1962 NFL Draft

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1962 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s) December 4, 1961
Location
Picks
First selection Ernie Davis, Back
Washington Redskins
Last selection Mike Snodgrass, Center
Green Bay Packers
Overall selections 280
NFL Draft
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The 1962 National Football League Draft was held on December 4, 1961.

Player selections[edit]

= Pro Bowler [1] = AFL All-Star [2] = Hall of Famer

Round one[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Washington Redskins Ernie Davis [3] Back Syracuse
2 Los Angeles Rams (From Minnesota Vikings via New York Giants) Roman Gabriel Quarterback North Carolina State
3 Los Angeles Rams Merlin Olsen HOF Defensive Tackle Utah State
4 Cleveland Browns (From Dallas Cowboys) Gary Collins End Maryland
5 Pittsburgh Steelers Bob Ferguson Back Ohio State
6 St. Louis Cardinals Fate Echols Tackle Northwestern
7 Chicago Bears Ronnie Bull Back Baylor
8 San Francisco 49ers Lance Alworth [4] HOF Wide Receiver Arkansas
9 Baltimore Colts Wendell Harris Back LSU
10 Detroit Lions John Hadl [5] Back Kansas
11 Cleveland Browns Leroy Jackson Back Western Illinois
12 St. Louis Cardinals (From Philadelphia Eagles) Irv Goode Center Kentucky
13 New York Giants Jerry Hillebrand End Colorado
14 Green Bay Packers Earl Gros Back LSU
  • HOF: Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame

Round two[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
15 Washington Redskins Joe Hernandez Back Arizona
16 Los Angeles Rams Joe Carollo Tackle Notre Dame
17 Cleveland Browns Chuck Hinton Tackle North Carolina Central
18 Dallas Cowboys Sonny Gibbs Quarterback TCU
19 St. Louis Cardinals Bob Jackson Running Back NMSU
20 Chicago Bears Clyde Brock Tackle Utah State
21 Chicago Bears Bennie McRae Back Michigan
22 San Francisco 49ers Ed Pine Center Utah
23 Baltimore Colts Bill Saul Linebacker Penn State
24 Detroit Lions Eddie Wilson [6] Quarterback Arizona
25 Cleveland Browns Sandy Stephens Back Minnesota
26 New York Giants Bob Bill Tackle Notre Dame
27 Philadelphia Eagles Pete Case Tackle Georgia
28 Green Bay Packers Ed Blaine Guard Missouri

Round three[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
29 Washington Redskins Bob Mitinger [7] End Penn State
30 Minnesota Vikings Bill Miller [8] End Miami (FL)
31 Los Angeles Rams John Meyers Tackle Washington
32 Chicago Bears Jim Bates End USC
33 Los Angeles Rams John Cornett Tackle Rice University
34 St. Louis Cardinals Chuck Bryant End Ohio State
35 Chicago Bears Bill Hull End Wake Forest
36 San Francisco 49ers Billy Ray Adams Back Mississippi
37 Baltimore Colts Dan Sullivan Tackle Boston College
38 Detroit Lions Bobby Thompson Back Arizona
39 Dallas Cowboys Bobby Plummer Tackle TCU
40 Philadelphia Eagles Pat Holmes Tackle Texas Tech
41 Green Bay Packers Gary Barnes End Clemson
42 Cleveland Browns John Furman Quarterback UTEP

Round four[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
43 Washington Redskins Billy Neighbors [9] Tackle University of Alabama
44 Los Angeles Rams Art Perkins Running Back North Texas State University
45 Minnesota Vikings Roy Winston Guard Louisiana State University
46 San Francisco 49ers Chuck Sieminski Tackle Penn State
47 St. Louis Cardinals Roger Kochman [10] Running Back Penn State
48 Detroit Lions John Lomakoski Tackle Western Michigan University
49 Chicago Bears Jim Cadile Tackle San Jose State University
50 San Francisco 49ers Floyd Dean Tackle University of Florida
51 Baltimore Colts Jim Dillard Back Oklahoma State University
52 Detroit Lions Larry Ferguson Back University of Iowa
53 Cleveland Browns Stan Sczurek Guard Purdue University
54 New York Giants Glynn Griffing Quarterback University of Mississippi
55 Philadelphia Eagles Bill Byrne Guard Boston College
56 Green Bay Packers Ron Gassert Tackle University of Virginia

