Duke Football BIO
35 Jeffrey Faris
2011: Reserve safety ... also offers depth as a holder on placement kicks.
2010: Played in one game, the season finale against North Carolina.
2009: Played in one game, the win over N.C. Central ... received the Mike Suglia Award which is presented annually to the second-year member of the Duke football program who best exemplifies the qualities of the late Mike Suglia.
2008: Did not see game action.
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterman at Knoxville Catholic under Mark Pemberton ... finished his career with 135 tackles, 30 pass breakups, two interceptions, four caused fumbles, four recovered fumbles and 42 carries for 340 yards and four TDs ... as a senior he tallied 75 tackles, 15 pass breakups, one INT, three caused fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 30 carries for 300 yards and four TDs ... scored the game-winning touchdown in the first round of the playoffs as a senior ... earned the Knoxville Quarterback Club Player of the Week and the PrepXtra Defensive Player of the Week ... received the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc. Scholar-Athlete Award ... awarded the George Willard Athletic Award for Outstanding Character ... team captain as a senior.
Personal: Son of Sondra and John Faris, Sr. ... born March 13, 1990 ... graduated from Duke on May 15, 2011 after majoring in economics while minoring in biological anthropology & anatomy ... currently pursuing a master's degree in economics.