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Rashad Yelding
Rashad Yelding earns Academic All-American honors for the Bears with a perfect 4.0 grade point average while obtaining his master's degree.
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Lenoir-Rhyne’s Yelding Earns Academic All-American Honors

Lenoir-Rhyne football defensive tackle Rashad Yelding has been named a 2022 First Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA). Yelding becomes the 10th Academic All-American during the NCAA Era of LR Football and joins Ronnie Clifton in 2019 as the only two players to ever earn First Team honors.

As an undergraduate, Yelding earned a 3.91 GPA and has a perfect 4.0 as he pursues a Masters in Business Administration. Yelding also earned the SAC Minority Postgraduate Scholarship over the summer and was a Dean’s List and President’s List selection as well as a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta, Chi Sigma Alpha and Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Societies. He was vice president of the LR Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, a resident assistant and was a member of the Bears Leadership Academy.

On the field, Yelding played and started in all 11 games for LR and recorded 31 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks. Yelding added four QB hurries and a forced fumble.

LR CSC (formerly CoSIDA) Academic All-Americans
2022 – Rashad Yelding – First Team
2020- Grayson Willingham – Second Team
2020 – Chase Allbaugh – Second Team
2019 – Clayton Horn – Second Team
2019 – Ronnie Clifton – First Team
2018 – Ronnie Clifton – Second Team
2015 – Chris Shaffer – Second Team
2014 – Joe Anderson – Second Team
2013 – Joe Anderson – Second Team
2000 – Casey Allen – Second Team