Casey Yackin '88
Casey Yackin was a three-year varsity football letter winner while playing outside linebacker and special teams snapper. During his senior year, Casey was team captain and the Patriots second leading tackler. Casey also earned four varsity letters while a member of Coach Smeary's Patriot wrestling teams. Casey's wrestling honors include selection as team captain, three trips to the state meet, a district championship, the LELE MVP and Plain Dealer All-Scholastic recognition. His senior season was highlighted by an LEL team championship, a fifth-place finish at the state meet and the coaches' vote as the Patriot Male Athlete of the Year.
Casey's post-Patriot wrestling career continued at Ohio University where he earned four letters, placed fourt times in the MAC tournament in which he qualified for the Division I NCAA meet. Casey was selected to be a team captain and helped the Bobcats win a MAC team championship.