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Melvin Farr (born November 3, 1944 in Beaumont, Texas) is a former American football player. November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Jefferson County Mayor Guy Goodson Area    - City 222. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


As a youth, Farr played football, baseball, track and basketball. He earned a chance to play football for UCLA, and was an All-American at the school from 1963 to 1967. In 1967, Farr joined the Detroit Lions, and won the year's NFL Rookie of the Year Award. He spent his entire injury-plagued career with the Lions, and earned trips to the Pro Bowl in 1967 and 1972. Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ...


Farr and his teammate Lem Barney also sang background vocals on the 1971 Marvin Gaye song "What's Going On". After his retirement from pro football, Farr entered the business world, and in 1975 opened the Mel Farr Ford automobile dealership in Oak Park, Michigan. By aggressively targeting the mostly black, poverty stricken, automobile-hungry population of inner city Detroit, he built an auto empire. By 1998, the Mel Farr Auto Group grossed $596.6 million, making it the top African-American business in the United States and the thirty-third largest auto dealership in the US. For many years Farr appeared in his dealerships' commercials in a superhero costume flying through the sky as he was dubbed "Mel Farr, your Superstar dealer". Lemuel Jackson Barney (Born September 8, 1945, in Gulfport, Mississippi) is a former American Football cornerback who played for the Detroit Lions. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... Whats Going On is a 1971 hit single by Marvin Gaye for the Motown label, and the title track from his groundbreaking 1971 LP Whats Going On. ... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ... Oak Park is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


Farr is part of a family full of professional football players. He is the younger brother of former AFL and NFL player Miller Farr as well as the father of former NFL players Mel Farr, Jr. and Mike Farr. AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... Miller Farr Jr. ... Melvin Farr, Jr. ... Michael Anthony Farr (born August 8, 1967 in Santa Monica, California) is a former American football wide receiver who played three seasons for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. ...


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