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    Matthias

    Class:
    Graduate Student

    Hometown:
    Charlotte, NC

    High School:
    Christian

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 210

    Position:
    Cornerback


    08/27/2015

    Day, Farley, Martin, Schmidt and Smith Selected As 2015 Football Captains

    Three Indiana natives, pair of two-time captains highlight largest Notre Dame captain class since 2007

    08/12/2015

    Irish Football Extra: A Day at the Culver Academies

    Insider John Heisler reports live from the four-day camp at Culver Academies.

    04/18/2015

    Notre Dame Blue-Gold Post Game Quotes

    11/25/2014

    Brian Kelly USC Preview Press Conference Transcript

    Coach Kelly previews the Fighting Irish's game against the Trojans.

    11/18/2014

    Brian Kelly Louisville Preview Press Conference Transcript

    Coach Kelly previews the Fighting Irish's contest with the Cardinals.

    04/24/2012

    FB: ICON 39 - Blue Gold Saturday

    Irish Connection returns to take you inside Blue-Gold Saturday with the Notre Dame football team.

    04/21/2012

    FB: Blue Gold Game (1st Half)

    04/21/2012

    FB: Blue Gold Game (Highlights)

    Highlights of the 2012 Blue-Gold Game.

    08/08/2011

    A focus on the WR group highlights today's update.

    In the latest football practice update, und.com focuses on the deep and talented Irish WR corps.

    02/02/2011

    High school highlights of football signee Matthias Farley

    High school highlights of football signee Matthias Farley

    11/22/2014

    Football vs. Louisville (USA Today)

    Football vs. Louisville; photos by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

    11/01/2014

    No. 6 Football vs. Navy (USATSI)

    No. 6/7 Notre Dame 49, Navy 39. Photos by Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

    09/13/2014

    Shamrock Series: Notre Dame vs. Purdue

    Shamrock Series: Notre Dame vs. Purdue

    09/06/2014

    No. 16 Notre Dame vs. Michigan

    USATSI 9/6/2014

    11/02/2013

    Notre Dame vs. Navy (USATSI)

    Irish average 9.0 yards per play - a high since 1998 - en route to 38-34 victory.

    MATTHIAS FARLEY'S HONORS & AWARDS

    College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Defensive Back (10.14.12)

    FARLEY'S CAREER HIGHS

    All-purpose yards: 49, Stanford, Oct 13, 2012

    Interceptions: 1, vs Arizona State, Oct 05, 2013 ; Stanford, Oct 13, 2012 ; Michigan State, Sep 21, 2013

    Long interception return: 49, Stanford, Oct 13, 2012

    Tackles: 9, at USC, Nov 24, 2012 (4-5); Oklahoma, Sep 28, 2013 (4-5)

    Tackles for loss: 1.0, Stanford, Oct 13, 2012 (1-0); at Michigan, Sep 07, 2013 (1-0)

    Pass breakups: 1, Temple, Aug 31, 2013 ; at Stanford, Nov 30, 2013 ; at Michigan, Sep 07, 2013

    SENIOR SEASON (2014): Played in all 13 games and started four contests as the Notre Dame nickel back (Michigan, Syracuse, Florida State and Arizona State) ... tied for the team lead with four interceptions ... ranked second on the team in sacks (3.5), fifth in TFLs (6.5) and fifth in tackles (53) ... ranked tied for 45th in the FBS in interceptions ... one of only four players in the FBS -- and just two defensive backs -- with at least four interceptions and three and a half sacks (others included Frankie Sutera, Utah State; Paul Dawson, TCU and Calvin Munson, San Diego State) ... did not start against Rice (Aug. 30), but collected five tackles, four solo stops, half a sack (the first of his career) and an interception (that led to a Notre Dame touchdown against the Owls just before halftime) ... started and played one of his best career games in the 31-0 rout of Michigan (Sept. 6) ... recorded three tackles, all solo stops, a tackle for loss and quarterback hurry ... picked up a pair of solo tackles in the 30-14 victory over Purdue (Sept. 13) ... started and picked up his 21st career start in the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) ... recorded five tackles, four solo stops and one interception against the Orange ... collected four tackles, three solo stops, in the 17-14 victory over No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) ... made four tackles, including three solo stops, in the 50-43 win over North Carolina (Oct. 11) ... recorded three tackles at No. 2 Florida State (Oct. 18), including a TFL ... did not see a large amount of action on defense vs. Navy (Nov. 1) but played on multiple special teams units ... picked up two tackles, including a pair of sacks, on Navy's final offensive series of the game (also added a pass breakup) ... started at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) ... recorded three solo tackles, two TFLs, one sack and one interception (returned 27 yards) in the loss to the Sun Devils ... collected four tackles, including three solo stops, against Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... picked off a pass for the second consecutive game -- this interception came at the goal line and halted a potential Wildcat TD (Farley returned it 39 yards) ... registered seven tackles against Louisville (Nov. 22) ... registered a season-high eight tackles, six solo, at USC (Nov. 29) ... collected a pair of solo tackles in the Music City Bowl victory over No. 22 LSU (Dec. 30).

    JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in all 13 games with eight starts at safety ... recorded 49 tackles on the year, including 25 solo stops ... the 49 tackles ranked second to Bennett Jackson amongst defensive backs ... ranked second on the team with two interceptions, recorded a tackle for loss and broke up three passes for five total pass defenses ... made eight tackles and broke up a pass in the regular season finale at Stanford (Nov. 30) ... also had eight tackles in the win over Navy (Nov. 2) ... had three solo tackles against USC (Oct. 19) ... stalled a fourth-quarter Arizona State drive on Oct. 5 with a clutch interception in a game Notre Dame would win 37-34 ... made a season-high nine tackles against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) ... recorded his first interception of the year, returning it 29 yards, against Michigan State (Sept. 21) ... had a tackle for loss amongst his six stops at Michigan (Sept. 7).

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in all 13 regular-season games, starting 11 ... made the largest leap of any safety during fall practice ... first year at the position after playing wide receiver during his freshman campaign (entirely on the scout team as he did not see any game action) ... recorded 49 tackles, 23 of them solo stops ... replaced senior safety Jamoris Slaughter when he tore his Achilles tendon against Michigan State (Sept. 15) ... collected an interception against Stanford (Oct. 13) with just over a minute left in the first half ... returned the interception for 49 yards ... collected a career-best eight tackles, including one for a seven-yard loss on a critical third-down stop in the fourth quarter that forced the Cardinal to kick a field goal ... registered nine tackles, five of which were solo stops, against USC (Nov. 24) to close out the regular season ... tallied six tackles in BCS National Championship Game vs. Alabama.

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:Led Christian High School to 2010 North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association state football title ... selected to NCISAA Division I all-state team as a wide receiver by Charlotte Observer following senior season in 2010 ... did not start playing football until junior year in high school ... played soccer first two years at Christian ... helped North Carolina defeat South Carolina 31-24 in Oasis All-Star Shrine Classic ... ranked 18th on MaxPrep Top 25 Safeties list ... tabbed first-team all-conference wide receiver in 2010 by Charlotte Observer ... named to 2010 all-Mecklenburg Team first team by Charlotte Observer as a defensive back after totaling 39 tackles and two interceptions in 2010 at Christian High School in Charlotte, North Carolina ... registered 49 tackles and one interception during senior season ... caught 37 passes for more than 600 yards and registered 10 TDs in 2010 ... named one of top 25 players in North Carolina in 2010 by Charlotte Observer ... recorded 37 receptions for more than 900 yards and 12 TDs as a junior in 2009 ... helped guide Christian to state runner-up spot in North Carolina playoffs as a junior in 2009 ... played for coach Jason Estep at Charlotte Christian High School ... son of Mark and Falinda Farley ... graduated May, 2015, with a degree in film, television and theatre from the College of Arts and Letters.

    Farley's Career Statistics

    Tackles
    Year G-S TT UT AT TFL Scks FF FR PBU INT
    2011 Did Not Play
    2012 13-11 49 23 26 2.0-9 0.0-0 0 0 0 1-49
    2013 13-8 49 25 24 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0 3 2-39
    2014 13-4 53 40 13 6.5-30 3.5-26 0 0 2 4-87
    TOTALS 39-23 149 86 63 9.5-41 3.5-26 0 0 5 7-175
    Interceptions
    Year G-S No. Yds TD Long Avg/R Avg/G
    2011 Did Not Play
    2012 13-11 1 49 0 49 49.0 3.8
    2013 13-8 2 39 0 29 19.5 3.0
    2014 13-4 4 87 0 39 21.8 6.7
    TOTALS 39-23 7 175 0 49 25.0 4.5
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