1960 American Football League draft

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1960 American Football League draft
General information
Date(s)November 23–24, 1959 &
December 2, 1959
Location Nicollet Hotel in Minneapolis
Overview
League AFL
1961  

The 1960 American Football League draft was held on November 23–24, 1959, in Minneapolis, [1] [2] shortly after the organization of the league, and lasted 33 rounds. [3] An additional draft of 20 rounds was held by the AFL on December 2. [4]

Contents

Teams were required to fill the 11 squad positions by selecting four backs, two ends, two tackles, two guards, and a center with their first 11 picks. [1] [2] Before each position was selected, teams drew lots to determine the selection order. [2] Though professional teams used dedicated offensive and defensive units, the league did not want to go 22 rounds before starting unrestricted drafting. [1]

Territorial draft

The first territorial or "bonus" picks for each team were:

Source: [5]

Regular draft

Boston Patriots Buffalo Bills
  • Buddy Allen, HB, Utah State
  • Ron Burton, HB, Northwestern
  • Dale Chamberlain, FB, Miami (Ohio)
  • Henry Christopher, E, SMU
  • Don Colchicco, E, San Jose State
  • Jack Cummings, QB, N. C. State
  • James Davis, C, Oklahoma
  • Serafino 'Foge' Fazio, C, Pittsburgh
  • Max Fugler, C, LSU
  • Jim Gardner, T, Duke
  • James Goodyear, G/T, Wake Forest
  • William J. Lashua HB, Ashburnham, Massachusetts
  • Dave Harris, HB, Kansas
  • Al Henderson, T, Colorado State
  • James Hickman, T/G, Penn State
  • Robert Kranz, FB, Penn State
  • Joe Kulbacki, HB, Purdue
  • Dee Mackey, E, E. Texas State
  • Leon Manley, G, W. Texas State
  • Cliff Manning, G/T, Hardin-Simmons
  • Pete Manning, E, Wake Forest
  • Edward Mazurek, T, Xavier (Ohio)
  • Bill Meglen, G, Utah State
  • Frank Mestnik, FB, Marquette
  • Ron Mix, T, USC
  • Irvin Nikolal, E, Stanford
  • Jim Prestel, T, Idaho
  • Bob Salerno, G, Colorado
  • Gerhard Schwedes, HB, Syracuse
  • Richard Soergel, QB, Oklahoma State
  • Larry Wagner, T, Vanderbilt
  • Harvey White, QB, Clemson
  • Tirey Wilemon, HB, SMU
  • Gary Wisener, E, Baylor

 

  • Dave Ames, HB, Richmond
  • James Boeke, T/G, Heidelberg
  • Billy Brewer, QB, Ole Miss
  • Emanuel Congedo, T/G, Villanova
  • Pat Dye, T/G, Georgia
  • John Farrington, E, Prairie View
  • Rich Grecni, C, Ohio
  • Bud Jones, E, SMU
  • Don Kacmarek, G/T, North Dakota
  • John Lawrence, G/T, N. C. State
  • Ron Maltony, G/T, Purdue
  • Bobby Pate, HB, Presbyterian
  • Jack Rudolph, LB, Georgia Tech
  • Frank Sally, T/G, California
  • Bob Spada, E, Duke
  • Pete Tunney, HB, Occidental
  • Jim Webster, HB, Marquette
  • John Wilcox, G/T, Oregon

      

