Farrell Funston

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Farrell Funston
Born: (1936-03-05) March 5, 1936 (age 84)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Died:July 20, 1996
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) WR
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight208 lb (94 kg)
College Pacific
NFL draft 1958 / Round: 11
Drafted by Cleveland Browns
Career history
As player
19591966 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.

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CFL career

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. [1] [2] 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).

Video clips

Farrell Funston catches a 41-yard pass from Ken Ploen to set up the winning TD in the 1959 Grey Cup game on YouTube

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