Walk-on who will once again help the team on defense and special teams.
2009: Did not see any game action ... Was named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
2008: Did not see any game action.
2007: Redshirted ... Named the Special Teams Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Temple game (Sept. 15).
High School: Lettered at St. Paul's in Brooklandville, Maryland before moving on to Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pa ... Named to the 2005 Baltimore Touchdown Club All-Star Game, making 12 solo tackles in one half ... Helped Wyoming Seminary to a 7-2 record in 2006 after the team went 0-9 in 2005 ... Honor Roll and Dean's List student ... Spent two weeks in Mississippi in 2006 helping the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.
Personal Profile: John William Yurek ... Father, Mark, played football at Western Maryland ... Born on January 19, 1988 ... A biological sciences major.