1988 NFL Draft

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1988 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)April 24–25, 1988
Location New York Marriott Marquis
in New York City, NY
Network(s) ESPN
Overview
333 total selections in 12 rounds
League NFL
First selection Aundray Bruce, LB
Atlanta Falcons
Mr. Irrelevant Jeff Beathard, WR
Los Angeles Rams
Most selections (14) Buffalo Bills
Chicago Bears
Los Angeles Rams
New Orleans Saints
New York Giants
Miami Dolphins
Fewest selections (8) Indianapolis Colts
Hall of Famers
  1987
1989  

The 1988 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 24–25, 1988, at the Marriot Marquis in New York City, New York. [1] [2] The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

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Notably, the first player selected at the quarterback position did not come until the third round (68th overall) with Tom Tupa, who was also selected because of his ability as a punter. This is the last draft in which the first quarterback was selected this late. [3] In fact, only one draft since – 1996 – has gone without a quarterback being drafted in the first round.[ citation needed ]

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [4] = Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
1 Atlanta Falcons Aundray Bruce Linebacker Auburn
2 Kansas City Chiefs Neil Smith Defensive end Nebraska
3 Detroit Lions Bennie Blades Safety Miami, FL
4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Paul Gruber Offensive tackle Wisconsin
5 Cincinnati Bengals Rickey Dixon Cornerback Oklahoma
6 Los Angeles Raiders Tim Brown [5] [6] Wide receiver Notre Dame
7 Green Bay Packers Sterling Sharpe Wide receiver South Carolina
8 New York Jets Dave Cadigan Offensive guard Southern California
9Los Angeles Raiders Terry McDaniel Cornerback Tennessee
10 New York Giants Eric Moore Offensive guard Indiana
11 Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin Wide receiverMiami, FL
12 Phoenix Cardinals Ken Harvey Outside linebacker California
13 Philadelphia Eagles Keith Jackson Tight end Oklahoma
14 Los Angeles Rams Gaston Green Running back UCLA
15 San Diego Chargers Anthony Miller Wide receiverTennessee
16 Miami Dolphins Eric Kumerow Outside linebacker Ohio State
17 New England Patriots John Stephens Running back Northwestern State
18 Pittsburgh Steelers Aaron Jones Defensive end Eastern Kentucky
19 Minnesota Vikings Randall McDaniel Offensive guard Arizona State
20Los Angeles Rams Aaron Cox Wide receiverArizona State
21 Cleveland Browns Clifford Charlton Outside linebacker Florida
22 Houston Oilers Lorenzo White Running back Michigan State
23 Chicago Bears Brad Muster Fullback Stanford
24 New Orleans Saints Craig Heyward Fullback Pittsburgh
25Los Angeles Raiders(from San Francisco) Scott Davis Defensive end Illinois
26 Denver Broncos Ted Gregory Nose tackle Syracuse
27Chicago Bears Wendell Davis Wide receiver LSU

Round two

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
28Atlanta Falcons Marcus Cotton Outside linebackerSouthern California
29Detroit Lions Chris Spielman Inside linebackerOhio State
30Philadelphia Eagles Eric Allen CornerbackArizona State
31Cincinnati Bengals Ickey Woods Running back UNLV
32Detroit Lions Pat Carter Tight end Florida State
33San Francisco 49ers(from L.A. Raiders) Danny Stubbs Outside linebackerMiami, FL
34Green Bay Packers Shawn Patterson Defensive endArizona State
35Los Angeles Rams Anthony Newman Safety Oregon
36New York Giants John Elliott Tackle Michigan
37New York Jets Terry Williams Cornerback Bethune-Cookman
38Phoenix Cardinals Tony Jeffery Running back Texas Christian
39San Francisco 49ers(from Philadelphia through Tampa Bay) Pierce Holt Defensive tackle Angelo State
40 Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas Running back Oklahoma State
41Dallas Cowboys Ken Norton Jr. Middle linebackerUCLA
42Miami Dolphins Jarvis Williams SafetyFlorida
43New England Patriots Vincent Brown Inside linebacker Mississippi Valley
44Pittsburgh Steelers Dermontti Dawson Center Kentucky
45Denver Broncos Gerald Perry Tackle Southern University
46Los Angeles Rams Willie "Flipper" Anderson Wide receiverUCLA
47Los Angeles Rams Fred Strickland Outside linebacker Purdue
48Houston Oilers Quintin Jones CornerbackPittsburgh
49 Seattle Seahawks Brian Blades Wide receiverMiami, FL
50Cleveland Browns Michael Dean Perry Defensive tackle Clemson
51Chicago Bears Dante Jones Middle linebackerOklahoma
52New Orleans Saints Brett Perriman Wide receiverMiami, FL
53Tampa Bay Buccaneers(from San Francisco) Lars Tate Running back Georgia
54Minnesota Vikings Brad Edwards SafetySouth Carolina
55 Washington Redskins Chip Lohmiller Kicker Minnesota

