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Ashon Farley
46   Ashon Farley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tulsa, Okla.

High School:
Union HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 219

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
3L



Tulsa: A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter . . . started all 11 contests in each of the last two seasons . . . has 27 career starts in 33 games played . . . has led Tulsa in tackles in each of the last two seasons . . . has career stats of 216 tackles, 20 stops for -47 yards and five sacks for -28 yards . . . has also tallied three fumble recoveries, three interceptions, four pass breakups and one caused fumble in his three seasons . . . was selected to the 2000 Lindy's Football Magazine preseason all-WAC first team . . . 1999 ?? Started all 11 games at outside linebacker . . . had a team-leading 85 tackles, including 37 solos . . . added 12 stops for -31 yards and three sacks for -13 yards . . . was a second-team all-WAC performer . . . had eight tackles, one stop for -3 yards, one pass breakup and two interceptions including a 63-yard TD return against UTEP . . . was the WAC Player of the Week against UTEP . . . had a season-best 11 tackles, including one sack for -6 yards vs. SMU . . . was the Defensive Player of the game vs. Oklahoma State and UTEP . . . tallied nine stops, two tackles for -9 yards and one sack for -6 yards against OSU . . . was named to the Football News preseason all-WAC team . . . was selected to the Lindy's Football Magazine preseason all-WAC second team 1998 ?? Started all 11 contests at outside linebacker . . . was the team-leader in tackles with 71 stops . . . 48 of those 71 tackles were solos, and five were for lost yardage . . . was second on the team pass breakups with four . . . caused one fumble and had two fumble recoveries . . . was named the Defensive Player of the Game three times, including against Rice, TCU and SMU . . . his best game came against Rice when he tallied a team-high 14 tackles and added one stop for -1 yard and one fumble recovery . . . also added 13 tackles against TCU and 10 stops vs. SMU . . . 1997 ?? Played in all 11 games at outside linebacker . . . started five games including Cincinnai, Missouri, Utah, Brigham Young and New Mexico . . . was fourth on the team in tackles with 60 stops . . . also had three stops for -8 yards and two sacks for -15 yards . . . was credited with three passes broken up . . . tallied a career-best 12 stops against Utah . . . added eight tackles including one scak for -7 yards against Missouri . . . tallied seven stops including one sack for -8 yards vs. Iowa . . . 1996 ?? Was one of several freshmen to sit out the 1996 season due to redshirt status . . . Overall ?? A very productive player . . . enjoyed a solid spring campaign . . . has a knack for making plays . . . a solid tackler.

High School: Was a District 6A-3 first team selection as a senior at Union High School . . . earned Tulsa World all-state special recognition honors during his senior season . . . was an all-metro and all-district selection . . . had 115 tackles, one interception, 15 caused fumbles and four fumble recoveries as a senior . . . played at Booker T. Washington High School from his freshman through junior seasons . . . earned three letters in football . . . also earned four letters in wrestling and two in track . . . high school coach was Bill Blankenship.

Personal: Favorite movie is Final Destination . . . lists the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as his favorite NFL team . . . linebacker Dexter Coakley is his favorite NFL player . . . favorite book is Animal Farm . . . lists owning a professional sports franchise as his craziest ambition . . . his favorite non-football athlete is Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers . . . a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee . . . majoring in sports administration . . . born Granville Ashon Farley on April 8, 1978.

Career Statistics

DefenseGUTATTotLossSackFRPBUInt
1996Redshirt
1997113723603/-82/-15131
1998114823715/-80/0242
19991137488512/-313/-13042
Totals331229421620/-475/-283115