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Andrew Geza “Anvil Andy” Farkas

  • Birth 2 May 1916 Clay Center, Ottawa County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 10 Apr 2001 Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 32446226

Professional Football Player. After garnering All-American honors at the University of Detroit, he was taken in the 1st round of the 1938 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins. He was a fullback and defensive back from 1938 to 1944 for the Redskins. He finished his career with the Detroit Lions in 1945. In 1939, he led the NFL in scoring and was named All Pro. He helped lead the Redskins to an NFL championship in 1942. In 2002, he was named one of the 70 greatest players in Redskins team history. He is credited as the first player in the NFL to wear eye black. He scored 37 touchdowns in his 8 years in the NFL. He was elected to both the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame and the Ohio Sports Hall of Fame.

Bio by: Mel Bashore


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mel Bashore
  • Added: 27 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32446226
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Geza “Anvil Andy” Farkas (2 May 1916–10 Apr 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32446226, citing Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .