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#79 Alex Yazdi
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 279
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cave Creek, Ariz.
High School: Cactus Shadows
Major: Human Biology

As a Junior (2013)
• Stanford's Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week (Sept. 14)
• Played vs. Cal

As a Sophomore (2012)
• Did not see action

As a Freshman (2011)
• Did not see action

The Yazdi File
• Prepped at Cactus Shadows (Ariz.) and played for head coach Chad DeGrenier
• Three-year varsity letterwinner as defensive and offensive lineman
• First team all-region selection as a junior and senior
• 140 tackles, including 14 sacks, one interception and six fumble recoveries as a prep
• First lineman at Cactus Shadows to earn all-region honors in consecutive seasons
• Lettered in basketball
• Four-year Principal’s List Award
• 2010 Discus Award recipient
• Elks Foundation Student Leader Award
• Scholarship award from T.W. Lewis Foundation
• 2007 American Legion Award
• Winner of Sun’s Charities Scholarship
• National Honor Society
• French Honor Society
• Students Against Destructive Decisions
• Special Olympics organizations
• Volunteered with St. Mary’s Food Bank, Relay for Life, and Habitat for Humanity
• Born in Scottsdale, Ariz.
• Full name is Alex Julien Yazdi
• Son of Hamid Yazdi and Greta Verougstraete
• Majoring in human biology

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