List of Tulane Green Wave players in the NFL Draft

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The Tulane Green Wave football team, representing Tulane University, has had 134 players drafted into the National Football League (NFL) since the league began holding drafts in 1936.[1][A 1] This includes four players taken in the first round, and one overall number one pick, Tommy Mason in 1961.[4]

Each NFL franchise seeks to add new players through the annual NFL Draft. The draft rules were last updated in 2009. The team with the worst record the previous year picks first, the next-worst team second, and so on. Teams that did not make the playoffs are ordered by their regular-season record with any remaining ties broken by strength of schedule. Playoff participants are sequenced after non-playoff teams, based on their round of elimination (wild card, division, conference, and Super Bowl).[5]

Before 1966, the American Football League (AFL) operated in direct competition with the NFL and held a separate draft. This led to a massive bidding war over top prospects between the two leagues. As part of the merger agreement on June 8, 1966, the two leagues would hold a multiple round "Common Draft". Once the AFL officially merged with the NFL in 1970, the "Common Draft" simply became the NFL Draft.[2][3][6]

Notably, this list does not include undrafted Tulane players that have played for the NFL.

Key[edit]

B Back[A 2] K Kicker NT Nose tackle
C Center LB Linebacker FB Fullback
DB Defensive back P Punter HB Halfback
DE Defensive end QB Quarterback WR Wide receiver
DT Defensive tackle RB Running back G Guard
E End T Offensive tackle TE Tight end
      Selected to an all-star game
      Won a league championship
      Selected to an all-star game and won a league championship

Drafts[edit]

American Football League[edit]

Year Round Pick Overall Player name Position AFL team[A 3] Notes
1960 Darre, BernieBernie Darre[A 4] G Denver Broncos
1960 Abadie, PetePete Abadie[A 5] E New York Titans
1961 1 2 2 Mason, TommyTommy Mason[A 6] RB Boston Patriots Pro Bowl (1962, 1963, 1964)[7]
1961 9 1 65 Nugent, PhilPhil Nugent DB Denver Broncos
1962 7 7 55 Gonzales, GusGus Gonzales G Houston Oilers
1962 26 4 204 Reynolds, EdEd Reynolds T Buffalo Bills
1967 5 4 111 Johns, PetePete Johns DB Houston Oilers
1968 11 21 294 Nosewicz, TomTom Nosewicz DE Kansas City Chiefs

National Football League[edit]

