Mark Farnum '18
Year Inducted: 1971
Mark Farnum '18 was a tackle on the Rose Bowl team and then captained the fine 8-1 eleven in 1916. A strong bull of a man, Farnum was fast on his feet and was a deadly blocker and tackler. He was frequently used as a running guard, and the sight of the 6-3, 220-pound Farnum, black hair flying in the breeze, leading the 5-9 Fritz Pollard on end sweeps was a familiar one on Eastern gridirons. Farnum loved the game and put a seriousness into it that kept all of his play at a high standard. Writing in 1931, Coach Robinson selected Farnum to his all-time Brown team and said that if his career hadn't been shortened by World War I, he'd have been one of the outstanding linemen of American college football.