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STEELERS James Farrior BIG HIT! on Bengal MNF 2010!
Published: 2010/11/09
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[HD] Pittsburgh Steelers 2008 Defense Ultra Highlights
[HD] Pittsburgh Steelers 2008 Defense Ultra Highlights
Published: 2011/01/12
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James Farrior getting yelled at
James Farrior getting yelled at
Published: 2011/11/26
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James Farrior Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Speech 2016
James Farrior Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Speech 2016
Published: 2016/05/15
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In-Home Counseling featuring James Farrior
In-Home Counseling featuring James Farrior
Published: 2012/05/16
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AFC Championship - Big Hit by James Farrior
AFC Championship - Big Hit by James Farrior
Published: 2011/01/26
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In Home Counseling Featuring James Farrior
In Home Counseling Featuring James Farrior
Published: 2012/04/17
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Day At Farrior.
Day At Farrior.
Published: 2014/01/20
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Tribute to James Farrior
Tribute to James Farrior
Published: 2009/01/21
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James Farrior is a Warrior
James Farrior is a Warrior
Published: 2015/11/05
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James Farrior sacks Matt Shaub
James Farrior sacks Matt Shaub
Published: 2009/03/27
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James Farrior Foundation HR Derby- Jeff Hall
James Farrior Foundation HR Derby- Jeff Hall
Published: 2011/06/12
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William Farrior
William Farrior
Published: 2016/08/05
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James Farrior on Big Ben
James Farrior on Big Ben
Published: 2011/02/02
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Football Spot - James Farrior
Football Spot - James Farrior
Published: 2014/09/18
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James Farrior celebrity  weekend
James Farrior celebrity weekend
Published: 2009/03/22
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James Farrior Foundation HR Derby- Brent Haywood
James Farrior Foundation HR Derby- Brent Haywood
Published: 2011/06/12
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Jonathan Stewart stiff arms Farrior
Jonathan Stewart stiff arms Farrior
Published: 2011/08/05
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James Farrior Promo
James Farrior Promo
Published: 2010/05/13
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Steelers James Farrior Wants South Fayette Green Crush To Win!
Steelers James Farrior Wants South Fayette Green Crush To Win!
Published: 2011/10/19
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James Farrior Foundation HR Derby-HY
James Farrior Foundation HR Derby-HY
Published: 2011/06/12
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James Farrior Foundation HR Derby- Robo
James Farrior Foundation HR Derby- Robo
Published: 2011/06/12
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James Farrior Foundation HR Derby- Stacy
James Farrior Foundation HR Derby- Stacy
Published: 2011/06/12
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James Farrior Foundation Home Run Derby Nick Clary
James Farrior Foundation Home Run Derby Nick Clary
Published: 2011/06/12
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Amazing Interception By James Farrior for a Touchdown
Amazing Interception By James Farrior for a Touchdown
Published: 2014/07/08
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Steelers James Farrior has Bieber Fever
Steelers James Farrior has Bieber Fever
Published: 2011/02/02
Channel: KBME Houston
Matt Farrior talking about the James Farrior foundation
Matt Farrior talking about the James Farrior foundation
Published: 2009/04/01
Channel: KEFTVCOM
Amazing Interception By James Farrior for a Touchdown
Amazing Interception By James Farrior for a Touchdown
Published: 2015/04/11
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Farrior's Pre-Game Speeches Get Mixed Reviews
Published: 2011/02/02
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Farrior sack - Steelers LB James Farrior sacks Panthers QB Jimmy Clausen on fourth
Farrior sack - Steelers LB James Farrior sacks Panthers QB Jimmy Clausen on fourth
Published: 2017/07/11
Channel: NFL Highlights History
Slow Motion Brutal Helmet to Helmet - Greene vs Farrior
Slow Motion Brutal Helmet to Helmet - Greene vs Farrior
Published: 2011/01/27
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Hunter Farrior Football Highlights
Hunter Farrior Football Highlights
Published: 2009/08/13
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Foote, Farrior Re-Team For Christmas Event
Foote, Farrior Re-Team For Christmas Event
Published: 2009/12/20
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Haley Buick GMC | Showcase Richmond 2012 - James Farrior Foundation - Ryan
Haley Buick GMC | Showcase Richmond 2012 - James Farrior Foundation - Ryan's Sickle Cell
Published: 2012/04/02
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Hunter Farrior Senior Football Highlights
Hunter Farrior Senior Football Highlights
Published: 2011/01/15
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James Farrior Foundation HR Derby- Paul Sadler
James Farrior Foundation HR Derby- Paul Sadler
Published: 2011/06/12
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Haley Buick GMC | James Farrior Foundation - Tackling Sickle Cell Anemia
Haley Buick GMC | James Farrior Foundation - Tackling Sickle Cell Anemia
Published: 2012/03/29
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Farrior Family Reunion
Farrior Family Reunion
Published: 2016/07/12
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James Farrior Sings Baby by Justin Bieber - Behind the Scenes at Super Bowl XLV
James Farrior Sings Baby by Justin Bieber - Behind the Scenes at Super Bowl XLV
Published: 2011/02/03
Channel: ESPNInternational
2011 Humanitarian Award
2011 Humanitarian Award '' James Farrior Foundation ''
Published: 2011/11/12
Channel: bubonicinc
2013-2014 Pittsburgh Steelers - Any Given Sunday
2013-2014 Pittsburgh Steelers - Any Given Sunday
Published: 2013/05/02
Channel: Chady Lakkis
James Farrior
James Farrior
Published: 2012/09/28
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Ben Roethlisberger, James Farrior, and Deshea Townsend speak at Steelers pre superbowl pep rally
Ben Roethlisberger, James Farrior, and Deshea Townsend speak at Steelers pre superbowl pep rally
Published: 2009/01/25
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How to Pronounce James Farrior Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Football Touchdown TD Tackle Hit Yard Run
How to Pronounce James Farrior Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Football Touchdown TD Tackle Hit Yard Run
Published: 2012/01/06
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Ben Roethlisberger and James Farrior at the Super Bowl 43 parade
Ben Roethlisberger and James Farrior at the Super Bowl 43 parade
Published: 2009/02/04
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Haley Buick GMC | Showcase Richmond 2012 - James Farrior Foundation - Sickle Cell 2
Haley Buick GMC | Showcase Richmond 2012 - James Farrior Foundation - Sickle Cell 2
Published: 2012/04/02
Channel: Haley Buick GMC
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JAMES FARRIOR's Flight Video January 20, 2015
Published: 2015/01/20
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James Farrior
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Farrior with the Steelers in 2006
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Position: Middle linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-01-06) January 6, 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth: Petersburg, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Chesterfield (VA) Matoaca
College: Virginia
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 1,412
Quarterback sacks: 35.5
Interceptions: 11
Forced fumbles: 18
Player stats at NFL.com