Round three

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
56Atlanta Falcons Alex Higdon Tight endOhio State
56*Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dan Sileo Defensive tackleMiami, FL
57Cincinnati Bengals Kevin Walker Inside linebacker Maryland
58Detroit Lions Ray Roundtree Wide receiver Penn State
59Kansas City Chiefs Kevin Porter SafetyAuburn
60San Diego Chargers Quinn Early Wide receiverIowa
61Green Bay Packers Keith Woodside Running back Texas A&M
62New York Giants Sheldon White Cornerback Miami (Ohio)
63New York Jets Erik McMillan Safety Missouri
64Philadelphia EaglesMatt PatchanTackleMiami, FL
65Buffalo Bills Bernard Ford Wide receiver Central Florida
66Washington Redskins Mike Oliphant Running back Puget Sound
67Dallas Cowboys Mark Hutson GuardOklahoma
68Phoenix Cardinals Tom Tupa Quarterback/punter Ohio State
69New England Patriots Tom Rehder TackleNotre Dame
70Pittsburgh Steelers Chuck Lanza CenterNotre Dame
71Minnesota Vikings Al Noga Defensive end Hawaii
72Houston Oilers Greg Montgomery PunterMichigan State
73Miami Dolphins Ferrell Edmunds Tight endMaryland
74New York Jets James Hasty Cornerback Washington State
75Seattle Seahawks Tommy Kane Wide receiverSyracuse
76Indianapolis Colts Chris Chandler Quarterback Washington
77Cleveland Browns Van Waiters Outside linebackerIndiana
78Chicago Bears Ralph Jarvis Defensive end Temple
79Denver Broncos Kevin Guidry CornerbackLouisiana State
80San Francisco 49ers Bill Romanowski Outside linebacker Boston College
81New Orleans SaintsTony StephensNose tackleClemson
82Los Angeles Rams Mike Piel Defensive endIllinois

Round four

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
83Tampa Bay Buccaneers Robert Goff Defensive endAuburn
84Cincinnati Bengals David Grant Defensive endWest Virginia
85Detroit Lions William White SafetyOhio State
86Tampa Bay Buccaneers John Bruhin GuardTennessee
87New England Patriots Tim Goad Nose tackleNorth Carolina
88Green Bay Packers Rollin Putzier Nose tackleOregon
89Green Bay Packers Chuck Cecil SafetyArizona
90Los Angeles Raiders Tim Rother TackleNebraska
91San Diego Chargers Joe Campbell Outside linebackerNew Mexico State
92New York Giants Ricky Shaw Outside linebackerOklahoma State
93San Diego Chargers Stacy Searels TackleAuburn
94Dallas Cowboys Dave Widell GuardBoston College
95Phoenix Cardinals Michael Brim CornerbackVirginia Union
96Kansas CityJ. R. AmbroseWide receiverMississippi
97New England Patriots Sammy Martin Wide receiverLouisiana State
98San Diego Chargers David Richards GuardUCLA
99Miami DolphinsGreg JohnsonGuardOklahoma
100New England Patriots Teddy Garcia KickerLouisiana–Monroe
101Seattle Seahawks Kevin Harmon Running backIowa
102San Francisco 49ers(from Chicago through L.A. Raiders) Barry Helton PunterColorado
103Cleveland Browns Anthony Blaylock CornerbackWinston-Salem
104Indianapolis Colts Michael Ball CornerbackSouthern
105Chicago Bears Jim Thornton Tight endCal State-Fullerton
106New Orleans Saints Lydell Carr Running backOklahoma
107Tampa Bay Buccaneers(from San Francisco)Monte RobbinsPunterMichigan
108Minnesota Vikings Todd Kalis GuardArizona State
109Washington Redskins Jamie Morris Running backMichigan

