Rock Ya-Sin

American football player (born 1996)

American football player
Rock Ya-Sin
No. 33 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1996-05-23) May 23, 1996 (age 28)
Decatur, Georgia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school:Southwest DeKalb (Decatur, Georgia)
College:Presbyterian (2015–2017)
Temple (2018)
NFL draft:2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34
Career history
  • Indianapolis Colts (2019–2021)
  • Las Vegas Raiders (2022)
  • Baltimore Ravens (2023)
  • San Francisco 49ers (2024–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • PFF All-Rookie Team (2019)
  • First-team All-AAC (2018)
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:196
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:2
Pass deflections:29
Interceptions:2
Player stats at PFR

Abdurrahman "Rock" ibn Ramadan Ya-Sin[1] (born May 23, 1996) is an American football cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Presbyterian, before transferring to Temple. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Early years

Ya-Sin attended Southwest DeKalb High School in Decatur, Georgia.[2] He was ranked as a two-star recruit and committed to Presbyterian on February 5, 2015.[3]

College career

After Presbyterian decided to move to a non-scholarship conference in the Football Championship Subdivision, Ya-Sin transferred mid-year to Temple.[4][5] After recording 44 tackles, two tackles-for-loss, two interceptions, and 12 pass breakups, Ya-Sin was selected to play in the 2019 Senior Bowl.[6][7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 11+34 in
(1.82 m)
192 lb
(87 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9+78 in
(0.25 m)
4.51 s 4.31 s 7.31 s 39.5 in
(1.00 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
18 reps
All values from NFL Combine[8]

Indianapolis Colts

2019 season

Ya-Sin was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round with the 34th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.[9] In Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Ya-Sin recorded his first career interception off a pass thrown by Nick Foles in the 33–13 win.[10] Ya-Sin was named to Pro Football Focus' All-Rookie Team.[11]

2020 season

Ya-Sin switched his jersey number to 26 before the season, stating he wanted "a new beginning".[12] He was inactive against the Minnesota Vikings in week 2 due to a stomach illness.[13]

In Week 11 against the Green Bay Packers, Ya-Sin recorded his first interception of the season off a pass thrown by Aaron Rodgers during the 34–31 overtime win.[14]

Las Vegas Raiders

On March 16, 2022, Ya-Sin was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for Yannick Ngakoue.[15] He played in 11 games with nine starts, recording 45 tackles and seven passes defensed.

Baltimore Ravens

On May 3, 2023, Ya-Sin signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens.[16]

San Fransisco 49ers

On April 11, 2024, Ya-Sin signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers.[17]

References

  1. ^ "Rock Ya-Sin – Football". Temple University Athletics.
  2. ^ Brugler, Dane (October 24, 2018). "Meet the Prospect: The unlikely journey of Temple cornerback..." The Athletic. Retrieved May 18, 2023.
  3. ^ "Abdurrahman Yasin, 2015 Cornerback, Presbyterian". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  4. ^ Narducci, Marc (August 13, 2018). "Temple's Rock Ya-Sin already generating NFL talk". www.philly.com. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  5. ^ "Rock Ya-Sin – Football". Temple University Athletics. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Football's Rock Ya-Sin Selected to Play in the 2019 Reese's Senior Bowl". Temple University Athletics. November 14, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Bowen, Les (January 24, 2019). "Rock Ya-Sin showed Temple that he could hit the ground running; Senior Bowl week seems built for the cornerback prospect". www.philly.com. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  8. ^ "Abdurrahman Ya-Sin Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  9. ^ Teope, Herbie (April 26, 2019). "Colts select former Temple CB Rock Ya-Sin at No. 34". NFL.com. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  10. ^ "Colts overpower Jaguars with strong ground game in 33–13 win". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 17, 2019. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  11. ^ Arthur, Jake (January 3, 2020). "Bobby Okereke, Rock Ya-Sin, Chase McLaughlin Named To Pro Football Focus' All-Rookie Team". www.colts.com. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  12. ^ Wilson, Phillip (September 8, 2020). "New Year, New Number, New Rock Ya-Sin". SI.com. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
  13. ^ Ayello, Jim (September 20, 2020). "Colts CB Rock Ya-Sin (stomach illness) inactive against Vikings". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  14. ^ "Green Bay Packers at Indianapolis Colts - November 22nd, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 28, 2020.
  15. ^ Stankevitz, JJ (March 16, 2022). "Colts Acquire DE Yannick Ngakoue From Las Vegas Raiders In Exchange For CB Rock Ya-Sin". Colts.com.
  16. ^ Brown, Clifton (May 3, 2023). "Ravens Sign Veteran Cornerback Rock Ya-Sin". BaltimoreRavens.com. Retrieved February 20, 2024.
  17. ^ "49ers Sign CB Rock Ya-Sin to a One-Year Deal". 49ers.com. April 11, 2024. Retrieved April 11, 2024.

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  • Presbyterian Blue Hose bio
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