James Alfred Farrior [1] (born January 6, 1975) is a former American football linebacker who played fifteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Virginia. He played with the New York Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers, and earned two Super Bowl rings with the Steelers (XL and XLIII).

Early years[edit]

Farrior was born in Ettrick, Virginia. He was a Parade High School All-America selection and named Virginia's Group AA Co-Offensive Player of the Year as senior at Matoaca High School in his hometown and birthplace of Ettrick, Virginia. He was also selected first-team All-Conference at both FB and LB, also earned All-Metro and All-State honors, he was The Richmond Times-Dispatch co-Player of the Year after posting 78 tackles, 11 sacks, five blocked kicks, four forced fumbles and two interceptions, he rushed the ball 105 times for 1,006 (9.6 avg.) and 22 TD and had 19 receptions for 340 yards (17.9 avg.) and 4 TDs receiving as a senior fullback. He earned All-Metro, district and region honors as a junior, lettered three times in football, track and wrestling.

College career[edit]

Farrior played for coach George Welsh's Virginia Cavaliers football team while attending the University of Virginia. During his career there, he racked up 381 tackles, ranking him third on the school's all-time list. In 1996 season, Farrior earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team honors as a senior while registering 107 tackles, 13 tackles for a loss, 7 passes defensed, and 6.5 sacks. He even played against his future head coach, Mike Tomlin, while Tomlin was a wide receiver at William & Mary.[2]

In 1995 season as a junior he earned All-ACC second-team honors after he started every game at LOLB and led the team in tackles (122 stops) and also had half sack, nine passes defensed and an interception. In 1994, he earned all-ACC honorable mention as a sophomore when he started every game at LOLB and finished second on the team in tackles with 100, 1 sack, a blocked punt, 4 interceptions and 6 passes defensed.During 1993, as a freshman he appeared in 10 games and had 52 tackles, placing him seventh on the team, despite not starting any games, he earned ACC Newcomer of the Week honors when he came off the bench to register 18 tackles vs. Ohio. He had seven tackles and a fumble recovery vs. Boston College in the Carquest Bowl.

He graduated in four years with a bachelor's degree in psychology.

Professional career[edit]

New York Jets[edit]

Farrior began his pro career in 1997 as the 8th overall pick for the New York Jets. Until 2001, Farrior played sparingly as a reserve outside linebacker, playing in only 27 games from 1997 through 2000. In 2001, Farrior broke out and recorded 142 tackles, 106 of which were solo, one sack and two interceptions. After the 2001 season, the Jets allowed Farrior to leave via free agency, but his career exploded once he got to the Pittsburgh Steelers and was put back in his college position, ILB.

