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1969 NFL draft
General information
Date(s) January 28–29, 1969
Location
Picks
First selection O. J. Simpson, RB
Buffalo Bills
Last selection Fred Zirkie, DT
New York Jets
Overall selections 442
NFL draft
 < 1968 1970 > 

The 1969 National Football League draft was part of the common draft, the third and final year in which the NFL and American Football League (AFL) held a joint draft of college players. The draft took place January 28–29, 1969.[1]

The draft began with first overall pick of O. J. Simpson, the Heisman Trophy-winning running back from USC, by the American Football League's Buffalo Bills; ending with, the twenty-sixth pick in Round 17, number 442 overall, of Fred Zirkie Defensive Tackle from Duke University by the AFL's NY Jets.

Player selections[edit]

= Pro Bowler[2] = AFL All-Star[3] = Hall of Famer

Round one[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Buffalo Bills Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson[4] Running Back USC
2 Atlanta Falcons George Kunz Offensive Tackle Notre Dame
3 Philadelphia Eagles Leroy Keyes Running Back Purdue
4 Pittsburgh Steelers Joe Greene Defensive Tackle North Texas
5 Cincinnati Bengals Greg Cook Quarterback Cincinnati
6 Boston Patriots Ron Sellers Split End Florida State
7 San Francisco 49ers Ted Kwalick Tight End Penn State
8 Los Angeles Rams Larry Smith Running Back Florida
9 San Diego Chargers Marty Domres Quarterback Columbia
10 Los Angeles Rams Jim Seymour Split End Notre Dame
11 Miami Dolphins Bill Stanfill Defensive End Georgia
12 Green Bay Packers Rich Moore Defensive Tackle Villanova
13 New York Giants Fred Dryer Defensive End San Diego St.
14 Chicago Bears Rufus Mayes Offensive Tackle Ohio State
15 Houston Oilers Ron Pritchard Linebacker Arizona State
16 San Francisco 49ers Gene Washington Flanker Stanford
17 New Orleans Saints John Shinners Offensive Guard Xavier
18 San Diego Chargers Bob Babich Linebacker Miami (OH)
19 St. Louis Cardinals Roger Wehrli Cornerback Missouri
20 Cleveland Browns Ron Johnson Running Back Michigan
21 Los Angeles Rams Bob Klein Tight End USC
22 Oakland Raiders Art Thoms Defensive Tackle Syracuse
23 Kansas City Chiefs Jim Marsalis Defensive Back Tennessee St.
24 Dallas Cowboys Calvin Hill Running Back Yale
25 Baltimore Colts Eddie Hinton Flanker Oklahoma
26 New York Jets Dave Foley Offensive Tackle Ohio State

Round two[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
27 Buffalo Bills Bill Enyart Running Back Oregon State
28 Philadelphia Eagles Ernest Calloway Linebacker Texas Southern
29 Atlanta Falcons Paul Gipson Running Back Houston
30 Pittsburgh Steelers Terry Hanratty Quarterback Notre Dame
31 Cincinnati Bengals Bill Bergey Linebacker Arkansas State
32 Boston Patriots Mike Montler Guard Colorado
33 Baltimore Colts Ted "The Mad Stork" Hendricks Linebacker Miami (FL)
34 Detroit Lions Altie Taylor Running back Utah State
35 St. Louis Cardinals Rolf Krueger Defensive tackle Texas A&M
36 Denver Broncos Grady Cavness Defensive back Texas-El Paso
37 Miami Dolphins Bob Heinz Tackle Pacific
38 Green Bay Packers Dave Bradley Tackle Penn State
39 Minnesota Vikings Ed White Guard California
40 Houston Oilers Jerry LeVias Wide Receiver Southern Methodist
41 Chicago Bears Bobby Douglass Quarterback Kansas
42 Pittsburgh Steelers Warren Bankston Running Back Tulane
43 Minnesota Vikings Volly Murphy Wide Receiver Texas-El Paso
44 San Diego Chargers Ron Sayers Running back Omaha
45 New Orleans Saints Richard Neal Defensive end Southern
46 Washington Redskins Eugene Epps Defensive back Texas-El Paso
47 Detroit Lions Jim Yarbrough Tight end Florida
48 Kansas City Chiefs Ed Podolak Running back Iowa
49 Dallas Cowboys Richmond Flowers Wide receiver Tennessee
50 Oakland Raiders George Buehler Guard Stanford
51 Baltimore Colts Tom Maxwell Defensive back Texas A&M
52 New York Jets Al Woodall Quarterback Duke

