Ezayi Youyoute - 2012
SOPHOMORE (2012): Completed 17 passes for 297 yards and a touchdown while rushing 74 times for 454 yards and five touchdowns... Started the first four games at quarterback and appeared in 10 games... Averaged 6.1 yards per rush and 75.1 yards of total offense per game... Opened the year with 11 carries for 164 yards and three touchdowns against Jacksonville (9/1)... Rushed for 100 or more yards in the first three games of the season... Completed five passes for 57 yards at The Citadel (9/8)... Tossed four passes for 66 yards and a score against Elon (9/22)... Completed three passes for 46 yards and ran for another 26 yards at Furman (10/20)... Rushed for 33 yards on 10 carries at Chattanooga (10/27)... Completed two passes for 60 yards and ran for a touchdown against Appalachian State (11/3)... Threw three passes for 68 yards in the FCS Semifinal game at North Dakota State (12/14).
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2011): Appeared in eight games, including the first four of the season... Completed four passes for 35 yards... Carried the ball 26 times for 310 yards and three scores... Averaged 11.9 yards per play... Rushed five times for 63 yards and a touchdown against Tusculum (9/10)... Carried the ball four times for 119 yards, including an 83 yard touchdown, against Western Carolina (9/24)... Rushed three times for 65 yards and a score against Furman (10/15)... Completed three pass attempts for 31 yards against Presbyterian (10/22)... Rushed twice for 35 yards at Alabama (11/19).
FRESHMAN (2010): Saw action in season opener with two rushes for a total of 32 yards before missing the rest of the season with a foot injury... Redshirted.
PREP: As a senior, rushed for 1,197 yards and 17 touchdowns on 97 carries at Hardee County High School... averaged 12.3 per rush and 108 yards per game... passed for an additional 350 yards and five touchdowns... led Wildcats to a 9-2 record and 2009 FHSAA Class 2A District 6 championship... team's offensive most valuable player as junior and senior... recorded 20 tackles, seven passes defended and four interceptions in spot play at defensive back... returned interceptions for a total of 141 yards and one touchdown... awarded the L. Dale Carlton Award presented to the most valuable player who demonstrates dedication and leadership in the sport of football... Played on Hardee Senior High School varsity team as a freshman for 11-2 squad... sat out sophomore year with an injury... Offensive MVP as a junior for Wildcats with 1,326 yards rushing and 578 yards passing... led team to 10-2 mark and district championship as a senior with 1,197 yards rushing and 267 passing... played for Coach Tim Price... four-year football letterwinner and team captain as a junior and senior... three-sport letterwinner after competing in track and field for three years and basketball for two.
PERSONAL: Born April 2, 1992 in Avon Park, Fla., ... youngest of four children... son of Verdule and Cederina Youyoute... nickname is "Izzy"... listens to Pastor Troy before he gets ready to practice or play... admires his parents for being hard working.
MAJOR: Pre-Sport Management.