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Detroit Lions Legend And Businessman Mel Farr Dies At 70

Mel Farr, NFL superstar and local businessman has died at his home at the age of 70. Farr was selected by the Detroit Lions as 7th pick in the first round of the 1967 draft and won rookie of the year honors in his first season. His impressive NFL career stretched 69 games, all with the Lions. During that time, he rushed for 3,072 yards and scored 26 touchdowns on the ground, and also caught 146 passes for 1,374 yards and 10 scores. After his NFL career came to an end in 1974, Farr partnere...

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