Round three[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
53 Buffalo Bills Julian Nunamaker Defensive end Tennessee-Martin
54 Atlanta Falcons Malcolm Snider Tackle Stanford
55 Cleveland Browns Al Jenkins Guard Tulsa
56 Pittsburgh Steelers Jon Kolb Center Oklahoma State
57 Cincinnati Bengals Louis "Speedy" Thomas Wide receiver Utah
58 Boston Patriots Carl Garrett Running back N.M. Highlands
59 Detroit Lions Larry Walton Wide receiver Arizona State
60 New York Giants Vernon Vanoy Defensive end Kansas
61 Denver Broncos Bill Thompson Defensive back Maryland State
62 Washington Redskins Ed Cross Running back Arkansas AM&N
63 Miami Dolphins Eugene "Mercury" Morris Running back W. Texas State
64 Green Bay Packers John Spilis Wide receiver Northern Illinois
65 Houston Oilers Elbert Drungo Tackle Tennessee State
66 Chicago Bears Ross Montgomery Running back Texas Christian
67 Atlanta Falcons Jon Sandstron Guard Oregon State
68 Dallas Cowboys Tom Stincic Linebacker Michigan
69 Philadelphia Eagles Bill Bradley Defensive back Texas
70 San Diego Chargers Eugene Ferguson Tackle Norfolk State
71 St. Louis Cardinals Chip Healy Linebacker Vanderbilt
72 Cleveland Browns Charles Glass Tight end Florida State
73 St. Louis Cardinals Terry Brown Defensive back Oklahoma State
74 Dallas Cowboys Halvor Hagen Defensive tackle Weber State
75 Oakland Raiders Lloyd Edwards Tight end San Diego State
76 Kansas City Chiefs Morris Stroud Tight end Clark
77 Baltimore Colts Dennis Nelson Tackle Illinois Normal
78 Houston Oilers Rich Johnson Running back Illinois

Round four[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
79 Buffalo Bills Mike Richey Tackle North Carolina
80 Philadelphia Eagles Bob Kuechenberg Guard Notre Dame
81 Atlanta Falcons James Mitchell Tight end Prairie View
82 Pittsburgh Steelers Bob Campbell Running back Penn State
83 Cincinnati Bengals Clem Turner Running back Cincinnati
84 Denver Broncos Mike Schnitker Linebacker Colorado
85 New Orleans Saints Dennis Hale Defensive back Minnesota
86 San Francisco 49ers Jim Sniadecki Linebacker Indiana
87 Baltimore Colts Jacky Stewart Running back Texas Tech
88 Denver Broncos Edward Hayes Defensive back Morgan State
89 Miami Dolphins Norman McBride Linebacker Utah
90 Green Bay Packers Perry Williams Running back Purdue
91 Chicago Bears Rudy Redmond Defensive back Pacific
92 New York Giants Rich Houston Wide receiver East Texas State
93 Houston Oilers Charlie Joiner Wide receiver Grambling
94 San Francisco 49ers Gene Moore Running back Occidental
95 Minnesota Vikings Mike McCaffrey Linebacker California
96 Houston Oilers Roy Gerela Punter New Mexico State
97 St. Louis Cardinals Bill Rhodes Guard Florida State
98 Cleveland Browns Fred Summers Defensive back Wake Forest
99 Los Angeles Rams John Zook Defensive end Kansas
100 Oakland Raiders Ruby Jackson Tackle New Mexico State
101 Kansas City Chiefs Jack Rudnay Center Northwestern
102 New Orleans Saints Bob Hudspeth Tackle Southern Illinois
103 Atlanta Falcons Dickie Lyons Defensive back Kentucky
104 New York Jets Ezell Jones Tackle Minnesota

Round five[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
105 Buffalo Bills Ben Mayes Defensive tackle Drake
106 Minnesota Vikings Jim Barnes Guard Arkansas
107 Philadelphia Eagles Jim Anderson Guard Missouri
108 St. Louis Cardinals Walter Shockley Running back San Jose State
109 Cincinnati Bengals Guy Dennis Guard Florida
110 Boston Patriots Onree Jackson Quarterback Alabama A&M
111 New Orleans Saints Tony Kyasky Defensive back Syracuse
112 Minnesota Vikings Mike O'Shea Wide receiver Utah State
113 Denver Broncos Frank Quayle Running back Virginia
114 Washington Redskins Bill Kishman Defensive back Colorado State
115 Miami Dolphins Willie Pearson Defensive back North Carolina A&T
116 Green Bay Packers Bill Hayhoe Defensive tackle USC
117 New Orleans Saints Keith Christensen Tackle Kansas
118 Houston Oilers John Peacock Defensive back Houston
119 Chicago Bears Jim Winegardner Tight end Notre Dame
120 San Francisco 49ers Earl Edwards Defensive tackle Wichita State
121 Minnesota Vikings Corny Davis Running back Kansas State
122 San Diego Chargers Harry Orszulak Wide receiver Pittsburgh
123 St. Louis Cardinals Gene Huey Wide receiver Wyoming
124 Cleveland Browns Fair Hooker Wide receiver Arizona State
125 Dallas Cowboys Chuck Kyle Linebacker Purdue
126 Kansas City Chiefs Bob Stein Linebacker Minnesota
127 Atlanta Falcons Tony Pleviak Defensive end Illinois
128 Miami Dolphins Karl Kremser Kicker Tennessee
129 Baltimore Colts King Dunlap Defensive tackle Tennessee State
130 New York Jets Chris Gilbert Running back Texas

Round six[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
131 Denver Broncos Wandy Williams Running back Hofstra
132 Philadelphia Eagles Richard Barnhorst Tight end Xavier
133 Los Angeles Rams A. Z. Drones Tackle W. Texas State
134 Green Bay Packers Ron Jones Tight end Texas-El Paso
135 Cincinnati Bengals Ken Riley Defensive back Florida A&M
136 Oakland Raiders Ken Newfield Running back Louisiana State
137 Atlanta Falcons Wally Oyler Defensive back Louisville
138 New Orleans Saints Bob Miller Tight end USC
139 Washington Redskins Harold McLinton Linebacker Southern
140 Denver Broncos Mike Coleman Running back Tampa
141 Miami Dolphins Ed Tuck Guard Notre Dame
142 Green Bay Packers Ken Vinyard Kicker Texas Tech
143 Houston Oilers Willie Grate Wide receiver South Carolina State
144 Chicago Bears Bill Nicholson Defensive end Stanford
145 Cleveland Browns Larry Adams Defensive tackle Texas Christian
146 San Francisco 49ers Jim Thomas Running back Texas-Arlington
147 San Diego Chargers Terry Swarn Wide receiver Colorado State
148 Minnesota Vikings Marion Bates Defensive back Texas Southern
149 St. Louis Cardinals Amos Van Pelt Running back Ball State
150 Cleveland Browns Joe Richetti Defensive tackle Waynesburg
151 Los Angeles Rams Pat Curran Linebacker Lakeland (Wis)
152 Dallas Cowboys Rick Shaw Wide receiver Arizona State
153 Oakland Raiders Jackie Allen Defensive back Baylor
154 Baltimore Colts Bill Fortier Tackle Louisiana State
155 Kansas City Chiefs John Pleasant Running back Alabama State
156 New York Jets Jimmy Jones Linebacker Wichita State

Round seven[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
157 Buffalo Bills John Helton Defensive end Arizona State
158 Atlanta Falcons Dick Enderle Guard Minnesota
159 Philadelphia Eagles Mike Schmeising Running back St. Olaf
160 Pittsburgh Steelers Chuck Beatty Defensive back North Texas State
161 Cincinnati Bengals Royce Berry Defensive end Houston
162 Boston Patriots Rick Hackley Tackle New Mexico State
163 Baltimore Colts Gary Fleming Defensive end Samford (Ala)
164 Atlanta Falcons Theo Cottrell Linebacker Delaware Valley
165 Denver Broncos Al Giffin Tight end Auburn
166 Washington Redskins Jeff Anderson Running back Virginia
167 Miami Dolphins John Eagan Center Boston College
168 Green Bay Packers Larry Agajanian Defensive tackle UCLA
169 Chicago Bears Ron Copeland Wide receiver UCLA
170 New York Giants Al Brenner Defensive back Michigan State
171 Houston Oilers Mike Richardson Running back Southern Methodist
172 San Francisco 49ers S. Van Sinderen Tackle Washington State
173 Washington Redskins John Didion Center Oregon State
174 Miami Dolphins John Kulka Guard Penn State
175 Pittsburgh Steelers Chadwick Brown Tackle East Texas State
176 Cleveland Browns Walt Summer Defensive back Florida State
177 Los Angeles Rams James Hawkins Defensive back Nebraska
178 Oakland Raiders Finnis Taylor Defensive back Prairie View
179 Kansas City Chiefs Tom Nettles Wide receiver San Diego State
180 Dallas Cowboys Larry Bales Wide receiver Emory & Henry
181 Baltimore Colts Roland Moss Running back Toledo
182 New York Jets Cliff Larson Defensive end Houston

