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Yaniv Barnett
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 17, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona: 3L ... Barnett’s play inside as a senior will be a key up front... Honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 2006... Missed three games with injury, otherwise was the steady starter at nose guard... Eighteen tackles including half a sack, and a recovered fumble... Tackle for loss on 3rd-and-1 at Oregon on UA’s 26 yard-line helped turn back Ducks in key stop in third quarter...  Three tackles at LSU and a season-high four tackles in UA’s road victory at No. 25 Washington State... Eleven-game starter as a sophomore in 2005, finishing with 27 tackles, three of those for losses and a sack, plus two pass knock-downs... Career-high four tackles against Washington... Competed in five games in the 2004 season, including Utah, Wisconsin, Washington State, Southern California and Arizona State ... Registered five solo tackles, including two tackles for a total loss of three yards.


High School: Samuel Clemens High School, Schertz, Texas, 2004 ... SuperPrep All-Southwest honors as the No. 40 prospect in

Texas ... Texas Sports Writer’s Association 5A all-state first-team honors ... Named to the Team ... Texas second-team selection and first-team Class 5A honors ... Second-team all-state 5A by the Associated Press ... Alan Outlook Texas Gridiron Gold all-state ... San Antonio Express-News Defensive Player of the Year ... Austin American Statesman Top 50 list ... Selected to the first-team all-state team ... Max Emfinger Mid-America 200 and national Top 300 with a four-star and top 18 nose tackle rating ... Region 4 Player of Week after 12 tackles and two sacks against San Antonio O’Connor ... three-star rating and No. 43 tackle prospect ... Three-time all-district and two-time all-area honors ... Had 129 tackles in helping the Buffaloes to a 13-2 record ... Earned two letters in track and three in football ... Football team captain his senior year.


Personal: Academic major is sociology ... Son of Arthur and Adele Barnett of Cibolo, Texas ... Mother works for Flack International and father is self-employed ... Relatives Adrian Barnett (Tarleton State), Melvin Barnett (Baylor/Oakland Raiders), Abby Barnett (Sam Houston State) and Alouis Blackwell (Houston/Dallas Cowboys) were active in athletics ... Full name: Yaniv L. Barnett ... Date of birth: Jan. 14, 1986, San Antonio, Texas.


Barnett’s Career Totals

Year        G-GS       UT            AT           TT            TFL          Other

2004        5-0           5              --             5              2.0          

2005        11-11       15            12            27            3.0           1 SK, 2 PD

2006        9-9           8              10            18            2.5           ?˝ SK, FR

Total        25-20       28            22            50            5.0           1 SK, 2 PD

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