Round five

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
110Atlanta Falcons Charles Dimry CornerbackNevada-Las Vegas
111Detroit Lions Eric Andolsek GuardLouisiana State
112New Orleans Saints Greg Scales Tight end Wake Forest
113Tampa Bay Buccaneers William Howard Running backTennessee
114Cincinnati BengalsHerb WesterTackleIowa
115New England PatriotsTroy WolkowGuardMinnesota
116Green Bay Packers Darrell Reed LinebackerOklahoma
117Los Angeles Rams Robert Delpino Running backMissouri
118New York Giants Jon Carter Defensive endPittsburgh
119New York Jets(from San Francisco) Mike Withycombe GuardFresno State
120Phoenix Cardinals Chris Gaines LinebackerVanderbilt
121Pittsburgh Steelers Darin Jordan Inside linebackerNortheastern
122Philadelphia Eagles Eric Everett CornerbackTexas Tech
123Buffalo BillsEzekial GadsonDefensive backPittsburgh
124Minnesota Vikings Darrell Fullington SafetyMiami, FL
125Houston Oilers Cris Dishman CornerbackPurdue
126Miami DolphinsRodney ThomasCornerback Brigham Young
127Washington RedskinsCarl MimsDefensive backSam Houston State
128Pittsburgh Steelers Jerry Reese Defensive endKentucky
129Indianapolis Colts John Baylor Defensive backSouthern Mississippi
130Houston Oilers Chris Verhulst Tight endCal State-Chico
131Los Angeles RaidersDennis PriceCornerbackUCLA
132Phoenix Cardinals Tony Jordan Running backKansas State
133Chicago BearsTroy JohnsonOutside linebackerOklahoma
134New Orleans Saints Keith Taylor Defensive backIllinois
135Buffalo Bills(from San Francisco)Kirk RoachKicker Western Carolina
136Denver BroncosCorris ErvinDefensive backCentral Florida
137Los Angeles Rams James Washington Defensive backUCLA
0Minnesota Vikings Ryan Bethea Defensive backSouth Carolina

Round six

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
138Atlanta FalconsGeorge ThomasWide receiverNevada-Las Vegas
139Kansas City Chiefs James Saxon Running backSan Jose State
140Atlanta Falcons Houston Hoover GuardJackson State
141Cincinnati Bengals Paul Jetton CenterTexas
142Detroit Lions Carl Painter Running backHampton
143Los Angeles RaidersErwin GrabisnaLinebacker Case Western Reserve
144Green Bay Packers Nate Hill Defensive endAuburn
145New York GiantsDavid HouleGuardMichigan State
146New York Jets Paul Frase Defensive tackleSyracuse
147Los Angeles RamsKeith JonesRunning backNebraska
148Phoenix CardinalsJon PhillipsGuardOklahoma
149Philadelphia Eagles Don McPherson QuarterbackSyracuse
150Buffalo BillsDan MurrayOutside linebackerE. Stroudsburg, Pa.
151Dallas Cowboys Scott Secules QuarterbackVirginia
152San Diego Chargers Cedric Figaro Middle linebackerNotre Dame
154New England PatriotsSteve JohnsonTight endVirginia Tech
155Pittsburgh Steelers Warren Williams Running backMiami, FL
156Miami DolphinsGeorge CooperRunning backOhio State
157Houston Oilers Kurt Crain LinebackerAuburn
158Seattle Seahawks Roy Hart Nose tackleSouth Carolina
159Washington Redskins Stan Humphries QuarterbackLouisiana-Monroe
160Philadelphia EaglesRob SterlingDefensive backMaine
161Chicago Bears Lemuel Stinson CornerbackTexas Tech
162New Orleans SaintsBob SimsGuardFlorida
163Tampa Bay Buccaneers(from San Francisco) Shawn Lee Defensive tackleNorth Alabama
164Minnesota VikingsDerrick WhiteDefensive backOklahoma
165Los Angeles RamsJeff KnaptonDefensive tackleWyoming