Round eight[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
183 Buffalo Bills James Harvey Tackle Virginia Tech
184 Philadelphia Eagles Bill Hobbs Linebacker Texas A&M
185 Atlanta Falcons Jim Callahan Wide receiver Temple
186 Pittsburgh Steelers Joe Cooper Wide receiver Tennessee State
187 Cincinnati Bengals Tim Buchanan Linebacker Hawaii
188 Boston Patriots Bob Gladieux Running back Notre Dame
189 New Orleans Saints Jim Lawrence Wide receiver USC
190 Detroit Lions Jim Carr Tackle Jackson State
191 Washington Redskins Larry Brown Running back Kansas State
192 Buffalo Bills James Harris Quarterback Grambling
193 Miami Dolphins Bruce Weinstein Tight end Yale
194 Green Bay Packers Doug Gosnell Defensive tackle Utah State
195 New York Giants George Irby Running back Tuskegee
196 Houston Oilers Glenn Woods Defensive end Prairie View
197 Chicago Bears Webb Hubbell Guard Arkansas
198 San Francisco 49ers Mike Loper Tackle Brigham Young
199 Minnesota Vikings Harris Wood Wide receiver Washington
200 San Diego Chargers Craig Cotton Wide receiver Youngstown State
201 St. Louis Cardinals Wayne Mulligan Center Clemson
202 Cleveland Browns Chuck Reynolds Center Tulsa
203 Los Angeles Rams Richard Harvey Defensive back Jackson State
204 Kansas City Chiefs Clanton King Tackle Purdue
205 Dallas Cowboys Elmer Benhardt Linebacker Missouri
206 Kansas City Chiefs Maurice LeBlanc Defensive back Louisiana State
207 Baltimore Colts Sam Havrilak Quarterback Bucknell
208 New York Jets Cecil Leonard Defensive back Tuskegee

Round nine[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
209 Boston Patriots Steve Alexakos Guard San Jose State
210 Baltimore Colts George Wright Defensive tackle Sam Houston State
211 Philadelphia Eagles Kent Lawrence Wide receiver Georgia
212 Pittsburgh Steelers John Sodaski Defensive back Villanova
213 Cincinnati Bengals Mike Stripling Running back Tulsa
214 Boston Patriots Joe Walker Defensive end Albany State
215 New Orleans Saints Joe Owens Linebacker Alcorn A&M
216 Detroit Lions Rocky Rasley Guard Oregon State
217 Denver Broncos Henry Jones Running back Grambling
218 Philadelphia Eagles Lynn Buss Linebacker Wisconsin
219 Miami Dolphins Jesse Powell Linebacker W. Texas State
220 Green Bay Packers Dave Hampton Running back Wyoming
221 Houston Oilers Ed Watson Linebacker Grambling
222 Chicago Bears Joe Aluise Running back Arizona
223 New York Giants Ray Hickl Linebacker Texas A&I
224 San Francisco 49ers Hilton Crawford Defensive back Grambling
225 Minnesota Vikings Tom Fink Guard Minnesota
226 San Diego Chargers Joe Williams Defensive back Southern
227 St. Louis Cardinals Cal Snowden Defensive end Indiana
228 Cleveland Browns Ron Kamzelski Defensive tackle Minnesota
229 Los Angeles Rams Mike Foote Linebacker Oregon State
230 Dallas Cowboys Claxton Welch Running back Oregon
231 Kansas City Chiefs Dan Klepper Guard Omaha
232 Baltimore Colts Larry Good Quarterback Georgia Tech
233 New York Jets Frank Peters Tackle Ohio
234 Oakland Raiders Drew Buie Wide receiver Catawba

