Will Yeatman

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Will Yeatman
No. 61     Houston Texans
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-04-10) April 10, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Naples, Italy
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: San Diego (CA) Rancho Bernardo
College: Maryland
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2011 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Games played 15
Games started 2
Stats at NFL.com
Will Yeatman
— Lacrosse player —
Position Lacrosse Attack, Midfield
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
NCAA team University of Notre Dame, University of Maryland
Nationality United States
Shoots Left/ Right

William Yeatman (born April 10, 1988) is an American football offensive tackle for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL).[1] He played college football as well as college lacrosse at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Maryland. Yeatman was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2011.[2][3]

Early years[edit]

Yeatman was born in Naples, Italy, to parents Dennis and Bonnie Yeatman. His father played lacrosse for the United States Naval Academy.[2] Yeatman has four siblings: Grant, who was a member of Navy ROTC and played Club lacrosse at University of Southern California;Caroline, a member of San Diego State's Crew team and Club lacrosse team; Anne Morgan, who plays lacrosse at Maryland; and Jack, who plays lacrosse at the Providence University.[2][4]

Yeatman was raised in San Diego, California, and attended Rancho Bernardo High School, where he played football (as a tight end) and lacrosse. As a junior, he recorded 26 receptions for 340 yards and four touchdowns.[2] As a senior, he recorded 36 receptions for 527 yards and seven touchdowns.[2] He was a three-time all-conference and all-city selection in football, and an all-state selection in his senior year. In lacrosse he was team captain in his senior year, was a four-time all-conference and all-city selection, and was named to the US Lacrosse All-American team as a junior and senior and to the Under Armour All-American team as a senior.[2] Yeatman is Rancho Bernardo's leading career and season points leader in lacrosse. He was also the 2005-2006 Rancho Bernardo High School Male Athlete of the Year.

College career[edit]

Following high school, Yeatman attended the University of Notre Dame, where he played both lacrosse (named All American) and football. Yeatman played in every game of his career at Notre Dame in football. His Freshman year, Yeatman was the leading scorer on the Notre Dame lacrosse team with 46 points on 21 goals and 25 assists. He was the LaxPower Rookie of the Year as well as Great Western Lacrosse League Rookie of the Year and 1st Team member. [2][5][6] As a freshman, he recorded no receptions. As a sophomore, he recorded six receptions for 37 yards.[2]

On January 28, 2008, Yeatman was arrested for driving on a sidewalk on the Notre Dame campus. In February 2008, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.[6] As a junior in fall 2008, Yeatman started the first three games.[2] He was suspended for the rest of the season after being arrested on September 21 during a police raid at a house party and charged with minor consumption of alcohol, resisting arrest and false informing. The latter two charges were subsequently dropped.[6][7]

In January 2009, Yeatman transferred from Notre Dame to the University of Maryland. He played lacrosse at Maryland for his final two seasons in college, and also played football in his senior season. In football he played on special teams (making three tackles) and at tight end.[2] Yeatman played in the last eleven games of the season, having fractured a finger during the pre-season. He recorded 13 receptions for 134 yards.[2] In lacrosse, Yeatman was fourth on the team his scoring both his Junior and Senior seasons, as the Terrapins reached the NCAA lacrosse quarterfinal both years.

Professional career[edit]

New England Patriots[edit]

Yeatman was signed by the New England Patriots as a rookie free agent on July 27, 2011.[3] In a Patriots conference call on August 23, 2011, Yeatman said he did not plan to play much lacrosse in the future.[8]

In four games of the 2011 pre-season, Yeatman recorded six receptions for 36 yards.[1] He was waived on September 3.[9]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On September 4, 2011, Yeatman was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins.[9][10]

In 2012, Yeatman was switched from a tight end to an offensive tackle,[11] and his uniform number was switched from 89 to 60 and then 72 after final cuts. Yeatman gained 35 pounds in the position switch. He was then shifted over to guard before the 2013 season.[12]

On November 13, 2013, Yeatman was placed on injured reserve after tearing his ACL.[13]

Houston Texans[edit]

Yeatman signed with the Houston Texans on June 17, 2014.[14]

College Lacrosse Statistics[edit]

Season Team GP G A Pts
2010 Maryland 16 15 7 22
2009 Maryland 17 13 15 28
2007 Notre Dame 15 21 25 46
Totals 48 49 47 96

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Will Yeatman, TE for the New England Patriots at NFL.com". NFL Enterprises LLC. 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Player Bio: Will Yeatman". CBS Interactive. 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  3. ^ a b "New England Patriots: Will Yeatman". New England Patriots. 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  4. ^ "Maryland Athletics - University of Maryland Official Athletic Site - Women's Lacrosse". CBS Interactive. 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  5. ^ "Maryland Athletics - University of Maryland Official Athletic Site - Men's Lacrosse". CBS Interactive. 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  6. ^ a b c ESPN.com news services (2008-10-15). "Yeatman suspended from practice, football activities for rest of season - College Football — ESPN". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  7. ^ Stevens, Patrick (2009-09-17). "Terps' Yeatman eyes double duty - Washington Times". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  8. ^ Ingemi, Marisa (2011-08-23). "Former Maryland Laxer Ready for the NFL - In Lax We Trust". SB Nation. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  9. ^ a b Kelly, Omar (2011-09-04). "Miami Dolphins Claim TE Will Yeatman - Miami Dolphins - Sun-Sentinel". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  10. ^ Volin, Ben (2011-09-04). "After adding rookie tight end Will Yeatman off waivers, Miami Dolphins set with 53-man roster". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  11. ^ Kent, Andy (August 2, 2012). "Yeatman Still Adjusting To Switch From Tight End To Tackle". MiamiDolphins.com. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  12. ^ Kelly, Omar (2013-05-30). "Miami Dolphins sign rookie offensive guard Brian Thomas". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  13. ^ Crabtree, Curtis (November 13, 2013). "Report: Dolphins lose tackle Will Yeatman to torn ACL". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  14. ^ Gantt, Darin (June 17, 2014). "Texans sign offensive tackle Will Yeatman". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 

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