|No. 80, 83|
|Born:||October 4, 1947|
North Platte, Nebraska
|Died:||November 27, 2020 (aged 73)|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school:||North Platte|
(North Platte, Nebraska)
|NFL Draft:||1970 / Round: 7 / Pick: 164|
James Darrell McFarland (October 4, 1947 – November 27, 2020) was an American football player, lawyer, and politician.
In 1999, he was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame. 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 September, 28, 1969. He is considered to be one of Nebraska's top athletes and was considered for the Omaha World-Herald's list of top 100.
Law and political career
After leaving football, McFarland received his law degree from Cornell Law School in 1980. He practiced law in Lincoln, Nebraska. McFarland was appointed to the Nebraska Legislature as a state senator for Nebraska's 28th district to fill a vacancy and was elected to the legislature in 1986, as a Democrat and served until 1990. He later ran for governor of Nebraska. In 2017, McFarland retired from his law practice and moved to Omaha, Nebraska. He received his master's degree in fine arts in creative writing, from Creighton University.
- Jim McFarland NFL & AFL Football Statistics – Pro-Football-Reference.com
- Huskers.com Hall of Fame
- Huskers.com Single Game Statistics
- "Omaha World-Herald's Top 100 Athletes Best of the Rest". Archived from the original on April 11, 2013. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
- The Daily Nebraskan
- James D. McFarland-obituary
- 'Nebraska Blue Book 1989-1990,' Biographical Sketch of James D. McFarland, pg. 280
- "Former Nebraska football player, state senator McFarland dies at 73". Journalstar.com. November 29, 2020. Retrieved November 30, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)