1960 American Football League draft

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The 1960 American Football League draft was held on November 22, 1959 in Minneapolis, shortly after the organization of the league, and lasted 33 rounds. An additional draft of 20 rounds was held by the AFL on December 2.

Territorial draft[edit]

Each AFL team had "territorial rights" to players from its general region for a first draft selection, so that teams could sign players who were known to their fans. These were not "picked" as such, but agreed on by consensus. The first territorial or "bonus" picks for each team were:

1 Minneapolis reneged on its agreement to join the AFL, and jumped to the NFL as an expansion team that became the Minnesota Vikings. By the time the Oakland Raiders were granted the eighth AFL franchise, other AFL teams had signed some of the Minneapolis draftees. In order to stock the Raiders with players, the AFL held an "allocation draft" on January 27, 1960. The Minneapolis group did not take any of the players they drafted with them when they went to the NFL. The Raiders were not "originally in Minnesota" as some claim. They were a new AFL franchise. One reason they were so weak in the first few years of the AFL was that the other AFL teams did not make quality players available in the allocation draft. The Minneapolis group did not take any of the rights of players they drafted with them when they went to the NFL, as they did not join that league until 1961.

After the first "territorial picks" the 1960 AFL draft proceeded with teams selecting by lot and player position, e.g., each team selected backs from the available list, then linemen, etc.

Often, AFL teams cooperated in signing draftees, allowing other teams in the league to sign their choices, to keep the players in the AFL; for example, Bill Mathis, whose "rights" belonged to the Broncos, but who signed with the Titans; Ron Mix, drafted by the Patriots, signed by the Chargers, etc. Each team had a set of "first selections" and "second selections", with each group listed separately and alphabetically as below.

Regular draft[edit]

Boston Patriots Buffalo Bills
  • Buddy Allen, HB, Utah State
  • Ron Burton, HB, Northwestern
  • Dale Chamberlain, FB, Miami (Ohio)
  • Henry Christopher, E, SMU
  • Don Colchicco, E, San Jose State
  • Jack Cummings, QB, N. C. State
  • James Davis, C, Oklahoma
  • Sarafine Fazio, C, Pittsburgh
  • Max Fugler, C, LSU
  • Jim Gardner, T, Duke
  • James Goodyear, G/T, Wake Forest
  • William J. Lashua HB, Ashburnham, Massachusetts
  • Dave Harris, HB, Kansas
  • Al Henderson, T, Colorado State
  • James Hickman, T/G, Penn State
  • Robert Kranz, FB, Penn State
  • Joe Kulbacki, HB, Purdue
  • Dee Mackey, E, E. Texas State
  • Leon Manley, G, W. Texas State
  • Cliff Manning, G/T, Hardin-Simmons
  • Pete Manning, E, Wake Forest
  • Edward Mazurek, T, Xavier (Ohio)
  • Bill Meglen, G, Utah State
  • Frank Mestnik, FB, Marquette
  • Ron Mix, T, USC
  • Irvin Nikolal, E, Stanford
  • Jim Prestal, T, Idaho
  • Bob Salerno, G, Colorado
  • Gerhard Schwedes, HB, Syracuse
  • Richard Soergel, QB, Oklahoma State
  • Larry Wagner, T, Vanderbilt
  • Harvey White, QB, Clemson
  • Tirey Wilemon, HB, SMU
  • Gary Wisener, E, Baylor

 

  • Dave Ames, HB, Richmond
  • James Boeke, T/G, Heidelberg
  • Billy Brewer, QB, Ole Miss
  • Emanuel Congedo, T/G, Villanova
  • Pat Dye, T/G, Georgia
  • John Farrington, E, Prairie View
  • Rich Grecni, C, Ohio
  • Bud Jones, E, SMU
  • Don Kacmarek, G/T, North Dakota
  • John Lawrence, G/T, N. C. State
  • Ron Maltony, G/T, Purdue
  • Bobby Pate, HB, Presbyterian
  • Jack Rudolph, LB, Georgia Tech
  • Frank Sally, T/G, California
  • Bob Spada, E, Duke
  • Pete Tunney, HB, Occidental
  • Jim Webster, HB, Marquette
  • John Wilcox, G/T, Oregon

