Jimmy Farris

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Jimmy Farris
No. 87, 86, 16
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1978-04-13) April 13, 1978 (age 40)
Lewiston, Idaho
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Montana
Undrafted: 2001
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

James Robert Farris (born April 13, 1978) is a former American football wide receiver who retired from the NFL in 2009. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Congress in 2012.

Early years[edit]

Farris attended Lewiston High School in Lewiston, Idaho and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. In football, Farris helped in leading his team to their first Idaho High School Football State Championship as a sophomore, and as a senior, to the State Football Championship Game and finished his senior season with 78 receptions for 1,510 yards and 18 touchdowns. In basketball, he was named the team's Most Valuable Player as a senior.


Farris attended the University of Montana, where he was a four-year letterman and All-American for the Montana Grizzlies, leading them to the National Championship game in 2000. His game-winning catch in the semi-final game against Appalachian State sent the "Griz" to their third championship game appearance in six years.[1]

NFL career[edit]

He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2001. Farris has also been a member of the New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins[2] and Jacksonville Jaguars.

He has recently worked for Comcast Sports Southeast as a host and analyst on Sportsnite, as well as host his own NFL Fantasy Football web show called Side:Line with Jimmy Farris.

Political career[edit]

In 2012 Farris was the Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives in Idaho's 1st congressional district, running against the incumbent, Republican Raúl Labrador.[3] He defeated Cynthia Clinkingbeard in the Democratic Party primary on May 15.[4] Labrador won the general election, 63% to 30.8%.[5]

Farris was a candidate for an open Idaho House of Representatives seat in the Garden City-based District 16 in 2014, but was defeated in the Democratic primary by teacher and activist John McCrostie.[6]


  1. ^ Neighbor, Fritz (2009-12-11). "FCS SEMIFINALS: Jimmy Farris was toast of the town in 2000". Missoulian. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  2. ^ Steinberg, Dan (2007-11-15). "Jimmy Farris + T.O." The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  3. ^ Russell, Betsy Z. (2012-02-13). "Idaho Rep. Labrador launches re-election bid". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  4. ^ "Idaho Primary - Summary Vote Results". AP. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  5. ^ "November 6, 2012 General Election Results: U.S. Representative - by county". Idaho Secretary of State. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  6. ^ "Legislative Totals". sos.idaho.gov. Archived from the original on 2014-11-08. Retrieved 2014-11-10.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Walt Minnick
Democratic Party nominee, Idaho's 1st congressional district
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