Farris attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he played for the UCLA Bruins football team from 1995 to 1998. As senior in 1998, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, and won the Outland Trophy as the best college football interior lineman in America.
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Farris in the third round (seventy-fourth pick overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft, but he never appeared in a regular season game for the Steelers. In 2001, he played in three regular season games for the Buffalo Bills, and started one.
↑ 1.01.1Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Kris Farris. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
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↑National Football League, Historical Players, Kris Farris. Retrieved January 27, 2012.