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Farrow II, Kenneth

Card: Topps AAF Now 2.17.19 , Topps AAF 2019, Topps AAF 2019 Certified, Panini Contenders 2016, Topps AAF Now 3.2.19, Topps XFL 2020
Acquired: IP 2019, SA Commanders Team Signing Dick’s Sporting Goods at The Rim, IP 2023, SA Brahmas v Arlington Renegades
Failure: TTM 2019, C/o The Miami Dolphins


  • Kenneth Farrow II played college ball for The University of Houston from 2012-15.
  • His best collegiate season came in 2014, rushing for 1042 yards on 186 carries- scoring 14 TDs.
  • Over Farrow’s college career he had 560 carries for 2980 yards and 34 TDs rushing, to go along with 74 catches for 546 yards and 3 TDs- in 48 contests.
  • Signed with San Diego following the 2016 NFL Draft.
  • Fought his way onto the roster and was 3rd on the depth chart at RB for the Chargers.
  • Dressed for 13 contests, starting 2, rushing for 192 yards on 60 carries.
  • Spent the end of 2016, and all of 2017 on IR.
  • Waived by team in 2018, and joined the Patriots for about a month during the regular season.
  • Subsequently signed with the AAF, joining the San Antonio Commanders.
  • The clear cut starting back for the Commanders ground game, Farrow ran for 106 times for 372 yards and 4 TDs in 8 games.
  • He ran for a league high 142 yards against the Birmingham Iron‘s top ranked defense in a 12-11 win during Week 4.
  • After the AAF folded, Kenneth briefly signed with the Miami Dolphins.
  • In 2020, Kenneth joined the XFL 2.0 as a member of the Seattle Dragons.
  • He ran for 156 yards on 38 carries, scoring 1 TD before the league folded due to COVID after 5 games.
  • Farrow returned again for the XFL 2023, joining the Arlington Renegades.
  • He saw action against the Brahmas- but tore his ACL late in the game ending his season.
  • See also San Antonio Commanders Autograph Souvenir
Topps Now AAF 2019, #12


  • Week 4 AAF Offensive Player of the Week
  • AAF Record- Most yards rushing in one game (142)
Topps NOW AAF 2019, #22


Kenneth has a lot of great Spring football cards, and I wanted him on all of them. As I love my runningbacks, he was one of my favorite Commanders. When the league folded I ran out to a Chinese version of EBay and got a bunch of custom Commanders jerseys made. I was very excited to add Kenneth’s jersey to my collection (see photo). The problem was that it didn’t have the ‘II’ on the back- even though I requested it. It’s the effort that counts though.

I had been following Kenneth since his days with the Commanders, and I did this piece of art for him. He liked it so much, he promised me he’d give me his autograph at an event in the future- if he ever made it back around to this area. I bode my time.

Eventually he returned to the XFL 3.0 with the Arlington Renegades. When the team cut him before the season, I thought to myself, “Oh well,” But lo and behold two weeks before the Brahmas meeting with the Renegades, Arlington resigned him. I knew this was my best shot.

I look like a crazy person but Kenneth’s got it goin’ on.

I gave him a gentle nudge on Twitter with the picture, then took some photos of myself in my jersey. He liked it before the game, so I knew I had a good shot. When I got to the stadium, I snuck around to the visitors side of the stadium, eventually settling in where I was in view of him near the front of the visitors entrance stands.

Boom! He caught a pass and came rumbling over. “I see you! Thank-you for being a fan! I’ll get you after warm ups and sign anything you want!” Then he rolled off again. Everyone around me was pretty floored.

True to his word he came back after warm-ups concluded. He signed all the remaining cards I needed of him, and I gave him the art I made of him. We reminisced about the best of times with the Commanders briefly, before Brian Folkerts came over and De’Vante Bausby piped in about how classy my jersey was. It was great! Like a mini reunion. I was so elated. I felt so appreciated and I know the feeling was mutual.

Even though the Brahmas lost the game, I felt like a big winner that day.

Unfortunately during a play where Kenneth was plowing ahead for a big gain, he was tackled and injured. At some point enough is enough and with the injuries he’s sustained over the years, he’s lucky to still have it. After his surgical procedure he announced his very well earned retirement from the sport. Onward and upward!

Kenneth is a founding member of the UFPA (United Football Players Association)- An advisory board of players that specializes in helping players and unions outside the NFL and CFL negotiate union contracts with their leagues.

San Antonio Commanders autograph souvenir

ACQUIRED: IP 2019, Dick’s Sporting Goods Signing at The Rim, San Antonio, Tx

I absolutely knew that this was going to be my best shot to get as many players as I could from the Commanders that season. I did not realize this would be my only chance to do so. I arranged to go to the event on a Wednesday- taking the day off and hanging out with my brother and we got there super early to ensure our spot in line.

We were the second or third people in line. There were no rules about the autographs. Players were not limited to signing swag specifically from Dicks, and they allowed us to go through line multiple times if we desired. This was a great trade off for me, as I ended up getting all the cards I had on me signed as well as this promotional card. (It was the same week that the AAF cards from Topps were coming out, so I had hoped that there would be a stack of player cards there, but unfortunately I was out of luck.)

Dick’s Sporting Goods came out in big support for the AAF, carrying team goods at many of their host stores that were around AAF host cities. The store at The Rim in San Antonio was no different, and they carried a whole bunch of things from chairs and coolers, to lego figurines and jerseys.

