1939 NFL Draft

The 1939 National Football League Draft was held on December 9, 1938, at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City, New York.[1][2]

1939 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)December 9, 1938
LocationNew Yorker Hotel
in New York City, NY
Overview
200 total selections in 22 rounds
LeagueNFL
First selectionKi Aldrich, C
Chicago Cardinals
Mr. IrrelevantJack Rhodes, G
New York Giants
Most selections (23)Brooklyn Dodgers
Fewest selections (18)Pittsburgh Pirates
Hall of Famers1

Player selections

= Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Chicago Cardinals Charles "Ki" Aldrich Center Texas Christian
2 Chicago Bears (From Pittsburgh) Sidney "Sid" Luckman Quarterback Columbia
3 Cleveland Rams Linus Parker "Bullet" Hall Back Ole Miss
4 Philadelphia Eagles Davey O'Brien1 Back Texas Christian
5 Brooklyn Dodgers Bob MacLeod Back Dartmouth
6 Chicago Bears Bill "Bullet Bill" Osmanski Back Holy Cross
7 Detroit Lions John Pingel Back Michigan State
8 Washington Redskins I. B. Hale Tackle Texas Christian
9 Green Bay Packers Larry Buhler Back Minnesota
10 New York Giants Walt Nielsen Back Arizona

Round two

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
11 Brooklyn Dodgers (from Pittsburgh) Clarence "Pug" Manders Fullback Drake
12 Chicago Cardinals Marshall Goldberg Tailback Pittsburgh
13 Cleveland Rams Gaylon Smith Fullback Southwestern (Tenn.)
14 Philadelphia Eagles Charles Newton Back Washington
15 Brooklyn Dodgers Bob Haak Tackle Indiana

Round three

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
16 Chicago Cardinals Alvord Wolff Tackle Santa Clara
17 Pittsburgh Pirates Billy Patterson Tailback Baylor
18 Cleveland Rams Elmer Tarbox Back Texas Tech
19 Philadelphia Eagles Joe Mihal Tackle Purdue
20 Brooklyn Dodgers Walter "Waddy" Young Offensive End Oklahoma
21 Chicago Bears John Wysocki End Villanova
22 Detroit Lions Howie Weiss Fullback Wisconsin
23 Washington Redskins Charley Holm Back Alabama
24 Green Bay Packers Charley Brock Center Nebraska
25 New York Giants John Chickerneo Blocking Back Pittsburgh

Round four

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
26 Pittsburgh Pirates Hugh McCullough Defensive Back Oklahoma
27 Chicago Cardinals Hal Stebbins Back Pittsburgh
28 Cleveland Rams Wally Garard Tackle St. Mary's (CA)
29 Philadelphia Eagles Billy Dewell Offensive End Southern Methodist
30 Brooklyn Dodgers Vic Bottari Back California

Round five

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
31 Chicago Cardinals Bill Daddio End Pittsburgh
32 Pittsburgh Pirates Ernie Wheeler Back North Dakota State
33 Cleveland Rams Eddie Gallo Tackle Louisiana State
34 Philadelphia Eagles Zed Coston Guard Texas A&M
35 Brooklyn Dodgers Jack Kinnison Center Missouri
36 Chicago Bears Joe Delaney Tackle Holy Cross
37 Detroit Lions Steve Maronic Tackle North Carolina
38 Washington Redskins Dick Todd Back Texas A&M
39 Green Bay Packers Lynn Hovland Guard Wisconsin
40 New York Giants Don Willis Back Clemson

Round six

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
41 Pittsburgh Pirates Sam Boyd End Baylor
42 Chicago Cardinals George Faust Back Minnesota
43 Cleveland Rams Bernie McGarry Tackle Utah
44 Philadelphia Eagles Jake Schuehle Back Rice
45 Brooklyn Dodgers Len Janiak Back Ohio
46 Brooklyn Dodgers Ed Beinor Tackle Notre Dame
47 Detroit Lions Joe Wendlick End Oregon State
48 Washington Redskins Dave Anderson Back California
49 Green Bay Packers Larry Craig End South Carolina
50 New York Giants Jerry Ginney Guard Santa Clara

Round seven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
51 Chicago Cardinals Bill Dwyer Back New Mexico
52 Pittsburgh Pirates Eddie Palumbo Back Detroit
53 Cleveland Rams Jerry Dowd Center St. Mary's (CA)
54 Philadelphia Eagles Tony Ippolito Back Purdue
55 Brooklyn Dodgers Alex Schoenbaum Tackle Ohio State
56 Chicago Bears Charlie Heileman End Iowa State
57 Detroit Lions Darrell Tully Back East Texas State
58 Washington Redskins Quinton Lumpkin Center Georgia
59 Green Bay Packers Frank Twedell Tackle Minnesota
60 New York Giants Lloyd Woodell Center Arkansas

Round eight

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
61 Pittsburgh Pirates Ole Nelson End Michigan State
62 Chicago Cardinals Sherm Hinkebein Center Kentucky
63 Cleveland Rams Warren "Bronco" Brunner Back Tulane
64 Philadelphia Eagles George Somers Tackle La Salle
65 Brooklyn Dodgers Dan "Tiger" Hill Center Duke
66 Chicago Bears Bob Dannies Center Pittsburgh
67 Detroit Lions Dick Trzuskowski Tackle Idaho
68 Washington Redskins Torrance "Bo" Russell Tackle Auburn
69 Green Bay Packers Paul Kell Tackle Notre Dame
70 New York Giants Pete Zagar Tackle Stanford