  • Birtho Arnold, T/G, Ohio State
  • Charles Bevins, HB, Morris Brown
  • Don Black, E, New Mexico
  • Bill Burrell, G, Illinois
  • Paul Choquette, FB, Brown
  • Mike Connelly, C, Utah State
  • Jim Conroy, FB, USC
  • Bob Coogan, T/G, Utah
  • Louis Cordileone, G, Clemson
  • Ted Dean, FB, Wichita
  • Willie Evans, HB, Buffalo
  • Ross Fichtner, QB, Purdue
  • Jon Gilliam, C, E. Texas State
  • Al Goldstein, E, North Carolina
  • Jim Houston, E, Ohio State
  • Ray Jauch, HB, Iowa
  • Robert Khayat, T, Mississippi
  • Ken Kirk, C, Mississippi
  • Jim Leo, E, Cincinnati
  • Richie Lucas, QB, Penn State
  • Chuck McMurtry, T/G, Whittier
  • Bubba Meyer, E, TCU
  • Andrew Meyer, C, TCU
  • Ron Miller, E, Vanderbilt
  • Gale Oliver, T, Texas A&M
  • Harold Olsen, T, Clemson
  • Ray Peterson, HB, West Virginia
  • Vince Promuto, G, Holy Cross
  • Rene Ramirez, HB, Texas
  • Len Rohde, T, Utah State
  • Joe Schaffer, T, Tennessee
  • Wayne Schneider, HB, Colorado State
  • Ivan Toncic, QB, Pittsburgh
  • Larry Wilson, HB, Utah

 

  • Dwight Baumgartner, E, Duke
  • Tom Day, T/G, North Carolina A&T
  • Babe Dreymala, T/G, Texas
  • Joe Gomes, HB, South Carolina
  • Mike Graney, E, Notre Dame
  • Pete Hall, QB, Marquette
  • Jim Hanna, E, USC
  • Ernie Hanson, C, Arizona State
  • John Littlejohn, HB, Kansas State
  • Marvin Luster, E, UCLA
  • Dwight Nichols, HB, Iowa State
  • Merlin Priddy, HB, TCU
  • Gary Ratkowski, HB, Citadel
  • Dale Rems, T/G, Purdue
  • Carl Robison, T/G, S. Carolina State
  • Bob Sliva, T/G, Stephen F. Austin
  • James Sorey, T/G, Texas Southern
  • Jerry Thompson, T/G, Oklahoma
  • Royce Whittington, T/G, Southwestern
  • Darrell Harper, HB, Michigan

  

Dallas Texans Denver Broncos
  • Jack Atcheson, E, Western Illinois
  • George Boone, T, Kentucky
  • Chris Burford, E, Stanford
  • Earl Ray Butler, T, North Carolina
  • Gail Cogdill, E, Washington State
  • James Crotty, HB, Notre Dame
  • Gary Ferguson, T, SMU
  • Tom Glynn, C, Boston College
  • Gene Gossage, T, Northwestern
  • Jim Heineke, T, Wisconsin
  • William Jerry, G/T, South Carolina
  • John Kapele, T, BYU
  • Louis Kelley, FB, New Mexico State
  • Gilmer Lewis, T/G, Oklahoma
  • John Malmberg, T/G, Knox College
  • Arvle Martin, C, TCU
  • Don Meredith, QB, SMU
  • Tom Moore, HB, Vanderbilt
  • Ola Murchison, E, COP
  • Bob Nelson, C, Wisconsin
  • Jim Norton, E, Idaho
  • Warren Rabb, QB, LSU
  • Howard Ringwood, HB, BYU
  • Johnny Robinson, HB, LSU
  • John Saunders, FB, South Carolina
  • Glenn Shaw, FB, Kentucky
  • Gordon Speer, HB, Rice
  • Jack Stone, G, Oregon
  • Marvin Terrell, G, Mississippi
  • Emery Turner, G, Purdue
  • Joe Vader, E, Kansas State
  • Carroll Zaruba, HB, Nebraska

 