Round seven

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
166Atlanta Falcons Michael Haynes Wide receiverNorthern Arizona
167Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kerry Goode Running backAlabama
168Cincinnati BengalsRich RomerOutside linebackerUnion, New York
169Detroit LionsJeff JamesWide receiverStanford
170Kansas City Chiefs Troy Stedman LinebackerWashburn
171Los Angeles RaidersDerrick CrudupSafetyOklahoma
172New York JetsGary PattonRunning backEastern Michigan
173Green Bay Packers Gary Richard Defensive backPittsburgh
174Denver Broncos Pat Kelly Tight endSyracuse
175New York Giants Mike Perez QuarterbackSan Jose State
176Philadelphia EaglesTodd WhiteWide receiverCal State-Fullerton
177Buffalo BillsTim BorckyTackleMemphis
178Dallas CowboysOwen HoovenTackleOregon State
179Phoenix Cardinals Ernie Jones Wide receiverIndiana
180Miami Dolphins Kerwin Bell QuarterbackFlorida
181New England PatriotsDarryl UsherWide receiverIllinois
182Pittsburgh Steelers Marc Zeno Wide receiverTulane
183Minnesota Vikings Brad Beckman Tight endNebraska-Omaha
184Buffalo BillsBo WrightRunning backAlabama
185Seattle SeahawksRay JacksonDefensive backOhio State
186New York Giants Danta Whitaker Tight endMississippi Valley
187Houston Oilers Tracey Eaton SafetyPortland State
188Cleveland Browns Thane Gash Defensive backEast Tennessee State
189Chicago Bears Caesar Rentie TackleOklahoma
190New Orleans SaintsBrian FordeOutside linebackerWashington State
191San Francisco 49ersKevin BryantLinebackerDelaware State
192Denver BroncosGarry FrankGuardMississippi State
193Washington RedskinsHarold HicksDefensive backSan Diego State

Round eight

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
194Atlanta FalconsPhillip BrownLinebackerAlabama
195Cincinnati Bengals Curtis Maxey Defensive tackleGrambling
196Detroit Lions Gary Hadd Defensive tackleMinnesota
197Kansas City Chiefs Alfredo Roberts Tight endMiami, FL
198Tampa Bay BuccaneersAnthony SimpsonRunning backEast Carolina
199Los Angeles Raiders Mike Alexander Wide receiverPenn State
200Green Bay Packers Patrick Collins Running backOklahoma
201Los Angeles RamsDarryl FranklinWide receiverWashington
202New York Giants Sammy Lilly CornerbackGeorgia Tech
203New York Jets Keith Neubert Tight endNebraska
204Buffalo Bills John Hagy SafetyTexas
205Dallas Cowboys Mark Higgs Running backKentucky
206Phoenix CardinalsTim MooreLinebackerMichigan State
207Philadelphia EaglesDavid SmithRunning backWestern Kentucky
208Chicago Bears David Tate Defensive backColorado
209Pittsburgh SteelersMark NicholsNose tackleMichigan State
210Minnesota Vikings Joe Cain Outside linebackerOregon Tech
211Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Hinnant Tight endTemple
212Miami Dolphins Harry Galbreath GuardTennessee
213Buffalo Bills Jeff Wright Nose tackleCentral Missouri
214Houston Oilers David Viaene TackleMinnesota-Duluth
215Seattle SeahawksRobert TylerTight endSouth Carolina State
216Cleveland Browns J. J. Birden Wide receiverOregon
217Chicago BearsHarvey ReedRunning backHoward
218New Orleans Saints Glenn Derby GuardWisconsin
219San Francisco 49ersLarry ClarksonTackleMontana
220Miami Dolphins Louis Cheek TackleTexas A&M
221Washington RedskinsDarryl McGillRunning backWake Forest

