LOYOLA GRIDIRON VANGUARD RECEPTION AND DINNER MEETING ON FEBRUARY 28 - DANNY FARMER '95 GUEST SPEAKER

LOYOLA GRIDIRON VANGUARD RECEPTION AND DINNER MEETING ON FEBRUARY 28 - DANNY FARMER '95 GUEST SPEAKER
DANNY FARMER '95 was a star three-sport athlete during his days at Loyola, excelling on the football field, basketball court and at the net as a volleyball phenom. He was the leading wide receiver on the 1994 Cub football squad which earned him All-Del Rey League and team MVP honors. Farmer was also a talented starting forward on the varsity basketball squad and helped lead Loyola's varsity volleyball team to the 1995 CIF Southern Section Division I title. For his sterling efforts in volleyball, Farmer was named the CIF Southern Section Division I Player-of-the-Year, and his jersey (no. 7) was permanently retired.

Following his graduation from Loyola in 1995, Farmer continued his brilliant athletic career at UCLA. He was a rare major college athlete who played and excelled in two sports, football and volleyball. His sterling career as a Bruin wide receiver put him atop UCLA's receiving yards (3,020) record list, a spot he still occupies. Farmer averaged an incredible 19 yards per reception on his 159 career catches. He became the first receiver in Bruins history to lead the team in receptions, was an All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection as a sophomore in 1997, was named first team All-Pac-10 as a junior in 1998 after setting a single season school record with 1,274 receiving yards and was acclaimed a pre-season All-American entering his senior campaign. Following Farmer's final season as a Bruin, during which he served as a team captain, he won the Red Sanders Award as the squad's MVP and was awarded the Pac-10 Conference Medal.

As a highly talented volleyball player, Farmer helped lead the Bruins to two NCAA National Championships in 1996 and 1998. During his senior season he was among the nation's leaders in attack percentage, hitting.444. Farmer was inducted into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015

Farmer was drafted by the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers as a wide receiver in 2000. He played for the Cincinnati Bengals for four seasons (2000-2003), for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for one season and competed for the Miami Dolphins in 2005 before retiring from the NFL in 2006. The former Cub standout ranks among the greatest athletes in Loyola High School history.

Farmer will be the featured speaker at the Loyola Gridiron Vanguard's annual spring reception and dinner meeting on February 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Xavier Center on campus at Loyola.  Sign-up information will be coming shortly. The event is open to all supporters of Cub Football, including current and former parents, alumni and fans. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND.

National Signing Day coming on February 7
Multiple Loyola football players in the Class of 2018 will be signing national letters of intent on February 7. Senior punter COLLIN FLINTOFT was recently offered by the University of Arizona.