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Meet the Mid

March 30, 2009

1. Name

Billy Yarborough

2. Hometown

Columbia, S.C.

3. Position

Defensive End

4. What coach recruited you

Coach Bohannon (now at Georgia Tech)

5. Why did you choose the Naval Academy

It was the best combination of big time Division I football, a superb education and military service.  I also wanted to be part of a winning tradition like Navy's.

6. Team goals for this year

Win.  Win the CIC Tropy. Win the Bowl game.

7. Personal goals for this year

I want to make as big an impact as I can to help my team win every game.  I'm willing to do whatever it takes to help us win.

8. Favorite Food

Steak and Potatoes

9. Favorite TV Show


10. Favorite Movie

Dumb and Dumber

11. Best thing about playing Navy football

Winning games

12. Game you are most looking forward to this year

Ohio State

13. Three people (dead or alive) that you would like to have dinner with

Vince Lombardi, Jesse James (the outlaw, not the mechanic) and Dick Butkus

14. What is on your Ipod right now

Don't own one, but I love classic rock

15. Nickname

Gold Rush

16. Hobbies

Playing the guitar, any and all sports, hunting, fishing, hanging out with my Navy football brothers

17. Prized Possession

My very first shotgun I got from my dad when I was about 12 or 13 years old. It is a double barrel 410 shotgun



18. I would have liked to have witnessed?

Woodstock '69

19. Most memorable sports moment

Scoring the game winning touchdown on a recovered fumble in the playoffs of my peewee football league

20. The team I would like to play that is not on our schedule

South Carolina

21. Favorite NFL Team

Carolina Panthers

22. Favorite NFL Player

Julius Peppers

23. Favorite NBA Team

Charlotte Bobcats

24. Favorite NBA Player

LeBron James

25. Favorite Baseball team

Atlanta Braves

26. Favorite Baseball player

Chipper Jones

27. Favorite sport to watch at Navy other than football


28. Most famous person that I have met

George W. Bush

29. Before a game I have to: 

Listen to loud, intense music

30. Non-athletic talent


31. What do you want to do after graduation

United States Marine Corps and then eventually a school teacher

32. Most famous alum from my high school


33. Favorite college football stadium

Williams Brice Stadium (University of South Carolina)

34. What is your major


35. Favorite teacher at the Academy

Lt. Eliason

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