1960 NFL Draft

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1960 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)November 30, 1959
Location Warwick Hotel
in Philadelphia, PA
240 total selections in 20 rounds
League NFL
First selection Billy Cannon, RB
Los Angeles Rams
Mr. Irrelevant Bill Gorman, T
New York Giants
Most selections (26) Los Angeles Rams
Fewest selections (17) Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers
Hall of Famers5

The 1960 National Football League Draft in which NFL teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players, was held at the Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia on November 30, 1959. [1] [2] [3] Many players, including half of those drafted in the first round, signed with teams in the newly created American Football League, including the first overall pick and Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon. At the time of the draft, the Cardinals were still the Chicago Cardinals; they moved to St. Louis in March 1960. The Dallas Cowboys were enfranchised in January 1960 after the draft.


Player selections

= Pro Bowler [4] = AFL All-Star [5] = Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick no.NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
1 Los Angeles Rams Billy Cannon [6] [7] Running back LSU
2 Chicago Cardinals (became St. Louis Cardinals after this draft) George Izo Quarterback Notre Dame
3 Detroit Lions Johnny Robinson [8] SafetyLSU
4 Washington Redskins Richie Lucas [9] Quarterback Penn State
5 Green Bay Packers Tom Moore Running back Vanderbilt
6 Pittsburgh Steelers Jack Spikes [10] Running back Texas Christian
7 Chicago Bears Roger Davis Guard Syracuse
8 Cleveland Browns Jim Houston Defensive end Ohio State
9 Philadelphia Eagles Ron Burton [11] Running back Northwestern
10 Baltimore Colts Ron Mix [12] Offensive tackle USC
11 San Francisco 49ers Monty Stickles EndNotre Dame
12 New York Giants Lou Cordileone Defensive tackle Clemson

Round two

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
13Chicago Cardinals Harold Olson TackleClemson
14Chicago Cardinals Mike McGee GuardDuke
15Detroit Lions Warren Rabb QuarterbackLouisiana State
16San Francisco 49ers Mike Magac GuardMissouri
17Green Bay Packers Bob Jeter HalfbackIowa
18Cleveland Browns Larry Stephens TackleTexas
19Cleveland Browns Prentice Gautt Running backOklahoma
20Philadelphia Eagles Maxie Baughan LinebackerGeorgia Tech
21Washington Redskins Sam Horner HalfbackVirginia Military Inst
22San Francisco 49ers Carl Kammerer GuardPacific
23Baltimore Colts Don Floyd [13] TackleTexas Christian
24Baltimore Colts Marvin Terrell [14] GuardMississippi

Round three

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
25Los Angeles Rams Charley Britt QuarterbackGeorgia
26Chicago CardinalsHugh McInnisEndSouthern Mississippi
27Detroit LionsBob ScholtCenterNotre Dame
28Washington Redskins Andy Stynchula TacklePenn State
29Chicago CardinalsCharley ElleyCenterSouthern Mississippi
30Los Angeles Rams Pervis Atkins Running backNew Mexico State
31Philadelphia Eagles Curt Merz EndIowa
32Chicago Bears Don Meredith QuarterbackSouthern Methodist
33Cleveland Browns Ross Fichtner Defensive backPurdue
34Baltimore Colts Jim Welch Defensive backSouthern Methodist
35San Francisco 49ers Rod Breedlove GuardMaryland
36New York Giants Jim Leo Defensive endCincinnati

Round four

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
37Chicago Cardinals Willie West HalfbackOregon
38Chicago CardinalsSilas WoodsEndMarquette
39Detroit LionsJim AndreottiCenterNorthwestern
40Philadelphia Eagles Ted Dean Running back Wichita State
41Cleveland Browns Johnny Brewer Tight endMississippi
42Detroit Lions Roger Brown TackleMaryland-Eastern Shore
43Chicago Bears Billy Martin BackMinnesota
44Cleveland Browns Jim Marshall TackleOhio State
45Philadelphia EaglesJack CummingsQuarterbackNorth Carolina
46San Francisco 49ers Ray Norton HalfbackSan Jose State
47Baltimore Colts Gerhard Schwedes [15] Running backSyracuse
48Washington Redskins Vince Promuto GuardHoly Cross

