Matt Farniok (born September 26, 1997) is an American football center for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He played college football at Nebraska.As a redshirt freshman, he appeared in 7 games with 4 starts. He had 2 starts at right tackle and 2 starts at right guard. As a sophomore, he was named the starter at right tackle, contributing to the team averaging 456.2 yards of total offense. As a junior, he started all 12 games at right tackle. As a senior in 2020, the football season was reduced to 8 games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He became one of 13 two-time captains in school history, while starting all 8 games on the offensive line. He started 7 contests at right guard and one contest at center.