List of Oklahoma State Cowboys in the NFL Draft

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The Oklahoma State Cowboys football team has had 105 players drafted into the National Football League (NFL) since the league began holding drafts in 1936.[A 1]

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).[3]

Before the merger agreements in 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.[1][2][4]


B Back K Kicker NT Nose tackle
C Center LB Linebacker BB Blocking back
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
FB Fullback
* Selected to a Pro Bowl
Won a NFL championship
Selected to a Pro Bowl and won a NFL championship

Players selected[edit]

Year[A 2] Rnd Pick Player name Position NFL team[A 3] Notes
1940 17 Foster, RalphRalph Foster T Chicago Cardinals
1943 12 Arms, LoydLoyd Arms G Chicago Bears
1945 17 Spencer, JoeJoe Spencer DT Philadelphia Eagles
1946 9 Colhouer, JakeJake Colhouer G Chicago Cardinals
1947 1 1 Fenimore, BobBob Fenimore HB Chicago Bears
1947 1 Armstrong, NeillNeill Armstrong OE Philadelphia Eagles
1948 1 Spavital, JimJim Spavital FB Chicago Cardinals
1948 23 Parmer, JimJim Parmer HB Philadelphia Eagles
1949 2 Grimes, BillyBilly Grimes HB Chicago Bears
1949 5 Long, BillBill Long OE Pittsburgh Steelers
1950 15 Loyd, AlexAlex Loyd OE Washington Redskins
1950 16 Shaw, CharlieCharlie Shaw OG San Francisco 49ers
1951 17 Meisenheimer, DarrelDarrel Meisenheimer DB Detroit Lions
1954 4 Bredde, BillBill Bredde HB Chicago Cardinals
1955 8 Mienert, DaleDale Mienert LB Baltimore Colts
1958 26 Evans, JonJon Evans OE Pittsburgh Steelers
1959 12 Keys, HowardHoward Keys C Philadelphia Eagles
1961 6 Parker, FrankFrank Parker DT Cleveland Browns
1962 Cutsinger, GaryGary Cutsinger DE Houston Oilers
1965 13 Jacobson, JackJack Jacobson DB Detroit Lions
1966 5 Garrison, WaltWalt Garrison RB Dallas Cowboys
1966 8 Harper, CharlieCharlie Harper OT New York Giants
1967 3 66 Randall, DennisDennis Randall DE New York Jets
1967 3 67 Akin, HaroldHarold Akin T San Diego Chargers
1967 3 71 Ward, LeonLeon Ward Baltimore Colts
1967 12 307 Christian, J. B.J. B. Christian Baltimore Colts
1967 17 435 Bacigalupo, TerryTerry Bacigalupo St. Louis Cardinals
1969 3 56 Kolb, JonJon Kolb OT Pittsburgh Steelers
1969 3 73 Brown, TerryTerry Brown DB St. Louis Cardinals
1970 1 25 Ward, JohnJohn Ward G Minnesota Vikings
1970 2 47 Sherk, JerryJerry Sherk DT Cleveland Browns
1970 6 131 Cutburth, BobBob Cutburth Chicago Bears
1970 14 358 Little, JohnJohn Little DT New York Jets
1971 17 428 Eben, HermanHerman Eben New Orleans Saints
1972 17 424 Graham, DickDick Graham New Orleans Saints
1974 1 18 Gant, ReubenReuben Gant TE Buffalo Bills
1974 3 57 Robinson, GlennGlenn Robinson DE Baltimore Colts
1974 5 130 Vann, ClevelandCleveland Vann Miami Dolphins
1974 8 206 Boatwright, BonBon Boatwright DT San Diego Chargers
1975 8 194 Thompson, LeonardLeonard Thompson WR Detroit Lions
1976 1 25 White, JamesJames White DT Minnesota Vikings
1976 7 197 Harris, LarryLarry Harris DT Houston Oilers
1977 1 12 Dokes, PhilPhil Dokes DT Buffalo Bills
1977 6 147 Parsley, CliffCliff Parsley P New Orleans Saints
1977 7 172 Gofourth, DerrelDerrel Gofourth G Green Bay Packers
1977 9 237 Tuner, RobertRobert Tuner RB Miami Dolphins
1977 10 277 Baker, RonRon Baker G Baltimore Colts
1978 1 5 Miller, TerryTerry Miller RB Buffalo Bills
1978 2 41 Hardaway, BuddyBuddy Hardaway T San Diego Chargers
1978 12 320 Butler, DariaDaria Butler Atlanta Falcons
1979 9 223 Burk, ScottScott Burk DB Cincinnati Bengals
1979 10 254 Stephens, SteveSteve Stephens TE Baltimore Colts ——


  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).[1][2]
  2. ^ From 1960 through 1966, teams with a superscript AFL denotes player drafted in the AFL Draft and teams with a superscript NFL denotes a player drafted in the NFL Draft.
  3. ^ This is the team that drafted the player, not their most recent team.


  1. ^ a b Cross, B. Duane (2001-01-22). "The AFL: A Football Legacy". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on 2009-10-20. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  2. ^ a b "NFL History by Decade: 1961–1970". NFL. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  3. ^ Clayton, John (2009-03-26). "Draft order to change for playoff teams". Archived from the original on 2010-01-26. 
  4. ^ "Time Changes for 2008 NFL Draft". NFL. 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2009-09-17.