LA Tech dropped to 2-3 on the season with a 45-17 loss at Auburn
Cody Sokol's five touchdown passes lead Bulldogs
LA Tech defeated North Texas, 42-21
Bulldogs open conference slate against Mean Green
Coach Holtz previews the North Texas game
2014: Caught three passes for 47 yards and a touchdown in 13 games played ... Made his first career start at No. 4/3 Oklahoma (8/30) ... Made a key block on Kenneth Dixon’s 99-yard touchdown run at Louisiana-Lafayette (9/6) ... Recorded his first career catch with a four-yard touchdown reception for the Bulldogs’ first score in a 42-21 rout over North Texas (9/11) ... Caught a 36-yard reception on a 4th-and-1 play at No. 5/5 Auburn (9/27) ... Caught a pass for seven yards at Old Dominion (11/22).
2013 (Northwest Mississippi CC): Played in eight games, making two catches for 16 yards with a long reception of 11 yards ... Coached by Brad LaPlante.
2012 (Northwest Mississippi CC): Played in all 10 games on the season, earning the start in four of those at tight end ... Had seven receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown ... Averaged 11 yards-per-catch ... Caught at least one pass in the final six games of the season ... Hauled in his first career TD from 12 yards out on Oct. 4 at Mississippi Delta ... Coached by Ricky Woods.
High School: Played for head coach Scott Samsel at Olive Branch High School ... Helped the Conquistadors to an 8-5 mark his senior season and second round playoff appearance ... An all-district tight end ... Played his sophomore and junior seasons for coach Chris Purnell at DeSoto Central ... Received college interest from Southern Mississippi, Memphis and Mississippi State among others.
Personal: Son of Shelbi and Bruce Gaston ... Has a younger sister, Brooke (19) ... Enjoys riding horses and grabbling in his free time ... Born April 28, 1992.