Dec. 2, 2003
Tameem Yehyawi Becomes Sixth First-Team Academic All-America in Truman Football History
Truman senior linebacker Tameem Yehyawi (Keokuk, Iowa) has been named a first-team academic all-America, according to the College Sports Information Directors of America. He is just the sixth Bulldog to become a member of the elite group. He became eligible for the honor after being named first-team academic all-district and was a second-team academic all-America a year ago. Yehyawi has a 3.96 grade point average in biology/pre-med, the highest GPA on the football team at Truman.
Yehyawi completed his career with first-team all-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association honors and led the MIAA with 11.6 tackles a game. He had 128 total stops for the season, including 56 solos, 4.5 tackles for a loss, a sack, four pass breakups and a forced fumble.
Yehyawi finished his career with a career-high 17 stops at Southwest Baptist in the season finale. Over his four years as a linebacker for the Bulldogs, Yehyawi made 276 total tackles, had 18 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks, two interceptions, eight pass breakups and a forced fumble.
He ended the 2003 campaign by registering double-digit tackles in the last seven games and in eight for the season, and had 12 double-digit games during his career.
Yehyawi is also a two-time first-team Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar and was chosen as Truman's representative to the NCAA's Foundation Leadership Conference this past summer.
He is also currently being considered for athletic all-region and all-America honors.
Yehyawi joins former Bulldogs defensive tackle Tom Roberts (1973), linebacker Keith Driscoll (1978 & 1979), punter K.C. Conaway (1992), defensive back Lance Dorsey (2001) and kicker Austin Lepper (2001) on the Truman list of first-team academic all-Americas.
The Bulldogs finished the year by winning three of their last five games to post an overall record of 4-7 and 4-5 in the MIAA.
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