2015 NFL DRAFT

Tom Farniok, C

School: Iowa State  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 301 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Player News
08/11/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON RIMINGTON TROPHY AWARD WATCH LIST: Tom Farniok, Iowa State, Senior...Since his humble beginnings as a rookie, Farniok has matured into one of ISU's best players. He's also a strong contender to become a team captain in 2014. "I think it would mean a lot," Farniok said about being named a captain. "I've been a big leader for the past two years and it's something I am striving for." Farniok won't make excuses for last season, but you can't hide from the fact that injuries decimated the offensive line. Farniok injured his knee in the season-opener vs. UNI and would be the first to admit he never fully recovered to 100 percent the entire season. - Iowa State football

06/05/2014 - Iowa State's top NFL Draft-Eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 3. C Tom Farniok, RS Senior...After redshirting in 2010, Farniok earned the starting center job as a redshirted freshman and enters his senior year with 35 career starts under his belt. He displays average quickness, but plays with urgency and mobility, having no issues advancing to the second level. Farniok has aggressive, forceful hands, but his placement is streaky, causing him to overextend himself at the waist due to impatience with his overeager demeanor.

Although he lacks the upper body strength to simply overpower defenders, he is a veteran and battle-tested with the tough competitive nature to anchor and fight through the whistle. Farniok isn't a sure draft pick at this point, but a strong senior performance could change that. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

05/27/2014 - 2014 RIMINGTON TROPHY SPRING WATCHLIST: Tom Farniok, Iowa State, Senior...A native of Sioux Falls, S.D., Farniok enters his senior season with 35 career starts, the most by any current Cyclone. He was Iowa State's Arthur Floyd Scott Award winner in 2013 as the Cyclones' top offensive lineman. Farniok was an honorable mention All-Big 12 pick as a sophomore (2012) and added second-team All-Big 12 accolades by the San Antionio Express-News as a junior (2013). Farniok will earn his degree in the summer and begin coursework in graduate school. - Iowa State football

12/12/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Tom Farniok (OL)...Farniok ended his third season as one of ISU's leaders on the offensive line. The Sioux Falls, S.D., native, who has 35 career starts at center, helped the Cyclones record over 500 yards of total offense in their final two games. - Iowa State football

10/03/2013 - Scouting the Iowa State running game: The Cyclones finally found their footing as running back Aaron Wimberly rushed for 137 yards. The return of center Tom Farniok was instrumental to the success of the ground game. When Texas has gotten beat it's been on the ground. The Longhorns are allowing 260.3 rushing yards per game. If ISU is to pull off the upset the ISU rushing attack will be a big part of it. Farniok (MCL sprain) returned to play a limited role against Tulsa. He is expected to be a full-time starter against Texas this week. - The Sports Xchange

09/26/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: C Tom Farniok is expected to return from an MCL injury he suffered in the season opener. The Cyclone offensive line has been inconsistent and plagued with injuries. Getting back its most experienced starter -- Farniok has started 27 games -- will add some stability to the unit. - The Sports Xchange

09/12/2013 - Center Tom Farniok suffered a sprained right MCL against Northern Iowa in the opener and is doubtful for Iowa. The Cyclones expect him back by the start of conference play in October. - The Sports Xchange

 
Player News
08/11/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON RIMINGTON TROPHY AWARD WATCH LIST: Tom Farniok, Iowa State, Senior...Since his humble beginnings as a rookie, Farniok has matured into one of ISU's best players. He's also a strong contender to become a team captain in 2014. "I think it would mean a lot," Farniok said about being named a captain. "I've been a big leader for the past two years and it's something I am striving for." Farniok won't make excuses for last season, but you can't hide from the fact that injuries decimated the offensive line. Farniok injured his knee in the season-opener vs. UNI and would be the first to admit he never fully recovered to 100 percent the entire season. - Iowa State football
 

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