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David Yankey
G #66
Height:
6-6
Weight:
320
College:
Stanford
Experience:
2
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 2 0
2016 CAR 2 0
2014 MIN 0 0

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BIOGRAPHY

• 2-time consensus All-American at 2 different positions, playing LT in 2012 and G in 2013.

• Teammate of Vikings OL coach Jeff Davidson’s son, Nick, who played OT, at Stanford for the 2012-13 seasons.

• Appeared in BCS Bowl games in 4 consecutive years - Orange Bowl in 2010, Fiesta Bowl in 2011 and the Rose Bowl in 2012 and 2013.

• Only the 8th Viking in team history in the Y’s alphabetically.

OFF THE FIELD Earned his degree from Stanford in Science, Technology and Society...Born in Sydney, Australia... Son of Darina and the late David Yankey Sr....His mother is from Slovakia and his father was from Ghana...1-fo3 brothers in his family...Joined his family in being active members of Fellowship Bible Church in his hometown of Roswell, GA...Would work with the homeless in his area and volunteer his time in a soup kitchen while encouraging them, providing resources and shar- ing his faith.

PRO Was the only offensive linemen chosen by the Vikings in the 2014 NFL Draft...Was the 3rd Pac-12 member of the Vikings 2014 draft class joining LB Anthony Barr (UCLA) and DE Scott Crichton (Oregon State)...Selected in 5th round (#145 overall) in 2014 by the Vikings...Played at Stanford under head coach David Shaw, whose father, Willie, is a former Viking defensive coordinator.

2014 Inactive for season opener at St. Louis (9/7) and the following 14 games...Active but did not play at Miami (12/21)... Inactive for final game of season vs. Chicago (12/28).

• 2-time consensus All-American at 2 different positions, playing LT in 2012 and G in 2013.

• Teammate of Vikings OL coach Jeff Davidson’s son, Nick, who played OT, at Stanford for the 2012-13 seasons.

• Appeared in BCS Bowl games in 4 consecutive years - Orange Bowl in 2010, Fiesta Bowl in 2011 and the Rose Bowl in 2012 and 2013.

• Only the 8th Viking in team history in the Y’s alphabetically.

OFF THE FIELD Earned his degree from Stanford in Science, Technology and Society...Born in Sydney, Australia... Son of Darina and the late David Yankey Sr....His mother is from Slovakia and his father was from Ghana...1-fo3 brothers in his family...Joined his family in being active members of Fellowship Bible Church in his hometown of Roswell, GA...Would work with the homeless in his area and volunteer his time in a soup kitchen while encouraging them, providing resources and shar- ing his faith.

PRO Was the only offensive linemen chosen by the Vikings in the 2014 NFL Draft...Was the 3rd Pac-12 member of the Vikings 2014 draft class joining LB Anthony Barr (UCLA) and DE Scott Crichton (Oregon State)...Selected in 5th round (#145 overall) in 2014 by the Vikings...Played at Stanford under head coach David Shaw, whose father, Willie, is a former Viking defensive coordinator.

2014 Inactive for season opener at St. Louis (9/7) and the following 14 games...Active but did not play at Miami (12/21)... Inactive for final game of season vs. Chicago (12/28).

COLLEGE Started 40-of-41 games over the last 3 sea- sons dating back to his sophomore campaign...Appeared in 42 career games while making 40 starts...Started 26 games at left guard and 14 games at left tackle...Versatile player who excelled at LG and LT over his career and did appear at all offensive line positions except center during his stay at Stanford...Occasionally lined up at wing-back and TE...2-time All-American in 2012 and 2013 at both the OT and OG posi- tions...Was a unanimous All-American selection in 2013, the 8th unanimous All-American in Stanford history...All-Pac 12 for 3 consecutive seasons (2011-13)...2013 team captain...Spent his junior season at LG and formed part of what many regarded as the most dominant blocking tandem in college with Andrus Peat...The duo combined for 28 TD-resulting blocks for the ground game...Stanford scored 30 total rushing TDs last year... Yankey did not allow any of the team’s 16 sacks during his 13 starts...Aided RB Tyler Gaffney in rushing for 100+ yards in 9 games...The Cardinals racked up 2,904 rushing yards in 2013, a team season-record...Replaced 2nd-round pick, Jonathan Martin at left tackle for his sophomore season...Named con- sensus All-American for his efforts at left tackle while starting all 14 contests...Recipient of the Morris Trophy, by a vote of the Pac-12’s defensive lineman as the Outstanding Offensive Lineman in the Conference...Delivered 17 touchdown-resulting blocks in 2012...Allowed 1 sack on 399 pass plays and cleared the way for Stepfan Taylor’s 1,530 rushing yards, 2nd highest output in school history...Recipient of the team’s Outstanding Junior Award...Started all 13 games at left guard during the 2011 season...Honorable mention for the Pac-12 Conference... Protected the #1 pick in the 2012 Draft, QB Andrew Luck...Part of the offensive line that allowed the 7th fewest sacks with 11... Provided time for Andrew Luck to set single-season (37) and career (82) records for TD passes...Finished with 102 knock- downs on the season, the most ever for a first-year Cardinal... Posted 13 touchdown-resulting blocks...Became the 1st true freshman offensive lineman to play for Stanford since Kwame Harris and Kirk Chambers in 2000...Had his season cut short with an injury after 2 games

PREP Earned All-State honorable mention honors during his senior year at Centennial High School in Roswell, GA...4-time letter winner and a 3-time All-Region choice...Received the Roswell Excalibur Award honoring excellence in athletics and leadership...Weighed just 240 pounds as a junior...Was rated as the 44th best offensive tackle in the nation and a 3-star grade from Scout.com during his senior season.