Round five

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
49Los Angeles RamsCharley JaneretteTacklePenn State
50Chicago Cardinals Bill Burrell LinebackerIllinois
51Green Bay Packers Dale Hackbart BackWisconsin
52Washington Redskins Don Stallings TackleNorth Carolina
53Cleveland BrownsBob JarusRunning backPurdue
54Chicago CardinalsGeorge PhelpsBackCornell College (IA)
55Pittsburgh Steelers Abner Haynes [16] Running backNorth Texas State
56Philadelphia Eagles Don Norton [17] EndIowa
57Chicago Bears Dick Norman QuarterbackStanford
58Baltimore ColtsMarv LasaterBackTexas Christian
59San Francisco 49ers Len Rohde TackleUtah State
60St. Louis CardinalsEd MazurekTackleXavier

Round six

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
61Chicago Cardinals Jacky Lee [18] QuarterbackCincinnati
62Los Angeles Rams Jerry Stalcup GuardWisconsin
63Detroit Lions Gail Cogdill Wide receiverWashington State
64Washington RedskinsDave HudsonEndFlorida
65Green Bay PackersMike WrightTackleMinnesota
66Los Angeles RamsDon EllersickEndWashington State
67Philadelphia EaglesEmmett WilsonTackleGeorgia Tech
68Chicago BearsEd KovacBackCincinnati
69Cleveland Browns Bob Khayat Guard/placekickerMississippi
70San Francisco 49ers Lee Murchison EndPacific
71Baltimore Colts Al Bansavage [19] GuardUSC
72New York Giants George Blair [20] BackMississippi

Round seven

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
73Los Angeles RamsRon MorrisonTackleNew Mexico
74Chicago Cardinals Larry Wilson Safety Utah
75Detroit Lions Jim Norton [21] Wide receiver Idaho
76Pittsburgh SteelersLeonard WilsonBackPurdue
77Green Bay PackersKirk PharesGuardSouth Carolina
78Pittsburgh Steelers Lonnie Dennis GuardBrigham Young
79Chicago Bears Charlie Bivins Running backMorris Brown
80Cleveland Browns Taz Anderson Running backGeorgia Tech
81Philadelphia EaglesJohn WilkinsTackleUSC
82Baltimore ColtsJerry BeaboutTacklePurdue
83San Francisco 49ersBobby WatersQuarterbackPresbyterian
84New York GiantsBob YatesTackleSyracuse

Round eight

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
85Chicago Cardinals Wayne Crow [22] HalfbackCalifornia
86Los Angeles Rams Carroll Dale Wide receiverVirginia Tech
87Washington RedskinsEarl KohlhaasGuardPenn State
88San Francisco 49ers Bill Mathis [23] HalfbackClemson
89Green Bay PackersDon HittCenterOklahoma State
90Pittsburgh Steelers Dan Lanphear [24] TackleWisconsin
91Cleveland Browns Bob White [25] BackOhio State
92Philadelphia EaglesMonte LeeEndTexas
93Chicago Bears Pete Manning EndWake Forest
94San Francisco 49ers Max Fugler CenterLouisiana State
95Baltimore Colts Jim "Rocky" Colvin TackleHouston
96New York Giants Fred Hageman CenterKansas

Round nine

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
97Los Angeles Rams Marv Luster EndUCLA
98Chicago CardinalsDewitt HoopesTackleNorthwestern
99Detroit LionsMax MessnerTackleCincinnati
100Washington RedskinsDwight BumgamerEndDuke
101Green Bay PackersFrank BrixiusTackleMinnesota
102Pittsburgh SteelersMarshall HarrisGuardTexas Christian
103Baltimore ColtsBob HallTackleArmy
104Chicago BearsKen KirkCenterMississippi
105Cleveland Browns Chris Burford [26] Wide receiverStanford
106Baltimore Colts Don Perkins BackNew Mexico
107San Francisco 49ersBobby WasdenEndAuburn
108New York Giants Bob Anderson HalfbackArmy

