Farr from the Golden Triangle: Mel Farr’s Golden Accolades

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Mel Farr, Sr. is a man who transitioned from a career in NFL football to a golden career in business. Born in 1944, he grew up in an area titled "The Football Capital of the World." Farr played for the Detroit Lions from 1967 to 1973.
There is a history in a region of Texas, about 90 miles from a major city, Houston, Texas. 
The Golden Triangle is a place where football players are developed at an above average rate and do well in the NFL.
For example, in 1971 the then Mayor of Beaumont, Texas cited the accomplishments of sixteen men in NFL football. Of those sixteen men, Mel Farr and his brother, Miller Farr, are included.
Mel Farr reportedly sang background to Marvin Gaye's song, "What's Going On?" Also in the background was Lem Barney.
Farr's life helped answer the question in Gaye's song. Farr went from professional football to an outstanding career in car dealerships. In 1998, his enterprise was ranked among the top 33 largest dealerships in the Unit...

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