Buddy Farnham, New England Patriots

Buddy Farnham

A Brown University ’10 standout, Buddy Farnham was signed by the New England Patriots in reaction to Torry Holt’s (WR) season ending knee injury. The 2009 Ivy Player of the Year is only 6'0" and 190 lbs, but has exceptional hands and has a knack for making plays. He's the humble, blue-collared player that coaches and fans love.

Buddy grew up in Andover, MA, a Patriots fan, with dreams of playing for the Brown Bears. His father (Mark, Brown '80) and two uncles (Bob '77, Paul '83) were all record-breaking wide-receivers at Brown and all wore the number 46. For nine straight years, Brown's starting receiver was #46 Farnham. Bob was an All-American and Mark and Paul were both All-Ivy selections. It was only fitting that when it came time to choose a college, Buddy followed in his family's footsteps. Likewise, Buddy's cousin, Bobby Farnham '12 (Bob's son) plays for Brown's hockey team (and wears #46 of course).
Buddy went on to dominate the Ivy League from the get-go, having an immediate impact as receiver and punt returner. He was a three-time first team All-Ivy selection and Ivy Player of the Year his senior year. In his career, Buddy totaled 229 receptions and 2,895 yards, which is 6th and 7th in Ivy League history, respectively.