1962 NFL Draft

1962 NFL Draft
General Information
Date(s) December 4, 1961
Location Sheraton Hotel & Towers
in Chicago, IL
Overview
280 total selections  in 20 rounds
First selection Ernie Davis, Back
Washington Redskins
Last selection Mike Snodgrass, Center
Green Bay Packers
Most selections (24) San Francisco 49ers
Fewest selections (14) Minnesota Vikings
Hall of Famers 3

The 1962 National Football League draft was held on December 4, 1961 at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.[1][2]

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [3] = AFL All-Star [4] = Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
1Washington RedskinsErnie Davis[5] BackSyracuse
2Los Angeles Rams (From Minnesota Vikings via New York Giants)Roman GabrielQuarterbackNorth Carolina State
3Los Angeles RamsMerlin Olsen HOFDefensive TackleUtah State
4Cleveland Browns (From Dallas Cowboys)Gary CollinsEndMaryland
5Pittsburgh SteelersBob FergusonBackOhio State
6St. Louis CardinalsFate EcholsTackleNorthwestern
7Chicago BearsRonnie BullBackBaylor
8San Francisco 49ersLance Alworth[6] HOFWide ReceiverArkansas
9Baltimore ColtsWendell HarrisBackLSU
10Detroit LionsJohn Hadl[7]BackKansas
11Cleveland BrownsLeroy JacksonBackWestern Illinois
12St. Louis Cardinals (From Philadelphia Eagles)Irv GoodeCenterKentucky
13New York GiantsJerry HillebrandEndColorado
14Green Bay PackersEarl GrosBackLSU
  • HOF: Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame

Round two

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
15Washington RedskinsJoe HernandezBackArizona
16Los Angeles RamsJoe CarolloTackleNotre Dame
17Cleveland BrownsChuck HintonTackleNorth Carolina Central
18Dallas CowboysSonny GibbsQuarterbackTCU
19St. Louis CardinalsBob JacksonRunning BackNMSU
20Chicago BearsClyde BrockTackleUtah State
21Chicago BearsBennie McRaeBackMichigan
22San Francisco 49ersEd PineCenterUtah
23Baltimore ColtsBill SaulLinebackerPenn State
24Detroit LionsEddie Wilson [8]QuarterbackArizona
25Cleveland BrownsSandy StephensBackMinnesota
26New York GiantsBob BillTackleNotre Dame
27Philadelphia EaglesPete CaseTackleGeorgia
28Green Bay PackersEd BlaineGuardMissouri

Round three

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
29Washington RedskinsBob Mitinger [9]EndPenn State
30Minnesota VikingsBill Miller [10]EndMiami (FL)
31Los Angeles RamsJohn MeyersTackleWashington
32Chicago BearsJim BatesEndUSC
33Los Angeles RamsJohn CornettTackleRice University
34St. Louis CardinalsChuck BryantEndOhio State
35Chicago BearsBill HullEndWake Forest
36San Francisco 49ersBilly Ray AdamsBackMississippi
37Baltimore ColtsDan SullivanTackleBoston College
38Detroit LionsBobby ThompsonBackArizona
39Dallas CowboysBobby PlummerTackleTCU
40Philadelphia EaglesPat HolmesTackleTexas Tech
41Green Bay PackersGary BarnesEndClemson
42Cleveland BrownsJohn FurmanQuarterbackUTEP

Round four

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
43Washington RedskinsBilly Neighbors [11]TackleUniversity of Alabama
44Los Angeles RamsArt PerkinsRunning BackNorth Texas State University
45Minnesota VikingsRoy WinstonGuardLouisiana State University
46San Francisco 49ersChuck SieminskiTacklePenn State
47St. Louis CardinalsRoger Kochman [12]Running BackPenn State
48Detroit LionsJohn LomakoskiTackleWestern Michigan University
49Chicago BearsJim CadileTackleSan Jose State University
50San Francisco 49ersFloyd DeanTackleUniversity of Florida
51Baltimore ColtsJim DillardBackOklahoma State University
52Detroit LionsLarry FergusonBackUniversity of Iowa
53Cleveland BrownsStan SczurekGuardPurdue University
54New York GiantsGlynn GriffingQuarterbackUniversity of Mississippi
55Philadelphia EaglesBill ByrneGuardBoston College
56Green Bay PackersRon GassertTackleUniversity of Virginia

