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Former Philadelphia Eagles Center Ken Farragut Passes Away at 85

February 18th, 2014 at 7:46 PM
By Scott Erik Anderson

After battling diabetes for years, former Philadelphia Eagles center Ken Farragut has passed away at the age of 85 Sunday morning due to complications from the metabolic disease.

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Farragut only played four seasons in Philadelphia after the Eagles drafted him out of the University of Mississippi in the sixth round of the 1951 draft. He earned his fair share of honors for his collegiate and professional football careers.

Farragut was enshrined in 1988 in the University of Mississippi’s Hall of Fame. Four years later, he was selected to the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame. The NFL also awarded Farragut in 1992 with the NFL Alumni Career Achievement Award.

Farragut is survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. His family will be holding a viewing at the Messiah Methodist Church in Lafayette Hill, Pa. on Saturday, February 22 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. A service will immediately follow.

Tags: Center, Football, Ken Farragut, NFL, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles, University of Mississippi

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