Dec. 10, 2003
Yehyawi and Kamphoefner Named to Daktronics All-Region Football Teams
Truman senior linebacker Tameem Yehyawi (Keokuk, Iowa) and sophomore punter Mark Kamphoefner (Defiance, Mo./Washington) have been named to the Daktronics all-region list for NCAA Division II, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Yehyawi was a first-team choice and now advances to the all-America ballot. He was also named a first-team academic all-America, according to the College Sports Information Directors of America, just the sixth Bulldog to become a member of that elite group.
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.
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.
Kamphoefner tied for the lead in the MIAA with 40.6 yards per punt, with 58 punts for 2,338 yards, including 13 inside the 20-yard line. He had a long punt of 60 yards and made 7-of-15 field goals to rank among the MIAA's top six field goal kickers. He was also a first-team all-MIAA punter and was listed among conference leaders in kick scoring (9th, 2.6 ppg), field goals (6th, 0.64 pg), and field goal percentage (5th, 46.7%). Kamphoefner was named MIAA special teams player of the week after he tied for the most field goals in a game in the MIAA for the season, going 4-for-4 vs. Washburn to tie the Truman record as well. Has averaged 40.0 yards per punt over that last two seasons with 60 punts for 2,401 yards.
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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