|Date of birth||21 September 1964|
|Height||179 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||78 kg (172 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1995.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
A skilful and consistent defender/wingman, Yeats played 182 games with Melbourne, including 13 finals and the 1988 VFL Grand Final. He later played VFA/VFL football for Springvale. In the 1996 VFL Grand Final, his mark on the goal-line and subsequent goal from a tight angle with 47 seconds remaining was the winning goal in Springvale's 3-point premiership win against Frankston.
Yeats later won a VFL premiership as coach with Sandringham. He then coached the Dandenong Stingrays in the TAC Cup Under 18's Competition. He stepped down from the role at the end of the 2013 season.
- Adrian Dunn (23 September 1996). "Gotcha – with 47sec to go". Herald Sun. Melbourne, VIC.