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Chargers Roster Breakdowns, 90-in-90: RB Kenneth Farrow

June 16th, 2017 at 7:46 PM
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Player Factfile:

Name: Kenneth Farrow

Age: 24

Position: HB

College: Houston

NFL games played: 13

Games played for the Chargers: 13

Fun fact: Before the draft when asked what three people Farrow would most like to have dinner with, LaDanian Tomlinson was on his list (alongside Barack Obama and Michael Jordan).

Like so many of the players we’ve profiled so far, Farrow has a chip on his shoulder that’s rooted a long way back. Farrow may have been undrafted, but that wasn’t the first time he was overlooked. Despite the Texas native being a superb High School RB (Farrow had 1,233 yards and 17 TDs in just 8 games as a Senior) and a 3* recruit according to all the major recruiting sites, Farrow couldn’t get the attention of the ‘big’ schools. He had interest from Iowa, Utah, and Colorado, and had committed to Colorado before their coaching staff was fired, putting Farrow back at square one.

Farrow had previously had interest from Houston as a High School Sophomore and decided that if they weren’t going to get in contact with them, he was going to go and chase them. Farrow called up Houston, asking if they were still interested – but they only had one spot left, at safety. Farrow took it.

Farrow had played some safety before, so he decided to take the offer of a scholarship at Houston as a safety, and redshirted his first year as a safety. However, the coaches decided that he was better suited as an RB after all, and moved him back to offense after that redshirted year.

Farrow spent the 2012 season as a backup, although he saw time in all 12 games and started in 3 of them. He may have only had 466 rushing yards on the year, but those came on just 86 attempts, giving him a 5.4 YPC. He’d clearly done enough to impress the coaching staff with his on the field performance, as he was given the start in the 11 games he was healthy for as a Sophomore, but he’d also earned their respect off the field, too. Farrow’s hard work made him Houston’s ‘Tom Wilson Weight Room Off-Season …

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