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    41  Matthias Farley  


    Charlotte, NC

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    5-11 / 205



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    College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Defensive Back (10.14.12)


    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

    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 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 defensive back after totaling 39 tackles and two interceptions in 2010 at Christian High School in Charlotte, N.C. ... registered 49 tackles and one interception during senior season ... caught 37 passes for more than 600 yards and registered 10 touchdowns 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 junior in 2009 ... helped guide Christian to state runner-up spot in North Carolina playoffs as junior in 2009 ... played for coach Jason Estep at Charlotte Christian High School ... son of Mark and Falinda Farley ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in film, television and theatre.

    Farley's Career Statistics

    Year G-S TT UT AT TFL Scks FF FR PBU
    2011 Did Not Play
    2012 13 49 23 26 2.0-9 0.0-0 0 0-0 0
    2013 13 49 25 24 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 3
    TOTALS 26 98 48 50 3.0-11 0.0-0 0 0-0 3
    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
    TOTALS 26-19 3 88 0 49 29.3 3.4
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