Should provide defensive line with quality depth after making move from offensive unit late during the 2008 campaign ... Benefitted from full spring practice period on defensive unit to possibly vie for depth chart standing as the season progresses ... Did not record statistics in first spring scrimmage (4/4) but bounced back to tally two stops and a quarterback pressure in second contest (4/8) ... Logged three tackles, including one for lost yardage, during the Purple-Gold Game ... Originally signed with ECU program Dec. 21, 2005 but did not play in 2006 while meeting NCAA eligibility requirements.
2008: A former offensive lineman who was moved to the defensive side of the ball prior to the UAB contest (Nov. 22) ... Experienced first action on defense against UTEP a week later, but did not compile statistics ... Opened the season as a top backup at right guard ... Participated in three snaps on ECU's offensive line vs. Memphis.
2007: A redshirt freshman who experienced action in four games (West Virginia, UAB, Memphis and Tulane) as a reserve ... Listed on the Pirates' two-deep (behind Matt Butler) coming into the season ... Made collegiate debut against Mountaineers with participation in 11 plays ... Recorded one knockdown in 16 plays against Blazers at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium before following with a five-snap appearance at Memphis.
2006: Member of the Pirates' offensive scout team but did not experience game-day action.
Prep School: Played at Hargrave Military Academy during the 2005 season ... Contributed key role as a starting guard to guide the Tigers' mid-season turnaround which resulted in wins in three of their last four games.
High School: Earned three football letters for coach Jay Brown at Pell City (Ala.) High School ... A two-year team captain and starter on the offensive line as a junior and senior ... Helped guide the Panthers to an area championship during junior campaign in 2003 ... A two-time all-state and all-county selection by coaches and media agencies ... Promoted to varsity squad as a freshman before earning first letter after experiencing line action on both sides of the ball during sophomore season ... Listed as one of Alabama's top offensive linemen prospects by many scouting organizations in 2004 ... Prep strength numbers include a 455-pound squat lift, a 375-pound bench press and a 250-pound clean lift ... Earned additional athletic letters in wrestling and track and field.
Personal: Full name is Andrew Lane Farr ... Born April 30, 1987 at Birmingham, Ala. ... Major is communications ... Brother Jeffrey Farr (Mississippi State), father Paul Farr (Delta State), grandfather Lamont Rich (Northeast Mississippi Junior College) and uncle Pete Rich (Southern Miss) all have college football backgrounds ... Mother works as a surgical nurse for Dr. James Andrews, a noted orthopaedic surgeon at the Alabama Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham.