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    Jeff Yarbrough
    Jeff Yarbrough

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Richton Park, Ill.

    High School:
    Rich South

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 185

    Position:
    WR



    Career: Played in 34 games, but was slowed most of career due to injuries ... Possessed outstanding speed ... Career highlight came at Michigan State in 2007 when he caught a 78-yard TD pass in the Wildcats' OT win ... Graduated in June, 2008.

    2008: Fifth-year senior ... Backup wide receiver ... Played in the 2008 Alamo Bowl vs. Missouri ... Played in six games.

    2007: Backup wide receiver ... Led NU in season-opening win with a career-best seven receptions for 68 yards vs. Northeastern ... Came into the opener with just five career catches ... One catch vs. Nevada ... Totaled 21 rushing yards (two carries) vs. Duke ... Two catches for two yards against the Blue Devils ... Sat out Ohio State and Michigan games with a leg injury ... Returned to action at Michigan State and notched a key 78-yard TD reception, NU's longest 2007 play from scrimmage ... Finished with a career-best 104 receiving yards (four receptions) against the Spartans ... Two receptions for 7 yards vs. Minnesota ... One grab for eight yards vs. Iowa.

    2006: Caught four passes for 24 yards ... Totaled two receptions for 19 yards against Michigan State ... Played in 11 games.

    2005: Played in seven games ... First college reception came against Arizona State (7-yarder) ... NU's Offensive Practice Player of the Week vs. Ohio State.

    2004: Did not see action ... Named team's Offensive Practice Player of the Week vs. TCU.

    High School: Named an all-conference wide receiver by the Star Newspapers, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune and Daily Southtown ... An all-area cornerback by the Star Newspapers and honorable mention all-area by the Sun-Times ... SuperPrep All-Midwest special mention ... Totaled 16 receptions for 297 yards his senior year ... Notched 55 tackles (27 solos), 19 pass deflections and four interceptions as a cornerback ... One of state's fastest players, finishing sixth in the 100-meters at the 2003 state meet ... In a playoff game vs. ICA, totaled six receptions for 106 yards, two rushes for 22 yards and six tackles ... Against Bremen, registered 85 receiving yards, 65 rushing yards and two rushing TD's, and a 65-yard interception return for a TD ... Played in 2004 Public League vs. Suburban League All-Star game... Helped the Stars finish 8-3 and reach the second round of the state playoffs for the first time since 1988 ... Played against fellow NU recruit Andre Butler ... Four-year letterwinner in track ... Coached by Rich Tarka.

    Personal: Born Jeffrey W.C. Yarbrough ... Son of Jeff and Carmelitta Yarbrough ... Earned his undergraduate degree in religion.

    Yarbrough's Career Stats

    RUSHING                G   Att    Yds  TD  Lg Avg/C Avg/G
    2005................   7     0      0   0   0   0.0   0.0
    2006................  11     1     -1   0   0  -1.0  -0.1
    2007................  10     3     23   0  13   7.7   2.3
    2008................   6     0      0   0   0   0.0   0.0
    TOTAL...............  34     4     22   0  13   5.5   0.6
    

    TOTAL OFFENSE G Rush Pass Total Avg/G 2005................ 7 0 0 0 0.0 2006................ 11 -1 0 -1 -0.1 2007................ 10 23 0 23 2.3 2008................ 6 0 0 0 0.0 TOTAL............... 34 22 0 22 0.6

    RECEIVING G Rec Yds TD Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G 2005................ 7 1 7 0 7 0.1 7.0 1.0 2006................ 11 4 24 0 14 0.4 6.0 2.2 2007................ 10 18 188 2 78 1.8 10.4 18.8 2008................ 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 TOTAL............... 34 23 219 2 78 0.7 9.5 6.4

    SCORING G TD Rush Pass Retn PAT 2PAT FG Total Avg/G 2005................ 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2006................ 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2007................ 10 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 12 1.2 2008................ 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 TOTAL............... 34 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 12 0.4

    ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2005................ 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 1.0 2006................ 11 -1 24 0 0 0 23 2.1 2007................ 10 23 188 0 0 0 211 21.1 2008................ 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 TOTAL............... 34 22 219 0 0 0 241 7.1

    TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd 2005................ 7 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2006................ 11 0 1 1 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2007................ 10 0 2 2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2008................ 6 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 TOTAL............... 34 0 3 3 0.0-0 0 0 0 0