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Nick Yako
Nick  Yako


Cleveland, Ohio

High School:
St. Ignatius

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 215




Bucci, James and Yako Earn Academic All-Area Honors

Trio of Villanova players have excelled in competition as well as academically


Football -- Senior Day

Villanova honored its graduating seniors on Senior Day prior to the start of the game against Delaware at PPL Park.


Football vs. Old Dominion

Villanova played Old Dominion in its Homecoming game on October 22, 2011.

Villanova: Will battle for the place kicking duties ... Possesses a strong leg ... Loyal performer with a good work ethic.

2010: Played in all 14 games and made 2-of-7 field goal attempts, 32-of-34 PATs and had 70 kickoffs for 4,209 yards (60.1 avg.) ... Made 1-of-3 field goals, including connecting on a 41-yarder to go with a perfect 3-of-3 in PATs at Temple ... Went 5-of-5 in PATs at Lehigh ... Connected on 5-of-6 PATs versus Towson ... Was 2-of-2 in PATs against Penn ... Made a 26-yard field goal and was 3-of-3 in PATs versus William & Mary ... Went 6-of-7 in PATs at Maine ... Missed two field goal attempts (43 yards, 23 yards) and was 2-of-2 in PATs versus James Madison ... Connected on all four PATs against Richmond ... Made two PATs and missed a 24-yard field goal at Rhode Island.

2009: Named to the CAA All-Academic team ... Led the team in scoring with 95 points ... Connected on 12-of-16 field goal attempts and a school-record 59-of-60 extra points ... Kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired in his first career game to defeat Temple ... Went 1-of-1 in field goals versus Lehigh ... Missed a 40-yard field goal at Penn ... Made a career-high eight extra points in a career-high eight attempts versus Northeastern ... Went 1-of-2 including connecting on a 37-yard field goal at New Hampshire ... Made a 42 and a 32 yard field goal at James Madison ... Missed a 29-yard field goal at Richmond ... Connected on a career-high three field goals including a career-long 45 yard effort versus Delaware ... Tallied a 25-yard field goal versus Holy Cross in the first round of the NCAA playoffs ... Made 1-of-2 field goal attempts against New Hampshire in NCAA quarterfinals ... Connected on a 23-yard field goal against Montana in the National Championship game.

2008: Redshirted.

St. Ignatius High School: Hold school record for longest field goal (50 yards) ... Team captain ... 2007 Northeast Ohio second team ... 2007 All-Ohio second team ... 2006 Honorable Mention All-State ... 2006 Northeast Ohio first team ... 2006 and 2007 Special Teams MVP ... Selected to participate in 2008 East/West All Star game ... National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award ... National Honor Society member.

Personal: Finance major ... Born 2/8/90 in North Royalton, Ohio ... Oldest of three children of Frank and Sue Yako ... Father wrestled at the University of Dayton.