Justin Gage attended the University of Missouri where he was a multi-talented athlete. He played football for four years and basketball for three years. As a basketball player, he was a three-time letter winner and played in 73 games. As a football player, Gage passed for 258 yards with four touchdowns before switching from quarterback to receiver prior to his sophomore season. Gage was a three-time All- Big 12 Conference selection at receiver and started each of the teams 34 games during his final three years, finishing with 200 career catches for 2,074 yards and 18 touchdowns. In 2003, Chicago Bears drafted Gage in the fifth-round (143rd overall). Gage would spend 4 seasons in Chicago where he would contribute 64 receptions for 908 yards and four touchdowns. For five years, Gage co-hosted an offseason youth football camp at Concordia University Chicago with former Chicago Bears guard and cousin Revie Sorey. On March 23, 2007 Gage would sign with the Tennessee Titans as an unrestricted free agent. In four seasons with the Titans, Gage recorded 137 catches for 2050 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 2008 Gage founded the Twelve Starz Foundation, which benefits underprivileged youth.