Rice defeated FAU in a C-USA league game 18-14 on Sept. 27, 2013 at Rice Stadium in Houston.
Former walk-on punter who took over the starting role in 2013 and enters season on both the Ray Guy and CFPA watch lists... Two-time member of C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Placed three of four punts vs. Marshall inside the 10 while averaging a season-best 49.2... Averaged 44.5 on a pair of late punts with Tulane trailing just 17-13 to hold off the Green Wave's final challenge... Last effort was downed at Tulane 3 with just 2:13 left... Walk-on who took over punting chores in the opener at Texas A&M, averaging 42.5 yards on four punts, with three touchbacks and a long of 51.
Back-up to Chris Boswell who made his debut on special teams vs. Houston and attempted his first career PAT vs. Air Force.
Redshirted in his first season while earning a spot on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Churchill High School
2011 graduate of Churchill High School... All-District 26-5A as a senior for coach Glenn Hill as a safety and punter for the Chargers... Earned second-team All-San Antonio honors... Had 65 tackles as a senior, five for loss, forced one fumble, recovered three others and had one interception... Returned his lone interception for an 87-yard touchdown to earn San Antonio "Play of the Week" accolades... Forced 29 touchbacks on kickoffs and averaged 40 yards per punt... Earned Academic All District and All State honors and graduated Summa Cum Laude... Served on the Churchill High Parliament, a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society... Elected senior class Vice President as a senior.
James Farrimond... Born: Dec. 9, 1992 at San Antonio... Son of Scott and Ann Farrimond (three sisters)... Cousin, Ashley Gross, played volleyball at Trinity from 2002-06... Economics and Sport Management major with a Business minor... Rice College: Sid Richardson.