Yankey and Reynolds slotted on publication's first team
David Shaw rejoins NFL Network as guest analyst
Quarterback has better grasp of the offense
As part of the Read Across America program, members of the Stanford football team celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss on Friday with students from local elementary schools.
Center and left tackle highlight position battles; competition and development for 15 practices kicks off Feb. 25
AT STANFORD: One of the bright offensive line talents in the conference...preseason candidate for the Outland Trophy...incumbent at left guard plus the versatility to play left tackle...14-game starter last year, 13-game starter as a sophomore and saw the field as a true freshman in 2010.
2012 (JUNIOR):Consensus All-American was named All-America first team by by the American Football Coaches Association and Sporting News, plus All-America second team honors by the Associated Press...winner of the 2012 Morris Trophy, by vote of the conference's defensive lineman as the Outstanding Offensive Lineman in the Pac-12...one of the most dominant and versatile offensive linemen in the nation, starting all 14 games at left tackle after playing the previous season every down at left guard...played four of the five offensive line positions this season, plus tight end and wing...top pulling offensive lineman in the nation...graded at 86 percent this season and allowed one sack...led an offensive line with 37 returning starts (103rd in FBS) to protect two first-year starting quarterbacks for a conference-low 17 sacks in the regular season...paved the way for Stepfan Taylor's 1,530 rushing yards, second highest in school history...earned All-Pac-12 first team honors...recipient of the team's Outstanding Junior Award.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Earned honorable mention Pac-12 honors after making 13 starts on Stanford's offensive line...also was named a freshman All-American by Yahoo! Sports...was one of three first-year starters on the offensive line, including Sam Schwartzstein and Cameron Fleming...helped Stanford's ground game to average 210.62 yards per game, which was the second-best mark in the Pac-12...part of an offensive line that allowed the seventh (tie) fewest sacks per game in the nation (0.85; 11 total) while helping quarterback Andrew Luck set single-season (37) and career (82) records for touchdown passes.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Played as a true freshman versus Sacramento State and UCLA before suffering a season ending injury...first freshman offensive lineman to play for Stanford since Kwame Harris and Kirk Chambers (2000).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Centennial High School in Roswell, Ga....played for head coach Jeff Measor...listed as the 44th-rated offensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com and 47th by Rivals.com...earned four varsity letters...three-time all-region selection...earned honorable mention all-state honors as a senior...earned Roswell's Excalibur Award honoring excellence in athletics and leadership...parents are David and Darina Yankey...has two brothers, Alexander and Jerome...interested in majoring in biology...born in Sydney, Australia...full name is David Famiyekyi Yankey...majoring in science, technology & society (innovation, technology & organizations).