Heath Farwell
Farwell in the 2012 preseason.
No. 55     Seattle Seahawks
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-12-31) December 31, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth: Fontana, California
High School: Corona (CA)
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College: San Diego State
Undrafted in 2005
Debuted in 2005 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
* Minnesota Vikings ( 2005 2010)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Pro Bowl (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     141
Quarterback sacks     0
Interceptions     0
Stats at

Heath Charles Farwell (born December 31, 1981) is an American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for San Diego State University. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2005.

Early yearsEdit

Farwell attended Corona High School in Corona, California, and was a letterman in football, baseball, and track&field. As a junior, he had 96 tackles and 12 sacks en route to all-league honors. He recorded 129 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior, earning first-team all-Mountain View League as well as all-Riverside Press-Enterprise county all-star. Heath has a wife named Julie and a son born in August, 2011 named Brock.

College careerEdit

While attending San Diego State University, Farwell played for the San Diego State Aztecs football team. In 2002, he was ranked 5th on the team with 59 tackles, and his three quarterback sacks were 4th in the Mountain West Conference among linebackers. During the season, he also recorded 10 tackles for loss, while having a season best eight tackles versus UCLA. His four forced fumbles were tops in Mountain West. The following year he started six games at outside linebacker and finished the season with 52 tackles and 3.5 quarterback sacks. He also recovered two fumbles on the season versus Air Force and UCLA, and had a season high eight tackles versus Utah. As a senior, he started all 11 games for the Aztecs and was third on the team with 69 total tackles. He also added a team best seven sacks, two interceptions and forced four fumbles. He finished his career with 180 tackles, 13.5 sacks and nine forced fumbles in 3 seasons at San Diego State.

Professional careerEdit

Minnesota VikingsEdit

Farwell was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2005 out of San Diego State. He was named the special teams MVP for the Vikings at the end of the 2006 NFL season.[1] In the team's preseason opener in 2008, Farwell suffered a torn ACL in his knee and was placed on season-ending injured reserve.

He received a $7.5 million contract over three years from the Vikings.

He was voted as a NFC 2010 Pro Bowl special team starter.

On September 3, 2011 Farwell was waived from the Minnesota Vikings. The release of Farwell cleared the Vikings organization from $1.75 Million in salary cap space.

Seattle SeahawksEdit

He signed with the Seattle Seahawks on October 19, 2011.


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