Round ten

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
109Chicago Cardinals Charley Johnson QuarterbackNew Mexico State
110Los Angeles Rams Curtis McClinton Running backKansas
111Detroit Lions Grady Alderman TackleDetroit
112Baltimore Colts Ernie Barnes [27] TackleNorth Carolina Central
113St. Louis Cardinals Paul Oglesby TackleUCLA
114Pittsburgh SteelersJohn KapeleTackleBrigham Young
115Pittsburgh SteelersArvie MartinCenterTexas Christian
116Cleveland BrownsClyde WashingtonHalfbackPurdue
117Detroit LionsJim O'BrienTackleBoston College
118San Francisco 49ers Mel Branch [28] Defensive endLouisiana State
119Baltimore Colts Bobby Boyd CornerbackOklahoma
120New York GiantsBob SimmsEndRutgers

Round eleven

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
121Los Angeles RamsKen YoungRunning backValparaiso
122Chicago CardinalsBobby TownsHalfbackGeorgia
123Detroit LionsTed AucremanEndIndiana
124Washington RedskinsJim EifridCenterColorado State
125Green Bay PackersRon RayTackleHoward Payne
126San Francisco 49ersEd PittsTackleSouth Carolina
127Cleveland Browns Bobby Franklin SafetyMississippi
128Chicago Bears Stan Fanning TackleIdaho
129Chicago Bears Glenn Shaw Running backKentucky
130Baltimore ColtsBob WehkingCenterFlorida
131San Francisco 49ersErnie HansenCenterNorthern Arizona
132New York GiantsDale RemsTacklePurdue

Round twelve

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
133Chicago CardinalsTom ChapmanEndDetroit
134Los Angeles RamsDoug Pat BrownGuardFresno State
135Detroit Lions Dave Ross EndCal State–Los Angeles
136Washington Redskins Jim Crotty HalfbackNotre Dame
137Green Bay PackersHarry BallTackleBoston College
138Pittsburgh SteelersEarl ButlerTackleNorth Carolina
139Philadelphia Eagles Dave Grosz QuarterbackOregon
140Chicago BearsTom BudrewiczTackleBrown
141Cleveland Browns Rich Mostardi BackKent State
142San Francisco 49ersJim WilliamsGuardNorth Carolina
143Baltimore ColtsBill BucekHalfbackRice
144New York Giants Pete Hall QuarterbackMarquette

Round thirteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
145Los Angeles RamsJames JonesEndSouthern Methodist
146Chicago CardinalsVic JonesHalfbackIndiana
147Detroit LionsPete TuneyHalfbackOccidental
148Washington RedskinsBill HerronEndGeorgia
149Green Bay Packers Paul Winslow BackNorth Carolina Central
150Pittsburgh SteelersJoe WomackRunning backCal State-Los Angeles
151Chicago BearsBob SpadaEndDuke
152Cleveland Browns Dick Grecni CenterOhio
153Philadelphia Eagles Dave Graham EndVirginia
154Baltimore ColtsJim NemethCenterSouth Carolina
155San Francisco 49ersDean HinshawTackleStanford
156New York GiantsJim VarnadoRunning backSouthern

Round fourteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
157Chicago Cardinals Bob DeMarco TackleDayton
158Los Angeles RamsHarold StangerCenterNorth Texas State
159Detroit LionsJim GlasgowTackleJacksonville State
160Washington Redskins Charlie Milstead BackTexas A&M
161Green Bay Packers Jon Gilliam CenterEast Texas State
162Pittsburgh Steelers Brady Keys Defensive backColorado State
163Cleveland BrownsBill DumbauldTackleWest Virginia
164Philadelphia EaglesRay PetersenBackWest Virginia
165Chicago Bears Jim Sorey [29] [30] TackleTexas Southern
166San Francisco 49ersGary CampbellBackWhittier
167Baltimore ColtsDale JohannsenTackleAugustana (SD)
168New York Giants Doug Cline [31] Running backClemson

