2000 (Junior) BIG 12 CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF YEAR as voted by coaches and Fort Worth Star-Telegram... K-States second consecutive Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year and fourth in the Bill Snyder era (Sean Snyder 91, Jeff Kelly 97, Mario Fatafehi 99) Finished 14th on team in tackles with 29, including 21 unassisted stops... Had career-high 12 tackles, including career-high seven solos, at Missouri (11/18) Three tackles, pass defensed vs. Nebraska (11/11) Seven tackles with six solos, and tied career high with two passes defensed vs. Iowa State (11/4) Career-high two passes defensed vs Louisiana Tech (9/2).
Coffeyville CC - Two-year starter for the Red Ravens... Earned first team All-Jayhawk Conference honors in 1999... Junior college coach was Skip Foster.
Washington HS - Was a three-year starter for the Eagles... Earned All-District 18-5A honors three years... First team All-Greater Houston pick in 1997 and second team all-state pick in 1997... High school coach was George Dearborn.
Personal - Born Sept. 17, 1978... Parents are Dwayne and Beverly Yates.
Bowl Performances - Credited with one solo tackle in 2001 Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl Classic.
Career highs - Tackles: 12 at Missouri (11/18/00); solo tackles: 7 at Missouri (11/18/00); PBUs: 2 vs Louisiana Tech (9/2/00), 2 vs Iowa State (11/4/00).