|Born:||March 5, 1936|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Died:||July 20, 1996|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||208 lb (94 kg)|
|NFL draft||1958 / Round: 11|
|Drafted by||Cleveland Browns|
|1959–1966||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|CFL West All-Star||1961, 1963|
Farrell Funston was a Canadian Football League wide receiver for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for eight years. He won three Grey Cup titles with the team.
After playing college football at Pacific University and being drafted by the National Football League without playing a down, Funston became a wide receiver for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1959 to 1966.For all those years, Ken Ploen was his quarterback. Together, they were major factors in Winnipeg's four Grey Cup appearances (1959, 1961, 1962, 1965), including three victories: 1959, 1961, 1962, and one loss: 1965. His highest totals as a receiver were the two years he was voted as a western conference all-star: 1961 (47 catches for 892 yards, 19.0 yards per catch, 8 touchdowns) and 1963 (60 catches for 835 yards, 13.9 yards per catch, 9 touchdowns).
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