Year Round Pick Overall Player name Position NFL team[A 3] Notes
1937 4 2 32 Bryan, BuckyBucky Bryan B Chicago Cardinals
1939 8 3 63 Brunner, BroncoBronco Brunner B Cleveland Rams
1939 20 10 190 Smith, LyleLyle Smith G New York Giants
1940 2 2 12 Wenzel, RalphRalph Wenzel E Pittsburgh Steelers
1940 3 8 23 Banker, BuddyBuddy Banker B Washington Redskins
1940 5 8 38 Kirchem, BillBill Kirchem T Washington Redskins
1940 7 9 59 White, MillardMillard White T Green Bay Packers
1941 6 8 48 O'Boyle, TomTom O'Boyle G Chicago Bears
1942 5 3 33 Blandin, ErnieErnie Blandin T Philadelphia Eagles AAFC Champion (1946, 1947)[8][9]
1942 6 6 46 McCollum, HarleyHarley McCollum T Washington Redskins
1942 6 8 48 Glass, BobBob Glass B New York Giants
1942 12 7 107 Thibaut, JimJim Thibaut FB Brooklyn Dodgers
1943 5 4 34 Comer, MartyMarty Comer DE Brooklyn Dodgers
1943 8 8 68 Gatewood, LesLes Gatewood C Green Bay Packers
1943 10 10 90 McDonald, WaltWalt McDonald B Washington Redskins
1943 12 3 103 Thomas, LouLou Thomas B Brooklyn Dodgers
1943 25 10 240 Bentz, RomanRoman Bentz G Washington Redskins
1944 5 11 43 Rice, LarryLarry Rice C Boston Yanks
1945 1 3 3 Renfroe, JoeJoe Renfroe B Boston Yanks
1945 8 6 71 Porter, ArtArt Porter E Washington Redskins
1945 17 7 171 Key, O. J.O. J. Key B Detroit Lions
1945 23 7 237 Olsen, RayRay Olsen B Detroit Lions
1946 5 2 32 Bourgeois, GastonGaston Bourgeois B Boston Yanks
1946 22 2 202 Iglehart, IkeIke Iglehart B Boston Yanks
1947 30 1 276 McAfee, HowardHoward McAfee T Detroit Lions
1948 28 9 264 Ellender, BennyBenny Ellender B Philadelphia Eagles
1949 17 6 167 Sheffield, DickDick Sheffield E Los Angeles Rams
1950 2 6 20 Price, EddieEddie Price FB New York Giants Pro Bowl (1951, 1952, 1954)[10]
1950 3 2 29 Svoboda, BillBill Svoboda LB Chicago Cardinals Pro Bowl (1953)[11]
1950 9 7 112 Druen, MaxMax Druen T Pittsburgh Steelers
1950 15 9 192 Glisson, JimmyJimmy Glisson B Chicago Bears
1950 17 10 219 Van Meter, CliffCliff Van Meter B San Francisco 49ers
1950 23 2 289 Sheffield, DickDick Sheffield E New York Yanks
1951 2 3 18 Joyce, DonDon Joyce DE Chicago Cardinals Pro Bowl (1958)[12]
1951 3 12 38 Helluin, JerryJerry Helluin DT Cleveland Browns
1951 4 8 48 Kinek, GeorgeGeorge Kinek E Los Angeles Rams
1951 6 12 74 Rogas, DanDan Rogas G Cleveland Browns
1951 7 10 84 Lea, PaulPaul Lea DT Chicago Bears
1951 9 5 104 Doyle, DennyDenny Doyle G Philadelphia Eagles
1951 15 1 172 Ernst, JoeJoe Ernst B Green Bay Packers
1951 17 7 202 Waggoner, HalHal Waggoner B Philadelphia Eagles
1951 30 8 359 Shinn, JoeJoe Shinn E New York Yanks
1952 5 2 51 Fugler, DickDick Fugler T Chicago Cardinals
1952 10 2 111 Kleinschmidt, ArtArt Kleinschmidt G Green Bay Packers
1952 25 12 301 Teeuws, LenLen Teeuws DT Los Angeles Rams
1953 14 7 164 Bailey, RoyRoy Bailey B Philadelphia Eagles
1953 23 1 266 Housepian, MikeMike Housepian G Baltimore Colts
1953 23 10 275 Kent, RonnieRonnie Kent B Cleveland Browns
1954 5 2 54 McGee, MaxMax McGee E Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl (1961)[13]
Super Bowl Champion (I, II)[14][15]
1954 13 11 156 Cummins, GeorgeGeorge Cummins T Cleveland Browns
1954 28 4 329 Partridge, JimJim Partridge B New York Giants
1955 16 6 187 Coates, CharleyCharley Coates T Los Angeles Rams
1955 30 3 352 Saia, BobBob Saia B Green Bay Packers
1956 6 3 64 Sardisco, TonyTony Sardisco G San Francisco 49ers
1956 27 1 314 Burnthorne, BryanBryan Burnthorne G Detroit Lions
1957 3 4 29 Truax, DaltonDalton Truax T Green Bay Packers
1957 21 7 248 Wilcox, FredFred Wilcox B San Francisco 49ers
1957 22 2 255 Quillian, RonnieRonnie Quillian QB Green Bay Packers
1957 26 12 313 Zelenka, EmmettEmmett Zelenka G New York Giants
1958 21 8 249 Hansen, CharlieCharlie Hansen C New York Giants
1959 2 9 21 Petitbon, RichieRichie Petitbon DB Chicago Bears Pro Bowl (1962, 1963, 1966, 1967)[16]
1959 6 9 69 Painter, DaveDave Painter C Los Angeles Rams
1959 28 11 335 Abadie, PetePete Abadie E Cleveland Browns
1959 29 4 340 Lockwood, DonDon Lockwood G Washington Redskins
1960 15 4 172 Darre, BernieBernie Darre G Washington Redskins
1961 1 1 1 Mason, TommyTommy Mason[A 6] RB Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl (1962, 1963, 1964)[7]
1961 3 12 40 Nugent, PhilPhil Nugent DB Green Bay Packers
1961 4 14 56 LeSage, JoeJoe LeSage G Green Bay Packers