Round ten[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
235 Buffalo Bills Ron Baines Wide receiver Montana
236 Philadelphia Eagles Sonny Wade Quarterback Emory & Henry
237 Atlanta Falcons Jeff Stanciel Running back Mississippi Valley
238 Pittsburgh Steelers L. C. Greenwood Defensive end Arkansas AM&N
239 Cincinnati Bengals Steve Howell Tight end Ohio State
240 Boston Patriots Dennis Devlin Defensive back Wyoming
241 New Orleans Saints McKinley Reynolds Running back Hawaii
242 Detroit Lions Bob Bergum Defensive end Platteville (Wis)
243 Philadelphia Eagles Donnie Shanklin Running back Kansas
244 Denver Broncos Jim Smith Defensive back Utah State
245 Miami Dolphins Jim Mertens Tight end Fairmont State (W. Va.)
246 Green Bay Packers Bruce Nelson Tackle North Dakota State
247 Chicago Bears Ron Pearson Tight end Maryland
248 New York Giants Lou Galiardi Defensive tackle Dayton
249 Houston Oilers Joe Pryor Defensive end Boston College
250 San Francisco 49ers Dave Chapple Kicker Santa Barbara
251 San Diego Chargers David Arnold Guard N.W. Louisiana
252 St. Louis Cardinals Gerald Warren Kicker North Carolina State
253 Minnesota Vikings Tom McCauley Wide receiver Wisconsin
254 Cleveland Browns Greg Shelly Guard Virginia
255 Los Angeles Rams Jerry Gordon Tackle Auburn
256 Houston Oilers Bob Naponic Quarterback Illinois
257 Kansas City Chiefs John Sponheimer Defensive tackle Cornell
258 Dallas Cowboys Stuart Gottlieb Tackle Weber State
259 Baltimore Colts Marion Griffin Tight end Purdue
260 New York Jets Mike Hall Linebacker Alabama

Round eleven[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
261 Buffalo Bills Bobby Hall Running back North Carolina State
262 Atlanta Falcons Jeff Van Note Linebacker Kentucky
263 Philadelphia Eagles Jim Marcum Defensive back Texas-Arlington
264 Pittsburgh Steelers C. Washington Defensive tackle Arkansas AM&N
265 Cincinnati Bengals Mark Stewart Defensive back Georgia
266 Boston Patriots Barry Gallup Wide receiver Boston College
267 New Orleans Saints Tom Morel Wide receiver Louisiana State
268 Detroit Lions Ron Walker Defensive end Morris Brown
269 Washington Redskins Eric Norri Defensive tackle Notre Dame
270 Denver Broncos Alan Pastrana Quarterback Maryland
271 Miami Dolphins Mike Berdis Tackle North Dakota State
272 Green Bay Packers Leon Harden Defensive back Texas-El Paso
273 New York Giants John "Frenchy" Fuqua Running back Morgan State
274 Houston Oilers Terry May Center Southern Methodist
275 Chicago Bears Sam Campbell Defensive tackle Iowa State
276 San Francisco 49ers Willie Peake Tackle Alcorn A&M
277 Minnesota Vikings Brian Dowling Quarterback Yale
278 San Diego Chargers Willie Norwood Tight end Alcorn A&M
279 St. Louis Cardinals Gary Kerl Linebacker Utah
280 Cleveland Browns Dave Jones Wide receiver Kansas State
281 Los Angeles Rams Dave Svendsen Wide receiver Eastern Washington
282 Kansas City Chiefs Skip Wupper Defensive end C.W. Post
283 Dallas Cowboys Clarence Williams Defensive tackle Prairie View
284 Oakland Raiders Harold Rice Linebacker Tennessee State
285 Baltimore Colts Ken Delaney Tackle Akron
286 New York Jets Gary Roberts Guard Purdue

