KU linebacker Jake Farley to transfer to Northern Iowa

Monday, June 4, 2012

Jake Farley, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound sophomore linebacker from Cedar Falls, Iowa, will transfer to Northern Iowa, KU coach Charlie Weis announced Monday.

Jake's father, Mark, is the football coach at UNI.

“Jake met with me on Friday and told me he would like to finish his career playing for his dad. How could I debate that one?" Weis said. “On behalf of the KU program, I wish Jake success and happiness as he returns home to be with his family.”

Farley red-shirted for KU in 2010 and did not see action in 2011.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Kansas both as a member of the football team and academically,” Farley said. “I believe coach Weis has really made a positive impact on the direction of the football program, but I have decided I want to have the chance to play for my dad and have my family watch me play. I appreciate the opportunity I had at KU and wish the team all the best.”