  • Grady Alderman, G/T, Detroit
  • Herman Alexander, T/G, Findlay (OH)
  • Taz Anderson, HB, Georgia Tech
  • Jim Beaver, T/G, Florida
  • Bill Beck, T/G, Gustavus Adolphus
  • Gary Campbell, HB, Whittier
  • Vernon Cole, QB, North Texas State
  • Toby Deese, T/G, Georgia Tech
  • Carl Dumbald, T/G, West Virginia
  • Charles Elizey, C, Mississippi State
  • Tom Gates, HB, San Bernardino
  • Austin (Goose) Gonsoulin, HB, Baylor
  • Clark Holden, HB, USC
  • Dewitt Hoopes, T/G, Northwestern
  • Don Leebern, T/G, Georgia
  • Bill Thompson, C, Georgia
  • Billy Tranum, E, Arkansas
  • Jim Vickers, E, Georgia
  • Larry Ward, E, Lamar Tech
  • Paul Winslow, HB, North Carolina College
  • Doug Pat Brown, T/G, Fresno State
  • Harry Ball, T, Boston College
  • Charley Britt, QB, Georgia
  • Dave Canary, E, Cincinnati
  • Paul Candro, HB, Boston University
  • Bill Carrico, G, North Texas State
  • Larry Cundiff, C, Michigan State
  • Bernard Darre, T, Tulane
  • Roger Davis, T, Syracuse
  • Lonnie Dennis, G, BYU
  • John Dingens, T/G, Detroit
  • Maurice Doke, G, Texas
  • Mike Dowdie, FB, Texas
  • Wayne Hawkins, T, COP
  • Gary Huber, C, Miami (Ohio)
  • Dave Hudson, E, Florida
  • Claude King, HB, Houston
  • Don Klochak, FB, North Carolina
  • Roger LeClerc, C, Trinity
  • Dean Look, QB, Michigan State
  • Bill Mathis, HB, Clemson
  • Ken McNeece, T/G, San Jose State
  • James Monroe, QB, Arkansas
  • Ray Norton, HB, San Jose State
  • Robert Rosbaugh, HB, Miami (Florida)
  • Mel Semenko, E, Colorado
  • Lebron Shields, T, Tennessee
  • Jack Spikes, FB, TCU
  • Howard Turley, E, Louisville
  • Jim Walden, QB, Wyoming
  • Willie West, HB, Oregon
  • John Willener, G, Oregon
  • Bob Yates, G, Syracuse
  • Ken Young, E, Valparaiso
  • Bob Zimpfer, T/G, Bowling Green

 

  • Mel Branch, T/G, LSU
  • Ronnie Cain, E, Kentucky
  • Jack Campbell, E, Toledo
  • Tom Chapman, E, Detroit
  • LaVelle Coleman, HB, Western Michigan
  • Jim Colvin, T/G, Houston
  • Teddy Foret, T/G, Auburn
  • Bobby Green, HB, Florida
  • Jack Hanlon, HB, Pennsylvania
  • George Hershberger, T/G, Wichita
  • Sam Horner, HB, VMI
  • Bob Hudson, E, Lamar Tech
  • Vic Jones, HB, Indiana
  • Billy Luplow, T/G, Arkansas
  • George Phelps, H B, Cornell College (Iowa)
  • Tom Roberts, T/G, Georgia Tech
  • Sam Stenger, C, Denver
  • Olin Treadway, QB, Iowa
  • John Wilkins, T/G, USC
  • Emmet Wilson, T/G, Georgia Tech

  

Houston Oilers Los Angeles Chargers
  • Peter Arena, G, Northwestern
  • Dick Bass, HB, College of Pacific
  • William Bohler, E/T, St. Ambrose
  • Larry Cadwell, T, Louisville
  • Billy Cannon, HB, Louisiana State
  • Doug Cline, LB, Clemson
  • DeJustice Coleman, HB, Illinois
  • Bob Crandall, HB, New Mexico
  • Cleatus Drinnon, C, Hardin-Simmons
  • John Gremer, G, Illinois
  • George Herring, G/T, North Texas State
  • Steve Johnson, QB, Pepperdine
  • John Lands, E, Montana
  • Jacky Lee, QB, Cincinnati
  • Bruce Maher, HB, Detroit
  • Don Mattson, T, Southern California
  • Mike McGee G, Duke
  • Hugh McInnis, E, Mississippi State
  • Max Messner, T, Cincinnati
  • George Mulholland, E, New Mexico State
  • Gary O'Steen, HB, Alabama
  • Gene Prebola, E, Boston University
  • Palmer Pyle T, Michigan State
  • William Roach, T, Texas Christian
  • Robert Simms, E, Rutgers
  • Phillip Snowden, QB, Missouri
  • Don Underwood, G/T, McNeese State
  • Duane Whetstone, FB, George Washington
  • Bob White FB, Ohio State
  • Maury Youmans, T, Syracuse

