Miller Farr

Born: Born: April 8, 1943

     Miller Farr graduated from Hebert High School in 1961. At Hebert, Farr lettered in football, basketball, baseball, and track and was named All-State in football, baseball, and track. Farr attended Wichita State on a scholarship, lettering in football and track. As a half back, he led the nation in kickoff and punt returns and was named All-Conference. He was a first round draft choice by the Denver Broncos in 1964, played for the Broncos for one season, then moved to the San Diego Chargers in 1965. He played for the Houston Oilers from 1967 through 1969.

 

     During the 1967 season, cornerback Farr was the AFL co-leader in interceptions with 10, tying with Westmoreland and Janik. Despite a bout with hepatitis, he intercepted two passes for touchdowns in one game in 1968. He led the AFL in touchdown interceptions that year and was All-Pro in both the AFC and the NFL. In 1970, Farr was involved in the first ever trade between the old NFL and AFL teams. Farr and quarterback Pete Beathard, went to St. Louis, while quarterback Charley Johnson and defensive back Bob Atkins were moved to Houston.

 

     Farr moved to the Detroit Lions in 1973 to play with his brother, Mel Farr. A six-time All-Pro, Farr was chosen All-AFL in 1967, 1968, and 1969. He was also a three-time AFL All-Star player and played in two AFL championship games, in 1965 and 1967. Farr made 35 interceptions in eight years, six of them for touchdowns. He established an AFL record for the most touchdowns from pass interceptions in a game (2) and tied the AFL record for a season (3). 

 

     After retiring from football, Miller Farr became the general manager at a successful auto dealership in Michigan.

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