By Craig Beilfuss

NORTON SHORES–Ke’Waun Farnum will join his brother and Mona Shores teammate, Dahmir Farnum, next fall at Wayne State University to continue his football career.

Last week, Farnum officially signed his national letter of intent to attend the Division II college in Detroit. Wayne State is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).

Last season, Farnum (5-9, 170 pounds) had four interceptions and 21 tackles. He returned one interception for a touchdown.

His career stats include seven interceptions and 55 tackles.

Farnum was a 3-year starter for Mona Shores and coach Matt Koziak.

“What an honor and privilege it was to be able to coach Ke’Waun for the past 3 years,” said Koziak. “I am so thankful that Ke’Waun was able to be a part of our program. He has shown future players what hard work can do, not only in the sport of football, but in the classroom as well. As you can obviously see, we have some big shoes to fill next fall.”

Wayne State recently named Tyrone Wheatley as the Warriors’ coach. Wheatley is a 16-year coaching veteran, including 5 years in the National Football League. He most recently served as the running backs coach for the Denver Broncos.

Ke’Waun is the son of Catrina Blaylock and Willie Farnum, Jr. Farnum plans to major in finance. He has a 2.8 grade-point-average at Mona Shores.

Photo Courtesy of LSJ Photographer Leo Valdez