Served as a veteran back-up to Scott Blair at kicker... saw action at North Carolina (Nov. 8) when he attempted an on-side kick... attempted his first career field goal -- a miss from 37 yards -- vs. Mississippi State (Sept. 20)... saw his first career action since 2006 in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28)... came off the bench to kickoff in the fourth quarter against the Gamecocks... kicked it 62 yards... an experienced kicker who redshirted the 2007 season... handled the majority of Tech's kickoffs in 2006... kicked a 32-yard field goal and was 2-of-2 on PATs in the April 19 T-Day Game.
Redshirted, playing behind All-ACC performer Travis Bell.
Tech's kickoff specialist and backup placekicker and punter... handled 62 of the Jackets' 70 kickoffs... had 11 touchbacks.
Handled the majority of Georgia Tech's kickoffs as a true freshman... had 12 touchbacks on 32 kickoffs.
Prepped at Roswell High School, where he started two years and followed Tech placekicker Travis Bell... All-county and All-Northside selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution... two-year letterwinner for coach Tim McFarlin... averaged 40 yards per punt with a long of 72, a school record... hit 9-of-11 field goals, with a long of 47 yards, and 28-of-28 extra points as a senior.
Full name is Mohamed Yahiaoui (pronounced ya-hee-OW-ee)... parents are Ali and Nadjia Yahiaoui... born September 8, 1986 in Algiers, Algeria... moved to the U.S. with his family as a baby... majoring in management.