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#47 Cole Farrand
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
Hometown: Green Pond, N.J.
High School: Pope John XXIII
Experience: 3 Letters
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  • 2014 Lott IMPACT Trophy Award Watch List
  • 2014 Athlon Sports Third Team Defense Preseason All-Big Ten
  • 2014 Phil Steele Third Team Defense Preseason All-Big Ten

As a Junior (2013): An Academic All-ACC selection for the second straight year ... an honorable mention All-ACC selection by the media and coaches ... a member of the team’s leadership council ... ranked 11th in the ACC with 7.6 tackles per game ... appeared in 11 games with eight starts ... started week one against FIU (8/31) and recorded six tackles to help limit FIU to 10 points ... had a career-high 12 tackles against Connecticut (9/14) ... totaled four stops and a forced fumble in a shutout victory over West Virginia (9/21) ... recorded five tackles and one TFL against Florida State (10/5) ... notched nine tackles and one TFL against Virginia (10/12) ... recorded five solo tackles including a tackle for a loss against Wake Forest (10/19) ... racked up 23 total tackles in a loss to Clemson (10/26) ... total was the most by a Maryland player since 1990 ... it’s tied for the most by any player in a single game in the nation this year ... returned to action against Virginia Tech (11/16) and notched eight tackles ... totaled nine tackles at NC State (11/30).

As a Sophomore (2012): Named an All-ACC Academic selection for the 2012 season … tied for the team lead with 78 total tackles on the season … recorded six tackles for loss and led the team with three forced fumbles … played in all 12 games, including 11 starts … recorded six total tackles, including three solo tackles in the season opener against William & Mary (9/1) … recorded six solo tackles in the win over Temple (9/8) … had four assisted tackles vs. Connecticut (9/15) … totaled six unassisted tackles at West Virginia (9/22) … had five tackles (two solo) vs. Wake Forest (10/6) while helping limit them to 241 total yards (71 rushing, 170 passing), including only 45 in the second half … totaled six tackles against Virginia (10/13), including three solo tackles … recorded six tackles against NC State (10/22) … recorded seven tackles, including six solo, and forced a fumble against Boston College (10/27) … led the team and had a career high 10 tackles, including six solo tackles against Georgia Tech (11/3) … recorded eight tackles including six solo tackles against Clemson (11/10) … started and recorded eight tackles including three solo tackles and one forced fumble against Florida State (11/17) … recorded seven tackles including five solo tackles against North Carolina (11/24).

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 … earned his certification in scuba diving prior to the 2014 season ... majoring in economics … chose Maryland for the campus atmosphere, location and coaches … served as a volunteer coach for the Rockaway Township youth track and field program.

Career Highs
Tackles- 23 (vs. Clemson, 10/26/13)
Solo Tackles - 9 (vs. Clemson, 10/26/13)
TFL- 2.0 (vs. William & Mary, 9/1/12)
Sacks - 0.5 (vs. Clemson, 10/26/13)


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