A rangy, second-year linebacker who saw most of his time on special teams as a true freshman (one of eight to play in 2011) ... put on about 15 pounds in the offseason ... expected to battle for time at Mike LB.
As a Freshman (2011): Played in the final nine games of the season as a reserve linebacker and special teams performer ... had solo stops vs. Clemson (10/15) and Wake Forest (11/19) ... assisted on one tackle vs. Notre Dame (11/12).
At Pope John XXIII High School: A productive tight end and linebacker ... the 25th-rated outside linebacker in the nation by Scouts, Inc. ... the 29th-ranked player in the state of New Jersey by Rivals.com ... helped lead team to a 10-1 record as a senior and 9-2 as a junior ... a 2010 second team all-state selection and a first team all-state (non-public school) pick ... also a 2010 Star Ledger Fab 50 choice .... recorded 78 tackles, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception returned for a touchdown and three touchdown receptions in 2010 ... team captain as a senior ... a member of the 2010 Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) All-Academic team ... a two-time first team All-NJAC performer (2009-10) ... a 2009 first team All-West Jersey choice and a second team all-state (non-public school) selection ... hauled in three TD passes as a junior, as well as averaging 10 tackles a game ... also picked off one pass, forced two fumbles and was credited with 10 tackles for losses in 2009 ... posted 76 tackles, including 3.5 sacks, and three passes defended as a sophomore ... a 2008 second team all-county choice ... a member of the track and field team ... anchored the 4x100 at the 2009 Penn Relays ... set school records in both the discus and shot put ... a 2010 All-West Jersey choice ... two-time all-league pick ... also considered Boston College, Rutgers, Penn State ... coached by Victor Paternostro.
Personal: Born in Denville, N.J. ... parents are George and Beverly Farrand ... father threw the hammer for the Wyoming track and field team ... brother, Brigham, played at Bucknell ... also has a sister, Amanda ... enrolled in letters and sciences ... chose Maryland for the campus atmosphere, location and coaches ... served as a volunteer coach for the Rockaway Township youth track and field program.
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