Arthur McFarland

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Arthur McFarland
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1874-07-07)July 7, 1874
Springfield, Ohio
Died August 21, 1959(1959-08-21) (aged 85)
Martins Ferry, Ohio
Playing career
1897–1898 Washington & Jefferson
1897–1898 Greensburg Athletic Association
1899 Latrobe Athletic Association
1899–1900 West Virginia
1900 Greensburg Athletic Association
1902 Philadelphia Athletics
1903 Franklin Athletic Club
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1906–1908 Ohio
Head coaching record
Overall 14–10–1

Arthur Lamont "Tiger" McFarland (July 7, 1874 – August 21, 1959) was an early professional American football player who played with the Greensburg Athletic Association as well as the Latrobe Athletic Association. He later played for the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1902 version of the National Football League and for the 1903 US Football Champions, the Franklin Athletic Club. Sweet also won, with Franklin, the 1903 World Series of Football, held that December at Madison Square Garden.

At the same time McFarland was enjoying his professional career, he also played at the college level. While McFarland played professional football for Greensburg and Latrobe, he still claimed his amateur status by playing for the Washington & Jefferson Presidents. After playing two seasons for the Presidents, McFarland played his last two seasons for West Virginia Mountaineers.

For 1906 to 1908, McFarland was the coach of the Ohio Bobcats. He posted a 14-10-1 record over a three span. He died at hospital in Martins Ferry, Ohio in 1959.[1]


  1. ^ "Former Gridiron Tutor at Ohio U Succumbs". Mansfield News-Journal. August 22, 1959. p. 13. Retrieved August 29, 2014 – via  open access publication – free to read