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David Yankey
File:David Yankey ASU at Stanford 2013.jpg
Yankey with Stanford in 2013
Offensive guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 30)
Place of birth: Sydney, Australia
Career information
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 5 / Pick: 145
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Minnesota Vikings ( 2014 2015)
Career highlights and awards
* 2× Pac-12 champion (2012, 2013)
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Games played     6
Games started     0

David Famiyekyi Yankey (born January 18, 1992) is an American football offensive guard who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Stanford, where he was a two-time consensus All-American. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round, 145th overall of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Early years

Yankey attended Centennial High School in Roswell, Georgia, where he earned four varsity letters playing as an offensive lineman for head coach Jeff Measor. He was a three-time All-region selection. As a senior, he earned honorable mention All-state honors. He also earned Centennial's Excalibur Award, an award that honors excellence in athletics, character, and leadership.

Regarded as a three-star recruit by, Yankey was ranked as the No. 47 offensive tackle in his class, while rated him as the 44th best offensive tackle in the nation.[1]

College career

Yankey attended Stanford University, where he played for coach Jim Harbaugh and coach David Shaw's Stanford Cardinal football teams from 2010 to 2013. He was a consensus All-American in 2012 and 2013. He announced on January 13, 2014, that he would enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[2]

Professional career

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 6 in 315 lb34 in9 ½ in 5.48 s 1.86 s 3.13 s 4.69 s 7.81 s 30 in 8 ft 7 in 25 reps

Minnesota Vikings

Yankey was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round (145 pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[3]

On September 5, 2015, he was waived by the Vikings and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[4][5]

Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers signed Yankey to a futures contract on January 12, 2016.[6] On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Panthers as part of final roster cuts.[7] The next day he was signed to the Panthers' practice squad.[8] He was promoted to the active roster on November 25, 2016.[9]

On September 1, 2017, Yankey was placed on injured reserve.[10]

Personal life

Yankey was born in Sydney, Australia to David and Darina Yankey. He retained his Australian citizenship after his family moved to Roswell, Georgia when he was eight.[11]


  1. "Yahoo Sports: Ranking – offensive tackles 2010".
  2. "Stanford guard David Yankey will enter NFL draft".
  3. James Brady. "NFL Draft results 2014: David Yankey selected by Minnesota Vikings". Vox Media.
  4. "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set 53-Man Roster". September 5, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  5. "Vikings Sign 9 Players To Practice Squad". September 6, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  6. "Panthers sign seventh to future contract". January 12, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  7. Henson, Max. "Panthers trim roster to 53".
  8. Henson, Max. "Panthers establish practice squad".
  9. "Michael Oher placed on injured reserve". November 25, 2016.
  10. Strickland, Bryan (September 1, 2017). "Panthers reduce roster to 77". Archived from the original on September 20, 2017.
  11. "NFL's Minnesota Vikings draft Australian giant David Yankey". The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney). May 11, 2014.

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