Round five[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
57 Chicago Bears Mac Burton End San José State University
58 New York Giants Bookie Bolin Guard University of Mississippi
59 New York Giants Curtis Miranda Center Florida A&M University
60 Los Angeles Rams Jim Smith Tackle Penn State
61 Baltimore Colts Jerry Croft Guard Bowling Green
62 San Francisco 49ers Ted Woods Running Back University of Colorado
63 Chicago Bears Bill Tunnicliff Running Back Michigan
64 San Francisco 49ers Mike Lind Running Back Notre Dame
65 Green Bay Packers Chuck Morris Back University of Mississippi
66 Detroit Lions Dan Birdwell [11] Center University of Houston
67 Cleveland Browns Henry Rivera Running Back Oregon State University
68 Los Angeles Rams Ben Wilson Running Back USC
69 St. Louis Cardinals Bill Rice End University of Alabama
70 Green Bay Packers Jon Schopf Guard Michigan

Round six[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
71 San Francisco 49ers Keith Luhnow Back Santa Ana
72 New York Giants Bill Triplett Back Miami (OH)
73 Minnesota Vikings Larry Bowie Tackle Purdue University
74 Dallas Cowboys Donnie Davis End Southern University
75 St. Louis Cardinals John Elwell End Purdue University
76 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Brown Guard University of Mississippi
77 Philadelphia Eagles Gus Gonzales Guard Tulane University
78 San Francisco 49ers Bill Winter Tackle West Virginia University
79 Green Bay Packers John Sutro Tackle San José State University
80 Detroit Lions Mike Bundra Tackle USC
81 Cleveland Browns Same Tidmore End Ohio State
82 Dallas Cowboys George Andrie End Marquette University
83 Philadelphia Eagles John McGeever Running Back Auburn University
84 Green Bay Packers Oscar Donahue End San José State University

Round seven[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
85 Washington Redskins Bert Coan [12] Running Back University of Kansas
86 Philadelphia Eagles Jim Perkins Tackle University of Colorado
87 Los Angeles Rams Sherwyn Thorson Guard University of Iowa
88 Los Angeles Rams Jim Bakken Quarterback University of Wisconsin
89 Pittsburgh Steelers Jack Collins Running Back University of Texas
90 St. Louis Cardinals Bill Kirchiro Guard Maryland
91 Chicago Bears Ed O'Bradovich End University of Illinois
92 San Francisco 49ers John Burrell End Rice
93 Baltimore Colts Fred Miller Tackle Louisiana State University
94 Detroit Lions Tom Hall End Minnesota
95 Cleveland Browns John Havlicek [13] Wide Receiver Ohio State
96 Philadelphia Eagles Frank Budd Wide Receiver Villanova University
97 New York Giants Ken Byers Tackle University of Cincinnati
98 Green Bay Packers Gary Cutsinger Tackle Oklahoma State University

Round eight[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
99 Washington Redskins Ron Hatcher Running back Michigan State
100 Los Angeles Rams Dick Farris Guard North Texas State
101 Minnesota Vikings Paul White Running back Florida
102 Dallas Cowboys Ken Tureaud Back Michigan
103 St. Louis Cardinals George Gross [14] Tackle Auburn
104 Pittsburgh Steelers Gary Ballman Back Michigan State
105 Chicago Bears Ed Reynolds Tackle Tulane
106 San Francisco 49ers Jim Vollenweider Back Miami (FL)
107 Baltimore Colts Pete Brokaw Back Syracuse
108 Detroit Lions Murdock Hopper Tackle Houston
109 Detroit Lions Frank Imperiale Guard Southern Illinois
110 Chicago Bears Larry Onesti [15] Center Northwestern
111 Philadelphia Eagles Ralph "Catfish" Smith End Mississippi
112 Green Bay Packers Jim Tullis Back Florida A&M

