed (3.62), No. 6 in passing yards per completion (15.09), No. 6 in third down conversion (51.1) and 11th in fourth down conversions (67.9) ... Navy rushed for 366 yards on 67 attempts against Middle Tennessee in the Bell Helicopter Armed Force Bowl, marking the sixth straight game the Mids topped the 300-yard rushing milestone ... it's the first time Navy has accomplished the feat since 2007 ... helped pave the way for QB Keenan Reynolds to score touchdown runs of 47 (2:38, 2Qtr), 11 (6:22, 4Qtr) and 1 yards (0:46, 4Qtr) against Army and in doing so set the NCAA record for single-season rushing TDs by a quarterback ... the record was previously set in 2009 by Navy's Ricky Dobbs with 27 and later matched in 2011 by Kansas State's Collin Klein ... additionally, Reynolds broke the school record for single-season points thanks to his 20-point effort against the Black Knights which included being on the receiving end of a two-point conversaion ... the previous record of 174 points was set in 1917 by Bill Ingram ... Navy's 34 points are the most it has scored against Army since defeating the Black Knights 34-0 in 2008 ... the 343 yards rushing by the Mids are the most in an Army-Navy game since 2008 (368) ... member of the Mids' offense that rushed for 432 yards on 62 carries and scored a season-high 58 points in a triple overtime win at San Jose State ... the 432 yards are the second most by the Mids on the ground this season ... it also marked the fourth consecutive game in which the Mids have topped the 300-yard mark, the longest stretch since 2007 ... itpaved the way for Keenan Reynolds to rush for an NCAA record seven touchdowns (most for a QB) and throw for another which set a Navy record for most touchdowns responsible for ...made his collegiate debut against Indiana as a member of the PAT/field goal team.
2012: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2011 graduate of Knoxville Catholic High School, Gaston attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2011-12 academic year ... a three-year football letterwinner who earned All-State (Tenn.) honors as a senior ... member of the football team that claimed the 2008 state title behind a 15-0 record ... son of Michael and Lisa Gaston ... majoring in american politics and law.