Jim McFarland
Date of birth: (1947-10-04) October 4, 1947 (age 72)
Place of birth: North Platte, Nebraska
Career information
Position(s): Tight end
College: University of Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1970 / Round: 7
 As player:
Buffalo Bills
St. Louis Cardinals
Miami Dolphins

James Darrell McFarland is a former professional American football player who played tight end for five seasons for the Buffalo Bills, St. Louis Cardinals, and Miami Dolphins.[1]

In 1999, he was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame. [2] As of 2012, he ranks 44th on Nebraska's all time single game receiving yards with 117 yards on 7 catches during a game against Texas A&M on 9/27/1969. [3] He is considered to be one of Nebraska's top athletes and was considered for the Omaha World-Herald's list of top 100. [4]

After leaving football, he became a state senator for Nebraska's 28th district and later ran for governor of Nebraska. [5]


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