Round nine[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
113 Washington Redskins Dave Viti End Boston University
114 Minnesota Vikings Marshall Shirk Tackle UCLA
115 Los Angeles Rams Ike Lassiter [16] Tackle St. Augustine's
116 Baltimore Colts Roy Walker Running back Purdue
117 Pittsburgh Steelers John Powers End Notre Dame
118 St. Louis Cardinals Wilburn Hollis Quarterback Iowa
119 Chicago Bears Kelton Winston Running back Wiley
120 San Francisco 49ers Jim Roberts Tackle Mississippi
121 Baltimore Colts Walt Rappold Quarterback Duke
122 Detroit Lions Todd Grant Center Michigan
123 Cleveland Browns Charles Dickerson Tackle Illinois
124 Philadelphia Eagles Bob Butler Tackle Kentucky
125 New York Giants Reed Bohovich Tackle Lehigh
126 Green Bay Packers Peter Schenck Back Washington State

Round ten[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
127 Washington Redskins John Childress Guard Arkansas
128 Los Angeles Rams Jim Norris Tackle Houston
129 Cleveland Browns Jerry Goerlitz Center Northern Michigan
130 Dallas Cowboys John Longmeyer Guard Southern Illinois
131 St. Louis Cardinals George Fracovitch Guard Syracuse
132 Pittsburgh Steelers Larry Vignali Guard Pittsburgh
133 Chicago Bears LeRoy Weaver Back Adams State
134 San Francisco 49ers Regis Coustillac Guard Pittsburgh
135 Baltimore Colts Fred Moore Tackle Memphis State
136 Detroit Lions Jerry Archer Center Pittsburgh State
137 Cleveland Browns Albert White Back Capital
138 New York Giants J.R. Williams Center Fresno State
139 Philadelphia Eagles Jim Skaggs Guard Washington
140 Green Bay Packers Gale Weidner Quarterback Colorado

Round eleven[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
141 Washington Redskins Carl Palazzo Tackle Adams State
142 Cleveland Browns Ronnie Meyers End Villanova
143 Los Angeles Rams Bert Wilder Tackle North Carolina State
144 Dallas Cowboys Larry Hudas End Michigan State
145 Pittsburgh Steelers Bob Wills End California
146 St. Louis Cardinals James Saxton Back Texas
147 Chicago Bears Jerry Robinson Running back Grambling
148 San Francisco 49ers Larry Jepson Center Furman
149 Baltimore Colts Scott Tyler Back Miami (OH)
150 Detroit Lions Karl Anderson Tackle Bowling Green
151 Cleveland Browns Clifton McNeil End Grambling
152 Philadelphia Eagles George Horne Tackle Brigham Young
153 New York Giants Dave Bishop Back Connecticut
154 Green Bay Packers Jim Thrush Tackle Xavier

Round twelve[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
155 Washington Redskins Terry Terrebonne Running back Tulane
156 Los Angeles Rams Marv Marinovich Tackle USC
157 Minnesota Vikings Gary Fallon Running back Syracuse
158 Green Bay Packers Joe Thorne Back South Dakota State
159 St. Louis Cardinals Bob O'Billovich Back Montana State
160 Pittsburgh Steelers Sam Mudie Back Rutgers
161 Chicago Bears Bill Watts Tackle Miami (FL)
162 San Francisco 49ers Milton McPike End Kirksville
163 Baltimore Colts Bake Turner Running back Texas Tech
164 Detroit Lions Gale Sprute Center Winona State
165 Cleveland Browns Ted Stute End Ohio
166 New York Giants Al Gursky Running back Penn State
167 Philadelphia Eagles Larry Thompson Center Tulane
168 Green Bay Packers Tom Pennington [17] Back Georgia

Round thirteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
169 Washington Redskins Bill Whisler End Iowa
170 Minnesota Vikings Roger Van Cleef Tackle Southwestern Oklahoma
171 Los Angeles Rams Bob Fearnside Running back Bowling Green
172 Dallas Cowboys Bob Moses End Texas
173 Pittsburgh Steelers Dave Woodward Tackle Auburn
174 St. Louis Cardinals Bill Diamond Guard Miami (FL)
175 Chicago Bears Joe Perkowski Back Notre Dame
176 San Francisco 49ers George Pierovich Back California
177 Baltimore Colts Charles Holmes Running back Maryland-Eastern Shore
178 Detroit Lions Sherlock Knight Tackle Central State (OH)
179 Cleveland Browns Frank Gardner Tackle North Carolina Central
180 Philadelphia Eagles George McKinney Back Arkansas
181 New York Giants Billy Joe Booth Tackle Louisiana State
182 Green Bay Packers Tom Kepner Tackle Villanova

