Farina receives football's Todd Walker Teammate Award

Tim Farina

DURHAM, N.H.Tim Farina (Campton, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire football team was presented the Todd Walker Teammate Award by head coach Sean McDonnell in a Saturday ceremony held at the Walk of Memory in front of the UNH Field House.


Mark Walker, Todd's father, and inaugural Todd Walker Teammate Award winner Jason Roach (Dorchester, Mass.), a former UNH defensive back, were on hand for the ceremony.

The Todd Walker Teammate Award is presented annually in memory of former Wildcat wide receiver Todd Walker, who suffered an untimely and heroic death March 18, 2011, in Boulder, Colo., when he stopped an attempted robbery and saved the life of a woman he was walking home.

Farina, a junior wide receiver, was recognized for his selflessness and dedication as the ideal teammate. The former Plymouth Regional High School standout will be honored by wearing Walker's uniform No. 80 during Saturday's spring Blue-White Game (12:30 p.m.) at Cowell Stadium.

The 5-foot-9, 168-pound Farina played in two games last season and made his first career reception, for six yards, in a victory against Villanova. He tacked on an 11-yard rush.

Walker would have turned 22 years old May 1.

To purchase 2012 UNH football season and individual game tickets, visit www.unhwildcats.com or call (603) 862-4000, extension 5.

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