2 Desmond Fairell
2 Desmond Fairell
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Miami Senior
Position: DB
gp 11
tk 50.0
sac -
int 4
ffum -

2018: For a second straight year, Fariell earned postseason All-SAC honors as well as a spot on the Don Hansen All-Region team. Fairell has been a remarkable modicum of consistency for the Eagles. The corner finished the year with four interceptions for a third straight season to lead Carson-Newman and the South Atlantic Conference. Fairell turned in a multi-interception performance against Virginia-Lynchburg, the second multi-pick day of his career.  He also recovered two fumbles on the year to lead the South Atlantic Conference in takeaways. He earned TSWA State Defensive Player of the Week honors following his performance against Virginia-Lynchburg. Fairell is in a tie for eighth on C-N's all-time career picks list at 12 with Carson-Newman Hall of Famer Joe Fishback. His next interception will move him into a tie for seventh on the all-time list with Tim Foutz (13 picks from 1983-84). JJ Simmons sits in sixth with 15 from 1995-98. Fairell also had 50 tackles on the year, topping out at eight against Virginia Union

HONORS:

  • All-SAC First Team 
  • Don Hansen All-Region
  • TSWA Defensive Player of the Week (10/13)

2017: A first team All-SAC pick, member of the Don Hansen all-region team, Fairell followed up a four-interception campaign as a freshman with four more picks as a sophomore, putting him in the top 10 on Carson-Newman's career interceptions chart through two seasons.  He was second in the league in interceptions as a sophomore. Fairell also forced three fumbles and recovered another.  He was named the South Atlantic Conference's defensive player of the week following his performance against Limestone.  Fairell earned the award following a seven-tackle performance in the Eagles' 31-20 win over Limestone that also featured a pair of forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception.  Both turnovers that Fairell generated were crucial to preserving Carson-Newman's lead. He grabbed his second interception of the season and the sixth pick of his career with 2:14 left in the third quarter and the Eagles up one. Fairell ripped in an Ivan Corbin pass at the C-N 10 and returned it deep into Saints territory.  His fumble recovery was arguably the more impressive play and without question sealed the win for the Eagles.  Jerko'ya Patton rushed for a first down for the Saints, but Fairell locked him up as he moved to the right sideline and ripped the ball away from him.  Fairell joins fellow first team All-SAC performer Sha'Heem Stupart as one of three players in the last decade with a fumble recovery, forced fumble and pick in one game.  A lockdown corner, Fairell's seven tackles against the Saints were his most for the season.  He didn't have more than three tackles any other game, a byproduct of teams' inability to throw the football to his side of the field.  Fairell finished the year with 26 stops.  

Honors

  • First Team All-SAC 
  • Don Hansen All-Region 
  • SAC Player of the Week (10-9-17)

2016: Fairell led Carson-Newman in interceptions with four picks on the year.  He also made 27 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and had a sack against Brevard.  He ranked second in the South Atlantic Conference and top 25 in the nation with his interception tally.  He had the most interceptions in a single season for Carson-Newman since All-American Eien Jacob's five in 2013.  Fairell snagged two interceptions against Mars Hill. It is the 14th time since the year 2000 that an Eagle has had two picks in one game. Fairell joins Revel Coffey as the only freshmen since the year 2000 with two picks in one game. Fairell topped out at eight tackles in a homecoming win over Limestone (10/29).  He made six stops in the Eagles' opening day contest against No. 7 Humboldt State (9/1)

HIGH SCHOOL: Fairell starred at Miami Senior High School for coach Ivan Rosales.  As a senior, he hauled in 29 catches for 513 yards and five touchdowns.  Defensively, he produced 42 tackles, with a pair of fumbles forced and recovered.  He also had three sacks, a pick and two defensive scores. He earned All-Dade County honors following his senior campaign with the Stingrays. 

PERSONAL: The son of Tawana Fairell, he intends to study business at Carson-Newman and selected the Eagles over Appalachian State, Florida International, Kansas and Northern Iowa. 

