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Heath Farwell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Corona, Calif.

High School:
Corona

Last College:
San Jose State

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 235

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
12/31/1981

Experience:
2V

Heath Farwell

One of the playmakers on defense ... Always around the ball and seems to figure in big plays ... Has two strong seasons under his belt as a part-time starter ... A transfer from San Jose State ... Led the Mountain West Conference in fumbles forced with four in 2002... Topped all Aztec returning players with his 10 tackles behind the line of scrimmage during the 2002 season.

2003: Was in the starting lineup for six games as an outside linebacker ... Finished fourth on the team with 52 tackles ... Was fourth on the squad with seven tackles behind the line of scrimmage covering 24 yards in losses ... His 3.5 quarterback sacks were good enough for third on the team chart ... Recovered fumbles against Air Force and UCLA ... Also forced a fumble against the Bruins ... Had a season-high eight tackles at Utah ... Recorded quarterback sacks against Eastern Washington, Ohio State, Wyoming and UCLA (0.5) ... Broke up a pass against UTEP.

2002: Had 59 tackles to rank fifth at State in that category ... His three quarterback sacks ranked fourth among MWC linebackers ... Recorded a season-best eight tackles against UCLA and had three games with six tackles each ... Had a tackle behind the line of scrimmage in six different games ... Forced a fumble and recorded a sack in the win over UNLV and turned the same trick in the victory over Utah ... Deflected a pass at Wyoming that Kirk Morrison returned for a critical touchdown in the 24-20 win in Laramie ... Had a tackle for a loss and recovered a fumble against Arizona State.

2001: Sat out season under NCAA transfer guidelines, using his redshirt year.

At San Jose State: Appeared in all 12 games as a true freshman ... Made 10 total tackles on the season ... Had a fumble recovery at USC... Also credited with a blocked punt ... Earned SJSU freshman of the year honors.

High School: A three-year letterman and team defensive MVP at Corona High School ... Played for head coach John Brandom ... Recorded 129 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior, earning first-team all-Mountain View League as well as all-CIF and all-Riverside County accolades ... Named a 2000 Riverside Press-Enterprise county all-star ... Credited with 96 stops, including 12 sacks as a junior en route to all-league honors ... Also lettered in baseball and track and field.

Personal: Born Dec. 31, 1981, in Fontana ... Parents are Denice and Larry Farwell ... A criminal justice major ... Completed an internship at juvenile hall with the probation department ... Career plans include becoming a SWAT officer ... Lists Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher as his favorite athlete.

Farwell's Aztec Career Defensive Stats

Year	UT	TT	TFL	Sack	FF	FR	PBU	Int
2002	35	59	10	3	4	1	0	0
2003	30	52	7	3.5	1	2	1	0
Total	65	111	17	6.5	5	3	1	0


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