Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2018)
Will Farniok brings a familiar name and a winning background to the Nebraska football program. The 6-3, 290-pound offensive line prospect is the younger brother of Nebraska sophomore offensive lineman Matt Farniok. The younger Farniok graduated early from Sioux Falls Washington High School, where he was part of three state championship teams.
Farniok joined the Huskers for spring practice where he worked at center. Farniok had a strong first semester in the classroom, earning a 3.75 grade-point average and making the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.
Before Nebraska (Washington HS)
Farniok joined the Husker program from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., where he was part of three state championship teams.
Farniok was a dominant player on the offensive line, helping Coach Chad Stadem’s teams to a 35-1 record over the past three seasons. In 2017, Farniok powered an offense that scored 40 points or more in nine of its 12 victories. Farniok earned a spot on the South Dakota Coaches Association all-state team as a center in each of his final three seasons. A two-time All-Metro pick, Farniok was named the Outstanding Lineman of the 2016 state championship game, an honor that his three older brothers also earned during their prep careers.
Following his senior season, Farniok played in the Offense-Defense 88 All-American Bowl and was named the national offensive lineman of the year by the organization. Farniok also participated in the Nike Opening Combine, the U.S. Army All-America Combine and the Rivals Camp Series. An outstanding student, Farniok was a 2017 academic all-state selection and a four-year academic honor roll member.
Farniok was listed by both ESPN and 247Sports as the No. 1 prospect in South Dakota, and he is ranked as the No. 7 center prospect in the nation by ESPN. Farniok was also a two-year basketball letterwinner and competed in track, where he was a state qualifier. Farniok chose Nebraska over Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, Virginia and Virginia Tech. He is the son of Christine Farniok-Jones and Rich Jones, and Brad Farniok, and was born on April 21, 2000. Farniok enrolled at Nebraska in January of 2018.
Will is the son of Brad Farniok and Christine and Rich Jones and Rich Jones, and Brad Farniok, and was born on April 21, 2000. He is majoring in biological sciences and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in his first semester on campus. Farniok’s father played collegiately at St. Cloud State, while he had older brothers who played at Iowa State and Oklahoma.