Fans were very split online about supporting this event. I ended up defending not only Dick’s, but the Commanders, as fans who were up in arms still about the second amendment, were ‘boycotting’ Dick’s because the store had recently decided not to sell guns or ammo. Their argument was pretty lame. Many of the fans who were ‘boycotting’ had never even stepped inside a Dick’s before so- it’s not like they felt the loss of their business. It was pretty weak and it really emphasized the problem the league had with bush fans who were politicizing the game over social media.

It was a good event overall. A solid lineup of players from the Commanders attended and I got to meet one of my favorite sports people, Tiff, (although I frowned at the fact I did not win any of the special raffle drawings). She ran a very tight show for the Commanders promotional team and kept things on track. (After the team folded, she moved on to work for the XFL Renegades. Unfortunately the Wuhan virus did that league in as well.)


Scott Daly LS #49- Daly is a rare breed of career long snappers in football. He played his college ball for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, from 2012-2015 and over that period never missed on a snap. In 2017, he signed with the Cowboys but did not make the squad. He joined the AAF Commanders in 2018, and then played for the New York Guardians of the XFL in 2020.

“I was very lucky to be with the organization in San Antonio. We had a great coaching staff, great team, and it was just an awesome experience.”

– Scott Daly

Cam Clear TE #85- Cam was one of the more local products hailing from nearby Texas A&M. He was the largest receiving target on the team clocking in at 6’5″, 278. As the Commanders offense was a TE rich scheme, Cam saw a decent amount of action, most notably against Atlanta, where he caught 5 passes for 45 yards. He finished the season with 10 catches for 72 yards, and joined his former head coach Mike Riley with the Seattle Dragons of the XFL in 2020.

“He’s found his little niche in the offense of how to get open in the intermediate game,”

-QB Logan Woodside

Winston Craig DE #96– Craig played his college ball at Richmond. There for the Spiders he made a name for himself posting 166 total tackles, 13.5 sacks, and 2 interceptions for the Spiders. Going undrafted, he’d sign with the Eagles, and was on and off their practice squad from 2017 to 2018. He joined the Commanders later that year and started 7 games logging 14 total tackles, and 2.5 sacks. After the AAF folded, he signed with the Steelers but couldn’t crack their squad. He subsequently played for the by the Dallas Renegades of the XFL in 2020- only a short drive up I-35 from SA, posting 4 tackles.

Joel Lanning LB #57– Joel was a quarterback who converted to middle linebacker, starting at some points at both positions over his college career at Iowa State. Going undrafted, he saw some time in the preseason with the Dallas Cowboys in 2018, but did not make the squad. Later that year he signed with the Commanders and finished the 2019 season with 28 total tackles.

“I love the guys that play multiple positions because they have a versatility sense to them. For a quarterback to move over to linebacker, it’s unique. We’re really glad to have him.”

-Head Coach Mike Riley

Zack Sanchez CB #33– A rangy defensive back with good closing speed, Zack played collegially for Oklahoma. He started 37 contests for the Sooners, recording 15 interceptions (3 TDs) and 134 tackles. He was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the 2015 NFL Draft, and spent time on and off the team’s practice squad and injured reserve through 2018. He saw action in 5 games (1 start) and recorded 9 tackles. Eager to prove himself after he was cut by the Panthers, Zack joined the Commanders for the 2019 season, and helped solidify an already burgeoning secondary. He played a key part in SA’s victory over San Diego in the first week, and finished the season with 3 interceptions. As of 2020 he’s a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL.

Mekale McKay WR #82– Mekale was one of the chosen poster boys of the Commanders squad. After splitting time at both Arkansas and Cincinnati, Mekale was not drafted in 2016. He spent time on and off the practice squads and preseason rosters of the Colts, Jaguars, Broncos, Titans, Bears, and Cowboys. In early 2019, Mekale joined the Commanders, and in 7 starts had 22 catches for 375 yards and 4 TDs as a long bomb threat. After the Alliance folded, Mekale signed with the New York Guardians of the XFL. He caught 12 passes for 184 yards and a TD.

Kenneth Farrow II RB #20– Farrow quickly came in and established himself as the lead back in San Antonio. The powerback finished as the AAFs 5th leading rusher (372 yards and 4 TDs), and holds the league record for most yards rushing in a game with 142. After the league, Kenneth like much of the AAF talent joined the XFL. He played for the Seattle Dragons, rushing 38 times for 156 yards and a TD.

Cyril Richardson G #73– Cyril was a well regarded big man out of Baylor who was selected in the 5th round by the Buffalo Bills in 2014. He then played for the Bears in 2016 and 2017. After a year’s hiatus Cyril caught on with the Commanders, and then joined the XFL Dragons in 2020.

Derron Smith S #32- Smith went on to become the Defensive Player of the Year for the shortlived AAF. Rarely out of position, he recorded 3 interceptions (1 TD), 21 tackles, and 8 pass deflections. Derron was the first player selected in the free portion of the XFL Draft by the Dallas Renegades. He finished the 5 game schedule with 16 tackles, an interception and 2 pass deflections.

Shaan Washington LB #54- Big Hit Shaan was the guy who blasted Mike Bercovici in the first game of the season and helped put the league on the map. He finished with 13 total tackles, a forced fumble, and 5 sacks.