Tennessee Titans: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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(1967-69). Miller Farr. 29. player. 148. . CB

  • 2x First-Team All-AFL (1967-68)
  • AFL All-Time Second-Team
  • 3x AFL All-Star (1967-69)
  • Second-Team All-AFL (1969)

Miller Farr comes from a strong football family. His younger brother Mel Farr was a star running back in college for the UCLA Bruins and briefly in the NFL with the Detroit Lions. His nephews Mel Farr Jr. and Mike Farr also played in the NFL like their father.

While Mel Farr made a name for himself pounding the rock for the Bruins and the Lions, Miller Farr fashioned himself a successful 10-year pro football career as a defensive back. He was a first-round pick by the Denver Broncos in the 1985 AFL Redshirt Draft. Farr played only briefly with the Broncos before spending part of two seasons with the then-San Diego Chargers in 1965 and 1966.

Then in 1967, Farr had his breakout season as a member of the Oilers. Farr played in and started all 14 games in that 1967 campaign. He recorded league-bests in interceptions (10), interception return yardage (264) and defensive touchdowns (three). Naturally, Farr was named to his first of two All-AFL First Teams and his first of three AFL All-Star Games.

Farr was still an excellent ballhawk prior to landing in Houston, as he had five career interceptions in his two years prior to playing with the Oilers. He just so happened to double his interception total in year three and played out his prime while in Houston.

1968 saw Farr gather three interceptions for 104 yards and a league-high two defensive touchdowns. He made his third and final career trip to the AFL All-Star Game in 1969, when he had six interceptions for 64 yards that campaign.

Then in 1970, Farr would go on to play in the NFL for the then-St. Louis Cardinals. He spent the next three seasons in St. Louis and would play the 1973 NFL season with the Detroit Lions. Farr played one last professional season with the Florida Blazers in the World Football League in 1974 before retiring. He finished with 19 interceptions for 416 yards and five defensive touchdowns in three seasons with the Oilers.