1965 American Football League Draft

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The 1965 American Football League Draft took place on November 28, 1964.

Player selections[edit]

= AFL All-Star [1] = Hall of Famer

First round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
1 New York Jets Namath, JoeJoe Namath Quarterback Alabama
2 Houston Oilers Elkins, LarryLarry Elkins Wide receiver Baylor
3 Oakland Raiders Schuh, HarryHarry Schuh Defensive tackle Memphis
4 New York Jets (from Denver Broncos) Nowatzke, TomTom Nowatzke Fullback Indiana
5 Kansas City Chiefs Sayers, GaleGale Sayers Running back Kansas
6 San Diego Chargers DeLong, SteveSteve DeLong Defensive end Tennessee
7 Boston Patriots Rush, JerryJerry Rush Defensive tackle Michigan State
8 Buffalo Bills Davidson, JimJim Davidson Tackle Ohio State

Second round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
9 Denver Broncos Butkus, DickDick Butkus Linebacker Illinois
10 Houston Oilers Walker, MalcolmMalcolm Walker Center Rice
11 Oakland Raiders Biletnikoff, FredFred Biletnikoff Wide receiver Florida State
12 New York Jets Huarte, JohnJohn Huarte Quarterback Notre Dame
13 Kansas City Chiefs Chapple, JackJack Chapple Linebacker Stanford
14 San Diego Chargers Jefferson, RoyRoy Jefferson Linebacker Utah
15 Houston Oilers (from Boston Patriots) Neely, RalphRalph Neely Tackle Oklahoma
16 Kansas City Chiefs (from Buffalo Bills) Caveness, RonnieRonnie Caveness Linebacker Arkansas

Third round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
17 Denver Broncos Ressler, GlennGlenn Ressler Offensive guard Penn State
18 Houston Oilers Koy, ErnieErnie Koy Running back Texas
19 Oakland Raiders Svihus, BobBob Svihus Defensive tackle USC
20 New York Jets Biggs, VerlonVerlon Biggs Defensive end Jackson State
21 Kansas City Chiefs Curtis, MikeMike Curtis Linebacker Duke
22 San Diego Chargers Brown, AllenAllen Brown Tight end Mississippi
23 Boston Patriots Whalen, JimJim Whalen Tackle Boston College
24 Buffalo Bills Atkinson, AlAl Atkinson Linebacker Villanova

Fourth round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
25 Denver Broncos Donnelly, GeorgeGeorge Donnelly Defensive back Illinois
26 Houston Oilers Maples, BobbyBobby Maples Center Baylor
27 Oakland Raiders Otto, GusGus Otto Linebacker Missouri
28 New York Jets Schweickert, BobBob Schweickert Quarterback Virginia Tech
29 Kansas City Chiefs Taylor, OtisOtis Taylor Linebacker Prairie View A&M
30 San Diego Chargers Tensi, SteveSteve Tensi Quarterback Florida State
31 Boston Patriots Johnson, EllisEllis Johnson Halfback Southeastern Louisiana
32 Kansas City Chiefs (from Buffalo Bills) Pitts, FrankFrank Pitts Wide receiver Saginaw Valley State

Fifth round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
33 Denver Broncos Breitenstein, BobBob Breitenstein Tackle Tulsa
34 Houston Oilers Molden, FrankFrank Molden Defensive tackle Jackson State
35 Denver Broncos (from Oakland Raiders) Leetzow, MaxMax Leetzow Defensive end Idaho
36 New York Jets Sasser, GlennGlenn Sasser Defensive end North Carolina State
37 Kansas City Chiefs Reed, SmithSmith Reed Halfback Alcorn State
38 San Diego Chargers Redman, RickRick Redman Linebacker Washington
39 Boston Patriots Aldredge, CorwynCorwyn Aldredge End Northwestern State
40 Buffalo Bills Simmons, DaveDave Simmons Linebacker Georgia Tech

Sixth round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
41 Denver Broncos Wilhelm, TomTom Wilhelm Tackle Syracuse
42 Houston Oilers Murphy, DennisDennis Murphy Defensive tackle Florida
43 Houston Oilers (from Oakland Raiders) Wayt, RussellRussell Wayt Linebacker Rice
44 New York Jets Hoovler, DonDon Hoovler Linebacker Ohio
45 Kansas City Chiefs Wilbur, JohnJohn Wilbur Offensive guard Stanford
46 San Diego Chargers Beasley, WillWill Beasley Fullback North Carolina A&T
47 Boston Patriots Canale, JustinJustin Canale Offensive guard Mississippi State
48 Buffalo Bills Rentzel, LanceLance Rentzel Wide receiver Oklahoma

Seventh round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
49 Denver Broncos Garcia, JimJim Garcia Defensive end Purdue
50 Kansas City Chiefs (from Houston Oilers) Richardson, GlosterGloster Richardson Wide receiver Jackson State
51 New York Jets (from Oakland Raiders) Roberts, ArchieArchie Roberts Quarterback Columbia
52 New York Jets Harris, Jr., JimJim Harris, Jr. Defensive tackle Utah State
53 Kansas City Chiefs Bobich, LouLou Bobich Defensive back Michigan State
54 San Diego Chargers Snow, JackJack Snow Wide receiver Notre Dame
55 Boston Patriots Neville, TomTom Neville Defensive tackle Mississippi State
56 Buffalo Bills Schottenheimer, MartyMarty Schottenheimer Linebacker Pittsburgh