Round five

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
57Chicago BearsMac BurtonEndSan José State University
58New York GiantsBookie BolinGuardUniversity of Mississippi
59New York GiantsCurtis MirandaCenterFlorida A&M University
60Los Angeles RamsJim SmithTacklePenn State
61Baltimore ColtsJerry CroftGuardBowling Green
62San Francisco 49ersTed WoodsRunning BackUniversity of Colorado
63Chicago BearsBill TunnicliffRunning BackMichigan
64San Francisco 49ersMike LindRunning BackNotre Dame
65Green Bay PackersChuck MorrisBackUniversity of Mississippi
66Detroit LionsDan Birdwell [13]CenterUniversity of Houston
67Cleveland BrownsHenry RiveraRunning BackOregon State University
68Los Angeles RamsBen WilsonRunning BackUSC
69St. Louis CardinalsBill RiceEndUniversity of Alabama
70Green Bay PackersJon SchopfGuardMichigan

Round six

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
71San Francisco 49ersKeith LuhnowBackSanta Ana
72New York GiantsBill TriplettBackMiami (OH)
73Minnesota VikingsLarry BowieTacklePurdue University
74Dallas CowboysDonnie DavisEndSouthern University
75St. Louis CardinalsJohn ElwellEndPurdue University
76San Francisco 49ersJerry BrownGuardUniversity of Mississippi
77Philadelphia EaglesGus GonzalesGuardTulane University
78San Francisco 49ersBill WinterTackleWest Virginia University
79Green Bay PackersJohn SutroTackleSan José State University
80Detroit LionsMike BundraTackleUSC
81Cleveland BrownsSame TidmoreEndOhio State
82Dallas CowboysGeorge AndrieEndMarquette University
83Philadelphia EaglesJohn McGeeverRunning BackAuburn University
84Green Bay PackersOscar DonahueEndSan José State University

Round seven

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
85Washington RedskinsBert Coan [14]Running BackUniversity of Kansas
86Philadelphia EaglesJim PerkinsTackleUniversity of Colorado
87Los Angeles RamsSherwyn ThorsonGuardUniversity of Iowa
88Los Angeles RamsJim BakkenQuarterbackUniversity of Wisconsin
89Pittsburgh SteelersJack CollinsRunning BackUniversity of Texas
90St. Louis CardinalsBill KirchiroGuardMaryland
91Chicago BearsEd O'BradovichEndUniversity of Illinois
92San Francisco 49ersJohn BurrellEndRice
93Baltimore ColtsFred MillerTackleLouisiana State University
94Detroit LionsTom HallEndMinnesota
95Cleveland BrownsJohn Havlicek [15]Wide ReceiverOhio State
96Philadelphia EaglesFrank BuddWide ReceiverVillanova University
97New York GiantsKen ByersTackleUniversity of Cincinnati
98Green Bay PackersGary CutsingerTackleOklahoma State University

Round eight

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
99Washington RedskinsRon HatcherRunning backMichigan State
100Los Angeles RamsDick FarrisGuardNorth Texas State
101Minnesota VikingsPaul WhiteRunning backFlorida
102Dallas CowboysKen TureaudBackMichigan
103St. Louis CardinalsGeorge Gross [16]TackleAuburn
104Pittsburgh SteelersGary BallmanBackMichigan State
105Chicago BearsEd ReynoldsTackleTulane
106San Francisco 49ersJim VollenweiderBackMiami (FL)
107Baltimore ColtsPete BrokawBackSyracuse
108Detroit LionsMurdock HopperTackleHouston
109Detroit LionsFrank ImperialeGuardSouthern Illinois
110Chicago BearsLarry Onesti [17]CenterNorthwestern
111Philadelphia EaglesRalph "Catfish" SmithEndMississippi
112Green Bay PackersJim TullisBackFlorida A&M

Round nine

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
113Washington RedskinsDave VitiEndBoston University
114Minnesota VikingsMarshall ShirkTackleUCLA
115Los Angeles RamsIke Lassiter [18]TackleSt. Augustine's
116Baltimore ColtsRoy WalkerRunning backPurdue
117Pittsburgh SteelersJohn PowersEndNotre Dame
118St. Louis CardinalsWilburn HollisQuarterbackIowa
119Chicago BearsKelton WinstonRunning backWiley
120San Francisco 49ersJim RobertsTackleMississippi
121Baltimore ColtsWalt RappoldQuarterbackDuke
122Detroit LionsTodd GrantCenterMichigan
123Cleveland BrownsCharles DickersonTackleIllinois
124Philadelphia EaglesBob ButlerTackleKentucky
125New York GiantsReed BohovichTackleLehigh
126Green Bay PackersPeter SchenckBackWashington State

