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  Josiah Yazdani

Josiah  Yazdani

Player Profile

RS Senior

Albany, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 216



Ohio-Marshall Game Notes

Bobcats return to action next week at home against Idaho


Confidence Guides Yazdani

Local product has gone from walk on to becoming one of the best kickers in the country


Ohio-Kentucky Gamenotes


How the Game Winning Kick Comes Together

Hear the break down of a game-winning kick


@OhioFootball Visits Kentucky on Saturday

Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. on ESPNU

2014: Two-time MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 1 and Oct. 20)... Named CFPA Placekicker of the Week Honorable Mention (Nov. 10)... Saw action in all 12 games... Finished the season going 17-of-26 on field goal attempts... Tallied 3,271 yards on 54 kickoffs, averaging 60.6 yards per kick... Did not miss an extra point all year, finishing the year 27-for-27... Recorded his longest field goal attempt against Eastern Illinois (Sept. 27) from 46 yards out... Had a season high 514 kickoff yards in the home opener against Idaho (Sept. 20).

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.