Round fourteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
183 Washington Redskins Jim Costen Running back South Carolina
184 Los Angeles Rams Gary Henson End Colorado
185 Minnesota Vikings Patrick Russ Tackle Purdue
186 Dallas Cowboys Harold Hays Guard Southern Mississippi
187 St. Louis Cardinals George Mans End Michigan
188 Pittsburgh Steelers Jim Whitaker End Nevada-Reno
189 Chicago Bears Andy Von Sonn Center UCLA
190 San Francisco 49ers Dick Easterly Back Syracuse
191 Baltimore Colts Stinson Jones Back Virginia Military Inst
192 Detroit Lions Jim Davidson Back Maryland
193 Cleveland Browns Jim Shorter Back Detroit
194 New York Giants Greg Mather End Navy
195 Philadelphia Eagles Jim Schwab End Penn State
196 Green Bay Packers Ernie Green Back Louisville

Round fifteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
197 Washington Redskins Len Velia Tackle Georgia
198 Minnesota Vikings Larry Guilford End Pacific
199 Los Angeles Rams Walter Kikirk Tackle Houston
200 Dallas Cowboys Guy Reese Tackle Southern Methodist
201 Pittsburgh Steelers Vern Hatch End North Carolina Central
202 St. Louis Cardinals Dick Barlund End Maryland
203 Chicago Bears Kent Martin Tackle Wake Forest
204 San Francisco 49ers Ray Osborne Tackle Mississippi State
205 Baltimore Colts Joe Monte Guard Furman
206 Detroit Lions Dick Broadbent End Delaware
207 Cleveland Browns Tom Goosby Guard Baldwin-Wallace
208 Philadelphia Eagles Mike Woulfe Guard Colorado
209 New York Giants Joe Taylor Running back North Carolina A&T
210 Green Bay Packers Roger Holdinsky Back West Virginia

Round sixteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
211 Washington Redskins Tommy Brooker End Alabama
212 Los Angeles Rams Ron Skufca Tackle Purdue
213 Minnesota Vikings John Contoulis Tackle Connecticut
214 Dallas Cowboys Bob Johnston Tackle Rice
215 St. Louis Cardinals Bill Wegener Guard Missouri
216 Pittsburgh Steelers Bobby Ply Back Baylor
217 Chicago Bears John Nelson Center Xavier
218 San Francisco 49ers Ron Frank Tackle South Dakota State
219 Baltimore Colts Ray Abruzzese [18] Running back Alabama
220 Detroit Lions Tom Sestak[19] End McNeese State
221 Cleveland Browns Dennis Biodrowski End Memphis State
222 New York Giants Roger Johnson Running back Oregon State
223 Philadelphia Eagles Jerry Mazzanti Tackle Arkansas
224 Green Bay Packers Jimmy Field Back Louisiana State

Round seventeen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
225 Washington Redskins Alan Miller Guard Ohio
226 Minnesota Vikings Ron Staley End Wisconsin
227 Los Angeles Rams Dave Steadman Tackle Georgia Tech
228 Dallas Cowboys Ray Jacobs Tackle Howard Payne
229 Pittsburgh Steelers Nat Tucker Back Florida A&M
230 St. Louis Cardinals Don Kasso Running back Oregon State
231 Chicago Bears Glenn Glass Running back Tennessee
232 San Francisco 49ers Wally Foltz End De Pauw
233 Baltimore Colts Bill Knocke Running back Fresno State
234 Detroit Lions Rucker Wickline Center Marshall
235 Cleveland Browns Herbert Harlan End Baylor
236 Philadelphia Eagles Mike Martin Tackle Washington State
237 New York Giants Ken Schaffer Tackle Marquette
238 Green Bay Packers Buck Buchanan[20] Tackle Grambling

Round eighteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
239 Washington Redskins Carl Charon Back Michigan State
240 Los Angeles Rams Charlie Furlow Quarterback Mississippi State
241 Minnesota Vikings Junior Hawthorne Tackle Kentucky
242 Dallas Cowboys Dave Cloutier Back Maine
243 St. Louis Cardinals Don Donatelli Center Florida State
244 Pittsburgh Steelers Ferrell Yarbrough Tackle Northwestern State (LA)
245 Chicago Bears Tommy Neck Back Louisiana State
246 San Francisco 49ers Gary Brown Tackle Illinois
247 Baltimore Colts Mel Rideout Quarterback Richmond
248 Detroit Lions Joe Zuger Quarterback Arizona State
249 Cleveland Browns Sonny Bishop [21] Guard Fresno State
250 New York Giants Bill Winter Running back St. Olaf
251 Philadelphia Eagles Tom Larscheid Back Utah State
252 Green Bay Packers Bob Joiner Quarterback Presbyterian

