AMHERST, Mass. – Andrew Yamin '19 of the Amherst College football team has been named to D3football.com's All-East Region Second Team for his play on the defensive side of the ball, as recently announced by the organization.
Selected from 321 nominations by Division III member institutions, Yamin was one of 77 total players selected to the East All-Region teams as voted on by sports information directors and the D3football.com staff. Including Yamin, four NESCAC student-athletes earned the honor, with Mike Breuler of Wesleyan (First Team Offense), Micah Adickes of Tufts (Second Team Defense) and Chris Simmons of Trinity (Third Team Offense) joining the Cheshire, Conn. native.
A dominant defensive end for the Mammoths, the accolade is the fourth postseason honor for Yamin who was previously named the Joseph P. Zabilski Award winner as the top DII/III defensive player in New England, First Team All-NESCAC Defense and the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year. Cementing himself as a key component in a Mammoth defensive unit that led the conference in total yards allowed per game (271.6) and passing yards allowed per game (168.0), Yamin registered a league-high 13.5 sacks on the field this fall – second among the all-time NESCAC single season records. Wreaking havoc on opponent offenses, Yamin tallied a conference-leading 21.5 tackles for loss (109 yards), and chipped in 38 solo tackles to total 54 tackles on the year while also forcing two fumbles.