May 2, 1916|
Clay Center, Ohio
April 10, 2001 (aged 84)|
Traverse City, Michigan
|High school:||Detroit (MI) University Jesuit|
|NFL Draft:||1938 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9|
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Farkas was born in Clay Center, Ohio of Hungarian origins, and attended St. John's High School in Toledo for two years before moving to Detroit, Michigan and graduating from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School.
Farkas was drafted in the first round of the 1938 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, where he played from 1938 to 1944, and finished his career with the Detroit Lions in 1945. He also led the Redskins in rushing and scoring in 1938-39 and 1942–43, as well as helped lead the Redskins to an NFL Championship in 1942. He led the NFL in scoring in 1939.
One of the highlights of his seven-year tour was catching a 99-yard touchdown pass from Frank Filchock on October 15, 1939. He was elected to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, the Ohio Sports Hall of Fame and founded the Gus Dorais Foundation at the University of Detroit in 1955. In 2002, Farkas was named one of the 70 greatest Redskins in team history.