Bill Yoest

Bill Yoest
No. 63
Position: Offensive guard / Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1951-11-26) November 26, 1951
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 251 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school: Pittsburgh (PA) North Catholic
College: NC State Wolfpack
Undrafted: 1974
Career history
Career highlights and awards

Bill Yoest (born November 26, 1951) is a former American football offensive lineman who played college football at North Carolina State University and attended North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was a consensus All-American in 1973.[1] He also played for the Houston Texans and Florida Blazers of the World Football League (WFL).

Early years

Yoest played high school football at North Catholic High School. He was named in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's 1968 All-Catholic team and named to the third team, Associated Press All-State.[2]

College career

Yoest was a four-year letterman for the NC State Wolfpack from 1970 to 1973. He was a consensus All-American in 1973. Yoest was a two-time first-team All-ACC selection and won the 1973 ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy.[3] He was selected to the 1974 Hula Bowl and the East-West Shrine Game, where he was elected co-captain of the East squad. Number 63 was retired in Yoest's honor by the NC State Wolfpack at halftime of the September 27, 2003 game against North Carolina.[4]

Professional career

Yoest spent one season in the WFL with the Houston Texans and the Florida Blazers.[5]


  1. "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  2. "N.C. State Gets North's Yoest". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. February 15, 1969. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  3. "Bill Yoest". Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  4. "63 Bill Yoest". Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  5. "ACC Announces 2008 Football Championship Game Legends Class". October 1, 2008. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
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