After showing promise as a redshirt freshman in 2012, Yarbrough broke out in the big way in 2013, earning honorable mention all-Mountain West honors for the Wyoming Cowboys. He had 6.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss as he became a force to be reckoned with for opposing offenses. Headed into 2014, the 6-3, 251-pound defensive end will rely on relentless effort to again make plays for this defense.
After his career at Grandview High School in Aurora, Colo., Yarbrough was named to the Denver Post All-Colorado All-State first-team for all classifications in 2010. He was tabbed the 31st best outside linebacker in the nation and sixth-best prospect in the state of Colorado while earning a three-star rating. He earned two letters in track and field and was named an Aurora Scholar-Athlete.
Yarbrough redshirted during his 2011 freshman season, but earned playing time in 2012. He started the season’s final three games and led the Cowboys with four sacks, recorded 42 tackles and had six tackles for loss. In 2013, he recorded 89 tackles and his 12 tackles for loss were the sixth-best mark in Wyoming football history. He led all Mountain West defensive linemen in tackles per game at 7.4.