Round fifteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
169Los Angeles RamsHarry RakowskiCenter The Citadel
170Chicago Cardinals Frank Mestnik Running backMarquette
171Detroit LionsDarrell HarperHalfbackMichigan
172Washington Redskins Bernie Darre GuardTulane
173Green Bay Packers Garney Henley BackHuron
174Pittsburgh SteelersLarry EssenmackerTackleAlma
175Philadelphia EaglesJohn WilcoxTackleOregon
176Chicago BearsWarren LashuaBackWhitworth
177Cleveland Browns Tom Watkins Running backIowa State
178Baltimore Colts Larry Grantham [32] EndMississippi
179San Francisco 49ers Mike Dowdle BackTexas
180New York Giants Walter Beach [33] Defensive backCentral Michigan

Round sixteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
181Chicago Cardinals Jim Lee "Earthquake" Hunt [34] TacklePrairie View A&M
182Los Angeles RamsDon KacmarekTackleNorth Dakota
183Detroit LionsSteve RassoBackCincinnati
184Washington Redskins Joe Kulbacki [35] BackPurdue
185Green Bay PackersJohn LittlejohnBackKansas State
186Pittsburgh Steelers Dave Ames BackRichmond
187Chicago Bears John "Bo" Farrington EndPrairie View A&M
188Cleveland BrownsJim WaldonQuarterbackWyoming
189Philadelphia EaglesLarry LancasterTackleGeorgia
190San Francisco 49ersJim HeinkeTackleWisconsin
191Baltimore ColtsGeorge BoyntonBackNorth Texas State
192New York GiantsBill BeckTackleGustavus Adolphus

Round seventeen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
193Los Angeles RamsEmanuel CongedoEndVillanova
194Chicago CardinalsJoe DavisTackleThe Citadel
195Detroit LionsBob HudsonEndLouisiana Tech
196Washington RedskinsBilly RolandGuardGeorgia
197Green Bay PackersJoe GomesBackSouth Carolina
198Pittsburgh SteelersDale ChamberlainRunning backMiami (OH)
199Cleveland Browns Lovell Coleman BackWestern Michigan
200Philadelphia EaglesMike GraneyEndNotre Dame
201Chicago BearsJim HannaEndUSC
202Baltimore ColtsJim BeaverTackleFlorida
203San Francisco 49ers Austin "Goose" Gonsoulin [36] Defensive backBaylor
204New York GiantsDave BakerEndSyracuse

Round eighteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
205Chicago CardinalsBob HaasHalfbackMissouri
206Los Angeles RamsTom GatesBackSan Bernardino Valley
207Detroit LionsFrank WaltonHalfbackJohn Carroll
208Washington RedskinsJohn LawrenceGuardNorth Carolina State
209Green Bay PackersRoyce WhittingtonTackleSouthwestern Louisiana
210Pittsburgh SteelersCharley LeeTackleIowa
211Philadelphia EaglesEmory TurnerGuardPurdue
212Chicago Bears Claude King BackHouston
213Cleveland BrownsJack HanlonBackPennsylvania
214San Francisco 49ersCarl RobinsonTackleSouth Carolina State
215Baltimore ColtsDan SheehanTackleTennessee-Chattanooga
216New York GiantsTony PolychronisTackleUtah

Round nineteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
217Los Angeles Rams Jim Boeke TackleHeidelberg
218Chicago CardinalsHerman AlexanderTackleFindlay
219Detroit Lions Gene Prebola EndBoston University
220Washington RedskinsRon MaltonyGuardPurdue
221Green Bay PackersRich BrooksEndPurdue
222Pittsburgh SteelersHoward TurleyEndLouisville
223Chicago BearsLloyd RobertsTackleGeorgia
224Cleveland BrownsJack CampbellEndToledo
225Philadelphia EaglesBob HainTackleIowa
226Baltimore Colts Bill Carpenter EndArmy
227San Francisco 49ers Bobby Pate BackPresbyterian
228New York GiantsJim WebsterHalfbackMarquette