Round nine

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
222Atlanta Falcons James Primus Running backUCLA
223Detroit Lions Kip Corrington SafetyTexas A&M
224Kansas City ChiefsAzizuddin Abdur-Ra'OofWide receiverMaryland
225Tampa Bay Buccaneers Reuben Davis Defensive endNorth Carolina
226Cincinnati BengalsBrandy WellsDefensive backNotre Dame
227Los Angeles RaidersReggie WareRunning backAuburn
228Green Bay PackersNeal WilkinsonTight endJames Madison
229Los Angeles RaidersScott TaborPunterCalifornia
230New York Jets Ralph Tamm GuardWest Chester
231Los Angeles RamsPat FosterDefensive tackleMontana
232Dallas Cowboys Brian Bedford Wide receiverCalifornia
233Phoenix Cardinals Scott Dill TackleMemphis
234Detroit LionsTodd IrvinTackleMississippi
235Buffalo Bills Carlton Bailey Inside linebackerNorth Carolina
236Pittsburgh Steelers Gordon Lockbaum Running backHoly Cross
237Minnesota Vikings Paul McGowan LinebackerFlorida State
238San Diego ChargersJoey HowardTackleTennessee
239Miami Dolphins Jeff Cross Defensive endMissouri
240New England PatriotsNeil GalbraithDefensive backCentral Oklahoma
241Houston OilersDavid SpradlinLinebackerTexas Christian
242Seattle Seahawks Deatrich Wise Nose tackleJackson State
243Indianapolis Colts Jeff Herrod Outside linebackerMississippi
244Cleveland Browns Danny Copeland Defensive backEastern Kentucky
245Chicago BearsRogie MageeWide receiverLouisiana State
246New Orleans SaintsClarence NunnDefensive backSan Diego State
247San Francisco 49ers Brian Bonner LinebackerMinnesota
248Denver Broncos Mel Farr Jr. Running backUCLA
249Washington RedskinsBlake PetersonLinebackerMesa State

Round ten

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
250Atlanta Falcons Stan Clayton GuardPenn State
251Kansas City Chiefs Kenny Gamble Running backColgate
252Pittsburgh Steelers John Jackson TackleEastern Kentucky
253Cincinnati Bengals Ellis Dillahunt Defensive backEast Carolina
254Detroit Lions Paco Craig Wide receiverUCLA
255Los Angeles RaidersNewt HarrellTackleWest Texas A&M
256Green Bay PackersBud KeyesQuarterbackWisconsin
257New York Jets John Booty Defensive backTexas Christian
258Los Angeles RamsR. C. MullinTackleLouisiana-Lafayette
259New York GiantsEric HickersonDefensive backIndiana
260Phoenix CardinalsAndy SchillingerWide receiverMiami (Ohio)
261Philadelphia EaglesJoe SchusterDefensive tackleIowa
262Buffalo Bills Martin Mayhew CornerbackFlorida State
263Dallas Cowboys Billy Owens Defensive backPittsburgh
264Minnesota Vikings Brian Habib GuardWashington
265New York GiantsSteve WilkesTight endAppalachian State
266Miami DolphinsArtis JacksonNose tackleTexas Tech
267New England PatriotsRodney LossowCenterWisconsin
268Denver BroncosChanning WilliamsRunning backArizona State
269Seattle SeahawksDerwin JonesDefensive endMiami, FL
270Indianapolis Colts O'Brien Alston Outside linebackerMaryland
271Houston OilersMarco JohnsonWide receiverHawaii
272Cleveland Browns Brian Washington Defensive backNebraska
273Chicago BearsJoel PorterGuardBaylor
274New Orleans Saints Todd Santos QuarterbackSan Diego State
275San Francisco 49ersTim FoleyKickerGeorgia Southern
276New Orleans SaintsVincent FizerLinebackerSouthern U.
277Washington RedskinsHenry BrownDefensive endOhio State

Round eleven

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
278Atlanta Falcons James Milling Wide receiverMaryland
279Tampa Bay Buccaneers Frank Pillow Wide receiverTennessee State
280Cincinnati BengalsPaul HickertKickerMurray State
281Detroit LionsDanny McCoinQuarterbackCincinnati
282Kansas City Chiefs Danny McManus QuarterbackFlorida State
283Los Angeles RaidersDavid WeberQuarterbackCarroll, Wis.
284Seattle SeahawksRick McLeodTackleWashington
285San Diego ChargersEd MillerCenterPittsburgh
286New York GiantsGreg HarrisWide receiverTroy State
287New York Jets John Galvin Middle linebackerBoston College
288Philadelphia Eagles Izel Jenkins CornerbackNorth Carolina State
289Buffalo BillsPete CurkendallNose tacklePenn State
290Dallas Cowboys Chad Hennings Defensive tackleAir Force
291Phoenix CardinalsKeith McCoyDefensive backFresno State
292Miami DolphinsTom KelleherRunning backHoly Cross
293San Diego Chargers George Hinkle Defensive endArizona
294New England Patriots Marvin Allen Running backTulane
295Pittsburgh Steelers Bobby Dawson Defensive backIllinois
296Minnesota VikingsNorman FloydDefensive backSouth Carolina
297Indianapolis Colts Donnie Dee Tight endTulsa
298Houston Oilers Jethro Franklin Defensive endFresno State
299Seattle Seahawks Dwayne Harper CornerbackSouth Carolina State
300Cleveland BrownsHendley HawkinsWide receiverNebraska
301Chicago BearsSteve ForchLinebackerNebraska
302New Orleans SaintsGary CouchWide receiverMinnesota
303San Francisco 49ers Chet Brooks SafetyTexas A&M
304Denver BroncosShaun GradyRunning backDuke
305Washington RedskinsCurt KochDefensive endColorado

