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James Farrior | Pittsburgh Steelers -

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Position Linebacker
Height 6' 2"
Weight 243 lbs.
College Virginia
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1997 - 2001 Linebacker, New York Jets
2002 - 2011 Linebacker, Pittsburgh Steelers
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Super Bowl XL, XLIII
Pro Bowl 2004, 2008

James Farrior is a member of Steelers Hall of Honor as a member of the Class of 2020.

To use a single incident as a way of describing a player, here is one that describes James Farrior: In the 2005 AFC Divisional Playoff Game in Indianapolis, after Jerome Bettis fumbled at the goal line and Ben Roethlisberger saved a touchdown with his tackle on Nick Harper, the potential for an emotional collapse on the Steelers sideline was very real. The epitome of poise, Farrior simply strapped on his helmet, calmly walked up to coordinator Dick LeBeau and asked him what the defensive call was going to be on first down. In the playoff game that defined the run to Super Bowl XL, Farrior led the team in tackles with 10 and in sacks with 2.5. In another example of the best deals often being the ones that don't get done, the Steelers originally signed Farrior as an unrestricted free agent after Earl Holmes' demands became more than Dan Rooney was willing to meet. Farrior was voted to two Pro Bowls and first-team All-Pro once, and in 16 playoff games with the Steelers he had 97 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions, and eight passes defensed. He was voted team MVP once.

Take a look at some of the best photos of LB James Farrior throughout his career