Louisiana Tech vs. UTSA
High School: Graduated from Livonia High School in 2014 ... Lettered in football and track ... Won the Warrick Dunn Award for the being the top football player in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area and was a first team all-state honoree while leading his team to the state championship game ... During his senior season, ran the ball 222 times for 1,680 yards and 13 touchdowns while the two-way player also tallied 156 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, two sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one defensive touchdown as a linebacker ... Coached by David Brewerton.
Personal: Russell Donnie Farris, Jr. ... Son of Russell Sr. and Michelle Farris ... Born on April 13, 1996 in Baton Rouge ... Has two siblings: Russell and Mitchelle ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Southern Miss, McNeese State, Nicholls State and Southeastern Louisiana ... Recruited by Joe Sloan.