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Ponaganset High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Induction Class of 2012

Dean  Yeadon

Athlete
Class of 1991

Football, Hockey, & Baseball

A three-sport standout in football, hockey and baseball at Ponaganset High School from 1987-1991, Dean Yeadon lead Ponaganset Athletics to an unprecedented level of success the school had ever seen.

As the starting quarterback for the Chieftain football team, Yeadon helped lead Ponaganset to its first Super Bowl as a junior in 1989 and a year later, serving as team captain, helped lead the Chieftains to a 9-1 overall record guide the team to the 1990 Division Championship. Yeadon became the first player in school history to garner all-state honors. Nearly all of his school passing records still remain to this day.

During the winter, Yeadon was a four-year member of the varsity hockey team where he helped lead the Chieftains to three consecutive appearances in the state championships including a perfect, 17-0 undefeated regular season in 1990—1991. A prolific goal scorer and two-way player for the Chieftains, Yeadon was captain of the 1991 championship team.

As a member of the school’s baseball team, Yeadon was both a pitcher and catcher for the Chieftains where he served as the Team Captain as a senior. He earned all-league honors and was considered one of the best five-tool players in school history, hitting for average, hitting for power, base-running, throwing and fielding


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