1962 6 7 77 Gonzales, GusGus Gonzales G Philadelphia Eagles
1962 8 7 105 Reynolds, EdEd Reynolds T Chicago Bears
1962 12 1 155 Terrebonne, TerryTerry Terrebonne HB Washington Redskins
1962 12 13 167 Thompson, LarryLarry Thompson C Philadelphia Eagles
1962 19 7 259 Kellum, BillBill Kellum T Chicago Bears
1963 13 14 182 Kellum, BillBill Kellum T Green Bay Packers
1963 17 4 228 Rush, GordonGordon Rush B Philadelphia Eagles
1966 8 1 111 Goss, BillBill Goss LB Atlanta Falcons
1968 3 15 70 Duhon, BobbyBobby Duhon RB New York Giants
1969 2 16 42 Bankston, WarrenWarren Bankston RB Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Champion (XI)[17]
1971 11 24 284 Walker, MikeMike Walker DE Minnesota Vikings
1971 13 20 332 Abercrombie, DavidDavid Abercrombie RB Detroit Lions
1971 14 14 352 Kingrea, RickRick Kingrea LB Cleveland Browns
1971 15 2 366 Graves, BartBart Graves T New Orleans Saints
1972 6 4 134 Bullard, JoeJoe Bullard DB Houston Oilers
1972 11 16 276 Waldron, BobBob Waldron DT Detroit Lions
1972 14 7 345 Barrios, SteveSteve Barrios WR New Orleans Saints
1972 15 9 372 Lachaussee, RustyRusty Lachaussee QB New Orleans Saints
1973 10 2 236 Lee, RandyRandy Lee DB Minnesota Vikings
1973 12 26 312 Mullen, MikeMike Mullen LB Miami Dolphins
1974 10 8 242 Thibodeaux, TommyTommy Thibodeaux G New Orleans Saints
1974 13 8 320 Truax, MikeMike Truax LB New Orleans Saints
1975 4 21 99 Hall, CharlieCharlie Hall DE New Orleans Saints
1975 8 18 199 Foley, SteveSteve Foley DB Denver Broncos
1975 8 23 204 Washington, JohnJohn Washington DB Los Angeles Rams
1976 9 8 245 Gueno, JimJim Gueno LB Green Bay Packers
1976 12 6 325 Bell, NathanielNathaniel Bell DT New England Patriots
1976 17 7 466 Willie, DarwinDarwin Willie TE New York Jets
1977 6 19 158 Mitchell, MarkMark Mitchell DB Philadelphia Eagles
1978 4 22 106 Laakso, EricEric Laakso T Miami Dolphins
1979 10 11 259 Smith, RickyRicky Smith DB Oakland Raiders
1979 12 12 315 Methvin, DewittDewitt Methvin C Cleveland Browns
1980 7 1 166 Murray, EddieEddie Murray K Detroit Lions Pro Bowl (1980, 1989)[18]
Super Bowl Champion (XXVIII)[19]
1980 11 4 281 Alexis, AltonAlton Alexis WR Cincinnati Bengals
1981 10 3 251 Wetzel, MartyMarty Wetzel LB New York Jets
1981 10 7 255 Hall, NickieNickie Hall QB Green Bay Packers
1982 3 27 82 Holman, RodneyRodney Holman TE Cincinnati Bengals Pro Bowl (1988, 1989, 1990)[20]
1982 6 3 142 Lewis, MarvinMarvin Lewis RB New Orleans Saints
1982 7 1 168 Roberts, JeffJeff Roberts LB New England Patriots
1983 4 19 103 Washington, LionelLionel Washington DB St. Louis Cardinals
1984 2 1 29 Maggs, DonDon Maggs[A 4] T Houston Oilers
1984 9 26 250 Boyle, JimJim Boyle T Miami Dolphins
1984 11 23 303 Veals, EltonElton Veals RB Pittsburgh Steelers
1985 11 27 307 Jones, MikeMike Jones RB Miami Dolphins
1985 12 12 320 Songy, TregTreg Songy DB New Orleans Saints
1986 6 5 143 Dent, BurnellBurnell Dent LB Green Bay Packers
1987 2 21 49 Thomas, EricEric Thomas DB Cincinnati Bengals Pro Bowl (1988)
1988 7 17 182 Zeno, MarcMarc Zeno WR Pittsburgh Steelers
1988 11 17 294 Allen, MarvinMarvin Allen RB New England Patriots
1989 7 28 195 Jones, TerrenceTerrence Jones QB San Diego Chargers
1989 11 26 305 Harvey, RichardRichard Harvey LB Buffalo Bills
1990 9 14 234 Price, MitchellMitchell Price DB Cincinnati Bengals
1991 6 21 160 Riley, MikeMike Riley DB New York Jets
1994 6 14 175 Hamilton, RuffinRuffin Hamilton LB Green Bay Packers
1997 7 30 231 Sowell, JeraldJerald Sowell FB Green Bay Packers
1999 2 19 50 King, ShaunShaun King QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl Champion (XXXVII)[21]
2000 3 17 79 Dawson, JaJuanJaJuan Dawson WR Cleveland Browns
2001 5 7 138 Robertson, BernardBernard Robertson T Chicago Bears
2002 1 32 32 Ramsey, PatrickPatrick Ramsey QB Washington Redskins
2004 1 22 22 Losman, J. P.J. P. Losman QB Buffalo Bills
2004 4 23 119 Moore, MeweldeMewelde Moore RB Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl Champion (XLIII)[22]
2005 4 35 136 Williams, RoydellRoydell Williams WR Tennessee Titans
2006 7 39 247 Cannon, AnthonyAnthony Cannon LB Detroit Lions
2008 2 13 44 Forté, MattMatt Forté RB Chicago Bears Pro Bowl (2011, 2013)[23]
2009 4 35 135 Kropog, TroyTroy Kropog T Tennessee Titans
2014 5 2 145 Grant, RyanRyan Grant WR Washington Redskins

