Position
Defensive End
Height
6'4
Weight
319 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Mobile, Ala.
Major
Information Systems
High School
Murphy HS

2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll 

Veteran defensive lineman that can play either inside or outside in LSU’s 4-3 scheme … Returns for a fifth season in 2021 … Leader on and off the field for the Tigers … Serves as an on the field mentor to LSU’s younger defensive linemen … Has played in 39 games with nine starts during his career … 98 career tackles to go along with 13.0 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks … Named to the 2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll. 

SENIOR SEASON (2020) 
Played in all 10 games with six starts in 2020 … Registered 25 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack … Forced a fumble against Texas A&M for the second straight year … Had best overall game of year in season-ending win over Ole Miss with seven tackle and a sack for a 10-yard loss … Sack against Ole Miss came on third-and-12 late in fourth quarter, forcing a punt with the Tigers leading 48-46 …  Had six tackles against Alabama … Recorded a tackle for a 6-yard loss and forced a fumble on the same play against Texas A&M … Had two tackles and batted down a pass against the Aggies. 

JUNIOR SEASON (2019)
Played in 15 games with three starts … LSU’s most productive defensive lineman in terms of tackles (46) and tackles for loss (7.0) … Added 3.0 sacks and four QB hurries … Credited with a half-tackle for a 2-yard loss in LSU’s win over Clemson in the national championship game … Opened season with career-best eight tackles against Georgia Southern … Sacked Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond and forced a fumble against the Aggies … Fourth on the team at Ole Miss with five tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss … Helped force No. 9 Auburn into a three-and-out with a pair of tackles in the third quarter … Credited with three tackles at Mississippi State … Started his first SEC game against Florida and finished as the team’s leading lineman with four tackles … In his second career start, sacked Utah State quarterback and ended the day with three tackles … Finished with four tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and three quarterback hurries at Vanderbilt … Made his first career start against Northwestern State and finished as LSU’s top lineman in tackles with six.  

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018)
Played in 10 games with no starts … Recorded 23 tackles and 1.5 sacks along with two quarterback hurries and a pass breakup … Had best game of career against Southeastern Louisiana with six tackles and 1.5 sacks … Had a tackle for loss in back-to-back games in November against Rice and Arkansas … Recorded three tackles in win over Mississippi State and the following game against Alabama … In regular season finale against Texas A&M, had three tackles, including a half-tackle for a loss … Suffered lower leg injury the week of the Fiesta Bowl and missed the UCF contest 

FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
Saw action on the line in the first five games of his debut season … Finished with five total tackles, including a career-high five against Chattanooga … Also totaled a tackle against Syracuse. 

HIGH SCHOOL
A four-star recruit per Scout … Named a three-star prospect according to Rivals, 247Sports, Scout and ESPN … Rated as the No. 1 defensive tackle in the state of Alabama by Scout … Played center for the varsity basketball squad … Invited to the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game … Selected to the 2015 and 2016 Class 7A First Team Defense All-State football team by the Alabama Sports Writers Association … Voted to the All-USA Alabama First Team Defense … Two-time All-Coastal Alabama First Team Defense selection … Wrapped up senior season totaling 101 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 13 sacks and 14 quarterback hurries … Tallied 86 tackles and 17 tackles for loss during his junior campaign … Coached by Rick Cauley.

PERSONAL
Parents are Sherry Barnes and Neil Adrian Farrell Sr. … Born Sept. 9, 1998 … Majoring in sport administration.

NEIL FARRELL JR.’S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 8 vs. Georgia Southern, 2019
Tackles for Loss: 1.5, 3x (Last: at Ole Miss, 2019; First: vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 2018) 
Sacks: 1.5 vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 2018 
Forced Fumbles: 1, 2x (Last: at Texas A&M, 2020; First: vs. Texas A&M, 2019)

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