MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Emory & Henry College senior wide receiver Derrick Yates has been named to the D3football.com Team of the Week presented by Scoutware, D3football.com officials announced late Monday. Yates makes it back-to-back weeks that the Wasps have had a player recognized by D3football.com
The Abingdon, Virginia native and Abingdon High School graduate broke the E&H record for receiving yardage in a game Saturday in the Wasps' 56-17 rout of Hampden-Sydney College. Yates accomplished the feat as he caught 13 passes including three which went for touchdowns.
Additionally, with Yates' final catch of the game, a 31-yard haul for a touchdown, he moved into first place in program history for receiving touchdowns in a career with 30. Earlier in the game, Yates also established himself as the Emory & Henry leader in receptions (174) and receiving yards at 2,652 for his career.
Emory & Henry (2-2, 1-1 ODAC) will travel to face Southern Virginia University in an ODAC matchup on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. It will be the first-ever meeting between the Wasps and Knights.