Round twelve[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
287 Buffalo Bills Lloyd Pate Running back Cincinnati
288 Philadelphia Eagles Gary Adams Defensive back Arkansas
289 Atlanta Falcons Denver Samples Defensive tackle Texas-El Paso
290 Pittsburgh Steelers Doug Fisher Linebacker San Diego State
291 Cincinnati Bengals Lonnie Paige Defensive tackle North Carolina College
292 Boston Patriots Richard Lee Defensive tackle Grambling
293 New Orleans Saints Tom Broadhead Running back Santa Barbara
294 Detroit Lions Bob Hadlock Defensive tackle George Fox (Ore)
295 Washington Redskins Bob Shannon Defensive back Tennessee State
296 Denver Broncos Wes Plummer Defensive back Arizona State
297 Miami Dolphins Dale McCullers Linebacker Florida State
298 Green Bay Packers Tom Buckman Tight end Texas A&M
299 Houston Oilers George Resley Defensive tackle Texas A&M
300 Chicago Bears Dave Hale Defensive end Ottawa (KS)
301 New York Giants Harry Blackney Running back Maryland
302 San Francisco 49ers Jack O'Malley Tackle USC
303 Minnesota Vikings Noel Jenke Linebacker Minnesota
304 San Diego Chargers Jim White Running back Arkansas AM&N
305 St. Louis Cardinals Howard Taylor Running back New Mexico State
306 Cleveland Browns Dick Davis Running back Nebraska
307 Los Angeles Rams Tim Carr Quarterback C.W. Post
308 Dallas Cowboys Bob Belden Quarterback Notre Dame
309 Kansas City Chiefs John Lavin Linebacker Notre Dame
310 Baltimore Colts Butch Riley Linebacker Texas A&I
311 New York Jets Mike Battle Defensive back USC
317 Oakland Raiders Al Goddard Defensive back J.C. Smith

Round thirteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
312 Buffalo Bills Leon Lovelace Tackle Texas Tech
313 Atlanta Falcons Harry Carpenter Tennessee State
314 Philadelphia Eagles Wade Key Tight end Southwest Texas State
315 Pittsburgh Steelers John Lynch Linebacker Drake
316 Cincinnati Bengals Chuck Benson Wide receiver Southern Illinois
318 Boston Patriots Joe Leasy Linebacker Alcorn A&M
319 New Orleans Saints Joe Robillard Defensive back Linfield (Ore.)
320 Detroit Lions Wilson Bowie Running back USC
321 Denver Broncos John Sias Wide receiver Georgia Tech
322 Washington Redskins Michael Shook Defensive back North Texas State
323 Miami Dolphins Amos Ayres Defensive back Arkansas AM&N
324 Green Bay Packers Craig Koinzan Linebacker Doane
325 Chicago Bears Tom Quinn Defensive back Notre Dame
326 New York Giants Richard Perrin Defensive back Bowling Green
327 Houston Oilers Richard Pickens Running back Tennessee
328 San Francisco 49ers Paul Champlin Defensive back Eastern Montana
329 Minnesota Vikings Jim Moylan Defensive tackle Texas Tech
330 San Diego Chargers Mike Simpson Defensive back Houston
331 St. Louis Cardinals Richard Heinz Defensive tackle Santa Barbara
332 Cleveland Browns Tom Boutwell Quarterback Southern Mississippi
333 Los Angeles Rams Roger Williams Defensive back Grambling
334 Oakland Raiders Dave Husted Linebacker Wabash
335 Kansas City Chiefs Rick Piland Guard Virginia Tech
336 Dallas Cowboys Rene Matison Wide receiver New Mexico
337 Baltimore Colts Carl Mauck Linebacker Southern Illinois
338 New York Jets Steve O'Neal Punter Texas A&M

Round fourteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
339 Buffalo Bills Bubba Thornton Wide receiver Texas Christian
340 Philadelphia Eagles James Ross Tackle Bishop
341 Atlanta Falcons Billy Hunt Defensive back Kansas
342 Pittsburgh Steelers Bob Houmard Running back Ohio
343 Cincinnati Bengals Mike Wilson Running back Dayton
344 Boston Patriots John Cagle Linebacker Clemson
345 New Orleans Saints Gary Loyd Kicker California-Lutheran
346 Detroit Lions George Hoey Wide receiver Michigan
347 Washington Redskins Rick Brand Defensive tackle Virginia
348 Denver Broncos Gary Crane Linebacker Arkansas State
349 Miami Dolphins Glenn Thompson Tackle Troy State
350 Green Bay Packers Rich Voltzke Running back Minnesota-Duluth
351 New York Giants Steve Smith Kicker Weber State
352 Houston Oilers Roy Reeves Defensive back South Carolina
353 Chicago Bears Ron Ehrig Defensive back Texas
354 San Francisco 49ers Tom Black Wide receiver East Texas State
355 Minnesota Vikings Tommy Head Center Southwest Texas State
356 San Diego Chargers Bill Ackman Defensive tackle New Mexico State
357 St. Louis Cardinals Ed Roseborough Quarterback Arizona State
358 Cleveland Browns Jiggy Smaha Defensive tackle Georgia
359 Los Angeles Rams Ray Stephens Running back Minnesota
360 Kansas City Chiefs Al Bream Defensive back Iowa
361 Dallas Cowboys Gerald Lutri Tackle Northern Michigan
362 Oakland Raiders Harold Busby Wide receiver UCLA
363 Baltimore Colts Dave Bartelt Linebacker Colorado
364 New York Jets Roger Finnie Defensive end Florida A&M