Round ten

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
127Washington RedskinsJohn ChildressGuardArkansas
128Los Angeles RamsJim NorrisTackleHouston
129Cleveland BrownsJerry GoerlitzCenterNorthern Michigan
130Dallas CowboysJohn LongmeyerGuardSouthern Illinois
131St. Louis CardinalsGeorge FracovitchGuardSyracuse
132Pittsburgh SteelersLarry VignaliGuardPittsburgh
133Chicago BearsLeRoy WeaverBackAdams State
134San Francisco 49ersRegis CoustillacGuardPittsburgh
135Baltimore ColtsFred MooreTackleMemphis State
136Detroit LionsJerry ArcherCenterPittsburgh State
137Cleveland BrownsAlbert WhiteBackCapital
138New York GiantsJ.R. WilliamsCenterFresno State
139Philadelphia EaglesJim SkaggsGuardWashington
140Green Bay PackersGale WeidnerQuarterbackColorado

Round eleven

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
141Washington RedskinsCarl PalazzoTackleAdams State
142Cleveland BrownsRonnie MeyersEndVillanova
143Los Angeles RamsBert WilderTackleNorth Carolina State
144Dallas CowboysLarry HudasEndMichigan State
145Pittsburgh SteelersBob WillsEndCalifornia
146St. Louis CardinalsJames SaxtonBackTexas
147Chicago BearsJerry RobinsonRunning backGrambling
148San Francisco 49ersLarry JepsonCenterFurman
149Baltimore ColtsScott TylerBackMiami (OH)
150Detroit LionsKarl AndersonTackleBowling Green
151Cleveland BrownsClifton McNeilEndGrambling
152Philadelphia EaglesGeorge HorneTackleBrigham Young
153New York GiantsDave BishopBackConnecticut
154Green Bay PackersJim ThrushTackleXavier

Round twelve

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
155Washington RedskinsTerry TerrebonneRunning backTulane
156Los Angeles RamsMarv MarinovichTackleUSC
157Minnesota VikingsGary FallonRunning backSyracuse
158Green Bay PackersJoe ThorneBackSouth Dakota State
159St. Louis CardinalsBob O'BillovichBackMontana State
160Pittsburgh SteelersSam MudieBackRutgers
161Chicago BearsBill WattsTackleMiami (FL)
162San Francisco 49ersMilton McPikeEndKirksville
163Baltimore ColtsBake TurnerRunning backTexas Tech
164Detroit LionsGale SpruteCenterWinona State
165Cleveland BrownsTed StuteEndOhio
166New York GiantsAl GurskyRunning backPenn State
167Philadelphia EaglesLarry ThompsonCenterTulane
168Green Bay PackersTom Pennington [19]BackGeorgia

Round thirteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
169Washington RedskinsBill WhislerEndIowa
170Minnesota VikingsRoger Van CleefTackleSouthwestern Oklahoma
171Los Angeles RamsBob FearnsideRunning backBowling Green
172Dallas CowboysBob MosesEndTexas
173Pittsburgh SteelersDave WoodwardTackleAuburn
174St. Louis CardinalsBill DiamondGuardMiami (FL)
175Chicago BearsJoe PerkowskiBackNotre Dame
176San Francisco 49ersGeorge PierovichBackCalifornia
177Baltimore ColtsCharles HolmesRunning backMaryland-Eastern Shore
178Detroit LionsSherlock KnightTackleCentral State (OH)
179Cleveland BrownsFrank GardnerTackleNorth Carolina Central
180Philadelphia EaglesGeorge McKinneyBackArkansas
181New York GiantsBilly Joe BoothTackleLouisiana State
182Green Bay PackersTom KepnerTackleVillanova

