Penn State LB plans to transition from run-stopper to crime-stopper after college
Some college students need a few semesters, maybe even a few years, before they settle on a major field of study and decide what career they’d like to pursue when they finally earn that degree.
That’s not the case for Penn State linebacker Koa Farmer. He’s got a very specific path he’d like to follow.
Farmer wants to be in law enforcement.
In a recent interview with Ralph Russo of the Associated Press, Farmer opened up about his passion for fighting crime, which stems from watching so many popular television series. And there were a lot the Nittany Lion enjoyed to watch.
“I liked ‘Law and Order.’ I liked ‘CSI.’ I liked ‘Bones.’ ‘Criminal Minds’ was a good one,” Farmer told Russo. He continued to name other hit crime shows that he enjoyed watching.
“I’m just really into that kind of stuff,” Farmer said. “Into the competitive field of getting criminals. The whole critical thinking part of how agents handle situations or conflicts.”
Farmer is currently studying criminology and sociology at Penn State and he recently shadowed law enforcement agents in Washington. He worked with forensics units, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives and the D.C. Metro Police Department.
He has plenty of interesting and compelling stories from his time in Washington and his experiences. You can do further reading on Farmer’s summer adventure here.
Farmer played in all 13 games for the Nittany Lions last season, recording 48 stops and 5.5 tackles for loss. In his career in Happy Valley, the linebacker has played in 39 games, registered 77 stops with 10 tackles for loss.