Ken Farragut, a Pro Bowl offensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles during the 1950s, died Sunday morning from complications of diabetes, the team announced Monday. He was 85.

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Farragut was chosen by the Eagles in the sixth round of the 1951 draft out of the University of Mississippi. He went on to play for the Eagles until1954 and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1953.

Farragut received the NFL Alumni Career Achievement Award in 1992. He was inducted into the University of Mississippi Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame in 1992.

He is survived by his wife, Jane, a daughter, Debbie, sons David and Danny as well as eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.


A graduate of Penn State University, I worked at the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland, before joining The Press in 2013.

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