Round twenty

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
229Chicago Cardinals Tom Day GuardNorth Carolina A&T
230Los Angeles RamsRoyce SheltonHalfbackStephen F. Austin
231Detroit Lions Dean Look QuarterbackMichigan State
232Washington RedskinsJimmy WolfHalfbackPanhandle State
233Green Bay PackersGilmer LewisTackleOklahoma
234Pittsburgh SteelersGeorge HershbergerTackleWichita State
235Cleveland BrownsBob NelsonCenterWisconsin
236Philadelphia Eagles Ramon Armstrong GuardTexas Christian
237Chicago Bears Angelo Coia BackUSC
238San Francisco 49ersJim WoodwardTackleLamar
239Baltimore ColtsBob HogueTackleShepherd
240 [37] New York GiantsBill GormanTackleMcMurry
= Pro Bowler [4] = AFL All-Star [5] = Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers

Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1978. [38]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1979. [38]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1980
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1989
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2019

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler [4] = Hall of Famer [39]
Original NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
Green Bay Packers Willie Wood Double-dagger-14-plain.png S USC AAWU
Oakland Raiders Jim Otto Double-dagger-14-plain.png C Miami (FL) Ind.
Green Bay Packers Ken Iman   C Southeast Missouri State MIAA
Green Bay Packers Dick Pesonen   CB Minnesota–Duluth MIAC
Los Angeles Rams Danny Villanueva   K/P New Mexico State Border
Pittsburgh Steelers Charley Scales   RB Indiana Big Ten
Pittsburgh Steelers Fred Williamson   S Northwestern Big Ten
Washington Redskins Bob Whitlow   C Arizona BIAA

See also


  1. "NFL Draft Locations". www.footballgeography.com. October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  2. Salomone, Dan (October 2, 2014). "NFL Draft headed to Chicago in 2015". Giants.com. New York Giants. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  3. 1 2 3 Players are identified as a Pro Bowlers if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  4. 1 2 Players are identified as All-Stars if they were selected for the All-Star team at any time in their career.
  5. Billy Cannon, 1959 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  6. Billy Cannon signed with the Houston Oilers of the AFL
  7. Johnny Robinson signed with the Dallas Texans of the AFL
  8. Richie Lucas signed with the Buffalo Bills of the AFL
  9. Jack Spikes signed with the Dallas Texans of the AFL
  10. Ron Burton signed with the Boston Patriots of the AFL
  11. Ron Mix signed with the Los Angeles Chargers of the AFL
  12. Don Floyd signed with the Houston Oilers of the AFL
  13. Marvin Terrell signed with the Dallas Texans of the AFL
  14. Gerhard Schwedes signed with the Boston Patriots of the AFL
  15. Abner Haynes signed with the Dallas Texans of the AFL
  16. Don Norton signed with the Dallas Texans of the AFL
  17. Jacky Lee signed with the Houston Oilers of the AFL
  18. Billy Cannon signed with the Los Angeles Chargers of the AFL
  19. George Blair signed with the Los Angeles Chargers of the AFL
  20. Jim Norton signed with the Houston Oilers of the AFL
  21. Wayne Crow signed with the Oakland Raiders of the AFL
  22. Bill Mathis signed with the New York Titans of the AFL
  23. Dan Lanphear signed with the Houston Oilers of the AFL
  24. Bob White signed with the Houston Oilers of the AFL
  25. Chris Burford signed with the Dallas Texans of the AFL
  26. Ernie Barnes signed with the Denver Broncos of the AFL
  27. Mel Branch signed with the Dallas Texans of the AFL
  28. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SoreJi20.htm
  29. Jim Sorey signed with the Buffalo Bills of the AFL
  30. Doug Cline signed with the Houston Oilers of the AFL
  31. Larry Grantham signed with the New York Titans of the AFL
  32. Walter Beach signed with the Boston Patriots of the AFL
  33. Jim Lee Hunt signed with the Boston Patriots of the AFL
  34. Joe Kulbacki signed with the Buffalo Bills of the AFL
  35. Austin Gonsoulin signed with the Denver Broncos of the AFL
  36. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  37. 1 2 List of 1970s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on July 31, 2008. Retrieved October 7, 2008.
  38. Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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