UNM senior wide receiver Dameon Gamblin started to play football when he was younger, following in his brother’s footsteps. “When I was 4 years old, my mom threw me in flag football and it has kind of snowballed since then,” Gamblin said. Gamblin is from Mesquite, Texas. When he first got to New Mexico, he noticed there were a lot of rocks and dirt.
“When I first got here, nobody understood what I was saying,” he said. “I guess I am from the south and I have a thick accent. That’s what everyone kept telling me, and I kept having to repeat myself.” He thinks people around New Mexico are nice and friendly. He also said he enjoys the New Mexico sunsets. His typical day during football season starts at 6 a.m. He spends most of his day at school and in practice. When he has free time, he likes to spend it with his girlfriend, Johanna Kapanui.