Round fifteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
365 Buffalo Bills Karl Wilson Running back Olivet (Mich)
366 Atlanta Falcons Jim Weatherford Defensive back Tennessee
367 Philadelphia Eagles Leon Angevine Wide receiver Penn State
368 Pittsburgh Steelers Ken Liberto Wide receiver Louisiana Tech
369 Cincinnati Bengals Bill Shoemaker Kicker Stanford
370 Boston Patriots Brant Conley Running back Tulsa
371 New Orleans Saints Bill Waller Wide receiver Xavier
372 Detroit Lions Fred Gough Linebacker Texas-Arlington
373 Denver Broncos Errol Kahoun Guard Miami (OH)
374 Washington Redskins Paul Rogers Tackle Virginia
375 Miami Dolphins Chick McGeehan Wide receiver Tennessee
376 Green Bay Packers Dan Eckstein Defensive back Presbyterian
377 Houston Oilers John Tysziewicz Guard Chattanooga
378 Chicago Bears Bob Coble Punter Kansas State
379 New York Giants Don Herrmann Wide receiver Waynesburg
380 San Francisco 49ers Gary Golden Defensive back Texas Tech
381 Minnesota Vikings Eugene Mosley Tight end Jackson State
382 San Diego Chargers Charlie Jarvis Running back Army
383 St. Louis Cardinals Fritz Latham Tackle Tuskegee
384 Cleveland Browns Joe Stevenson Tight end Georgia Tech
385 Los Angeles Rams George Jugum Linebacker Washington
386 Dallas Cowboys Bill Justus Defensive back Tennessee
387 Oakland Raiders Alvin Presell Running back Alabama A&M
388 Kansas City Chiefs Leland Winston Tackle Rice
389 Baltimore Colts George Thompson Defensive back Marquette
390 New York Jets Wayne Stewart Tight end California

Round sixteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
391 Buffalo Bills Robert Kirk Guard Indiana
392 Philadelphia Eagles Tom McClinton Defensive back Southern
393 Atlanta Falcons Ed Hughes Running back Texas Southern
394 Pittsburgh Steelers Dock Mosley Wide receiver Alcorn A&M
395 Cincinnati Bengals Bill Schmidt Linebacker Missouri
396 Boston Patriots Jim Vuono Linebacker Adams State
397 New Orleans Saints Edd Hargett Quarterback Texas A&M
398 Detroit Lions Ken Spain Defensive end Houston
399 Washington Redskins Mike Washington Linebacker Southern
400 Denver Broncos Billy Woods Defensive back North Texas State
401 Miami Dolphins Lloyd Mumphord Defensive back Texas Southern
402 Green Bay Packers Dick Hewins Wide receiver Drake
403 Chicago Bears Dave Stydahar Guard Purdue
404 New York Giants Byron Jones Linebacker W. Texas State
405 Houston Oilers Loyd Wainscott Defensive tackle Texas
406 San Francisco 49ers Bob Hoskins Linebacker Wichita State
407 Detroit Lions John Stahl Guard Fresno State
408 San Diego Chargers Willie Davenport Wide receiver Southern
409 St. Louis Cardinals Junior Riggins Running back Kansas
410 Cleveland Browns James Lowe Wide receiver Tuskegee
411 Los Angeles Rams Henry Hipps Linebacker North Carolina State
412 Oakland Raiders William Davis Linebacker Alabama
413 Kansas City Chiefs Eural Johnson Defensive back Prairie View
414 Dallas Cowboys Floyd Kerr Defensive back Colorado State
415 Baltimore Colts James McMillan Running back The Citadel
416 New York Jets George Nock Running back Morgan State