Recent Games
Oct 6 Limestone W, 52-24
Oct 13 Mars Hill W, 49-27
Oct 20 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 63-10
Oct 27 at Tusculum L, 41-28
Nov 3 Lenoir-Rhyne L, 40-21
Nov 10 at UNC Pembroke W, 34-13
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 33 20
Assists 17 12
Tackles 50.0 32.0
Tackles per game 4.5 4.6
Sacks - -
Sack yards - -
Interceptions 4 1
Returned for touchdown 0 0
Fumble recoveries 2 2
Fumble return TDs 0 0
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 30 at West Florida L, 19-9 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 8 at Virginia Union W, 33-29 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 15 Wingate W, 31-14 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 at Newberry L, 23-3 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 at Catawba W, 33-30 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Limestone W, 52-24 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 13 Mars Hill W, 49-27 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 63-10 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Tusculum L, 41-28 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Lenoir-Rhyne L, 40-21 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at UNC Pembroke W, 34-13 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 30 at West Florida L, 19-9 - - - - - - -
Sep 8 at Virginia Union W, 33-29 - - - - - - -
Sep 15 Wingate W, 31-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 22 at Newberry L, 23-3 - - - - - - -
Sep 29 at Catawba W, 33-30 - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Limestone W, 52-24 - - - - - - -
Oct 13 Mars Hill W, 49-27 - - - - - 1 1
Oct 20 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 63-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Tusculum L, 41-28 - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Lenoir-Rhyne L, 40-21 - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at UNC Pembroke W, 34-13 - - - - - 1 0
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 30 at West Florida L, 19-9 - - - - - - -
Sep 8 at Virginia Union W, 33-29 - - - - - - -
Sep 15 Wingate W, 31-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 22 at Newberry L, 23-3 - - - - - - -
Sep 29 at Catawba W, 33-30 - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Limestone W, 52-24 - - - - - - -
Oct 13 Mars Hill W, 49-27 - - - - - 1 1
Oct 20 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 63-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Tusculum L, 41-28 - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Lenoir-Rhyne L, 40-21 - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at UNC Pembroke W, 34-13 - - - - - 1 0
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 30 at West Florida L, 19-9 - - - - - 0
Sep 8 at Virginia Union W, 33-29 - - - - - 0
Sep 15 Wingate W, 31-14 - - - - - 0
Sep 22 at Newberry L, 23-3 - - - - - 0
Sep 29 at Catawba W, 33-30 - - - - - 0
Oct 6 Limestone W, 52-24 - - - - - 0
Oct 13 Mars Hill W, 49-27 - - - - - 0
Oct 20 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 63-10 - - - - - 0
Oct 27 at Tusculum L, 41-28 - - - - - 0
Nov 3 Lenoir-Rhyne L, 40-21 - - - - - 0
Nov 10 at UNC Pembroke W, 34-13 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 30 at West Florida L, 19-9 - - - - - - - -
Sep 8 at Virginia Union W, 33-29 - - - - - - - -
Sep 15 Wingate W, 31-14 - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 at Newberry L, 23-3 - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 at Catawba W, 33-30 - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Limestone W, 52-24 - - - - - - - -
Oct 13 Mars Hill W, 49-27 - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 63-10 - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Tusculum L, 41-28 - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Lenoir-Rhyne L, 40-21 - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at UNC Pembroke W, 34-13 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 30 at West Florida L, 19-9 - - - - - 2 1 0.5 1 0
Sep 8 at Virginia Union W, 33-29 - - - - - 2 20 10.0 18 0
Sep 15 Wingate W, 31-14 - - - - - 2 26 13.0 32 0
Sep 22 at Newberry L, 23-3 - - - - - 1 0 0.0 0 0
Sep 29 at Catawba W, 33-30 - - - - - 1 30 30.0 30 0
Oct 6 Limestone W, 52-24 - - - - - 2 21 10.5 25 0
Oct 13 Mars Hill W, 49-27 - - - - - 2 14 7.0 13 0
Oct 20 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 63-10 - - - - - 2 68 34.0 70 1
Oct 27 at Tusculum L, 41-28 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Lenoir-Rhyne L, 40-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at UNC Pembroke W, 34-13 - - - - - 3 13 4.3 12 0
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Aug 30 at West Florida L, 19-9 1 - - 1 - 1
Sep 8 at Virginia Union W, 33-29 1 - - 20 - 20
Sep 15 Wingate W, 31-14 1 - - 26 - 26
Sep 22 at Newberry L, 23-3 1 - - 0 - 0