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Because of the NFL–AFL merger agreement, the history of the AFL is officially recognized by the NFL and therefore this list includes the AFL Draft (1960–1966) and the Common Draft (1967–1969).[2][3]
  2. ^ In American and Canadian football, a back is a player who is lined up behind the linemen, the players who line up closest to the line of scrimmage.
  3. ^ a b This is the team that drafted the player, not their most recent team.
  4. ^ a b Bernie Darre was drafted in the 1960 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins and in the 1960 AFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.
  5. ^ Pete Abadie was drafted in the 1959 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns and in the 1960 AFL Draft by the New York Titans.
  6. ^ a b Tommy Mason was drafted in the 1961 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings (1st overall) and in the 1961 AFL Draft by the Boston Patriots (2nd overall).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tulane Drafted Players/Alumni". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Cross, B. Duane (January 22, 2001). "The AFL: A Football Legacy". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on October 20, 2010. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "NFL History by Decade: 1961–1970". NFL. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Draft History by School–Tulane". National Football League. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  5. ^ Clayton, John (March 26, 2009). "Draft order to change for playoff teams". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on January 26, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Time Changes for 2008 NFL Draft". NFL. 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  7. ^ a b "Tommy Mason NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ "1946 Cleveland Browns Starters, Roster, & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ "1947 Cleveland Browns Starters, Roster, & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Eddie Price NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Bill Svoboda NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Don Joyce NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Max McGee NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  14. ^ "1966 Green Bay Packers Starters, Roster, & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  15. ^ "1967 Green Bay Packers Starters, Roster, & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Richie Petitbon NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  17. ^ "1976 Oakland Raiders Starters, Roster, & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Eddie Murray NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  19. ^ "1993 Dallas Cowboys Starters, Roster, & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Rodney Holman NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  21. ^ "2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Starters, Roster, & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  22. ^ "2008 Pittsburgh Steelers Starters, Roster, & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Matt Forte NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 

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