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  Ricky Farmer
Ricky Farmer
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Myers, Fla.

High School:
Bishop Verot

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 215

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
06/13/1981

Talented linebacker who earned second team all-OVC honors last season after leading the team in tackles with 120… battled back from knee surgery to record 110 tackles in

2001 … good nose for the football … sure tackler … fully recovered from knee surgery … should again vie for post-season honors.

2002: Leading tackler with 120 tackles including 68 solo stops … nine tackles for losses of 24 yards … three sacks for 17 yards in losses … one interception returned 17 yards.

2001: Second leading tackler on team with 110 tackles … 10 tackles for losses of 48 yards … three quarterback sacks for losses of 31 yards … broke up two passes … three quarterback hurries … forced two fumbles and recovered one fumble.

2000: Recorded 55 tackles in just four games played … had four tackles for losses of 23 yards and one quarterback sack for a loss of six yards … was headed for redshirt season but his progress and injuries put him in the starting lineup for the Tennessee Tech game and he responded with 19 tackles in his first collegiate game and was selected as the OVC and National Newcomer of the Week … suffered a season ending knee injury three games later.

PREP: First team all-area linebacker for two seasons at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers … also played baseball in high school.

PERSONAL: Born 6-13-81 … son of Rita and Rich Farmer …honor roll student in high school.

FARMER’S STATISTICS
Year		UT	AT	TT	TFL	SACKS
2000		21	34	55	4-13	1-6
2001		62	48	110	10-48	3-31
2002		68	52	120	10-48	3-17
Totals		151	134	285	24-109 7-54

 
 

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