Eighth round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
57 Denver Broncos Hohman, JonJon Hohman Offensive guard Wisconsin
58 Houston Oilers Ogden, RayRay Ogden Tight end Alabama
59 Houston Oilers (from Oakland Raiders) Hilton, RoyRoy Hilton Defensive end Jackson State
60 New York Jets McCurdy, RickRick McCurdy Defensive end Oklahoma
61 Kansas City Chiefs Thomas, DannyDanny Thomas Quarterback SMU
62 San Diego Chargers Williams, ClancyClancy Williams Defensive back Washington State
63 Boston Patriots Brown, FredFred Brown Defensive tackle Miami (FL)
64 Buffalo Bills Rissmiller, RayRay Rissmiller Offensive tackle Georgia

Ninth round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
65 Denver Broncos Bussell, GerryGerry Bussell Defensive back Georgia Tech
66 Houston Oilers Kinney, GeorgeGeorge Kinney Defensive end Wiley
67 Oakland Raiders Zecher, RichRich Zecher Defensive tackle Utah State
68 New York Jets Sidle, JimmyJimmy Sidle Running back Auburn
69 Kansas City Chiefs Cerne, JoeJoe Cerne Center Northwestern
70 San Diego Chargers Whelchel, JerryJerry Whelchel Quarterback Massachusetts
71 Boston Patriots Malone, BobBob Malone Tackle Louisiana Tech
72 Buffalo Bills Nelson, AlAl Nelson Defensive back Cincinnati

Tenth round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
73 Denver Broncos Jeter, GeneGene Jeter Linebacker Texas Southern
74 Houston Oilers Williams, MaxieMaxie Williams Offensive guard Southeastern Louisiana
75 Oakland Raiders Morton, CraigCraig Morton Quarterback California
76 New York Jets Lambert, FrankFrank Lambert Punter Mississippi
77 Kansas City Chiefs Bob Howard Defensive back Stanford
78 San Diego Chargers Foster, GeneGene Foster Running back Arizona State
79 Buffalo Bills (Boston Patriots) Mercein, ChuckChuck Mercein Running back Yale
80 Buffalo Bills Hudlow, FloydFloyd Hudlow Defensive back Arizona

Eleventh round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
81 Denver Broncos Vaughn, TomTom Vaughn Defensive back Iowa State
82 Houston Oilers McCloughan, KentKent McCloughan Cornerback Nebraska
83 Oakland Raiders Minor, BillBill Minor Linebacker Illinois
84 New York Jets Gray, JimJim Gray Defensive back Toledo
85 Kansas City Chiefs Piraino, AlAl Piraino Tackle Wisconsin
86 San Diego Chargers Smith, VeranVeran Smith Guard Utah State
87 Boston Patriots Frechette, JohnJohn Frechette Tackle Boston College
88 Buffalo Bills Goodwin, DougDoug Goodwin Running back Maryland Eastern Shore

Twelfth round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
89 Denver Broncos Myers, TomTom Myers Quarterback Northwestern
90 Houston Oilers Reed, BobBob Reed Guard Tennessee State
91 Buffalo Bills (from Oakland Raiders) Hurston, ChuckChuck Hurston Defensive end Auburn
92 New York Jets Berrington, JohnJohn Berrington Linebacker Iowa State
93 Kansas City Chiefs Cox, MikeMike Cox Linebacker Iowa State
94 San Diego Chargers Allison, JimJim Allison Running back San Diego State
95 Boston Patriots Weatherly, JimJim Weatherly Defensive back Mississippi
96 Buffalo Bills Mills, PetePete Mills Wide receiver Wichita State

Thirteenth round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
97 Denver Broncos Strofolino, MikeMike Strofolino Linebacker Villanova
98 Houston Oilers Felts, BobbyBobby Felts Halfback Florida A&M
99 Oakland Raiders Mahle, WallyWally Mahle Defensive back Syracuse
100 New York Jets Utz, SonnySonny Utz Fullback Virginia Tech
101 Kansas City Chiefs Bonds, BobBob Bonds Defensive back San Jose State
102 San Diego Chargers Quigley, BillBill Quigley Linebacker Villanova
103 Boston Patriots Green, CharlieCharlie Green Quarterback Wittenberg
104 Buffalo Bills Timberlake, BobBob Timberlake Kicker Michigan

Fourteenth round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
105 Denver Broncos Frick, JohnJohn Frick Offensive guard Ohio
106 Houston Oilers Evans, NormNorm Evans Defensive tackle TCU
107 Oakland Raiders Hawley, LorenLoren Hawley Defensive back California
108 New York Jets Plumlee, GaryGary Plumlee Defensive tackle New Mexico
109 Kansas City Chiefs Dotson, FredFred Dotson Defensive back Wiley
110 San Diego Chargers Floyd, DonDon Floyd End Florida State
111 Boston Patriots Cunningham, JayJay Cunningham Defensive back Bowling Green
112 Buffalo Bills Hart, LynLyn Hart Defensive back Virginia State