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

In his first year with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Farrior recorded 82 tackles throughout 14 games. In 2003, he recorded 141 tackles and one interception. During the 2004 season, his third with the franchise, Farrior made 94 tackles, three sacks, and a career-high four interceptions. He also finished second behind Ed Reed for NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors. During the Pittsburgh Steelers 2005 campaign Farrior missed 2 games due to injury, but performed well in the 14 regular season games and 4 post-season games in which he appeared. His best regular season performance came in a week 3 loss to the New England Patriots, in which he recorded 9 tackles and 1 sack.[3] Farrior's best performance in the post-season came in the AFC Divisional playoffs against the Indianapolis Colts, where Farrior recorded 10 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He finished the season with 119 tackles and a Super Bowl ring. In 2006, he played in all 16 games and recorded 126 tackles, four sacks and one interception. Farrior finished the 2007 season with 94 tackles and 6.5 sacks, a career-high, along with one interception.[4] Entering the 2008 season, Farrior stated that he wished to remain a Steeler for the remainder of his career.[5][6] In August 2008, Farrior signed a five-year, US$18.25 million contract with the Steelers. The deal included a $5 million signing bonus.[7][8] He was released on March 2, 2012.

NFL statistics[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
1997 NYJ 16 70 52 18 1.5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1998 NYJ 12 28 17 11 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1999 NYJ 16 40 30 10 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2000 NYJ 16 55 45 10 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
2001 NYJ 16 142 106 36 1.0 3 0 0 2 84 42 47 0 9
2002 PIT 14 82 60 22 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 PIT 16 141 96 45 0.0 0 1 0 1 9 9 9 0 5
2004 PIT 16 94 65 29 3.0 3 3 0 4 113 28 41 1 12
2005 PIT 14 119 74 45 2.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
2006 PIT 16 128 85 43 4.0 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 6
2007 PIT 16 94 64 30 6.5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
2008 PIT 16 133 87 46 3.5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
2009 PIT 16 102 68 34 3.0 1 1 1 1 18 18 18 0 5
2010 PIT 16 109 80 29 6.0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 5
2011 PIT 14 78 54 24 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Career 230 1,415 983 432 35.5 19 11 0 11 225 20 47 1 72

[9]

Hall of Fame Induction[edit]

In 2016, Farrior was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Personal[edit]

He is nicknamed "Potsie" by his parents, Rebecca and James Farrior, because he had a pot-belly as a child and because of the popularity of the sit-com Happy Days. Farrior has garnered several nicknames among fans, too; one being "The Ultimate Farrior", a play on words in reference to explosive WWF wrestler The Ultimate Warrior. He is the older brother of former NFL linebacker, Matt Farrior. In July, 2012, Farrior wed. He and his wife, Iman, reside in Houston, Texas.[10]

James and his brother Matt Farrior have been recognized for their charitable contributions and actions and have created their own foundation - The James Farrior Foundation. The foundation runs a variety of programs to assist those in need through all stages of life. The Impact 51 program provides guidance and mentoring for students, the Farrior Scholarship Fund provides college financial assistance to eligible students and the Families in Crisis program provides assistance in many forms to families in need.[11] In addition to their own organization, James and Matt work with the National Bone Marrow Registry. For these and other contributions to those less fortunate, the Farrior Foundation was given the Key to the City of Richmond, VA by Richmond's Mayor Dwight C. Jones in June 2009.[12] James Farrior is also a recipient of the Bravo award given by the Chesterfield Public Education Foundation which recognizes Extraordinary Alumni of the Chesterfield County Public Schools.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Farrior Pro Football Reference Profile". pro-football-reference.com. 
  2. ^ Tomlin earns respect Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (01/30/2009)
  3. ^ "Week 3: 2005 Season". Game Center. NFL.com. 2005-09-25. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  4. ^ "James Farrior". Pittsburgh Steelers. NFL.com. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  5. ^ Harris, John (2008-07-19). "Steelers' Farrior wants to re-sign". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  6. ^ Smizik, Bob (2008-08-22). "Gambling again on aging LB". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  7. ^ Bouchette, Ed (2008-08-21). "Steelers' Farrior agrees to new contract". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  8. ^ Harris, John (2008-08-21). "Steelers sign Farrior through 2012". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  9. ^ "James Farrior Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Cook, Ron (2012-12-05). "Farrior at Peace with New Life Off the Field". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  11. ^ "James Farrior Foundation" (PDF). 
  12. ^ "Farrior Receives Key to Richmond". Richmond Times Dispatch. 2009-06-13. Archived from the original on 2012-08-26. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  13. ^ "Chesterfield Public Education Foundation". 

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