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University of Miami Athletics

Joseph Yearby


Running Back




192 lbs.




Miami, Fla.


Sports Administration

High School

Miami Central HS

Joseph Yearby - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2015 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM (Coaches)

2016 (Junior): Saw action in all 13 games and totaled 608 rushing yards…Finished with seven rushing touchdowns and averaged 46.8 rushing yards per game…Added 10 receptions totaling 65 yards…Averaged team-best 6.0 yards per rush…Carried seven times for 105 yards in season opener againt Florida A&M (Sept. 3), averaging 15 yards per carry…Scored two touchdowns against Rattlers, including one on career-long run of 64 yards…Recorded 121 yards with one touchdown on game-high 20 carries against FAU (Sept. 10)…Performance against Owls marked sixth 100-yard game of career…Totaled 30 rushing yards on eight carries, including 12-yard touchdown, against Appalachian State (Sept. 17)…Recorded team-high 65 rushing yards, including 27-yard TD run, in win over Georgia Tech (Oct. 1)…Added 13-yard catch against Yellow Jackets….Totaled 39 rushing yards on 10 carries against Florida State (Oct. 8)…Totaled 74 rushing yards on 10 carries against North Carolina (Oct. 15), including two-yard touchdown run…Led Miami with 59 rushing yards on just nine carries at Virginia Tech (Oct. 20)…Had long rush of 41 yards against Hokies…Recorded six carries in game at Notre Dame (Oct. 29)…Added seven-yard catch against Fighting Irish…Rushed eight times for 28 yards against Pittsburgh (Nov. 5)…Totaled 53 rushing yards on nine carries in win at Virginia (Nov. 12)…Recorded seventh rushing touchdown of season against Cavaliers on first carry of game, scoring from 10 yards…Had two carries for 15 yards in win at NC State (Nov. 19)…Had one carry in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 26)…Had three rushes for 16 yards in Russell Athletic Bowl win over West Virginia (Dec. 28).
2015 (Sophomore):
Was one of four players who started in every game…Served as the team’s starting running back and totaled team-leading 1,275 all-purpose yards during the season…Recorded 1,002 rushing yards on 205 attempts (4.9 average)…Had six rushing touchdowns…Ranked fourth on the team with 23 receptions and had two receiving touchdowns…Made first start of career in season opener vs. Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 5) and totaled 40 rushing yards on just six carries…Scored first touchdown of season on 25-yard run vs. Wildcats…Also caught two passes for eight yards…Had dominant performance in start vs. FAU (Sept. 11), totaling 243 all-purpose yards – career-high 146 rushing and 97 receiving…Had one rushing touchdown, one receiving touchdown, long rush of 41 and career-long catch of 52 vs. Owls…Recorded fourth 100-yard game of career in start vs. Nebraska (Sept. 19), finishing with 125 yards on 17 carries with one touchdown…Scored on 41-yard run vs. Cornhuskers to open second half…Registered third straight 100-yard game in start at Cincinnati (Oct. 1), finishing with 113 yards and one rushing touchdown…Averaged 6.6 yards on 17 carries vs. Bearcats…Had 15 carries in start at Florida State (Oct. 10) and caught second TD pass of season…Surpassed 100 all-purpose yards (111) and added fifth rushing TD of season in start vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)…Had 60 rushing yards on 19 carries and 51 receiving yards on three catches vs. Hokies…Led team with 42 rushing yards in start vs. Clemson (Oct. 24)…Had strong performance in start at Duke (Oct. 31), totaling 82 rushing yards and 13 receiving yards…Led team with 78 rushing yards in start vs. Virginia (Nov. 7)…Recorded 74 rushing yards and 79 receiving yards at North Carolina (Nov. 14)…Had two-yard touchdown run in start vs .Georgia Tech, sixth rushing TD of season (Nov. 21)…Finished with 99 rushing yards on 22 carries, including long run of 35 yards, in regular season finale start at Pittsburgh (Nov. 27)…Totaled 14 carries for 63 yards in the Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec. 26) against Washington State
2014 (True Freshman): Saw action in 12 games, missing just one due to injury…Totaled 509 rushing yards on 86 carries (5.9-yard average) with one touchdown…Had long run of 62 yards…Made career debut in season opener against Louisville, catching one pass for four yards…Recorded season-high 14 carries for 95 yards against FAMU, including long run of 15 yards…Registered 10 carries for 32 yards against Arkansas State, including long run of 10 yards…Had 22-yard catch against Nebraska…Scored first touchdown of career on 47-yard reception against Duke…Totaled 120 yards against Blue Devils (61 rushing, 59 receiving)…Had long run of 15 yards versus Georgia Tech…Recorded season-high 113 yards on just eight carries against Cincinnati, including long run of 62 yards..Registered second 100-yard game of his career with 104 yards on 22 carries against North Carolina, including first career rushing touchdown…Added 34 yards on 10 carries against Florida State…Had three carries for 14 yards against Virginia…Had 23-yard carry against Pittsburgh.
High School: Five-star running back prospect by Scout…Four-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports…Ranked No. 21 overall prospect regardless of position and sixth-best running back by Scout…No. 23 prospect nationwide regardless of position on ESPN300 rankings…Rated ninth-best running back by Rivals and No. 62 prospect overall…Rated No. 44 prospect nationwide regardless of position by 247Sports…One of most productive and decorated high school football players in state history … Named 2014 All-American by 247Sports … 247Sports Class of 2014 Offensive Player of the Year … First-team all-state selection as junior … Invited to “The Opening”, all-star summer prospect camp … 2014 Under Armour All-American game selection … Two-time state champion at Miami Central … As senior in 2013, rushed for 1,700 yards and 19 TDs … In 2012, rushed for 1,448 yards and 20 TDs … As sophomore in 2011, Yearby rushed for 2,160 yards and 24 TDs … Coached by Roland Smith … Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Florida State, Florida, Southern California, Louisville and West Virginia.

2016 13-0 102 608 6.0 7 64
2015 13-13 205 1,002 4.9 6 41
2014 12-0 86 509 5.9 1 62
CAREER 38-13 393 2,119 5.4 14 64

2016 13-0 10 65 6.5 0 14
2015 13-13 23 273 11.9 2 52
2014 12-0 7 92 13.1 1 47
CAREER 38-13 40 430 10.8 3 52