At Navy: Enters the fall listed as a starter at defensive end ... plays with great intensity ... one of the more vocal players on the team ... has a motor that never stops ... plays with a nasty disposition ... one of Navy's better pass rushers... his clean of 360 pounds is one of the tops on the team ... has earned two varsity letters.
2009: Played in all 14 games, including getting the starting nod in Navy's home finale against Delaware ... produced 14 tackles (9-5) on the year, including a sack ... credited with a pass break-up and forced a fumble ... turned in a career-high tying three tackles against Missouri in the Texas Bowl, while also earning half a sack ... stripped Mizzou for one of its three turnovers in the game ... the Mids held Army to just a field goal in the contest after Ricky Dobbs threw an interception in Navy territory in the first quarter ... Navy's defense has not allowed an Army touchdown in 12 straight quarters (dating back to 2006) ... furthermore, the Mids did not give up an offensive touchdown to Army or Air Force this season ...despite fighting off the flu, recorded a pair of tackles against Hawai'i ... turned in a career-high tying three tackles against the Blue Hens, while getting credit for half a sack ... made a solo stop in the Mids' win over Notre Dame ... Navy's 14-0 advantage at the half marked the first time since Nov. 1, 1997, that the Mids have led the Irish at the half ... it's also the first time since Nov. 2, 1974, that Navy has shut out Notre Dame in the opening half ... the Mids' defense held Temple to just 37 yards passing, the fewest yards since Rice completed all five of its pass attempts for 35 yards on Oct. 23, 2004 ... Navy's defense stifled the Wake Forest offense all day, holding the Deacs scoreless in the first quarter and to three points for more than 53 minutes ... broke up a pass in the Mids' win over Wake Forest ... part of a defense that held Rice to just 21 yards on the ground, marking the second time this year the Mids have held an opponent to under 50 yards rushing ... Navy also held Rice to 272 yards of total offense, the third opponent in 2009 that has been held under 300 yards of total offense ... added a tackle against the Owls ... member of the Mids' defense that did not give up an offensive TD by Air Force and held the Falcons well under its rushing average of 319 yards (183 vs. Navy) ... contributed a career-high three tackles in Navy's win over Western Kentucky ... member of a Navy defensive squad that held Louisiana Tech scoreless for the final 54 minutes of the contest in a 32-14 win by the Mids ... made his first tackle of the year in a losing effort at Pitt.
2008: Saw action in all 13 contests, earning his lone start at Northern Illinois ... finished the season with four tackles, three of which were for a loss of 10 yards ... produced a pair of sacks for seven yards ... recovered one fumble during the year ... recorded his lone tackle in style, as he brought down Army QB Chip Bowden for a loss of three yards in leading the Midshipmen to a 34-0 win over the Black Knights, as well as their sixth-consecutive Commander-In-Chief's Trophy win ... it's the first time Navy has pitched back-to-back shutouts since 1986 ... it's also the first shutout against Army since 1978 (28-0) ... replaced an injured Matt Nechak in the starting lineup at Northern Illinois, marking his first collegiate start ... member of the defensive unit that recorded the program's first shutout since Sept. 18, 2004, when the Mids beat Tulsa on the road, 29-0 ... it was the first time the Huskies have been shut out since 1999 against Iowa (24-0) ... produced a tackle for a loss of three yards in Navy's overtime win over Temple on Senior Day ... recovered the Wake Forest fumble at 12:28 in the second quarter that was jarred loose by teammate Ryan Griffith ... it was the first of his career ... turned in the first two tackles of his career, including a tackle for a loss of four yards and a sack in the Mids' loss at Duke ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids' win over Towson in the opener.
2007: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2006 graduate of Ridge View High School, Yarborough attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2006-07 academic year ... a two-sport athlete, he earned four letters in football and three in track & field ... led the football team to the region championship his senior year ... an Honorable Mention All-State (S.C.) selection as a junior, he was twice named all-region ... served as football team captain for three years ... member of the National Honor Society ... full name is William Sheffield Yarborough ... born June 29, 1988, in Columbia, S.C. ... son of Bill and Susan Yarborough ... majoring in history.