Blazers-Green Wave will kick off Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT
Former walk-on who was redshirted in 2011 after enrolling at UAB in January of that year ... earned scholarship after emerging in 2012 in secondary as a starter in 10-of-12 games for the Blazers ... again expected to play large role in Blazers' secondary ... spent time as punt returner in 2012.
2013: Saw action in seven games, the first four and the last three (due to injury) ... started five contests (LSU, Northwestern State, Vanderbilt, Rice and Southern Miss) ... recorded 34 tackles during the season to rank No. 8 on the team in overall stops ... had 20 solo tackles ... finished the year with 4.0 tackles for loss and one sack (vs. Southern Miss) ... recorded a pair of tackles for loss in final game vs. Golden Eagles ... one interception (vs. Southern Miss) for the season, returning the pick 17 yards ... had season-best seven tackles against Southern Miss ... also registered six tackles against East Carolina and Rice ... recovered a fumble in season opener against Troy.
2012: Started at corner in 10 games for UAB ... finished the season as the fifth-leading tackler on the team with 50 stops, including 28 stops ... had four tackles for loss (-17 yards) ... led Blazers with eight pass breakups ... registered season-high 13 tackles against Houston ... also had a tackle for loss against the Cougars ... recorded seven tackles in UAB's win at Southern Miss ... posted five tackles against East Carolina and had four versus Tulsa ... had second-most punt returns on the team with nine for 66 yards.
High School: Attended West Florida Tech in Pensacola ... primarily recruited by Division III schools, Farmer's family moved to Birmingham after he graduated from high school ... did not participate in spring practice in 2012 (academic reasons) ... new coaching staff did not see Farmer on the field until camp began in late July ... also played basketball and ran on track team at West Florida Tech.
Personal: Born Sept. 22, 1992 at Pensacola, Fla. ... son of Sabrina and Marcus Farmer ... major is undeclared.