At NC State: A consensus All-American guard, Bill Yoest lettered for the Wolfpack from 1970-73 and was the recipient of the 1973 Jacobs Blocking Trophy. A Pittsburgh native, Yoest won All-America honors from the Associated Press, UPI, Football Writers, Football Coaches, NEA and Walter Camp that season. Yoest was selected for two postseason all-star games, the `74 Hula Bowl and the East-West Shrine Game, in which he was elected co-captain of the East squad. His No. 63 was retired at halftime of the North Carolina game, Sept. 27, 2003.
In the Professional Ranks: Played a short stint with the Orlando Blazers of the World Football League and then returned to Raleigh, where he started a a financial services business.