TE DajLeon Farr Update

Tight end DajLeon Farr is a rising sophomore from Galena Park, Texas.

DajLeon Farr is going through his first spring practice as a Hurricane, but unfortunately for him he has not been practicing due to recovering from shoulder surgery he had on January 25.

"It has been going good this spring," Farr said. "I haven't been able to practice, but I am able to watch film and learn the new offense. I'm able to help out Rich (Olson) here and there. I'm doing everything with rehab to get my shoulder back."

Farr has a timetable for his return.

"I will be back by the time we do seven-on-seven's."

Recovering from shoulder surgery was "hard at first", but now it has gotten better.

"It isn't anything I had been through before and it was pretty hard, but it is going to be all right," said Farr. "I am progressing faster than some other people that had surgery before me. As long as I keep working and doing what I do, it will get better."

Farr was bothered by the shoulder injury during the 2005 season, but he just kept playing through it. He finished his freshman year with one catch for 14 yards while playing in six games.

"It was fun," Farr said of his freshman year. "I got to play in a few games. It was a good experience. When you think about it, a lot of people don't get the chance to do that and when you get to do it, it is a blessing."

In the off-season Farr wants to continue to improve on his blocking and route-running skills. Catching is always something he wants to work on after catching 11 passes during his high school career.

"It was a big difference coming here from high school," Farr said. "There weren't any routes that I ran, just mainly drag routes. I didn't have to worry about certain breaks. Coming here where they make the tight end a big part of the offense is a big difference, but I am coming along with it well."

"You have to be more disciplined and be able to read the whole defense," Farr added.

With Farr out of spring practices he is able to observe fellow tight ends Greg Olsen (31-451-4), Chris Zellner (1-9-1), and Richard Gordon (prep school).

"Everybody is doing good," Farr said. "We are going to have a great tight end corps. Our tight ends are real good with the run and with catching."

The 6-foot-5 Farr reports that he currently weighs 250 pounds--up from the 230 he came in at. He would like to be in the 255-pound range.

Christopher Stock is a Senior Editor with CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him at stock@canestime.com

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