Off the top, Yeatman was born in Naples, Italy.
Both his parents are accomplished college lacrosse players.
While Yeatman has spent the past three seasons in the NFL, his best sport is lacrosse, which he played at Notre Dame and the University of Maryland.
Another reason I nickname Yeatman "Sleeper Cell" is because he's got that Navy Seal look to him, and his personality has a military tone to it. (He also looks like he can kill you while you sleep.)
Yeatman's a man of mystery, and at some point I expect this former tight end, who was used in an unbalanced line last week, to sneak up on the rest of the NFL.
In last week's overtime win over the Bengals the Dolphins used him as an extra blocker for 12 plays, and Yeatman helped stabilize Miami's struggling offensive line.
“I thought it was a great experience. I was happy to be out there and contribute," said Yeatman, who Miami poached off the waiver wire in 2011 when he was released by the New England Patriots at the conclusion of training camp. "Obviously I really enjoy blocking and I think I did as good a job as I could have done. I didn’t play a perfect game, but I’m trying to get better.”
And that's just it, the Dolphins have been developing Yeatman for three seasons because of his upside.
Coach Joe Philbin admitted this past offseason he planned to make Yeatman a special project. I'm not sure Philbin followed through on those plans, but the Dolphins will need Yeatman's contribution while Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito are away from the team.
There's also a chance we could see Yeatman dust off his tight end skills and catch a pass or two, which would keep teams off balanced. Anytime Yeatman comes into the game he has to check himself in with the refs as a possible recipient of a pass.
“I think it comes back pretty quickly, but right now I’m just focused on blocking and helping the team out whatever way I can," said Yeatman, who was moved to offensive line when Philbin arrived. "It does come back pretty quickly. I did it for a long time, and a lot of years. Its not like the rust is there too much.”
When Yeatman was asked if he could still catch a football you could tell he felt insulted. Yeatman stressed his hands weren't the reason he was moved to offensive tackle.
“I said I had good hands. I didn’t say I was the fastest guy in the world.” Yeatman joked. “But I think I have more value as an offensive lineman.”