Round nineteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
253 Washington Redskins Claude Crabb Back University of Colorado
254 Minnesota Vikings Tomy Minteer Back Baylor University
255 Los Angeles Rams Gerard Barto Tackle Drake University
256 Dallas Cowboys Paul Holmes Tackle University of Georgia
257 Pittsburgh Steelers John Kuprok End University of Pittsburgh
258 St. Louis Cardinals Don Smith Back Langston
259 Chicago Bears Bill Kellum Tackle Tulane University
260 San Francisco 49ers Robert Burton, Sr. Tackle Murray State University
261 Baltimore Colts Fred Gillett Back California State University LA
262 Detroit Lions Jim Bernhardt Tackle Linfield College
263 Cleveland Browns John Anabo Quarterback Fresno State University
264 Philadelphia Eagles Harold Ericksen Guard Georgia Tech
265 New York Giants Bob Stem Center Syracuse
266 Green Bay Packers Jerry Scattini Back University of California

Round twenty[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
267 Washington Redskins Ed Trancyier Quarterback Florida State University
268 Los Angeles Rams Foster Andersen Tackle UCLA
269 Minnesota Vikings Terry Cagaanan Running Back Utah State University
270 Dallas Cowboys Amos Bullocks Back Southern Illinois University
271 St. Louis Cardinals Judge Dickson Back Minnesota
272 Pittsburgh Steelers John Knight Back Valparaiso University
273 Chicago Bears Jack Roberts Tackle Ohio State
274 San Francisco 49ers Roger McFarland Back Kansas University
275 Baltimore Colts Herm McKee Back Washington State University
276 Detroit Lions Bob Brown End Michigan
277 Cleveland Browns Paul Flatley Back Northwestern University
278 New York Giants Jim Moss Tackle University of South Carolina
279 Philadelphia Eagles Ron Turner End Wichita State University
280 [22] Green Bay Packers Mike Snodgrass Center Western Michigan University
= Pro Bowler [1] = AFL All-Star [2] = Hall of Famer

Hall of famers[edit]

  • 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.[23]
  • 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.[24]

Notable undrafted players[edit]

= Pro Bowler[1]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Dallas Cowboys Gaechter, MikeMike Gaechter  S Oregon Ind.
Dallas Cowboys Green, CornellCornell Green  CB Utah State MSAC Never played college football, was a basketball player[25]
Dallas Cowboys Manders, DaveDave Manders  LB Michigan State Big Ten
Dallas Cowboys Norman, PettisPettis Norman  TE Johnson C. Smith N/A
Green Bay Packers Williams, HowieHowie Williams  S Howard CIAA
Minnesota Vikings McCormick, JohnJohn McCormick  QB UMass N/A
Minnesota Vikings Tingelhoff, MickMick Tingelhoff  C Nebraska MVIAA
St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) Boyette, GarlandGarland Boyette  LB Grambling State SWAC He was an AFL All-Star

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  2. ^ a b Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star team at any time in their career.
  3. ^ Ernie Davis, 1961 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-08. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  4. ^ Lance Alworth Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  5. ^ John Hadl Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  6. ^ Eddie Wilson Signed with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League
  7. ^ Bob Mitinger Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  8. ^ Bill Miller Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  9. ^ Billy Neighbors Signed with the Boston Patriots of the American Football League
  10. ^ 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
  11. ^ Dan Birdwell Signed with the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League
  12. ^ Bert Coan Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ George Gross Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  15. ^ Larry Onesti Signed with the Houston Oilers of the American Football League
  16. ^ Ike Lassiter Signed with the Denver Broncos of the American Football League
  17. ^ Tom Pennington Signed with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League
  18. ^ Ray Abruzzese Signed with the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League
  19. ^ Tom Sestak Signed with the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League
  20. ^ Buck Buchanan Signed with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League
  21. ^ Sonny Bishop Signed with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League
  22. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  23. ^ 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. 
  24. ^ 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. 
  25. ^ 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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