Mike Farrell is the most honored placekicker in the history of Adrian College football. Farrell earned three letters on the gridiron from 1983 to 85. He was named All-MIAA for three straight years from 1983 to 85 and is the only kicker at Adrian to be named first-team MIAA all-conference three times.
Mike was named a Division III Honorable Mention All-American in 1983 and two years later was named Second Team All-American in 1985. He was twice named Adrian College Special Teams Player of the Year and led NCAA Division III in field goals made per game in 1983. He was a member of the 1983 MIAA Championship squad that in 2008 was enshrined into the Adrian College Athletic Hall of Fame and was the first Adrian football team to participate in the NCAA Division III playoffs. In 2009 he was enshrined as an individual into the Athletic Hall of Fame and is the only placekicker honored this way.
Mike currently holds the NCAA Division III career record for extra point percentage having been a "Perfect" 84-of-84 during his career as a Bulldog - a record since 1985. (The only person in the history of NCAA Division III football to achieve perfection based on at least 80 attempts) He has held Adrian College career records for field goals, field goal percentage, and extra points.
Mind you none of this would have been possible if not for the incredible teammates, coaches, family, support network, and grace from God. The people who crossed Mike's path at the right time were the only way he could have achieved all the honors he was bestowed. Football is truly a team sport that is not only the 11 players on the field working together for the same goals but also all the people behind the scenes supporting all the effort being put forth. Mike certainly had unwavering support from his family, friends, and random people who crossed his path to be a spark to move him toward his destiny. "Thank You" seem like such a minor way of conveying appreciation for being part of his journey, but it is a start to recognizing them all for all they have contributed.
Mike currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina, and has been involved with children's charities and organizations, including serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster, as President of the Richland County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association in 2007-08. He was awarded the SCCOAC Adoptive Advocate of the year in 2008.