Former Detroit Lion Mel Farr Dies
Former Detroit Lions running back Mel Farr has passed away at the age of 70.
He was the NFL's Co-Rookie of the Year with Lions teammate, cornerback Lem Barney in 1967. He played for eight seasons in a Lions uniform.
After he retired, he became a noted car salesman in southeastern Michigan. His commercials made him a local celebrity in the Detroit area.
His death comes one month after his former teammate, Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders, died due to cancer.