           

  • Birtho Arnold, T/G, Ohio State
  • Charles Bevins, HB, Morris Brown
  • Don Black, E, New Mexico
  • Bill Burrell, G, Illinois
  • Paul Choquette, FB, Brown
  • Mike Connelly, C, Utah State
  • Jim Conroy, FB, USC
  • Bob Coogan, T/G, Utah
  • Louis Cordileone, G, Clemson
  • Ted Dean, FB, Wichita
  • Willie Evans, HB, Buffalo
  • Ross Fichtner, QB, Purdue
  • Jon Gilliam, C, E. Texas State
  • Al Goldstein, E, North Carolina
  • Jim Houston, E, Ohio State
  • Ray Jauch, HB, Iowa
  • Robert Khayat, T, Mississippi
  • Ken Kirk, C, Mississippi
  • Jim Leo, E, Cincinnati
  • Richie Lucas, QB, Penn State
  • Chuck McMurtry, T/G, Whittier
  • Bubba Meyer, E, TCU
  • Ron Miller, E, Vanderbilt
  • Gale Oliver, T, Texas A&M
  • Harold Olsen, T, Clemson
  • Ray Peterson, HB, West Virginia
  • Vince Promuto, G, Holy Cross
  • Rene Ramirez, HB, Texas
  • Len Rohde, T, Utah State
  • Joe Schaffer, T, Tennessee
  • Wayne Schneider, HB, Colorado State
  • Ivan Toncic, QB, Pittsburgh
  • Larry Wilson, HB, Utah

 

  • Dwight Baumgartner, E, Duke
  • Tom Day, T/G, North Carolina A&T
  • Babe Dreymala, T/G, Texas
  • Joe Gomes, HB, South Carolina
  • Mike Graney, E, Notre Dame
  • Pete Hall, QB, Marquette
  • Jim Hanna, E, USC
  • Ernie Hanson, C, Arizona State
  • John Littlejohn, HB, Kansas State
  • Marvin Luster, E, UCLA
  • Dwight Nichols, HB, Iowa State
  • Merlin Priddy, HB, TCU
  • Gary Ratkowski, HB, Citadel
  • Dale Rems, T/G, Purdue
  • Carl Robison, T/G, S. Carolina State
  • Bob Sliva, T/G, Stephen F. Austin
  • James Sorey, T/G, Texas Southern
  • Jerry Thompson, T/G, Oklahoma
  • Royce Whittington, T/G, Southwestern
  • Darrell Harper, HB, Michigan

   

Dallas Texans Denver Broncos
  • Jack Atcheson, E, Western Illinois
  • George Boone, T, Kentucky
  • Chris Burford, E, Stanford
  • Earl Ray Butler, T, North Carolina
  • Gail Cogdill, E, Washington State
  • James Crotty, HB, Notre Dame
  • Gary Ferguson, T, SMU
  • Tom Glynn, C, Boston College
  • Gene Gossage, T, Northwestern
  • Jim Heineke, T, Wisconsin
  • William Jerry, G/T, South Carolina
  • John Kapele, T, BYU
  • Louis Kelley, FB, New Mexico State
  • Gilmer Lewis, T/G, Oklahoma
  • John Malmberg, T/G, Knox College
  • Arvle Martin, C, TCU
  • Don Meredith, QB, SMU
  • Tom Moore, HB, Vanderbilt
  • Ola Murchison, E, COP
  • Bob Nelson, C, Wisconsin
  • Jim Norton, E, Idaho
  • Warren Rabb, QB, LSU
  • Howard Ringwood, HB, BYU
  • Johnny Robinson, HB, LSU
  • John Saunders, FB, South Carolina
  • Glenn Shaw, FB, Kentucky
  • Gordon Speer, HB, Rice
  • Jack Stone, G, Oregon
  • Marvin Terrell, G, Mississippi
  • Emery Turner, G, Purdue
  • Joe Vader, E, Kansas State
  • Carroll Zaruba, HB, Nebraska

 

