Farragut on a 1954 Bowman football card
|Date of birth:||December 23, 1928|
|Place of birth:||Ponchatoula, Louisiana|
|Date of death:||February 16, 2014(aged 85)|
|Place of death:||Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania|
|NFL Draft:||1951 / Round: 6 / Pick: 68|
Career highlights and awards
|Pro Bowls:||1 (1953)|
|Playing stats at|
High school years
Born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, he moved with his family to Moss Point, Mississippi, where he became a star center and linebacker for his high school team and their coach Tom Swayze. The team went undefeated in 1945, with Farragut as captain. As a senior in 1946, he earned all-state honors. When Swayze took an assistant coaching job at the University of Mississippi in 1947, Farragut followed him, becoming one of coach Johnny Vaught's first recruits.
Farragut was selected to Ole Miss Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame 1992. He was the recipient of the NFL Alumni Career Achievement Award 1992.
Personal life and death
Retiring from football in 1954, Farragut remained in Philadelphia and eventually began a successful roofing company. His son David took over as CEO in 1997. Farragut died from complications of diabetes in February 2014. He was 85. He was survived by his wife Jane and their three children.
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