1962 NFL Draft

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1962 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)December 4, 1961
Location Sheraton Hotel & Towers
in Chicago, IL
Overview
280 total selections in 20 rounds
League NFL
First selection Ernie Davis, Back
Washington Redskins
Mr. Irrelevant Mike Snodgrass, Center
Green Bay Packers
Most selections (24) San Francisco 49ers
Fewest selections (14) Minnesota Vikings
Hall of Famers3
  1961
1963  

The 1962 National Football League draft was held on December 4, 1961 at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. [1] [2]

Contents

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [3] = AFL All-Star [4] = Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
1 Washington Redskins Ernie Davis [5] Back Syracuse
2 Los Angeles Rams (From Minnesota Vikings via New York Giants) Roman Gabriel Quarterback North Carolina State
3Los Angeles Rams Merlin Olsen HOF Defensive Tackle Utah State
4 Cleveland Browns (From Dallas Cowboys) Gary Collins Wide receiver Maryland
5 Pittsburgh Steelers Bob Ferguson Back Ohio State
6 St. Louis Cardinals Fate Echols Tackle Northwestern
7 Chicago Bears Ronnie Bull Back Baylor
8 San Francisco 49ers Lance Alworth [6] HOFWide Receiver Arkansas
9 Baltimore Colts Wendell Harris Back LSU
10 Detroit Lions John Hadl [7] Back Kansas
11Cleveland Browns Leroy Jackson Back Western Illinois
12St. Louis Cardinals (From Philadelphia Eagles) Irv Goode Guard Kentucky
13 New York Giants Jerry Hillebrand Linebacker Colorado
14 Green Bay Packers Earl Gros BackLSU

Round two

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
15Washington Redskins Joe Hernandez Back Arizona
16Los Angeles Rams Joe Carollo Tackle Notre Dame
17Cleveland Browns Chuck Hinton Tackle North Carolina Central
18Dallas Cowboys Sonny Gibbs Quarterback TCU
19St. Louis Cardinals Bob Jackson Running Back NMSU
20Chicago Bears Clyde Brock TackleUtah State
21Chicago Bears Bennie McRae Back Michigan
22San Francisco 49ersEd PineCenter Utah
23Baltimore Colts Bill Saul Linebacker Penn State
24Detroit Lions Eddie Wilson [8] QuarterbackArizona
25Cleveland Browns Sandy Stephens Back Minnesota
26New York GiantsBob BillTackleNotre Dame
27Philadelphia Eagles Pete Case Tackle Georgia
28Green Bay Packers Ed Blaine Guard Missouri

Round three

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
29Washington Redskins Bob Mitinger [9] End Penn State
30Minnesota Vikings Bill Miller [10] End Miami (FL)
31Los Angeles Rams John Meyers Tackle Washington
32Chicago BearsJim BatesEnd USC
33Los Angeles RamsJohn CornettTackle Rice
34St. Louis CardinalsChuck BryantEnd Ohio State
35Chicago Bears Bill Hull End Wake Forest
36San Francisco 49ersBilly Ray AdamsBack Mississippi
37Baltimore Colts Dan Sullivan Tackle Boston College
38Detroit LionsBobby ThompsonBack Arizona
39Dallas Cowboys Bobby Plummer TackleTCU
40Philadelphia Eagles Pat Holmes Tackle Texas Tech
41Green Bay Packers Gary Barnes End Clemson
42Cleveland BrownsJohn FurmanQuarterback UTEP

Round four

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
43Washington Redskins Billy Neighbors [11] Tackle University of Alabama
44Los Angeles RamsArt PerkinsRunning Back North Texas State University
45Minnesota Vikings Roy Winston GuardLouisiana State University
46San Francisco 49ers Chuck Sieminski TacklePenn State
47St. Louis Cardinals Roger Kochman [12] Running BackPenn State
48Detroit Lions John Lomakoski Tackle Western Michigan University
49Chicago Bears Jim Cadile Tackle San Jose State University
50San Francisco 49ersFloyd DeanTackle University of Florida
51Baltimore ColtsJim DillardBack Oklahoma State University
52Detroit Lions Larry Ferguson Back University of Iowa
53Cleveland BrownsStan SczurekGuard Purdue University
54New York Giants Glynn Griffing Quarterback University of Mississippi
55Philadelphia EaglesBill ByrneGuardBoston College
56Green Bay Packers Ron Gassert Tackle University of Virginia

