UND Roster

2015-16 Football Roster

#41 Matthias Farley

Safety


Height 5'11''
Weight 210 lbs.
Class Fifth Year
Hometown Charlotte, NC
High School Christian

MATTHIAS FARLEY’S HONORS & AWARDS

• College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Defensive Back (10.14.12)

FARLEY’S CAREER HIGHS

All-purpose yards: 49, Stanford, Oct 13, 2012

Interceptions: 1, vs Arizona State, Oct 05, 2013 ; Stanford, Oct 13, 2012 ; Michigan State, Sep 21, 2013

Long interception return: 49, Stanford, Oct 13, 2012

Tackles: 9, at USC, Nov 24, 2012 (4-5); Oklahoma, Sep 28, 2013 (4-5)

Tackles for loss: 1.0, Stanford, Oct 13, 2012 (1-0); at Michigan, Sep 07, 2013 (1-0)

Pass breakups: 1, Temple, Aug 31, 2013 ; at Stanford, Nov 30, 2013 ; at Michigan, Sep 07, 2013

SENIOR SEASON (2014): Played in all 13 games and started four contests as the NotreDame nickel back (Michigan, Syracuse, Florida State and Arizona State) … tied for the teamlead with four interceptions … ranked second on the team in sacks (3.5), fifth in TFLs (6.5) andfifth in tackles (53) … ranked tied for 45th in the FBS in interceptions … one of only four playersin the FBS — and just two defensive backs — with at least four interceptions and threeand a half sacks (others included Frankie Sutera, Utah State; Paul Dawson, TCU and CalvinMunson, San Diego State) … did not start against Rice (Aug. 30), but collected five tackles,four solo stops, half a sack (the first of his career) and an interception (that led to a NotreDame touchdown against the Owls just before halftime) … started and played one of his bestcareer games in the 31-0 rout of Michigan (Sept. 6) … recorded three tackles, all solo stops,a tackle for loss and quarterback hurry … picked up a pair of solo tackles in the 30-14 victoryover Purdue (Sept. 13) … started and picked up his 21st career start in the 31-15 victory overSyracuse (Sept. 27) … recorded five tackles, four solo stops and one interception against theOrange … collected four tackles, three solo stops, in the 17-14 victory over No. 14 Stanford(Oct. 4) … made four tackles, including three solo stops, in the 50-43 win over North Carolina(Oct. 11) … recorded three tackles at No. 2 Florida State (Oct. 18), including a TFL … did notsee a large amount of action on defense vs. Navy (Nov. 1) but played on multiple specialteams units … picked up two tackles, including a pair of sacks, on Navy’s final offensiveseries of the game (also added a pass breakup) … started at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) …recorded three solo tackles, two TFLs, one sack and one interception (returned 27 yards) inthe loss to the Sun Devils … collected four tackles, including three solo stops, againstNorthwestern (Nov. 15) … picked off a pass for the second consecutive game — this interceptioncame at the goal line and halted a potential Wildcat TD (Farley returned it 39 yards) …registered seven tackles against Louisville (Nov. 22) … registered a season-high eight tackles,six solo, at USC (Nov. 29) … collected a pair of solo tackles in the Music City Bowl victoryover No. 22 LSU (Dec. 30).

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in all 13 games with eight starts at safety … recorded 49 tackles on the year, including 25 solo stops … the 49 tackles ranked second to Bennett Jackson amongst defensive backs … ranked second on the team with two interceptions, recorded a tackle for loss and broke up three passes for five total pass defenses … made eight tackles and broke up a pass in the regular season finale at Stanford (Nov. 30) … also had eight tackles in the win over Navy (Nov. 2) … had three solo tackles against USC (Oct. 19) … stalled a fourth-quarter Arizona State drive on Oct. 5 with a clutch interception in a game Notre Dame would win 37-34 … made a season-high nine tackles against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) … recorded his first interception of the year, returning it 29 yards, against Michigan State (Sept. 21) … had a tackle for loss amongst his six stops at Michigan (Sept. 7).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in all 13 regular-season games, starting 11 … made the largest leap of any safety during fall practice … first year at the position after playing wide receiver during his freshman campaign (entirely on the scout team as he did not see any game action) … recorded 49 tackles, 23 of them solo stops … replaced senior safety Jamoris Slaughter when he tore his Achilles tendon against Michigan State (Sept. 15) … collected an interception against Stanford (Oct. 13) with just over a minute left in the first half … returned the interception for 49 yards … collected a career-best eight tackles, including one for a seven-yard loss on a critical third-down stop in the fourth quarter that forced the Cardinal to kick a field goal … registered nine tackles, five of which were solo stops, against USC (Nov. 24) to close out the regular season … tallied six tackles in BCS National Championship Game vs. Alabama.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:Led Christian High School to 2010 North CarolinaIndependent Schools Athletic Association state football title … selected to NCISAA DivisionI all-state team as a wide receiver by Charlotte Observer following senior season in 2010 …did not start playing football until junior year in high school … played soccer first two yearsat Christian … helped North Carolina defeat South Carolina 31-24 in Oasis All-Star ShrineClassic … ranked 18th on MaxPrep Top 25 Safeties list … tabbed first-team all-conferencewide receiver in 2010 by Charlotte Observer … named to 2010 all-Mecklenburg Team firstteam by Charlotte Observer as a defensive back after totaling 39 tackles and two interceptionsin 2010 at Christian High School in Charlotte, North Carolina … registered 49 tackles andone interception during senior season … caught 37 passes for more than 600 yards and registered10 TDs in 2010 … named one of top 25 players in North Carolina in 2010 by CharlotteObserver … recorded 37 receptions for more than 900 yards and 12 TDs as a junior in 2009 …helped guide Christian to state runner-up spot in North Carolina playoffs as a junior in 2009… played for coach Jason Estep at Charlotte Christian High School … son of Mark and FalindaFarley … graduated May, 2015, with a degree in film, television and theatre from the Collegeof Arts and Letters.

Farley’s Career Statistics

Tackles
Year G-S TT UT AT TFL Scks FF FR PBU INT
2011 Did Not Play
2012 13-11 49 23 26 2.0-9 0.0-0 0 0 0 1-49
2013 13-8 49 25 24 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0 3 2-39
2014 13-4 53 40 13 6.5-30 3.5-26 0 0 2 4-87
TOTALS 39-23 149 86 63 9.5-41 3.5-26 0 0 5 7-175
Interceptions
Year G-S No. Yds TD Long Avg/R Avg/G
2011 Did Not Play
2012 13-11 1 49 0 49 49.0 3.8
2013 13-8 2 39 0 29 19.5 3.0
2014 13-4 4 87 0 39 21.8 6.7
TOTALS 39-23 7 175 0 49 25.0 4.5