  • Grady Alderman, G/T, Detroit
  • Herman Alexander, T/G, Findlay (OH)
  • Taz Anderson, HB, Georgia Tech
  • Jim Beaver, T/G, Florida
  • Bill Beck, T/G, Gustavus Adolphus
  • Gary Campbell, HB, Whittier
  • Vernon Cole, QB, North Texas State
  • Toby Deese, T/G, Georgia Tech
  • Carl Dumbald, T/G, West Virginia
  • Charles Elizey, C, Mississippi State
  • Tom Gates, HB, San Bernardino
  • Austin (Goose) Gonsoulin, HB, Baylor
  • Clark Holden, HB, USC
  • Dewitt Hoopes, T/G, Northwestern
  • Don Leebern, T/G, Georgia
  • Bill Thompson, C, Georgia
  • Billy Tranum, E, Arkansas
  • Jim Vickers, E, Georgia
  • Larry Ward, E, Lamar Tech
  • Paul Winslow, HB, North Carolina College
  • Doug Pat Brown, T/G, Fresno State
  • Harry Ball, T, Boston College
  • Charley Britt, QB, Georgia
  • Dave Canary, E, Cincinnati
  • Paul Candro, HB, Boston University
  • Bill Carrico, G, North Texas State
  • Larry Cundiff, C, Michigan State
  • Bernard Darre, T, Tulane
  • Roger Davis, T, Syracuse
  • Lonnie Dennis, G, BYU
  • John Dingens, T/G, Detroit
  • Maurice Doke, G, Texas
  • Mike Dowdie, FB, Texas
  • Wayne Hawkins, T, COP
  • Gary Huber, C, Miami (Ohio)
  • Dave Hudson, E, Florida
  • Claude King, HB, Houston
  • Don Klochak, FB, North Carolina
  • Roger LeClerc, C, Trinity
  • Dean Look, QB, Michigan State
  • Bill Mathis, HB, Clemson
  • Ken McNeece, T/G, San Jose State
  • James Monroe, QB, Arkansas
  • Ray Norton, HB, San Jose State
  • Robert Rosbaugh, HB, Miami (Florida)
  • Mel Semenko, E, Colorado
  • Lebron Shields, T, Tennessee
  • Jack Spikes, FB, TCU
  • Howard Turley, E, Louisville
  • Jim Walden, QB, Wyoming
  • Willie West, HB, Oregon
  • John Willener, G, Oregon
  • Bob Yates, G, Syracuse
  • Ken Young, E, Valparaiso
  • Bob Zimpfer, T/G, Bowling Green

 

  • Mel Branch, T/G, LSU
  • Ronnie Cain, E, Kentucky
  • Jack Campbell, E, Toledo
  • Tom Chapman, E, Detroit
  • LaVelle Coleman, HB, Western Michigan
  • Jim Colvin, T/G, Houston
  • Teddy Foret, T/G, Auburn
  • Bobby Green, HB, Florida
  • Jack Hanlon, HB, Pennsylvania
  • George Hershberger, T/G, Wichita
  • Sam Horner, HB, VMI
  • Bob Hudson, E, Lamar Tech
  • Vic Jones, HB, Indiana
  • Billy Luplow, T/G, Arkansas
  • George Phelps, H B, Cornell College (Iowa)
  • Tom Roberts, T/G, Georgia Tech
  • Sam Stenger, C, Denver
  • Olin Treadway, QB, Iowa
  • John Wilkins, T/G, USC
  • Emmet Wilson, T/G, Georgia Tech

   

Houston Oilers Los Angeles Chargers
  • Peter Arena, G, Northwestern
  • Dick Bass, HB, College of Pacific
  • William Bohler, E/T, St. Ambrose
  • Larry Cadwell, T, Louisville
  • Billy Cannon, HB, Louisiana State
  • Doug Cline, LB, Clemson
  • DeJustice Coleman, HB, Illinois
  • Bob Crandall, HB, New Mexico
  • Cleatus Drinnon, C, Hardin-Simmons
  • John Gremer, G, Illinois
  • George Herring, G/T, North Texas State
  • Steve Johnson, QB, Pepperdine
  • John Lands, E, Montana
  • Jacky Lee, QB, Cincinnati
  • Bruce Maher, HB, Detroit
  • Don Mattson, T, Southern California
  • Mike McGee G, Duke
  • Hugh McInnis, E, Mississippi State
  • Max Messner, T, Cincinnati
  • George Mulholland, E, New Mexico State
  • Gary O'Steen, HB, Alabama
  • Gene Prebola, E, Boston University
  • Palmer Pyle T, Michigan State
  • William Roach, T, Texas Christian
  • Robert Simms, E, Rutgers
  • Phillip Snowden, QB, Missouri
  • Don Underwood, G/T, McNeese State
  • Duane Whetstone, FB, George Washington
  • Bob White FB, Ohio State
  • Maury Youmans, T, Syracuse