Round five

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
57Chicago Bears Mack Burton End San José State University
58New York Giants Bookie Bolin GuardUniversity of Mississippi
59New York GiantsCurtis MirandaCenter Florida A&M University
60Los Angeles RamsJim SmithTacklePenn State
61Baltimore ColtsJerry CroftGuard Bowling Green
62San Francisco 49ers Ted Woods Running BackUniversity of Colorado
63Chicago BearsBill TunnicliffRunning BackMichigan
64San Francisco 49ers Mike Lind Running BackNotre Dame
65Green Bay PackersChuck MorrisBackUniversity of Mississippi
66Detroit Lions Dan Birdwell [13] Center University of Houston
67Cleveland BrownsHenry RiveraRunning Back Oregon State University
68Los Angeles Rams Ben Wilson Running BackUSC
69St. Louis CardinalsBill RiceEndUniversity of Alabama
70Green Bay PackersJon SchopfGuardMichigan

Round six

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
71San Francisco 49ersKeith LuhnowBackSanta Ana
72New York Giants Bill Triplett BackMiami (OH)
73Minnesota Vikings Larry Bowie TacklePurdue University
74Dallas Cowboys Donnie Davis End Southern University
75St. Louis CardinalsJohn ElwellEndPurdue University
76San Francisco 49ersJerry BrownGuardUniversity of Mississippi
77Philadelphia EaglesGus GonzalesGuard Tulane University
78San Francisco 49ersBill WinterTackle West Virginia University
79Green Bay Packers John Sutro TackleSan José State University
80Detroit LionsMike BundraTackleUSC
81Cleveland Browns Sam Tidmore EndOhio State
82Dallas Cowboys George Andrie End Marquette University
83Philadelphia Eagles John McGeever Running Back Auburn University
84Green Bay Packers Oscar Donahue EndSan José State University

Round seven

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
85Washington Redskins Bert Coan [14] Running BackUniversity of Kansas
86Philadelphia EaglesJim PerkinsTackleUniversity of Colorado
87Los Angeles Rams Sherwyn Thorson GuardUniversity of Iowa
88Los Angeles Rams Jim Bakken Quarterback University of Wisconsin
89Pittsburgh SteelersJack CollinsRunning Back University of Texas
90St. Louis Cardinals Bill Kirchiro GuardMaryland
91Chicago Bears Ed O'Bradovich End University of Illinois
92San Francisco 49ers John Burrell EndRice
93Baltimore Colts Fred Miller TackleLouisiana State University
94Detroit Lions Tom Hall EndMinnesota
95Cleveland Browns John Havlicek [15] Wide ReceiverOhio State
96Philadelphia Eagles Frank Budd Wide Receiver Villanova University
97New York GiantsKen ByersTackle University of Cincinnati
98Green Bay Packers Gary Cutsinger Tackle Oklahoma State University

Round eight

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
99Washington Redskins Ron Hatcher Running backMichigan State
100Los Angeles RamsDick FarrisGuardNorth Texas State
101Minnesota VikingsPaul WhiteRunning backFlorida
102Dallas CowboysKen TureaudBackMichigan
103St. Louis Cardinals George Gross [16] TackleAuburn
104Pittsburgh Steelers Gary Ballman BackMichigan State
105Chicago BearsEd ReynoldsTackleTulane
106San Francisco 49ers Jim Vollenweider BackMiami (FL)
107Baltimore ColtsPete BrokawBackSyracuse
108Detroit LionsMurdock HopperTackleHouston
109Detroit LionsFrank ImperialeGuardSouthern Illinois
110Chicago Bears Larry Onesti [17] CenterNorthwestern
111Philadelphia Eagles Ralph "Catfish" Smith EndMississippi
112Green Bay PackersJim TullisBackFlorida A&M

