Over the last two years, Beau Yap started 21 of 24 games with the Hawaii Warriors and played all over the defensive line. Even at 6-2, 260 pounds, Yap is able to hold his own inside or outside along the defensive line. He was effective enough in 2013 to earn second-team all-Mountain West honors and recording 12 tackles for loss and a team high 5.5 sacks. Will look to build on a solid 2013 with a defense that took its lumps. Is one Hawaii defender who is capable of earning multiple post-season honors.
During his prep career at Kamehameha High School-Kapalama in Pearl City, Oahu, Yap was a three-sport athlete who competed in football, track and wrestling. As a senior on the football field, he recorded 114 tackles, 20 sacks, 17 tackles for loss and 36 quarterback hurries. Was named the Honolulu Advertiser Division I co-Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-state. Rated a top-20 recruit for the state of Hawaii. Also played fifth at the state wrestling tournament as a junior.
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2010, but got into eight games as a backup defensive lineman in 2011, recording three tackles and one sack. In 2012, he started 10 of 12 games at defensive end and finished with 37 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, three quarterback hurries and three sacks. Really came on the scene in 2013 with 11 starts. Recorded 37 tackles, including six quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and a pass breakup.
Spring Wrap: Hawaii Warriors
by Ken Pomponio
Spring drills have hit the finish line in the Mountain West Conference with all 12 squads having put the wraps on their allotted 15 practices...