Round fourteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
183Washington RedskinsJim CostenRunning backSouth Carolina
184Los Angeles RamsGary HensonEndColorado
185Minnesota VikingsPatrick RussTacklePurdue
186Dallas CowboysHarold HaysGuardSouthern Mississippi
187St. Louis CardinalsGeorge MansEndMichigan
188Pittsburgh SteelersJim WhitakerEndNevada-Reno
189Chicago BearsAndy Von SonnCenterUCLA
190San Francisco 49ersDick EasterlyBackSyracuse
191Baltimore ColtsStinson JonesBackVirginia Military Inst
192Detroit LionsJim DavidsonBackMaryland
193Cleveland BrownsJim ShorterBackDetroit
194New York GiantsGreg MatherEndNavy
195Philadelphia EaglesJim SchwabEndPenn State
196Green Bay PackersErnie GreenBackLouisville

Round fifteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
197Washington RedskinsLen VeliaTackleGeorgia
198Minnesota VikingsLarry GuilfordEndPacific
199Los Angeles RamsWalter KikirkTackleHouston
200Dallas CowboysGuy ReeseTackleSouthern Methodist
201Pittsburgh SteelersVern HatchEndNorth Carolina Central
202St. Louis CardinalsDick BarlundEndMaryland
203Chicago BearsKent MartinTackleWake Forest
204San Francisco 49ersRay OsborneTackleMississippi State
205Baltimore ColtsJoe MonteGuardFurman
206Detroit LionsDick BroadbentEndDelaware
207Cleveland BrownsTom GoosbyGuardBaldwin–Wallace
208Philadelphia EaglesMike WoulfeGuardColorado
209New York GiantsJoe TaylorRunning backNorth Carolina A&T
210Green Bay PackersRoger HoldinskyBackWest Virginia

Round sixteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
211Washington RedskinsTommy BrookerEndAlabama
212Los Angeles RamsRon SkufcaTacklePurdue
213Minnesota VikingsJohn ContoulisTackleConnecticut
214Dallas CowboysBob JohnstonTackleRice
215St. Louis CardinalsBill WegenerGuardMissouri
216Pittsburgh SteelersBobby PlyBackBaylor
217Chicago BearsJohn NelsonCenterXavier
218San Francisco 49ersRon FrankTackleSouth Dakota State
219Baltimore ColtsRay Abruzzese [20]Running backAlabama
220Detroit LionsTom Sestak[21]EndMcNeese State
221Cleveland BrownsDennis BiodrowskiEndMemphis State
222New York GiantsRoger JohnsonRunning backOregon State
223Philadelphia EaglesJerry MazzantiTackleArkansas
224Green Bay PackersJimmy FieldBackLouisiana State

Round seventeen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
225Washington RedskinsAlan MillerGuardOhio
226Minnesota VikingsRon StaleyEndWisconsin
227Los Angeles RamsDave SteadmanTackleGeorgia Tech
228Dallas CowboysRay JacobsTackleHoward Payne
229Pittsburgh SteelersNat TuckerBackFlorida A&M
230St. Louis CardinalsDon KassoRunning backOregon State
231Chicago BearsGlenn GlassRunning backTennessee
232San Francisco 49ersWally FoltzEndDe Pauw
233Baltimore ColtsBill KnockeRunning backFresno State
234Detroit LionsRucker WicklineCenterMarshall
235Cleveland BrownsHerbert HarlanEndBaylor
236Philadelphia EaglesMike MartinTackleWashington State
237New York GiantsKen SchafferTackleMarquette
238Green Bay PackersBuck Buchanan[22]TackleGrambling

Round eighteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
239Washington RedskinsCarl CharonBackMichigan State
240Los Angeles RamsCharlie FurlowQuarterbackMississippi State
241Minnesota VikingsJunior HawthorneTackleKentucky
242Dallas CowboysDave CloutierBackMaine
243St. Louis CardinalsDon DonatelliCenterFlorida State
244Pittsburgh SteelersFerrell YarbroughTackleNorthwestern State (LA)
245Chicago BearsTommy NeckBackLouisiana State
246San Francisco 49ersGary BrownTackleIllinois
247Baltimore ColtsMel RideoutQuarterbackRichmond
248Detroit LionsJoe ZugerQuarterbackArizona State
249Cleveland BrownsSonny Bishop [23]GuardFresno State
250New York GiantsBill WinterRunning backSt. Olaf
251Philadelphia EaglesTom LarscheidBackUtah State
252Green Bay PackersBob JoinerQuarterbackPresbyterian

