Tulsa –– A returning letterwinner . . . 2002 –– Played in all 12 games . . . started two games . . . was in the starting lineup against Fresno State and San Jose State . . . had eight receptions for 78 yards . . . caught one pass for a season-best 22 yards in each of the first two games . . . had a season-high three catches for 14 yards against Baylor . . . returned two kickoffs for 29 yards, including a long of 22 yards vs. Hawaii . . . had a team-best 81-yard punt return against Rice for his only career punt return . . . 2001 –– Was one of five true freshmen to sit out the season due to redshirt status . . . Overall –– Had a solid spring . . . a very versatile and all-around player . . . possesses good speed . . . will contribute at all receiver positions as well as on punt returns . . . expected to be very productive.
High School –– Was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter on both offense and defense at Nederland High School . . . helped lead his team to a 31-8 record and the state 4A quarterfinals in his three seasons as a letterman . . . saw playing time at receiver, tailback, free safety and returned kicks and punts as a senior . . . was named the Willie Ray Smith Offensive award winner as a senior . . . selected as the Port Arthur News District 20-4A MVP and the Super Team MVP . . . was a two-time all-district receiver . . . earned honorable mention all-state merits his senior season . . . had two kickoff returns and two punt returns for touchdowns during his career . . . caught 48 passes for 808 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior . . . also rushed for 384 yards and four TDs on 68 carries his senior campaign . . . was credited with 46 tackles, 13 pass breakups and five interceptions as a senior . . . had 11 receptions for 225 yards and two TDs his junior campaign despite missing six games with a broken collarbone . . . earned four letters in baseball and track as well . . . was a two-time first-team all-district performer in baseball . . . high school coach was Larry Neumann.
Personal –– Enjoys playing video games and watching movies . . . his favorite TV show is “Alias” . . . the Green Bay Packers is his favorite NFL team . . . lists Tim Dwight as his favorite NFL player . . . his favorite movie is Gladiator . . . if he could play a role in any movie, it would be Keanu Reaves character in Matrix . . . favorite class at TU is Sign Language . . . the three words the best describe him are “fun, outgoing and crazy” . . . the person, dead or alive, he would most like to meet is legendary coach Vince Lombardi . . . his most memorable event was winning the Babe Ruth World Series . . . parents are Mike and Maggie Yoder . . . an arts and sciences major . . . born June 20, 1983 in Wilmington, Delaware.
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