Tom Farniok

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Tom Farniok
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Farniok with Iowa State in 2012
Personal information
Born: (1991-08-31) August 31, 1991 (age 31)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:304 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Sioux Falls (SD) Washington
College: Iowa State (2010–2014)
Position: Center
Undrafted: 2015
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Tom Farniok (born August 31, 1991) is a former American football center. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He played college football at Iowa State.

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Early years

Farniok was a three-year letterwinner at Washington High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In 2008, he was named Class 11AA first-team All-State. As a sophomore, he was an honorable mention All-conference. He was named Class 11AA First-team All-State and offensive MVP of All-City Team. He was a first-team Greater Dakota All-Conference as senior and junior. As a senior, he served as team captain of Washington Warrior team that went 13-0 and claimed the Class 11AA state title (Washington's first since 1976). In addition, he was also an academic All-Conference and All-State in 2009.

Farniok also lettered in basketball and track & field at Washington HS. He had a personal-best throw of 43.73 meters (143 feet, 5 inches) in the discus as a senior. [1] He also recorded a top-throw of 13 meters (42 feet, 8 inches) in the shot put at the Dakota Relays. [2]

Considered as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Farniok chose Iowa State over offers from North Dakota, North Dakota State and South Dakota State. [3]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
HeightWeight 40-yard dash 10-yard split20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
301 lb
(137 kg)
5.39 s1.76 s3.06 s4.57 s7.85 s30 in
(0.76 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
30 reps
All values from Pro Day [4]

Farniok did not hear his name called during the 2015 NFL Draft, but signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent shortly after the draft. He was subsequently released prior to the commencement of the 2015 season. [5]

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References

  1. https://www.trackingfootball.com/players/tom-farniok-3835/
  2. http://sd.milesplit.com/meets/72777/results/122428 [ dead link ]
  3. https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Tom-Farniok-99636 [ dead link ]
  4. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=107234&draftyear=2015&genpos=C [ bare URL ]
  5. Sarkar, Jay (September 5, 2015). "NFL Cut Day: Zenner Makes Lions Roster, Farniok, Starr released". KSFY-TV . Retrieved September 16, 2015.