Fifteenth round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
113 Denver Broncos Jordan, JeffJeff Jordan Defensive back Tulsa
114 Houston Oilers Guillory, TonyTony Guillory Linebacker Lamar
115 Oakland Raiders Cronin, BillBill Cronin Tight end Boston College
116 New York Jets Burt, JimJim Burt Defensive back Western Kentucky
117 Kansas City Chiefs Powless, DaveDave Powless Offensive guard Illinois
118 San Diego Chargers Howell, MikeMike Howell Defensive back Grambling State
119 Boston Patriots Rodosovich, TedTed Rodosovich Offensive guard Cincinnati
120 Buffalo Bills Meyer, JohnJohn Meyer Linebacker Notre Dame

Sixteenth round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
121 Denver Broncos Schweda, BrianBrian Schweda Defensive end Kansas
122 Houston Oilers Coffey, JuniorJunior Coffey Running back Washington
123 Oakland Raiders Hill, FredFred Hill Tight end USC
124 New York Jets Cartwright, SethSeth Cartwright Defensive tackle Prairie View A&M
125 Kansas City Chiefs Irvine, StanStan Irvine Tackle Colorado
126 San Diego Chargers Godden, JohnJohn Godden Linebacker San Diego State
127 Boston Patriots Pyne, GeorgeGeorge Pyne Defensive tackle Olivet
128 Buffalo Bills Airheart, BruceBruce Airheart Halfback North Dakota State

Seventeenth round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
129 Denver Broncos Fouse, JohnJohn Fouse End Arizona
130 Houston Oilers Grisham, JimJim Grisham Fullback Oklahoma
131 Oakland Raiders Porterfield, GarryGarry Porterfield Defensive end Tulsa
132 New York Jets Browning, CharlieCharlie Browning Halfback Washington
133 Kansas City Chiefs Croftcheck, DonDon Croftcheck Offensive guard Indiana
134 San Diego Chargers Hardy, LeonLeon Hardy Tackle Texas Southern
135 Boston Patriots Graves, WhiteWhite Graves Defensive back LSU
136 Buffalo Bills Henderson, JohnJohn Henderson Wide receiver Michigan

Eighteenth round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
137 Boston Patriots Lee, DavidDavid Lee End Louisiana Tech
138 Houston Oilers Mundy, RussRuss Mundy Halfback West Texas A&M
139 Oakland Raiders Dugan, JohnJohn Dugan Tackle Holy Cross
140 New York Jets Dupree, LarryLarry Dupree Halfback Florida
141 Kansas City Chiefs Smith, JerryJerry Smith Tight end Arizona State
142 San Diego Chargers Evans, BobBob Evans Defensive end Texas A&M
143 Boston Patriots Meixler, EdEd Meixler Linebacker Boston University
144 Buffalo Bills Hinze, RayRay Hinze Tackle Texas A&M

Nineteenth round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
145 Denver Broncos Oelschlager, RonRon Oelschlager Halfback Kansas
146 Houston Oilers Fox, FrankFrank Fox Tackle Sam Houston State
147 Oakland Raiders McClendon, FrankFrank McClendon Tackle Alabama
148 New York Jets Dudek, MitchMitch Dudek Tackle Xavier
149 Kansas City Chiefs Alford, MikeMike Alford Center Auburn
150 San Diego Chargers Beck, BradenBraden Beck Kicker Stanford
151 Boston Patriots Nance, JimJim Nance Running back Syracuse
152 Buffalo Bills Marchlewski, FrankFrank Marchlewski Center Minnesota

Twentieth round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
153 Denver Broncos Metchner, TerryTerry Metchner Offensive guard Albion
154 Houston Oilers Brezina, GusGus Brezina Offensive guard Houston
155 Oakland Raiders Scott, BoBo Scott Running back Ohio State
156 New York Jets Allen, TroyTroy Allen Defensive back Western Michigan
157 Kansas City Chiefs Symons, BillBill Symons Halfback Colorado
158 San Diego Chargers Edwards, JackJack Edwards Center Florida State
159 Boston Patriots Fugazzi, FredFred Fugazzi Fullback Missouri Valley
160 Buffalo Bills Henry, JohnJohn Henry Defensive tackle Boston University


Notable undrafted players[edit]

= AFL All-Star
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Buffalo Bills Laskey, BillBill Laskey  LB Michigan Big Ten
Denver Broncos Bramlett, JohnJohn Bramlett  LB Memphis Ind.
Denver Broncos Farr, MillerMiller Farr  CB Wichita State N/A
Denver Broncos Wilson, NemiahNemiah Wilson  S Grambling State SWAC
New York Jets Hudson, JimJim Hudson  S Texas SWC
New York Jets Sauer, GeorgeGeorge Sauer  WR Texas SWC


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Players are identified as an AFL All-Star if they were selected for the AFL All-Star team at any time in their career.

See also[edit]

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