Round nine

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
113Washington RedskinsDave VitiEndBoston University
114Minnesota VikingsMarshall ShirkTackleUCLA
115Los Angeles Rams Ike Lassiter [18] TackleSt. Augustine's
116Baltimore ColtsRoy WalkerRunning backPurdue
117Pittsburgh Steelers John Powers EndNotre Dame
118St. Louis CardinalsWilburn HollisQuarterbackIowa
119Chicago Bears Kelton Winston Running backWiley
120San Francisco 49ersJim RobertsTackleMississippi
121Baltimore ColtsWalt RappoldQuarterbackDuke
122Detroit LionsTodd GrantCenterMichigan
123Cleveland BrownsCharles DickersonTackleIllinois
124Philadelphia EaglesBob ButlerTackleKentucky
125New York GiantsReed BohovichTackleLehigh
126Green Bay PackersPeter SchenckBackWashington State

Round ten

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
127Washington RedskinsJohn ChildressGuardArkansas
128Los Angeles RamsJim NorrisTackleHouston
129Cleveland BrownsJerry GoerlitzCenterNorthern Michigan
130Dallas CowboysJohn LongmeyerGuardSouthern Illinois
131St. Louis CardinalsGeorge FracovitchGuardSyracuse
132Pittsburgh SteelersLarry VignaliGuardPittsburgh
133Chicago BearsLeRoy WeaverBackAdams State
134San Francisco 49ersRegis CoustillacGuardPittsburgh
135Baltimore ColtsFred MooreTackleMemphis State
136Detroit LionsJerry ArcherCenterPittsburgh State
137Cleveland BrownsAlbert WhiteBackCapital
138New York GiantsJ.R. WilliamsCenterFresno State
139Philadelphia Eagles Jim Skaggs GuardWashington
140Green Bay PackersGale WeidnerQuarterbackColorado

Round eleven

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
141Washington RedskinsCarl PalazzoTackleAdams State
142Cleveland BrownsRonnie MeyersEndVillanova
143Los Angeles Rams Bert Wilder TackleNorth Carolina State
144Dallas CowboysLarry HudasEndMichigan State
145Pittsburgh SteelersBob WillsEndCalifornia
146St. Louis Cardinals James Saxton BackTexas
147Chicago Bears Jerry Robinson Running backGrambling
148San Francisco 49ersLarry JepsonCenterFurman
149Baltimore ColtsScott TylerBackMiami (OH)
150Detroit LionsKarl AndersonTackleBowling Green
151Cleveland Browns Clifton McNeil EndGrambling
152Philadelphia EaglesGeorge HorneTackleBrigham Young
153New York GiantsDave BishopBackConnecticut
154Green Bay PackersJim ThrushTackleXavier

Round twelve

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
155Washington RedskinsTerry TerrebonneRunning backTulane
156Los Angeles Rams Marv Marinovich TackleUSC
157Minnesota Vikings Gary Fallon Running backSyracuse
158Green Bay PackersJoe ThorneBackSouth Dakota State
159St. Louis CardinalsBob O'BillovichBackMontana State
160Pittsburgh SteelersSam MudieBackRutgers
161Chicago BearsBill WattsTackleMiami (FL)
162San Francisco 49ers Milton McPike EndKirksville
163Baltimore Colts Bake Turner Running backTexas Tech
164Detroit LionsGale SpruteCenterWinona State
165Cleveland BrownsTed StuteEndOhio
166New York GiantsAl GurskyRunning backPenn State
167Philadelphia EaglesLarry ThompsonCenterTulane
168Green Bay Packers Tom Pennington [19] BackGeorgia

Round thirteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
169Washington RedskinsBill WhislerEndIowa
170Minnesota VikingsRoger Van CleefTackleSouthwestern Oklahoma
171Los Angeles RamsBob FearnsideRunning backBowling Green
172Dallas CowboysBob MosesEndTexas
173Pittsburgh SteelersDave WoodwardTackleAuburn
174St. Louis CardinalsBill DiamondGuardMiami (FL)
175Chicago BearsJoe PerkowskiBackNotre Dame
176San Francisco 49ersGeorge PierovichBackCalifornia
177Baltimore ColtsCharles HolmesRunning backMaryland-Eastern Shore
178Detroit LionsSherlock KnightTackleCentral State (OH)
179Cleveland BrownsFrank GardnerTackleNorth Carolina Central
180Philadelphia EaglesGeorge McKinneyBackArkansas
181New York Giants Billy Joe Booth TackleLouisiana State
182Green Bay PackersTom KepnerTackleVillanova

