ADAM YATES
Kicker
2008-2012
Sparks, MD
Biography
Yates is the record holder in the Maryland high school ranks for most extra points made in a season (76). He redshirted in 2008 but won the kickoff job in 2009 and held it for most of the season. Among Yates’ three special teams tackles was a touchdown-saving stop on Georgia’s Branden Smith after a 48-yard return. Yates’ lone extra point attempt came in the win over South Carolina State. He backed up Joey Scribner-Howard and Jay Wooten in 2010 and Wooten in 2011. Yates won the Harold White GPA Award in the spring of 2011 and was a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2009 and 2010.
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation
Hereford Parkton, MD

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
2008 Fall 2008 81 K 6-1 200 Fr 0 0
2009 Spring 2009 81 K 6-1 200 RFr
2009 2009 Media Guide 81 K 6-1 200 RFr
2009 Fall 2009 81 K 6-1 200 RFr 0 0
2010 Spring 2010 81 K 6-0 210 So
2010 Fall 2010 81 K 6-1 217 So 0 0
2011 Spring 2011 81 K 6-1 223 Jr
2011 Fall 2011 81 K 6-1 213 Jr 0 0
2012 Spring 2012 81 K 6-1 196 Sr
2012 Fall 2012 8 K 6-1 196 Sr 13 0
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
9/24/09 vs. Mississippi Kick Offs Starter
1/2/2010 PapaJohns Bowl Kick Offs 2nd String
Pre-Spring 2011 Kick Offs 3rd String
Post-Spring 2011 Kicker 3rd String
9/3/2011 vs. East Carolina Kicker 2nd String
9/3/2011 vs. East Carolina Kick Offs 2nd String
9/10/11 at Georgia Kicker 2nd String
9/10/11 at Georgia Kick Offs 2nd String
10/29/11 at Tennessee Kicker 2nd String
10/29/11 at Tennessee Kick Offs 2nd String
8/30/2012 vs. Vanderbilt Kicker Starter
8/30/2012 vs. Vanderbilt Kick Offs 2nd String
10/13/2012 at LSU Kicker Starter
10/13/2012 at LSU Kick Offs Starter
11/24/12 vs. Clemson Kicker Starter
11/24/12 vs. Clemson Kick Offs Starter
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Honors
AwardYear
2011 Academic All-SEC
2012 Academic All-SEC
Defense
YearSoloAstTklTFLSacksIntPBUQBHFRFFBK
2009 3 0 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Tot 3 0 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Kicking
YearFGAFGMXPAXPMPts
2009 0 0 1 1 1
2012 17 11 49 49 82
Tot 17 11 50 50 83
Kickoffs
Year Kickoffs Yards Avg Yd% Net Avg
2009 48 2958 61.62 87.39 33.7
2012 61 3810 62.5 95.37 38.1
Game Kickoff Stats
DateOpponentKickoffsYdsAvgYd%Net Avg
2009-09-03 North Carolina State 2 139 69.5 99.3 50.0
2009-09-12 Georgia 8 459 57.4 82.0 17.8
2009-09-19 Florida Atlantic 6 386 64.3 91.9 34.3
2009-09-24 Mississippi 4 244 61.0 87.1 41.2
2009-10-03 South Carolina State 7 441 63.0 87.3 44.7
2009-10-10 Kentucky 5 304 60.8 86.9 39.8
2009-10-17 Alabama 2 125 62.5 89.3 40.0
2009-10-24 Vanderbilt 1 69 69.0 98.6 -30.0
2009-10-31 Tennessee 3 165 55.0 78.6 34.3
2009-11-07 Arkansas 5 299 59.8 83.1 42.2
2009-11-14 Florida 3 199 66.3 94.8 40.0
2009-11-28 Clemson 1 63 63.0 84.0 -25.0
2010-01-02 Connecticut 1 65 65.0 100.0 35.0
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
2009-10-03 South Carolina State 4 05:39 38 7 Alshon Jeffery, 20-yd pass from Reid McCollum (Adam Yates kick)
2012-08-30 Vanderbilt 1 04:55 7 0 Marcus Lattimore, 29-yd run (Adam Yates kick)
2012-08-30 Vanderbilt 2 11:44 10 0 Adam Yates, 20-yd field goal
2012-08-30 Vanderbilt 4 11:25 17 13 Marcus Lattimore, 1-yd run (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-08 East Carolina 1 13:47 7 0 Marcus Lattimore, 6-yd run (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-08 East Carolina 1 05:54 14 0 Rory Anderson, 7-yd pass from Dylan Thompson (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-08 East Carolina 3 13:44 28 0 D.L. Moore, 29-yd pass from Dylan Thompson (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-08 East Carolina 3 12:28 35 0 Jimmy Legree, 34-yd interception return (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-08 East Carolina 3 01:44 35 3 Warren Harvey, 23-yd field goal
