The 2000 film tells the story of the T.C. Williams High School football team’s undefeated season in 1971, its first year as a racially integrated team. Will Patton played Yoast in the film, and Denzel Washington played head coach Herman Boone.
While at Mercer, Yoast was a member of the basketball team and Sigma Nu fraternity. He died in May 2019 at the age of 94.
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