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#72 Derek Farniok
Position: Tackle
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 329
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
High School: Washington HS

2014
Has played in all 10 games

2013
Played in four of 13 games ... made the first start of his career when he lined up at left tackle at Oklahoma State (12/7) ... saw playing time against Kansas State (11/23) and Iowa State (11/16) ... made season debut at Notre Dame (9/28)

2012
Played in 10 games, working primarily on special teams ... also saw spot duty on offense. 

2011

Redshirted.

High School

Four-star recruit by Tom Lemming's MaxPreps ... three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... helped lead high school squad to a 14-0 season.

No. 1 player in South Dakota (Scout.com)
No. 3 player in South Dakota (Rivals.com)
No. 17 offensive tackle (Tom Lemming's MaxPreps)
No. 55 offensive tackle (ESPN.com)
No. 76 offensive tackle (Rivals.com)
No. 77 offensive tackle (Scout.com)

The Wrap-Up
Son of Brad Farniok and Christine and Rich Jones ... brother, Tom, was Iowa State’s starting center in 2013 ... father played at St. Cloud State and uncle played at South Dakota State ... majoring in criminology ... pronunciation: FAR-nee-ock.

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