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Teammates From 2012 Season Participate In Carolina, Minnesota and New England Rookie Camps
Suffered Knee Injury in 2010 That Sidelined Him Until 2012 Season
Massaro Joins Stanley and Zordich at Jan. 19 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
Seven Nittany Lions Invited to All-Star Games; East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 19
Farrell to Play in Casino Del Sol All-Star Game; Stanley Set For NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
2011 Senior Season
Farrell played in the final nine games after suffering a sprained knee in the season-opener with Indiana State. He helped Penn State lead the Big Ten in fewest sacks allowed (14) during the 2011 season. Farrell was on the field for 152 snaps, with a high of 61 plays in the Big Ten opener at Indiana and 35 against Houston in the TicketCity Bowl. He earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades for the second time.
2010 Junior Season
Farrell was the No. 2 left tackle for most of the season, but against Indiana, he was called on to start the game at right tackle. In his first career start, he saw action on a career-high 85 snaps, helping Penn State to the 41-24 win at FedEx Field. Farrell was instrumental in the Nittany Lions gaining 496 yards and 24 first downs in the victory. He played in five games and 116 snaps. Farrell earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades.
2009 Sophomore Season
Farrell helped Penn State gain more than 500 yards in wins over Akron and Eastern Illinois and played in five games. In his first season on the field, he also saw action in Big Ten victories over Illinois, Indiana and Michigan State, gaining vital experience. Farrell emerged as the top reserve at left tackle to Dennis Landolt, who earned third-team All-America honors.
2008 Freshman Season
Farrell was a team captain for Coach Dave Havern at Shady Side Academy. He was first-team all-section, All-WPIAL and all-state his senior year. Named the Allegheny Conference Outstanding Lineman-of-the-Year, Farrell helped lead his team to a 9-2 record and the WPIAL quarterfinals as a senior. Farrell garnered three letters in football and lacrosse and also wrestled one year.
Full name is Michael John Farrell. He has two younger brothers, Chris and Jake. Farrell has a number of family members who attended Penn State, including his father, Mike, uncle Jim Farrell, and cousins Jenn Hepner and Matt Swilling. An uncle, Barry Swilling, played football at the University of Richmond. Farrell is majoring in secondary education and brought a cumulative 3.22 grade-point average into the summer. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2010. Born August 23, 1989 in Pittsburgh, Pa.