Ronnie
Yell
#25 Defensive Back
Ronnie
Yell
#25 Defensive Back
Height 5'10
Weight 185 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1991-04-15 (27)
Born Los Angeles, CA
School San Jose State
INT / NAT INT
Defensive Tackles 47
Special Teams Tackles 1
Interceptions 2
Sacks 0

 

CFL: 4

Argos: 1

Acquired: Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Argonauts on February 17, 2018.

 

Career:

2017: Started all 18 games for the Lions in his fourth season with the team…Set new career-highs in tackles (64) and interceptions (3) while adding one special teams tackle, a fumble recovery, and seven pass knockdowns…Recorded a career-high with eight tackles in Week 18 vs. EDM (Oct. 21).

 

2016: Started 10 games for the Lions before a broken foot derailed his season…Recorded 19 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, one forced fumble, and four pass knockdowns.

 

2015: Started 17 regular-season games for the Lions in his second season with the club…Recorded 50 defensive tackles, two tackles for a loss, a pair of interceptions – one returned for a touchdown, and three pass knockdowns. Playoffs: Played in the West Semi-Final at CGY, posting one defensive tackle and one forced fumble.

 

2014: Started 16 games in his first season with the Lions…Tallied 39 defensive tackles, six special teams tackles, two tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles, three pass knockdowns, and two interceptions returned for touchdowns…Made his CFL debut and first career start Week 1 vs. EDM (June 28)…Picked off Drew Tate for his first career interception in Week 6 at CGY (Aug. 1). Playoffs: Played in the East Semi-Final at MTL, posting two defensive tackles and one special teams tackle…Signed a two-year contract extension with the Lions on December 22.

 

2013: Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Arizona Cardinals on April 29…Released by the Cards on August 25…Signed as a free agent and added to the practice roster by the BC Lions on October 7…Remained on the practice roster for the rest of the season.

 

Notable:

First CFL Game: June 28/14 vs. EDM

First CFL Start: June 28/14 vs. EDM

First CFL Tackle: June 28/14 vs. EDM (Nate Coehoorn)

First CFL INT: Aug. 1/14 at CGY (Drew Tate)

First CFL FF: Jul. 4/14 at MTL (Tanner Marsh)

Most Tackles/Game: 8 (Oct. 21/17 vs. EDM)

Longest INT Return: 34 (Twice, Most recent – Aug. 26/17 at OTT)

Most Tackles/Season: 64 (2017)

Most INT/Season: 3 (2017)

 

College:

Played in 46 games in four seasons at San Jose State (2009-12)… Recorded 141 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, and two interceptions while returning 33 kickoffs for 665 yards and 24 punts for 90 yards.

 

Personal:

Ronnie, who spends his offseason training in San Diego, California, began playing football when he was nine years old. He majored in Sociology at San Jose State but after the birth of his son decided that he wanted to pursue a career working with childhood development after football. His great-grandfather, Bobo Henderson, was an outfielder for the Kansas Monarchs of the Negro Baseball League.

Ronnie played quarterback for Lincoln High in San Diego, CA where he threw 17 touchdown passes, rushed for 456 yards and scored five times on the ground as a senior. He also played defensive back, earning first-team all-league honours in 2008 as a senior. The 2007 second-team all-league quarterback was a three-sport letterwinner who played guard in basketball and was a sprinter in track and field.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2014
BC 16 37 6 0 2 2 2
2015
BC 17 48 0 0 2 1 0
2016
BC 10 19 1 0 0 0 1
2017
BC 18 64 1 0 3 0 0
2018
TOR 18 47 1 0 2 0 2
Total
79 215 9 0 9 3 5

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-15
1 SSK 3 0 0 0 0 0
06-23
2 CGY 3 0 0 0 0 0
07-07
4 EDM 7 0 0 1 0 0
07-13
5 EDM 3 0 0 0 0 0
07-21
6 WPG 5 1 0 0 0 0
07-27
7 WPG 1 0 0 0 0 0
08-02
8 OTT 2 0 0 0 0 0
08-18
10 BC 4 0 0 0 0 0
08-24
11 MTL 2 0 0 0 0 0
09-03
12 HAM 2 0 0 0 0 1
09-08
13 HAM 3 0 0 0 0 1
09-22
15 SSK 1 0 0 0 0 0
09-28
16 CGY 2 0 0 0 0 0
10-06
17 BC 1 0 0 0 0 0
10-12
18 HAM 4 0 0 1 0 0
10-20
19 MTL 2 0 0 0 0 0
10-28
20 MTL 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-02
21 OTT 2 0 0 0 0 0
Total
47 1 0 2 0 2