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  Josiah Yazdani

Josiah Yazdani

Player Profile

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Albany, Ohio

High School:
Alexander

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 216

Position:
K

08/12/2014

Day Eight Recap at #OhioFBCamp14

Ohio to take part in 23 practices and two scrimmages before its first game at Kent State

08/08/2014

Solich Addresses Reporters at Media Day

Ohio opens the 2014 campaign on Aug. 30 at Kent State

07/09/2014

Yazdani Named to the 2014 Groza Watch List

Bobcat kicker connected on 14-of-15 field goals in 2013

06/06/2014

Ten Bobcats Earn Phil Steele Preseason All-MAC Honors

Basham and Bass named to First Team

05/22/2014

BOBCAT FOOTBALL: 100 Days Till Kickoff

Ohio opens the 2014 season on Aug. 30 at Kent State

2013: Earned the starting kicker role a quarter of the way through the year and would go on to earn All-MAC Second Team honors... Finished the year by connecting on an incredible 14-of-15 field goal attempts... His 93.3 conversion rate ranks No. 1 all-time at Ohio for a single season... In field goals between 40-49 yards out, he was 3-of-4... Was one of just four kickers nationally that finished the regular season perfect (12-for-12)... Did not miss an extra point all year, finishing the year 30-for-30... Averaged 57.9 yards per kickoff for the year... Was a two-time MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week honoree... Tallied his first field goal of the season against Austin Peay (Sept. 21) as he connected from 47 yards out (Sept. 21)... Went 2-for-2 in the Bobcats' win over Akron (Oct. 5)... Nailed a pair of field goals at home against Miami (Oct. 26)... Connected on a pair of field goals at home against Kent State (Nov. 19), including one from a season-best 49 yards out... Finished the regular season on a high note as he was a perfect 3-for-3 against UMass (Nov. 29)... His lone miss of the year came from 45 yards out in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl (Dec. 23)... He also hit on a pair of field goals from 29 and 28 yards out, posted 63.3 kickoff average and had an onside kick that was recovered in the bowl game.

2012: Suffered a season-ending injury.

2011: Redshirted.

Prior to Ohio: Three-year letterwinner in football and baseball... Earned All-State Honorable Mention... Helped guide his team to the state playoffs during his junior and senior seasons.

Personal: Born Nov. 29, 1991... Son of Elizabeth and Ramin Yazdani... Has five siblings - Elijah, Isiah, Loru, Abby and Shiloh... His grandfather Al played football at Memphis... Lists his favorite professional football team as the Seattle Seahawks... Lists his favorite as Derek Jeter... Engineering major.

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