By: Justin Kelm
- Name: Ahmad Farrier
- Class: Junior
- Height: 6’2
- Weight: 360 lbs
- College: East Texas Baptist University
Lobos, Rangers, Tigers oh my! Junior Ahmad Farrier is no stranger to East Texas. The Longview High School Lobo alum who was an All-Academic athlete got his collegiate start at Kilgore College. While with the Rangers, Farrier’s list of accomplishments continued. He started in 15 games for the Rangers. He was named a team captain, won a conference championship, and was named to the All-Conference team. Farrier is now entering his second year with the East Texas Baptist University Tigers. During his sophomore season with the Tigers, he played in five games. The Tigers played a spring season due to the COVID-19 pandemic that caused issues worldwide. Farrier was a pivotal part of the Tigers offensive line this past spring. He continue this into his junior season. I sat down with Ahmad and he provided me with some insight into the Tigers program.
What does it mean to you playing at ETBU?
Playing at ETBU means a lot, I grew up playing ball in East Texas so being able to represent it at the collegiate level means a lot.
What is the difference playing at ETBU as to Kilgore?
The difference from playing at ETBU than Kilgore is very different, At Kilgore we were a powerhouse when I got there so we already had a Standard and it was east playing with D1 players beside you lol. At ETBU we worked to create our own standard so that we could become a powerhouse, I believe that everyone is starting to take notice in what we’re building and what’s coming in the near future.
What are your goals for this upcoming season?
I want to win a Conference Championship and a National Championship, we’ll be the first team to ever win a National Championship in a long time. I also want to accomplish my personal goals of being selected All Conference and an All American.
Farrier and his Tigers open up their fall season on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Platteville, Wisconsin. The Tigers will battle the Pioneers.