2012-09-15 Alabama-Birmingham 1 02:17 7 3 D.J. Swearinger, 65-yd fumble return (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-15 Alabama-Birmingham 2 11:15 14 3 Ace Sanders, 16-yd pass from Connor Shaw (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-15 Alabama-Birmingham 2 01:37 21 6 Marcus Lattimore, 2-yd run (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-15 Alabama-Birmingham 3 12:57 28 6 Dylan Thompson, 6-yd run (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-15 Alabama-Birmingham 3 07:03 35 6 Damiere Byrd, 94-yd pass from Dylan Thompson (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-15 Alabama-Birmingham 4 13:06 42 6 Shaq Roland, 30-yd pass from Dylan Thompson (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-22 Missouri 2 11:08 7 0 Marcus Lattimore,2-yd run (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-22 Missouri 2 10;14 14 0 Marcus Lattimore, 1-yd run (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-22 Missouri 3 02:17 21 3 Ace Sanders, 23-yd pass from Connor Shaw (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-22 Missouri 3 02:17 28 3 Rory Anderson, 13-yd pass from Connor Shaw (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-22 Missouri 4 04:45 31 3 Adam Yates, 38-yd field goal
2012-09-29 Kentucky 2 09:30 7 3 Ace Sanders, 3-yd pass from Connor Shaw (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-29 Kentucky 3 09:34 14 17 Damiere Byrd, 30-yd pass from Connor Shaw (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-29 Kentucky 3 04:56 21 17 Kenny Miles, 17-yd run (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-29 Kentucky 4 09:17 28 17 Marcus Lattimore, 3-yd run (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-29 Kentucky 4 05:19 35 17 Marcus Lattimore, 4-yd run (Adam Yates kick)
2012-09-29 Kentucky 4 02:27 38 17 Adam Yates, 31-yd field goal
2012-10-06 Georgia 1 12:28 7 0 Bruce Ellington, 20-yd pass from Connor Shaw (Adam Yates kick)
2012-10-06 Georgia 1 06:29 14 0 Rory Anderson, 14-yd pass from Connor Shaw (Adam Yates kick)
2012-10-06 Georgia 1 05:18 21 0 Ace Sanders, 70-yd punt return (Adam Yates kick)
2012-10-06 Georgia 3 08:30 28 0 Marcus Lattimore, 1-yd run (Adam Yates kick)k)
2012-10-06 Georgia 4 06:17 35 0 Connor Shaw, 7-yd run (Adam Yates kick)
2012-10-13 Louisiana State 2 14:54 7 3 Ace Sanders, 2-yd pass from Connor Shaw (Adam Yates kick)
2012-10-13 Louisiana State 2 05:11 14 10 Marcus Lattimore, 2-yd run (Adam Yates kick)
2012-10-13 Louisiana State 4 01:41 21 23 Bruce Ellington, 1-yd pass from Connor Shaw (Adam Yates kick)
2012-10-20 Florida 1 07:03 3 7 Adam Yates, 35-yd field goal
2012-10-20 Florida 2 00:00 6 21 Adam Yates, 51-yd field goal
2012-10-20 Florida 4 07:17 11 37 Adam Yates, 30-yd field goal
2012-10-27 Tennessee 1 09:24 7 0 Bruce Ellington, 33-yd pass from Connor Shaw (Adam Yates kick)
2012-10-27 Tennessee 2 11:27 14 7 Rory Anderson, 26-yd pass from Connor Shaw (Adam Yates kick)
2012-10-27 Tennessee 2 08:22 21 7 Marcus Lattimore, 28-yd run
2012-10-27 Tennessee 2 00:14 28 14 Connor Shaw, 1-yd run (Adam Yates kick)
2012-10-27 Tennessee 3 03:29 35 21 Ace Sanders, 24-yd pass from Connor Shaw (Adam Yates kick)
2012-10-27 Tennessee 4 10:00 38 28 Adam Yates, 36-yd field goal
2012-11-10 Arkansas 1 05:47 7 0 Jerrell Adams, 29-yd pass from Connor Shaw (Adam Yates kick)
2012-11-10 Arkansas 2 05:28 14 7 Connor Shaw, 10-yd run (Adam Yates kick)
2012-11-10 Arkansas 2 01:30 21 10 Bruce Ellington, 42-yd pass from Connor Shaw (Adam Yates kick)
2012-11-10 Arkansas 3 11:20 24 10 Adam Yates, 41-yd field goal
2012-11-10 Arkansas 3 10:41 31 10 D.J. Swearinger, 69-yd interception return
2012-11-10 Arkansas 3 02:19 38 13 Mike Davis, 2-yd run (Adam Yates kick)
2012-11-17 Wofford 2 14:56 7 0 Kenny Miles, 2-yd run (Adam Yates kick)
2012-11-17 Wofford 4 11:57 10 7 Adam Yates, 23-yd field goal
2012-11-17 Wofford 4 08:10 17 7 Ace Sanders, 8-yd pass from Connor Shaw (Adam Yates kick)
2012-11-17 Wofford 4 07:33 24 7 Akeem Auguste, 31-yd fumble recovery (Adam Yates kick)
2012-11-24 Clemson 1 01:46 7 7 Bruce Ellington, 13-yd pass from Dylan Thompson (Adam Yates kick)
2012-11-24 Clemson 2 02:40 10 14 Adam Yates, 29-yd field goal
2012-11-24 Clemson 3 11:48 17 14 Ace Sanders, 34-yd pass from Dylan Thompson (Adam Yates kick)
2012-11-24 Clemson 3 06:56 20 14 Adam Yates, 43-yd field goal
2012-11-24 Clemson 4 04:17 27 17 Bruce Ellington, 6-yd pass from Dylan Thompson (Adam Yates kick)
2013-01-01 Michigan 1 14:30 7 0 Damiere Byrd, 56-yd pass from Connor Shaw (Adam Yates kick)
2013-01-01 Michigan 1 04:10 14 3 Ace Sanders, 63-yd punt return (Adam Yates kick)
2013-01-01 Michigan 2 11:45 21 10 Ace Sanders, 4-yd pass from Dylan Thompson (Adam Yates kick)