Round nineteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
253Washington RedskinsClaude CrabbBackUniversity of Colorado
254Minnesota VikingsTomy MinteerBackBaylor University
255Los Angeles RamsGerard BartoTackleDrake University
256Dallas CowboysPaul HolmesTackleUniversity of Georgia
257Pittsburgh SteelersJohn KuprokEndUniversity of Pittsburgh
258St. Louis CardinalsDon SmithBackLangston
259Chicago BearsBill KellumTackleTulane University
260San Francisco 49ersRobert Burton, Sr.TackleMurray State University
261Baltimore ColtsFred GillettBackCalifornia State University LA
262Detroit LionsJim BernhardtTackleLinfield College
263Cleveland BrownsJohn AnaboQuarterbackFresno State University
264Philadelphia EaglesHarold EricksenGuardGeorgia Tech
265New York GiantsBob StemCenterSyracuse
266Green Bay PackersJerry ScattiniBackUniversity of California

Round twenty

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
267Washington RedskinsEd TrancyierQuarterbackFlorida State University
268Los Angeles RamsFoster AndersenTackleUCLA
269Minnesota VikingsTerry CagaananRunning BackUtah State University
270Dallas CowboysAmos BullocksBackSouthern Illinois University
271St. Louis CardinalsJudge DicksonBackMinnesota
272Pittsburgh SteelersJohn KnightBackValparaiso University
273Chicago BearsJack RobertsTackleOhio State
274San Francisco 49ersRoger McFarlandBackKansas University
275Baltimore ColtsHerm McKeeBackWashington State University
276Detroit LionsBob BrownEndMichigan
277Cleveland BrownsPaul FlatleyBackNorthwestern University
278New York GiantsJim MossTackleUniversity of South Carolina
279Philadelphia EaglesRon TurnerEndWichita State University
280 [24]Green Bay PackersMike SnodgrassCenterWestern Michigan University
= Pro Bowler [3] = AFL All-Star [4] = Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers

  • Lance Alworth, wide receiver from Arkansas taken 1st round 8th overall by the San Francisco 49ers, but signed with the AFL San Diego Chargers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1978.[25]
  • Merlin Olsen, defensive tackle from Utah State taken 1st round 3rd overall by the Los Angeles Rams.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1982.[26]

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[3] = Hall of Famer[27]
Original NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
Dallas Cowboys Mike Gaechter  S Oregon Ind.
Dallas Cowboys Cornell Green  CB Utah State MSAC Never played college football, was a basketball player[28]
Dallas Cowboys Dave Manders  LB Michigan State Big Ten
Green Bay Packers Howie Williams  S Howard CIAA
Minnesota Vikings John McCormick  QB UMass Yankee
Minnesota Vikings Mick Tingelhoff C Nebraska MVIAA
St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) Garland Boyette  LB Grambling State SWAC He was an AFL All-Star

See also

References

  1. "NFL Draft Locations". www.footballgeography.com. October 2, 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-23.
  2. Salomone, Dan (October 2, 2014). "NFL Draft headed to Chicago in 2015". Giants.com. New York Giants. Archived from the original on 2015-09-30. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  3. 1 2 3 Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  4. 1 2 Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star team at any time in their career.
  5. Ernie Davis, 1961 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-08. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  6. Lance Alworth Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  7. John Hadl Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  8. Eddie Wilson Signed with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League
  9. Bob Mitinger Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  10. Bill Miller Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  11. Billy Neighbors Signed with the Boston Patriots of the American Football League
  12. Roger Kochman was a junior when drafted by the NFL in 1962. In 1963, he was drafted and signed by the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League
  13. Dan Birdwell Signed with the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League
  14. Bert Coan Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  15. John Havlicek was drafted by the Cleveland Browns but chose to play in the NBA with the Boston Celtics. "NBA.com: John Havlicek Bio". Retrieved 2008-12-02.
  16. George Gross Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  17. Larry Onesti Signed with the Houston Oilers of the American Football League
  18. Ike Lassiter Signed with the Denver Broncos of the American Football League
  19. Tom Pennington Signed with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League
  20. Ray Abruzzese Signed with the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League
  21. Tom Sestak Signed with the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League
  22. Buck Buchanan Signed with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League
  23. Sonny Bishop Signed with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League
  24. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  25. List of 1970s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-07.
  26. List of 1980s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-07.
  27. Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  28. Mihoces, Gary (April 20, 2005). "NFL seeks best players on the court or mat". USA Today. Archived from the original on October 28, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
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