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Eric Farkas
Player Profile:
Eric Farkas 920168
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Heathrow, Fla.
High School: Seminole
Major: Marketing
Experience: Varsity Reserve

At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad who will be looking to see first career action this fall after missing all of last season with injuries • versatile player who adds depth to a defensive secondary unit that lost three starters to graduation • projected to start season as the No. 3 strong safety behind Craig Brodsky and Blair Menefee • also will be expected to lend support on special teams • sat out of spring drills due to injuries • can also fill in as an emergency punter if needed.

2012 Season: Was projected to play a key backup role in Delaware defensive secondary but was plagued by injuries and did not see game action • enjoyed an outstanding spring and had five tackles in the Blue-White spring game • earned spot on Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler.

2011 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under Keeler • member of the CAA Academic Honor Roll.

High School: Standout who played safety, kicked, and punted for head coach Mike Cullison at Seminole High School •  four-year varsity standout • earned first team All-Central Florida as a defensive back and punter in 2010 • second team U.S. Air Force All-American as a punter • named to Orlando Sentinel Central Florida Top 60 (#21) and Florida Top 100 (#76) • selected to play in Central Florida East-West All-Star Game • also two-time winner of conference scholastic award • recorded 206 tackles and 15 interceptions during his career while hitting on 128 of 137 extra points • averaged 47.3 yards per punt as a senior when he had 50 touchbacks on 70 kickoffs • led team to the Florida 6A state championship in 2008 and to the semifinals in 2010 and quarterfinals in 2009 • also a three-year varsity standout in soccer • earned all-county honors • National Honor Society student • volunteer at West Sanford Boys and Girls Club • also had offers from Connecticut and Mississippi.

Personal: Eric Charnin Farkas • born Dec. 16, 1992 • son of Allen and Wendy Farkas • honor student as a marketing major at Delaware with a minor in leadership • has a younger sister • both parents are graduates of University of South Florida.

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