 

  • Clair Branch, RB, Texas
  • Dave Chamberlain, HB, Miami (Ohio)
  • Don Cochran, T/G, Alabama
  • Stan Fanning, DE, Idaho
  • Jim Glasgow, T/G, Jackson State
  • Dave Graham, E, Virginia
  • Bob Haas, HB, Missouri
  • Lowell Hughes, QB, Kent State
  • Dale Johannson, T/G, Augustana
  • Jim Marshall, DT/G, Ohio State
  • Ron Morrison, T/G, New Mexico
  • Jerry Muennink, C, Texas
  • Paul Oglesby, T, UCLA
  • John Peppercorn, E, Kansas
  • Bob Peterson, C, Oregon
  • Bob Talamini, T/G, Kentucky
  • Bob Towns, E, Georgia
  • Bob Wasden, E, Auburn
  • Jim Welch, HB, Southern Methodist
  • Jim Wolff, HB, Panhandle A&M
  • Ted Aucreman, E, Indiana
  • Bob Bercich, HB, Michigan State
  • Barney Berlinger, E, Pennsylvania
  • Charles Boone, C, Richmond
  • Bobby Boyd, QB, Oklahoma
  • Byron Bradfute, T, Southern Mississippi
  • Rodney Breedlove, G, Maryland
  • Tom Budrewicz, T, Brown
  • James Cameron, C, East Texas State
  • Jack Crouthamel, HB, Dartmouth
  • Pete Davidson, T-G, The Citadel
  • Floyd Faucette, HB, Georgia Tech
  • Charles Flowers, FB, Mississippi
  • Bobby Franklin, QB, Mississippi
  • Bob Jeter, HB, Iowa
  • Bill Linder, T, Pittsburgh
  • Billy Locklin, T, New Mexico State
  • William Lopasky, G, West Virginia
  • Paul Maguire, E, The Citadel
  • Ed "Wahoo" McDaniel, E, Oklahoma
  • Charles Milstead, QB, Texas A&M
  • Ed Pitts, T, South Carolina
  • Bob Schlotz, C, Notre Dame
  • Ed Serieka, FB, Xavier, Ohio
  • Russ Sloan, E, Missouri
  • John Stalte, T, Kansas State
  • Ron Stehouwer, T, Colorado
  • Wayne Stewart, G, The Citadel
  • Monty Stickles, E, Notre Dame
  • Leonard Wilson, HB, Purdue
  • Bob Zeman, DB, Wisconsin

 

  • Gary Beabout, T-G, Purdue
  • George Blair, DB, Mississippi
  • Fran Brixius, T-G, Minnesota
  • Joe Davis, T-G, The Citadel
  • Robert DeMarco, T-G, Dayton
  • Bob Hain, T-G, Iowa
  • Chuck Janssen, T-G, Tulsa
  • Gordon Kelley, E, Georgia
  • Larry Lancaster, G-T, Georgia
  • Marv Lasater, HB, Texas Christian
  • Warren Lashua, E, Whitworth (Washington)
  • Perry McGriff, E, Florida
  • Kirk Phares, T-G, South Carolina
  • Lamar Rawson, HB, Auburn
  • Ronald Ray, T-G, Howard Payne
  • Ken Talkington, QB, Texas Tech
  • John Talley, QB, Northwestern
  • Bob Waters, HB, Presbyterian
  • Bob Wehking, C, Florida
  • Larry Womack, HB, Colorado State

  

New York Titans Minneapolis dropped out. Oakland Raiders assumed the draftees.
  • Lewis Akin, E, Vanderbilt
  • Chuck Allen, T, Alabama
  • Bill Bucek, HB, Rice
  • Jackie Burkett, C, Auburn
  • Angelo Coia, HB, USC
  • Jim Eifrid, C, Colorado State
  • Don Ellersick, E, Washington State
  • Don Floyd, T, TCU
  • Prentice Gautt, FB, Oklahoma
  • George Genyk, G, Michigan
  • Larry Grantham, E, Mississippi
  • Joe Graybeal, C, East Kentucky State
  • George Izo, QB, Notre Dame
  • Ed Kaohelaulil, T, Oregon State
  • Ed Kovac, HB, Cincinnati
  • Mike Magac, T, Missouri
  • Blanche Martin, FB, Michigan State
  • Curt Merz, E, Iowa
  • Eddie Meyer, T/G, West Texas State
  • Gene Miller, T/G, Rice
  • Jim Mooty, HB, Arkansas
  • Mike Morin, HB, Knox
  • Nick Patella, G, Wake Forest
  • Don Perkins, HB, New Mexico
  • David Ross, E, Los Angeles State
  • Roger Smith, G, Auburn
  • Don Stallings, T, North Carolina State
  • Larry Stephens, T/G, Texas
  • Jim Saint Clair, QB, Santa Barbara State
  • Jim Stinnette, FB, Oregon State
  • David Wilemon, T, SMU

 

  • Pete Abadie, E, Tulane
  • Ramon Armstrong, T/G, TCU
  • Dave Baker, E, Syracuse
  • Richard Brooks, E, Purdue
  • Roger Brown, T/G, Maryland State
  • Tom Budrewicz, T/G, Brown
  • Bob Colburn, QB, Bowling Green
  • Larry Essenmacher, T/G, Alma
  • Jim Gorman, T/G, McMurray
  • Marshall Harris, HB, TCU
  • Garney Henley, HB, Huron (South Dakota)
  • Jim Hunt, T/G, Purdue
  • Gordon Leboeuf, HB, Texas A&M
  • James Nemeth, C, South Carolina
  • Bob Paul, T/G, Kent State
  • Steve Rasso, HB, Cincinnati
  • Royce Shelton, HB, Stephen F. Austin
  • Gary Sknoeckni, E, Syracuse
  • Andy Stynchula, T/G, Penn State
  • Frank Walton, HB, John Carroll
  • Jim Andreotti, C, Northwestern
  • Maxie Baughan, C, Georgia Tech
  • George Blanch, HB, Texas
  • Cloyd Boyette, T/G, Texas Southern
  • Willie Boykin, T, Michigan State
  • Carmen Cavalli, E, Richmond
  • Jim Chastain, T/G, Michigan State
  • Fran Curci, QB, Miami (Florida)
  • Carroll Dale, E, Virginia Tech
  • Purcell Daniels, FB, Pepperdine
  • Don Deskin, T, Michigan
  • Leon Dombrowski, T/G, Delaware
  • Ken Fitch, T, Kansas
  • Dale Hackbart, QB, Wisconsin
  • Abner Haynes, HB, North Texas State
  • Vin Hogan, HB, Boston College
  • Bob Jarus, HB, Purdue
  • Earl Kohlhaas, G, Penn State
  • Bobby Lackey, QB, Texas
  • Neil MacLean, FB, Wake Forest
  • Larry Muff, E, Benedictine
  • Don Norton, E, Iowa
  • Jim O'Brien, T, Boston College
  • Jim Otto, C, Miami (Florida)
  • Chuck Pollard, E, Rice
  • Billy Roland, G, Georgia
  • Ray Smith, FB, UCLA
  • Wade Smith, HB, North Carolina
  • Jerry Stalcup, G Wisconsin
  • John Wilcox, T, Oregon
  • Al Witcher, E Baylor
  • Silas Woods, HB, Marquette
  • Mike Wright, T, Minnesota