Round fourteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
183Washington RedskinsJim CostenRunning backSouth Carolina
184Los Angeles RamsGary HensonEndColorado
185Minnesota VikingsPatrick RussTacklePurdue
186Dallas Cowboys Harold Hays GuardSouthern Mississippi
187St. Louis CardinalsGeorge MansEndMichigan
188Pittsburgh SteelersJim WhitakerEndNevada-Reno
189Chicago BearsAndy Von SonnCenterUCLA
190San Francisco 49ersDick EasterlyBackSyracuse
191Baltimore ColtsStinson JonesBackVirginia Military Inst
192Detroit LionsJim DavidsonBackMaryland
193Cleveland Browns Jim Shorter BackDetroit
194New York GiantsGreg MatherEndNavy
195Philadelphia EaglesJim SchwabEndPenn State
196Green Bay Packers Ernie Green BackLouisville

Round fifteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
197Washington RedskinsLen VeliaTackleGeorgia
198Minnesota VikingsLarry GuilfordEndPacific
199Los Angeles RamsWalter KikirkTackleHouston
200Dallas Cowboys Guy Reese TackleSouthern Methodist
201Pittsburgh SteelersVern HatchEndNorth Carolina Central
202St. Louis CardinalsDick BarlundEndMaryland
203Chicago BearsKent MartinTackleWake Forest
204San Francisco 49ersRay OsborneTackleMississippi State
205Baltimore ColtsJoe MonteGuardFurman
206Detroit LionsDick BroadbentEndDelaware
207Cleveland Browns Tom Goosby GuardBaldwin–Wallace
208Philadelphia EaglesMike WoulfeGuardColorado
209New York Giants Joe Taylor Running backNorth Carolina A&T
210Green Bay PackersRoger HoldinskyBackWest Virginia

Round sixteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
211Washington Redskins Tommy Brooker EndAlabama
212Los Angeles RamsRon SkufcaTacklePurdue
213Minnesota VikingsJohn ContoulisTackleConnecticut
214Dallas CowboysBob JohnstonTackleRice
215St. Louis CardinalsBill WegenerGuardMissouri
216Pittsburgh Steelers Bobby Ply BackBaylor
217Chicago BearsJohn NelsonCenterXavier
218San Francisco 49ersRon FrankTackleSouth Dakota State
219Baltimore Colts Ray Abruzzese [20] Running backAlabama
220Detroit Lions Tom Sestak [21] EndMcNeese State
221Cleveland BrownsDennis BiodrowskiEndMemphis State
222New York GiantsRoger JohnsonRunning backOregon State
223Philadelphia EaglesJerry MazzantiTackleArkansas
224Green Bay PackersJimmy FieldBackLouisiana State

Round seventeen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
225Washington RedskinsAlan MillerGuardOhio
226Minnesota VikingsRon StaleyEndWisconsin
227Los Angeles RamsDave SteadmanTackle Georgia Tech
228Dallas Cowboys Ray Jacobs TackleHoward Payne
229Pittsburgh SteelersNat TuckerBackFlorida A&M
230St. Louis CardinalsDon KassoRunning backOregon State
231Chicago Bears Glenn Glass Running backTennessee
232San Francisco 49ersWally FoltzEndDe Pauw
233Baltimore ColtsBill KnockeRunning backFresno State
234Detroit LionsRucker WicklineCenterMarshall
235Cleveland BrownsHerbert HarlanEndBaylor
236Philadelphia Eagles Mike Martin TackleWashington State
237New York GiantsKen SchafferTackleMarquette
238Green Bay Packers Buck Buchanan [22] TackleGrambling