Sep 29 at Catawba W, 33-30 1 - - 30 - 30
Oct 6 Limestone W, 52-24 1 - - 21 - 21
Oct 13 Mars Hill W, 49-27 1 - - 14 - 14
Oct 20 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 63-10 1 - - 68 - 68
Oct 27 at Tusculum L, 41-28 1 - - - - 0
Nov 3 Lenoir-Rhyne L, 40-21 1 - - - - 0
Nov 10 at UNC Pembroke W, 34-13 1 - - 13 - 13
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Aug 30 at West Florida L, 19-9 0 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0 -
Sep 8 at Virginia Union W, 33-29 0 - - - 0 - - - - - 0 -
Sep 15 Wingate W, 31-14 0 - - - 0 - 0 - - - 0 -
Sep 22 at Newberry L, 23-3 0 - - - 0 - - - - - 0 -
Sep 29 at Catawba W, 33-30 0 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0 -
Oct 6 Limestone W, 52-24 0 - - - 0 - - - - - 0 -
Oct 13 Mars Hill W, 49-27 0 - - - 0 - - - - - 0 -
Oct 20 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 63-10 6 - - - 1 0 - - - - 0 -
Oct 27 at Tusculum L, 41-28 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 3 Lenoir-Rhyne L, 40-21 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 10 at UNC Pembroke W, 34-13 0 - - - 0 - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 30 at West Florida L, 19-9 2 0 2.0 - - 0 - - - - 1 16 0 1 - -
Sep 8 at Virginia Union W, 33-29 6 4 10.0 - - 0.5 2 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 15 Wingate W, 31-14 3 1 4.0 - - 1 2 - 1 0 - - - - - -
Sep 22 at Newberry L, 23-3 2 4 6.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 at Catawba W, 33-30 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - 1 4 0 1 - -
Oct 6 Limestone W, 52-24 3 0 3.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 13 Mars Hill W, 49-27 4 1 5.0 - - 0 - - 1 - - - - 2 - -
Oct 20 Virginia-Lynchburg W, 63-10 0 1 1.0 - - 0 - - - - 2 16 0 - - -
Oct 27 at Tusculum L, 41-28 3 3 6.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Lenoir-Rhyne L, 40-21 4 3 7.0 - - 1.5 2 - - - - - - 1 - -
Nov 10 at UNC Pembroke W, 34-13 5 0 5.0 - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
August 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
September 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 11 - - - - - - 2 1
Conference 7 - - - - - - 1 1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - 1 1
Away 6 - - - - - - 1 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - 2 1
Losses 4 - - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - 1 1
November 2 - - - - - - 1 0
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 11 - - - - - - -
Conference 7 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 11 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 7 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - 0
Away 6 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 4 - - - - - - - 0
-
August 1 - - - - - - - 0
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 2 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 7 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - 17 193 11.4 1 70
Conference - - - - - 8 91 11.4 0 32
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - 8 129 16.1 1 70
Away - - - - - 9 64 7.1 0 30
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - 14 192 13.7 1 70
Losses - - - - - 3 1 0.3 0 1
-
August - - - - - 2 1 0.5 0 1
September - - - - - 6 76 12.7 0 32
October - - - - - 6 103 17.2 1 70
November - - - - - 3 13 4.3 0 12
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 11 - - 193 - 193 17.5
Conference 7 - - 91 - 91 13.0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 5 - - 129 - 129 25.8
Away 6 - - 64 - 64 10.7
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 7 - - 192 - 192 27.4
Losses 4 - - 1 - 1 .3
-
August 1 - - 1 - 1 1.0
September 4 - - 76 - 76 19.0
October 4 - - 103 - 103 25.8
November 2 - - 13 - 13 6.5
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 6 0.5 - - - 1 0 0 - - - 0
Conference 0 0.0 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 6 1.2 - - - 1 0 0 - - - 0
Away 0 0.0 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 6 0.9 - - - 1 0 0 - - - 0
Losses 0 0.0 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
August 0 0.0 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
September 0 0.0 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 0
October 6 1.5 - - - 1 0 - - - - 0
November 0 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 11 33 17 50.0 4.5 - - 4 7 - 2 61 4 36 5 -
Conference 7 20 12 32.0 4.6 - - 2.5 4 - 2 61 1 4 4 -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 14 6 20.0 4.0 - - 2.5 4 - 2 61 2 16 3 -
Away 6 19 11 30.0 5.0 - - 1.5 3 - - - 2 20 2 -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 22 7 29.0 4.1 - - 2.5 5 - 2 61 3 20 3 -
Losses 4 11 10 21.0 5.3 - - 1.5 2 - - - 1 16 2 -
-
August 1 2 0 2.0 2.0 - - 0 - - - - 1 16 1 -
September 4 12 9 21.0 5.3 - - 1.5 4 - 1 61 1 4 1 -
October 4 10 5 15.0 3.8 - - 0 - - 1 0 2 16 2 -
November 2 9 3 12.0 6.0 - - 2.5 3 - - - - - 1 -