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DeAndre “Dre” Farris

Biography

Position: Defensive Backs

DeAndre "Dre" Farris joins the Football University Coaching Staff as one of the brightest young DB coaches in the midwest. The Kentucky native, won a state championship his senior season at Martha Layne Collins High School with coach Jerry Lucas. Farris’ 1,051 receiving yards and 682 rushing yards, with 31 total touchdowns, helped the Titans to a KHSAA 5A championship in 2013. Farris was an Associated Press first-team All-State performer as well as a member of the Lexington-Herald Leader’s Class of the Commonwealth and a Best of the Bluegrass All-Star. Farris was a three-star prospect by Scout.com, ESPN.com, and Rivals.com while 247Sports.com rated Farris a two-star. He was the No. 14 prospect in Kentucky by 247Sports.com and the No. 7 prospect by ESPN.com.

After high school, Farris went on to attend Western Kentucky University, becoming one of the most decorated players in program history. In his four seasons with the Hilltoppers, Farris played in 49 games, with over 100 tackles, 3 interceptions and 25 pass breakups. He was named Team Captain prior to his senior season and took home all-conference honors in 2017.

Farris went on to play professionally in the CFL for the Ottawa Redblacks.

Playing Career

  • Western Kentucky (2014-2018)
  • Ottawa Redblacks (2019)

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