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Rykeem Yates
Rykeem  Yates

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fresno, Calif.

High School:
Edison HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 280

Position:
Defensive Line

Experience:
3V


04/25/2015

Blue tops Silver in the spring game for the Wolf Pack football team.

Defense has the upper hand with specialized spring game scoring format.

04/18/2015

Pack scrimmage highlighted by strong defense early, offensive surge late

Silver and Blue Spring Game set for April 25

12/02/2014

Nine football players earn All-Mountain West honors

Hekking, Seau, Gipson, Galas and Boy all named to the second team.

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

09/14/2013

Nevada vs. Florida State - USATSI Gallery

Nevada vs. Florida State - USATSI Gallery

Nevada
2015: Returns for his senior season as one of the top defensive tackles in the Mountain West … Athlon Sports All-MW Third Team Defense … Phil Steele’s Preseason Second Team All-MW.

2014: Earned honorable mention All-Mountain West honors ... Played in 10 games with 10 starts at defensive tackle ... Tied for the team lead in tackles for loss with 10.5 despite missing two games due to injury ... Credited with 37 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, three pass breakups and one QB hurry ... Ranked sixth in the Mountain West in tackles for loss per game (1.05) ... Assisted three turnovers, helping Nevada rank second in the conference in turnover margin per game ... Made a season-best eight tackles at Air Force ... Posted 3.0 tackles for loss against Boise State and Air Force ... Recorded 1.5 sacks against Fresno State.

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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