 

  • C. J. Alexander, HB, Southeastern
  • Pervis Atkins, HB, New Mexico State
  • Al Bansavage, T/G, USC
  • Walter Beach, HB, Central Michigan
  • Johnny Brewer, E Mississippi
  • Don Edington, E, Florida
  • Howard Evans, C, Houston
  • Fred Hageman, C, Kansas
  • Bill Herron, E, Georgia
  • Bob Hogue, T/G, Shepherd
  • Gerald Lambert, OL, Texas A&I
  • Sam McCord, QB, East Texas State
  • Rich Mostardo, HB, Kent State
  • Bob Parker, T/G, East Texas State
  • Tony Polychronis, T/G, Utah
  • Dan Sheehan, T/G, Tennessee-Chattanooga
  • Howard Turley, E, Louisville
  • Jim Williams, OL, North Carolina
  • Jim Woodward, OL, Lamar

Source: [6]

Allocation draft

For the allocation draft, the other seven AFL teams each froze eleven players, and Oakland selected a total of 24 players from the ranks of the other teams' "unfrozen" lists. [4] The number of players originally drafted for the eighth AFL franchise, but who were signed by other teams, combined with the process of the allocation draft, virtually guaranteed that the Raiders would have the worst team in the AFL in its first year. In spite of this, they managed to sign future stars Jim Otto and Wayne Hawkins, two men who played the entire ten years of the American Football League.

Oakland Raiders (allocation draft)

Source: [6]

Future Hall of Famers selected by AFL teams

Other notable players selected by AFL teams

Notable undrafted players

= All-Star
Original NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
Boston Patriots Gino Cappelletti   WR/K Minnesota Big Ten
Boston Patriots Larry Garron   FB Western Illinois IIAC
Boston Patriots Chuck Leo   OG Indiana Big Ten
Boston Patriots Ross O'Hanley   S Boston College Ind. (Univ.)
Boston Patriots Butch Songin   QB Boston College Ind. (Univ.)
Buffalo Bills Elbert Dubenion   WR Bluffton MOL
Buffalo Bills Wray Carlton   RB Duke ACC
Dallas Texans Walt Corey   LB Miami Ind.
Dallas Texans Clem Daniels   RB/CB Prairie View A&M SWAC
Dallas Texans Sherrill Headrick   LB TCU SWC
Dallas Texans Al Reynolds   OG Tarkio MCAU
Dallas Texans Paul Rochester   DT Michigan State Big Ten
Dallas Texans Stewart Stover   LB Louisiana–Monroe Gulf States
Dallas Texans Duane Wood   CB Oklahoma State Ind.
Denver Broncos Ken Adamson   TE Notre Dame Ind.
Denver Broncos Eldon Danenhauer   OT Pittsburg State CIAC
Denver Broncos Gene Mingo   RB/K   He did not attend college
Houston Oilers Tony Banfield   S Oklahoma State Ind.
Houston Oilers Bill Groman   WR Heidelberg OAC
Houston Oilers Charlie Hennigan   WR Northwestern State Gulf States
Houston Oilers Al Jamison   OT Colgate Ind.
Houston Oilers Mark Johnston   CB Northwestern Big Ten
Houston Oilers Rich Michael   OT Ohio State Big Ten
Houston Oilers Charlie Tolar   RB Northwestern State Gulf States
Los Angeles Chargers Dick Harris   S McNeese State Gulf States
Los Angeles Chargers Dave Kocourek   TE Wisconsin Big Ten
Los Angeles Chargers Charlie McNeil   S Compton Community College N/A
Los Angeles Chargers Ernie Wright   S Ohio State Big Ten
New York Titans Dick Felt   S Brigham Young MSC
New York Titans Bill Mathis   RB Clemson ACC

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