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Rykeem Yates
Rykeem Yates

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fresno, Calif.

High School:
Edison HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 270

Position:
Defensive Line

Experience:
2V


09/14/2014

Postgame Notes: Arizona 35, Nevada 28

Postgame Notes: Arizona 35, Nevada 28

06/03/2014

Hekking leads nine Pack players on Phil Steele's Preseason All-MW Team

Fajardo, Brock, Yates and McNeal are second-team selections

04/26/2014

Fajardo leads Blue to 12-10 win over Silver in Spring Game

Mayes has strong performance for Silver.

09/21/2013

Stewart Leads Nevada Over Hawaii, 31-9

Freshman Tyler Stewart threw for 202 yards and three touchdowns in his first collegiate start.

09/14/2013

Wolf Pack Falls to No. 10 Seminoles, 62-7

Tyler Stewart played the second half, completing 7 of 15 passes for 49 yards.

09/14/2013

Nevada vs. Florida State - USATSI Gallery

Nevada vs. Florida State - USATSI Gallery

Nevada
2014: Could emerge as one of the top defensive lineman in the conference after a strong 2013 season.

2013: Was a stalwart on the defensive front, playing in 11 games with eight starts on the year ... Emerged as the top defensive tackle on the front and finished the season with 35 tackles, including five for a loss and three sacks ... Also broke up three passes on the year ... Had a career high six tackles against BYU ... Recorded at least one tackle in all 11 games that he played in.

2012: Played in all 13 games with one start as a redshirt freshman ... Amassed 16 tackles, including 2.5 for a loss and 1.0 sack in his first season with Nevada ... Made his first career start at Hawaii and recorded a career-high five tackles with his first career sack (for a loss of 10 yards) ... Recorded another TFL the following week in a victory at Texas State.

2011: Enrolled at Nevada in the spring semester and went through spring drills with the Pack ... Redshirted his first season.

High School
A graduate of Edison High School in Fresno, Calif. ... Was a three-time all-conference and all-league selection ... Twice named all-state and all-valley ... Helped team to a pair of Valley championships ... Also lettered three years in wrestling.

Personal
Born Rykeem Yates on July 7, 1992 ... Son of Penny Walters and Robert Yates ... Has three brothers and three sisters ... Majoring in human development family studies ... Signed with UCLA as a high school senior but did not enroll and came to Nevada in January of 2011 ... Enjoys volunteering at youth football camps.



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