Round twelve

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
306Atlanta FalconsCarter WileyDefensive backVirginia Tech
307Cincinnati BengalsCarl ParkerWide receiverVanderbilt
308Indianapolis ColtsAatron KenneyWide receiverWis. Stevens Point
309Buffalo BillsJohn DriscollTackleNew Hampshire
310Tampa Bay Buccaneers Victor Jones Inside linebackerVirginia Tech
311Los Angeles RaidersGreg KunkelGuardKentucky
312Green Bay Packers Scott Bolton Wide receiverAuburn
313New York GiantsDavid FutrellNose tackleBrigham Young
314New York JetsAlbert GossNose tackleJackson State
315Washington RedskinsWayne RossPunterSan Diego State
316Buffalo Bills Tom Erlandson LinebackerWashington
317Dallas CowboysBen HummelLinebackerUCLA
318Phoenix CardinalsChris CarrierDefensive backLouisiana State
319Philadelphia Eagles Steve Kaufusi Defensive endBrigham Young
320Miami Dolphins Brian Kinchen Tight endLouisiana State
321New England Patriots Dave Nugent Nose tackleBoston College
322Pittsburgh SteelersJames EarleLinebackerClemson
323New York GiantsBrendan McCormackDefensive tackleSouth Carolina
324San Diego ChargersWendell PhillipsDefensive backNorth Alabama
325Houston Oilers John Brantley Inside linebackerGeorgia
326Seattle SeahawksDave DesRochersTackleSan Diego State
327Indianapolis ColtsTim VeslingKickerSyracuse
328Cleveland BrownsSteve SlaydenQuarterbackDuke
329Chicago Bears Greg Clark Inside linebackerArizona State
330New Orleans SaintsPaul JurgensenDefensive endGeorgia Tech
331San Francisco 49ers George Mira LinebackerMiami, FL
332Denver BroncosMichael RhyanQuarterbackCal State Fullerton
333 [7] Los Angeles RamsJeff BeathardWide receiverSouthern Oregon
= Pro Bowler [4] = Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers

Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2007 [8] [9]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2009 [8]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2007 [8]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2012 [8]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2015

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler [4]
Original NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
Atlanta Falcons Vinson Smith   LB East Carolina Ind. (I-A)
Chicago Bears Todd Krumm   DB Michigan State Big Ten
Chicago Bears Brent Novoselsky   TE Penn Ivy
Chicago Bears Mickey Pruitt   LB Colorado Big Eight
Chicago Bears John Shannon   DE Kentucky SEC
Cleveland Browns Tony Jones   OT Western Carolina SoCon
Dallas Cowboys Zefross Moss   OG Alabama State SWAC
Denver Broncos Jason Johnson   WR Illinois State Gateway
Indianapolis Colts Dan Stryzinski   P Indiana Big Ten
Los Angeles Raiders Rory Graves   OT Ohio State Big Ten
Los Angeles Rams Brett Faryniarz   LB San Diego State WAC
New England Patriots Jeff Feagles   P Miami Ind. (I-A)
New York Giants Robb White   DE South Dakota NCC
Philadelphia Eagles John Talley   WR/TE West Virginia Ind. (I-A)
Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Strom   QB Georgia Tech ACC
San Diego Chargers Darren Flutie   WR Boston College Ind. (I-A)
San Diego Chargers Paul McJulien   P Jackson State SWAC
San Diego Chargers Rick Tuten   P Florida State Ind. (I-A)
San Diego Chargers Ronnie Williams   TE Oklahoma State Big Eight
Seattle Seahawks Rufus Porter   LB Southern SWAC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odie Harris   CB Sam Houston State Southland
Washington Redskins Dave Harbour   C Illinois Big Ten
Washington Redskins Greg Manusky   LB Colgate Colonial League

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