Round seventeen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
417 Buffalo Bills Wayne Lineberry Linebacker East Carolina
418 Atlanta Falcons Paul Williams Running back California
419 Philadelphia Eagles Bob Haack Tackle Linfield (Ore.)
420 Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Eppright Kicker Kent State
421 Cincinnati Bengals Terry Story Tackle Georgia Tech
422 Boston Patriots George Muse Linebacker Grambling
423 New Orleans Saints Chico Kurzawski Defensive back Northwestern
424 Detroit Lions Gary Steele Tight end Army
425 Denver Broncos Buster O'Brien Quarterback Richmond
426 Washington Redskins Rich Dobbert Defensive end Springfield (Mass.)
427 Miami Dolphins Tom Krallman Defensive end Xavier
428 Green Bay Packers John Mack Running back Central Missouri
429 New York Giants Ken Riley Linebacker Texas-Arlington
430 Houston Oilers Hank Autry Center Southern Mississippi
431 Chicago Bears Bob Long Wide receiver Texas A&M
432 San Francisco 49ers Joe Rushing Linebacker Memphis State
433 Minnesota Vikings Wendell Housely Running back Texas A&M
434 San Diego Chargers Larry Rentz Defensive back Florida
435 St. Louis Cardinals George Hummer Center Arizona State
436 Cleveland Browns Bob Oliver Defensive end Abilene Christian
437 Los Angeles Rams Jim Thorpe Defensive back Hofstra
438 Kansas City Chiefs Ralph Jenkins Defensive back Tuskegee
439 Dallas Cowboys Bill Bailey Defensive tackle Lewis & Clark
440 Oakland Raiders Billy Austin Tight end Arkansas AM&N
441 Baltimore Colts Joe Cowan Wide receiver Johns Hopkins
442[5] New York Jets Fred Zirkie Defensive tackle Duke
= Pro Bowler[2] = AFL All-Star[3] = Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers[edit]

  • O.J. Simpson, running back from the University of Southern California taken in the 1st Round No 1 overall by the American Football League's Buffalo Bills.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1985.[6]
  • Joe Greene, defensive tackle from the University of North Texas taken in the 1st Round 4th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1987.[6]
  • Ted Hendricks, linebacker from the University of Miami (Florida) taken in the 2nd round 33rd overall by the Baltimore Colts.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1990.[7]
  • Charlie Joiner, wide receiver from Grambling State University taken in the 4th Round 93rd overall by the AFL's Houston Oilers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1996.[7]
  • Roger Wehrli, cornerback from Missouri taken in the 1st Round 19th overall by the St. Louis Cardinals.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2007.[8]

Notable undrafted players[edit]

= Pro Bowler[2]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Atlanta Falcons Wright, NateNate Wright  CB San Diego State Ind.
Buffalo Bills James, RobertRobert James  CB Fisk N/A
Detroit Lions Watkins, LarryLarry Watkins  RB Alcorn State SWAC
Cincinnati Bengals Coslet, BruceBruce Coslet  TE Pacific N/A
Cincinnati Bengals Muhlmann, HorstHorst Muhlmann  K     Played professional soccer in Germany
Denver Broncos Criter, KenKen Criter  LB Wisconsin Big Ten
New England Patriots Berger, RonRon Berger  DT/DE Wayne State PAC
New Orleans Saints Dempsey, TomTom Dempsey  K Palomar N/A
New Orleans Saints Preece, SteveSteve Preece  CB Oregon State Pac-8
Pittsburgh Steelers Adams, BobBob Adams  TE Pacific N/A
Pittsburgh Steelers O'Neill, EdEd O'Neill  DE Youngstown State Ind.
Washington Redskins Knight, CurtCurt Knight  K Texas SWC
Washington Redskins Vactor, TedTed Vactor  S Nebraska Big 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pro Football Draft History: 1969". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  2. ^ a b c Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  3. ^ a b Players are identified as a All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star team at any time in their career.
  4. ^ O.J. Simpson, 1968 Heisman Trophy winner "1968 Heisman Trophy winner". Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  6. ^ a b "List of 1980s Hall of Fame Inductees". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "List of 1990s Hall of Fame Inductees". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  8. ^ "List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductees". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 

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