 

  • Clair Branch, RB, Texas
  • Dave Chamberlain, HB, Miami (Ohio)
  • Don Cochran, T/G, Alabama
  • Stan Fanning, DE, Idaho
  • Jim Glasgow, T/G, Jackson State
  • Dave Graham, E, Virginia
  • Bob Haas, HB, Missouri
  • Lowell Hughes, QB, Kent State
  • Dale Johannson, T/G, Augustana
  • Jim Marshall, DT/G, Ohio State
  • Ron Morrison, T/G, New Mexico
  • Jerry Muennink, C, Texas
  • Paul Oglesby, T, UCLA
  • John Peppercorn, E, Kansas
  • Bob Peterson, C, Oregon
  • Bob Talamini, T/G, Kentucky
  • Bob Towns, E, Georgia
  • Bob Wasden, E, Auburn
  • Jim Welch, HB, Southern Methodist
  • Jim Wolff, HB, Panhandle A&M
  • Ted Aucreman, E, Indiana
  • Bob Bercich, HB, Michigan State
  • Barney Berlinger, E, Pennsylvania
  • Charles Boone, C, Richmond
  • Bobby Boyd, QB, Oklahoma
  • Byron Bradfute, T, Southern Mississippi
  • Rodney Breedlove, G, Maryland
  • Tom Budrewicz, T, Brown
  • James Cameron, C, East Texas State
  • Jack Crouthamel, HB, Dartmouth
  • Pete Davidson, T-G, The Citadel
  • Floyd Faucette, HB, Georgia Tech
  • Charles Flowers, FB, Mississippi
  • Bobby Franklin, QB, Mississippi
  • Bob Jeter, HB, Iowa
  • Bill Linder, T, Pittsburgh
  • Billy Locklin, T, New Mexico State
  • William Lopasky, G, West Virginia
  • Paul Maguire, E, The Citadel
  • Ed "Wahoo" McDaniel, E, Oklahoma
  • Charles Milstead, QB, Texas A&M
  • Ed Pitts, T, South Carolina
  • Bob Schlotz, C, Notre Dame
  • Ed Serieka, FB, Xavier, Ohio
  • Russ Sloan, E, Missouri
  • John Stalte, T, Kansas State
  • Ron Stehouwer, T, Colorado
  • Wayne Stewart, G, The Citadel
  • Monty Stickles, E, Notre Dame
  • Leonard Wilson, HB, Purdue
  • Bob Zeman, DB, Wisconsin

 

  • Gary Beabout, T-G, Purdue
  • George Blair, DB, Mississippi
  • Fran Brixius, T-G, Minnesota
  • Joe Davis, T-G, The Citadel
  • Robert DeMarco, T-G, Dayton
  • Bob Hain, T-G, Iowa
  • Chuck Janssen, T-G, Tulsa
  • Gordon Kelley, E, Georgia
  • Larry Lancaster, G-T, Georgia
  • Marv Lasater, HB, Texas Christian
  • Warren Lashua, E, Whitworth (Washington)
  • Perry McGriff, E, Florida
  • Kirk Phares, T-G, South Carolina
  • Lamar Rawson, HB, Auburn
  • Ronald Ray, T-G, Howard Payne
  • Ken Talkington, QB, Texas Tech
  • John Talley, QB, Northwestern
  • Bob Waters, HB, Presbyterian
  • Bob Wehking, C, Florida
  • Larry Womack, HB, Colorado State

   

