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2008: Emerged as a solid offensive threat at forward for the Spartans... played in all 18 games... started 16 contests... finished the season third on the team with six points... tallied two goals and two assists on the year... earned his first collegiate assist on David Stanbra's goal in the 3-2 win over Brewton-Parker in the season opener (Aug. 29)... scored his first collegiate goal at Georgia State (Sept. 8)... also scored a goal against presbyterian (Sept. 28)... assisted on Alex Garcev's goal against Jacksonville (Oct. 3)... a member of the A-Sun All-Academic team.
High School/Club: A transfer student from Flensburg University... played for the DGF Flensburg youth team... attended Altes Gymnasium Flensburg for his high school education.
Major: Business Management.
Personal: Born on Aug. 28, 1985 in Flensburg, Germany... son of Metin and Telel Yildirim... has two sisters... likes soccer, sports and playing cards.
Favorites: Food - Pasta, doner and fruit... Movie - Godfather I, II and III... TV Show - Fresh Prince of Bel Air and The Simpsons... Actor - Al Pacino and Will Smith... Singer/Music Group - Chris Brown, Akon, Lil' Wayne and 50 Cent... Season - Summer... Sports Figure - Zidane... Hero Growing Up - Maradona; Person You Admire Most - Dad; Quote - "Carpe Diem."... Dream Job - Manager.