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  Shane Yates

Shane  Yates

Player Profile


Martinez, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 280



2006: Was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA ... Started all 14 games ... Named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Second Team ... Registered 27 tackles ... Had 4.5 tackles for loss, including a sack ... Had his first tackle for loss of the season at Northern Illinois, stopping the Huskies' Garrett Wolfe on a third-down play ... Had three tackles against Bowling Green ... Recorded a sack at Illinois ... Had a season-high six tackles at Eastern Michigan ... Tallied four tackles in the division-clinching win against Akron ...Made three stops in the MAC Championship Game ... Picked up a tackle for a loss in the GMAC Bowl.

2005: Started all 10 games that he played in ... Missed the season finale against Miami due to injury ... Finished fourth on the Ohio defensive line and eleventh on the team in tackles with 27, including five for loss ... Also had one sack and one pass breakup ... Recorded a career-high seven tackles against Northwestern ... Notched five tackles at Bowling Green.

2004: Moved from offensive to defensive line during preseason and was in the starting lineup by the season opener ... Started eight games at nose guard while playing in 10 ... Made two tackles at Pittsburgh while helping hold the Panthers to only 217 yards of total offense ... Had two tackles at Kent State, including one for loss ... Made two stops, including one sack, in season finale versus Akron.

2003: Played in seven games before a foot injury finally forced him to the sideline ... Started the first three games -- at left guard against Southeast Missouri State and at right guard against Iowa State and Minnesota ... Participated in 260 plays ... Graded out at 75 percent or better in five contests and over 80 percent three times ... Best effort of the year was against Minnesota (87 percent) ... Also topped 80 percent against UCF and Northern Illinois ... Finished the season with three pancakes and 27 knockdowns.

2002: Saw reserve action in the first two games before suffering a season-ending foot injury.

2001: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time first team all-area pick as an offensive and defensive lineman by the Augusta Chronicle ... Named Metro Player of the Year after earning first-team all-state honors on offense as a senior ... Credited with 103 knockdowns and 110 tackles as a senior ... Received team's Golden Helmet Award and Captains' Award ... Helped team to second round of the AAAA state playoffs and an 8-4 record in 2000 ... Participant in Beta Club, Interact Club and Young Life ... Earned four letters in football and one in track.

PERSONAL: Earned his bachelor's degree in management information systems and management and strategic leadership ... Pursuing a master's degree in sports administration ... Son of Stan and Jeanette Yates ... Brother, Seth, played at East Carolina University.