New York Titans Oakland Raiders (formerly Minneapolis)
  • Lewis Akin, E, Vanderbilt
  • Chuck Allen, T, Alabama
  • Bill Bucek, HB, Rice
  • Jackie Burkett, C, Auburn
  • Angelo Coia, HB, USC
  • Jim Eifrid, C, Colorado State
  • Don Ellersick, E, Washington State
  • Don Floyd, T, TCU
  • Prentice Gautt, FB, Oklahoma
  • George Genyk, G, Michigan
  • Larry Grantham, E, Mississippi
  • Joe Graybeal, C, East Kentucky State
  • George Izo, QB, Notre Dame
  • Ed Kaohelaulil, T, Oregon State
  • Ed Kovac, HB, Cincinnati
  • Mike Magac, T, Missouri
  • Blanche Martin, FB, Michigan State
  • Curt Merz, E, Iowa
  • Eddie Meyer, T/G, West Texas State
  • Gene Miller, T/G, Rice
  • Jim Mooty, HB, Arkansas
  • Mike Morin, HB, Knox
  • Nick Patella, G, Wake Forest
  • Don Perkins, HB, New Mexico
  • David Ross, E, Los Angeles State
  • Roger Smith, G, Auburn
  • Don Stallings, T, North Carolina State
  • Larry Stephens, T/G, Texas
  • Jim Saint Clair, QB, Santa Barbara State
  • Jim Stinnette, FB, Oregon State
  • David Wilemon, T, SMU

 

  • Pete Abadie, E, Tulane
  • Ramon Armstrong, T/G, TCU
  • Dave Baker, E, Syracuse
  • Richard Brooks, E, Purdue
  • Roger Brown, T/G, Maryland State
  • Tom Budrewicz, T/G, Brown
  • Bob Colburn, QB, Bowling Green
  • Larry Essenmacher, T/G, Alma
  • Jim Gorman, T/G, McMurray
  • Marshall Harris, HB, TCU
  • Garney Henley, HB, Huron (South Dakota)
  • Jim Hunt, T/G, Purdue
  • Gordon Leboeuf, HB, Texas A&M
  • James Nemeth, C, South Carolina
  • Bob Paul, T/G, Kent State
  • Steve Rasso, HB, Cincinnati
  • Royce Shelton, HB, Stephen F. Austin
  • Gary Sknoeckni, E, Syracuse
  • Andy Stynchula, T/G, Penn State
  • Frank Walton, HB, John Carroll
  • Jim Andreotti, C, Northwestern
  • Maxie Baughan, C, Georgia Tech
  • George Blanch, HB, Texas
  • Cloyd Boyette, T/G, Texas Southern
  • Willie Boykin, T, Michigan State
  • Carmen Cavalli, E, Richmond
  • Jim Chastain, T/G, Michigan State
  • Fran Curci, QB, Miami (Florida)
  • Carroll Dale, E, Virginia Tech
  • Purcell Daniels, FB, Pepperdine
  • Don Deskin, T, Michigan
  • Leon Dombrowski, T/G, Delaware
  • Ken Fitch, T, Kansas
  • Dale Hackbart, QB, Wisconsin
  • Abner Haynes, HB, North Texas State
  • Vin Hogan, HB, Boston College
  • Bob Jarus, HB, Purdue
  • Earl Kohlhaas, G, Penn State
  • Bobby Lackey, QB, Texas
  • Neil MacLean, FB, Wake Forest
  • Larry Muff, E, Benedictine
  • Don Norton, E, Iowa
  • Jim O'Brien, T, Boston College
  • Jim Otto, C, Miami (Florida)
  • Chuck Pollard, E, Rice
  • Billy Roland, G, Georgia
  • Ray Smith, FB, UCLA
  • Wade Smith, HB, North Carolina
  • Jerry Stalcup, G Wisconsin
  • John Wilcox, T, Oregon
  • Al Witcher, E Baylor
  • Silas Woods, HB, Marquette
  • Mike Wright, T, Minnesota

 