Round eighteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
239Washington RedskinsCarl CharonBackMichigan State
240Los Angeles RamsCharlie FurlowQuarterbackMississippi State
241Minnesota VikingsJunior HawthorneTackleKentucky
242Dallas Cowboys Dave Cloutier BackMaine
243St. Louis CardinalsDon DonatelliCenterFlorida State
244Pittsburgh SteelersFerrell YarbroughTackleNorthwestern State (LA)
245Chicago Bears Tommy Neck BackLouisiana State
246San Francisco 49ersGary BrownTackleIllinois
247Baltimore ColtsMel RideoutQuarterbackRichmond
248Detroit Lions Joe Zuger QuarterbackArizona State
249Cleveland Browns Sonny Bishop [23] GuardFresno State
250New York GiantsBill WinterRunning backSt. Olaf
251Philadelphia Eagles Tom Larscheid BackUtah State
252Green Bay PackersBob JoinerQuarterbackPresbyterian

Round nineteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
253Washington Redskins Claude Crabb Back University of Colorado
254Minnesota VikingsTomy MinteerBackBaylor University
255Los Angeles RamsGerard BartoTackle Drake University
256Dallas CowboysPaul HolmesTackleUniversity of Georgia
257Pittsburgh SteelersJohn KuprokEnd University of Pittsburgh
258St. Louis CardinalsDon SmithBack Langston
259Chicago BearsBill KellumTackleTulane University
260San Francisco 49ers Robert Burton, Sr. Tackle Murray State University
261Baltimore ColtsFred GillettBackCalifornia State University LA
262Detroit LionsJim BernhardtTackle Linfield College
263Cleveland Browns Jon Anabo Quarterback Fresno State University
264Philadelphia EaglesHarold EricksenGuardGeorgia Tech
265New York GiantsBob StemCenterSyracuse
266Green Bay Packers Jerry Scattini Back University of California

Round twenty

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
267Washington RedskinsEd TrancyierQuarterback Florida State University
268Los Angeles Rams Foster Andersen TackleUCLA
269Minnesota VikingsTerry CagaananRunning BackUtah State University
270Dallas Cowboys Amos Bullocks Back Southern Illinois University
271St. Louis CardinalsJudge DicksonBackMinnesota
272Pittsburgh Steelers John Knight Back Valparaiso University
273Chicago Bears Jack Roberts TackleOhio State
274San Francisco 49ers Roger McFarland Back University of Kansas
275Baltimore Colts Herm McKee Back Washington State University
276Detroit LionsBob BrownEndMichigan
277Cleveland Browns Paul Flatley BackNorthwestern University
278New York GiantsJim MossTackle University of South Carolina
279Philadelphia EaglesRon TurnerEnd Wichita State University
280 [24] Green Bay PackersMike SnodgrassCenterWestern Michigan University
= Pro Bowler [3] = AFL All-Star [4] = Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers

Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1978. [25]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1982. [26]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2015.

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer [27]
Original NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
Dallas Cowboys Mike Gaechter   S Oregon Ind.
Dallas Cowboys Cornell Green   CB Utah State MSC
Dallas Cowboys Dave Manders   LB Michigan State Big Ten
Green Bay Packers Howie Williams   S Howard CIAA
Minnesota Vikings John McCormick   QB UMass Yankee
Minnesota Vikings Mick Tingelhoff Double-dagger-14-plain.png C Nebraska MVIAA
St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) Garland Boyette   LB Grambling State SWAC

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  4. 1 2 Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star team at any time in their career.
  5. Ernie Davis, 1961 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-08. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  6. Lance Alworth Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  7. John Hadl Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  8. Eddie Wilson Signed with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League
  9. Bob Mitinger Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  10. Bill Miller Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  11. Billy Neighbors Signed with the Boston Patriots of the American Football League
  12. Roger Kochman was a junior when drafted by the NFL in 1962. In 1963, he was drafted and signed by the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League
  13. Dan Birdwell Signed with the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League
  14. Bert Coan Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  15. John Havlicek was drafted by the Cleveland Browns but chose to play in the NBA with the Boston Celtics. "NBA.com: John Havlicek Bio" . Retrieved 2008-12-02.
  16. George Gross Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  17. Larry Onesti Signed with the Houston Oilers of the American Football League
  18. Ike Lassiter Signed with the Denver Broncos of the American Football League
  19. Tom Pennington Signed with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League
  20. Ray Abruzzese Signed with the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League
  21. Tom Sestak Signed with the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League
  22. Buck Buchanan Signed with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League
  23. Sonny Bishop Signed with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League
  24. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
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  27. Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.