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Stanford Past, Vikings Future: Yankey

David Yankey in front of Stepfan Taylor

Stanford lineman David Yankey's drastic improvement throughout his college career turned him into one of the nation's best collegiate lineman. He'll be remember for his versatility on The Farm, which helped spearhead some of the program's best all-time rushing seasons.

Follow @DavidMLombardi Dominant offensive line play has been a vital cog in Stanford's rise to college football prominence. In Shannon Turley's quest to develop functional strength throughout the roster, the Cardinal have built versatile bruisers up front. No hog has fit the flexible Stanford mold better than David Yankey, and the intellectual brutality that no. 54 brought to the trenches...

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