  • C. J. Alexander, HB, Southeastern
  • Pervis Atkins, HB, New Mexico State
  • Al Bansavage, T/G, USC
  • Walter Beach, HB, Central Michigan
  • Johnny Brewer, E Mississippi
  • Don Edington, E, Florida
  • Howard Evans, C, Houston
  • Fred Hageman, C, Kansas
  • Bill Herron, E, Georgia
  • Bob Hogue, T/G, Shepherd
  • Gerald Lambert, OL, Texas A&I
  • Sam McCord, QB, East Texas State
  • Rich Mostardo, HB, Kent State
  • Bob Parker, T/G, East Texas State
  • Tony Polychronis, T/G, Utah
  • Dan Sheehan, T/G, Tennessee-Chattanooga
  • Howard Turley, E, Louisville
  • Jim Williams, OL, North Carolina
  • Jim Woodward, OL, Lamar

Allocation draft[edit]

For the allocation draft, the other seven AFL teams each froze eleven players, and Oakland selected a total of 24 players from the ranks of the other teams' "unfrozen" lists. The number of players originally drafted for the eighth AFL franchise, but who were signed by other teams, combined with the process of the allocation draft, virtually guaranteed that the Raiders would have the worst team in the AFL in its first year. In spite of this, they managed to sign future stars Jim Otto and Wayne Hawkins, two men who played the entire ten years of the American Football League.

Oakland Raiders (allocation draft)

Future Hall of Famers Selected by AFL Teams[edit]

  • Jim Otto 1, Center, University of Miami – Taken as a "First Selection" by the AFL's Oakland Raiders. Inducted in 1979.
  • Ron Mix 1, Offensive Tackle, USC – Taken as a "First Selection" by the AFL's Boston Patriots. Inducted in 1980.

Other Notable Players Selected by AFL Teams[edit]

Notable undrafted players[edit]

= Pro Bowler
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Boston Patriots Cappelletti, GinoGino Cappelletti  WR/K Minnesota Big Ten
Boston Patriots Garron, LarryLarry Garron  FB Western Illinois IIAC
Boston Patriots Leo, ChuckChuck Leo  G Indiana Big Ten
Boston Patriots O'Hanley, RossRoss O'Hanley  S Boston College Ind.
Boston Patriots Songin, ButchButch Songin  QB Boston College Ind.
Dallas Texans Corey, WaltWalt Corey  LB Miami Ind.
Dallas Texans Daniels, ClemClem Daniels  RB/CB Prairie View A&M SWAC
Dallas Texans Headrick, SherrillSherrill Headrick  LB TCU SWC
Dallas Texans Reynolds, AlAl Reynolds  G Tarkio N/A
Dallas Texans Rochester, PaulPaul Rochester  DT Michigan State Big Ten
Dallas Texans Stover, StewartStewart Stover  LB Louisiana–Monroe Gulf States
Dallas Texans Wood, DuaneDuane Wood  CB Oklahoma State Ind.
Denver Broncos Adamson, KenKen Adamson  TE Notre Dame Ind.
Denver Broncos Danenhauer, EldonEldon Danenhauer  OT Pittsburg State
Denver Broncos Mingo, GeneGene Mingo  RB/K     He didn't attend college
Houston Oilers Banfield, TonyTony Banfield  S Oklahoma State Ind.
Houston Oilers Groman, BillBill Groman  WR Heidelberg N/A
Houston Oilers Hennigan, CharlieCharlie Hennigan  WR Northwestern State Gulf States
Houston Oilers Jamison, AlAl Jamison  OT Colgate Ind.
Houston Oilers Johnston, MarkMark Johnston  CB Northwestern Big Ten
Houston Oilers Michael, RichRich Michael  OT Ohio State Big Ten
Houston Oilers Tolar, CharlieCharlie Tolar  RB Northwestern State Gulf States
Los Angeles Chargers Harris, DickDick Harris  S McNeese State Gulf States
Los Angeles Chargers Kocourek, DaveDave Kocourek  TE Wisconsin Big Ten
Los Angeles Chargers McNeil, CharlieCharlie McNeil  S Compton Community College N/A
Los Angeles Chargers Wright, ErnieErnie Wright  S Ohio State Big Ten
New York Titans Felt, DickDick Felt  S Brigham Young MSAC
New York Titans Mathis, BillBill Mathis  RB Clemson ACC
Oakland Raiders Otto, JimJim Otto  C Miami Ind.

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