Round nine

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
71 Chicago Cardinals Earl Brown End Notre Dame
72 Pittsburgh Pirates Steve Petro Guard Pittsburgh
73 Cleveland Rams Lew Bostick Guard Alabama
74 Philadelphia Eagles Rankin Britt End Texas A&M
75 Brooklyn Dodgers Forrest Kline Guard Texas Christian
76 Chicago Bears Ray Bray Guard Western Michigan
77 Detroit Lions Bill Callihan Back Nebraska
78 Washington Redskins Wilbur Moore Back Minnesota
79 Green Bay Packers John Hall Back Texas Christian
80 New York Giants Bob Mills Tackle Nebraska

Round ten

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
81 Pittsburgh Pirates Jack Lee Back Carnegie-Mellon
82 Chicago Cardinals Earl Crowder Quarterback Oklahoma
83 Cleveland Rams Frank Petrick End Indiana
84 Philadelphia Eagles Bill McKeever Tackle Cornell
85 Brooklyn Dodgers Kimble Bradley Back Mississippi
86 Chicago Bears Walt Wood Back Tennessee
87 Detroit Lions Ray George Tackle USC
88 Washington Redskins Jimmy Johnston Back Washington
89 Green Bay Packers Vince Gavre Back Wisconsin
90 New York Giants Tom Roberts Tackle DePaul

Round eleven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
91 Chicago Cardinals Bowden Wyatt End Tennessee
92 Pittsburgh Pirates Lou Tomasetti Back Bucknell
93 Cleveland Rams Sid Roth Guard Cornell
94 Philadelphia Eagles Paul Humphrey Center Purdue
95 Brooklyn Dodgers George Lenc End Augustana (IL)
96 Chicago Bears Al Braga Back San Francisco
97 Detroit Lions Tony Calvelli Center Stanford
98 Washington Redskins Jim German Back Centre
99 Green Bay Packers Charley Sprague End Southern Methodist
100 New York Giants Merl Miller Back Washington

Round twelve

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
101 Pittsburgh Pirates Denny Cochran Back St. Louis
102 Chicago Cardinals Jim Thomas Guard Oklahoma
103 Cleveland Rams Chet Adams Tackle Ohio
104 Philadelphia Eagles Jack Kraynick Back North Carolina
105 Brooklyn Dodgers Ralph Heikkinen Guard Michigan
106 Chicago Bears Hal Roise Back Idaho
107 Detroit Lions Jim Coughlan End Santa Clara
108 Washington Redskins Bob O'Mara Back Duke
109 Brooklyn Dodgers Carl Kaplanoff Tackle Ohio State
110 New York Giants Bruno Schroeder End Texas A&M

Round thirteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
111 Chicago Cardinals Andy Sabados Guard The Citadel
112 Pittsburgh Pirates Fabian Hoffman End Pittsburgh
113 Cleveland Rams Joel Hitt End Mississippi College
114 Philadelphia Eagles Thomas "Allie" White Tackle Texas Christian
115 Brooklyn Dodgers George Gembis Back Wayne State (MI)
116 Chicago Bears Ed Bock Guard Iowa State
117 Detroit Lions Prescott Hutchins Guard Oregon State
118 Washington Redskins Steve Slivinski Guard Washington
119 Green Bay Packers Dan Elmer Center Minnesota
120 New York Giants Sam Allis Back Centenary

Round fourteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
121 Pittsburgh Pirates Ed Clary Back South Carolina
122 Chicago Cardinals Blase Miatovich Tackle San Francisco
123 Cleveland Rams John Ryland Center UCLA
124 Philadelphia Eagles Joe Aleskus Tackle Ohio State
125 Brooklyn Dodgers Ray Carnelly Back Carnegie-Mellon
126 Chicago Bears Anton Stolfa Back Luther
127 Detroit Lions Art Means Guard Washington
128 Washington Redskins Bob Hoffman Back USC
129 Green Bay Packers Bill Badgett Tackle Georgia
130 New York Giants George Watson Back North Carolina

Round fifteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
131 Chicago Cardinals Russ Clarke Guard Santa Clara
132 Pittsburgh Pirates John Tosi Center Niagara
133 Cleveland Rams Ben Friend Tackle Louisiana State
134 Philadelphia Eagles Foster Watkins Back West Texas State Teachers
135 Brooklyn Dodgers Lou Trunzo Guard Wake Forest
136 Chicago Bears Bob Voigts Tackle Northwestern
137 Detroit Lions Gene Hodge End East Texas State
138 Washington Redskins Eric Tipton Back Duke
139 Green Bay Packers Tom Greenfield Center Arizona
140 New York Giants Gil Duggan Tackle Oklahoma

Round sixteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
141 Pittsburgh Pirates Al Lezouski Guard Pittsburgh
142 Chicago Cardinals Gus Goins End Clemson
143 Cleveland Rams Gordon Reupke Back Iowa State
144 Philadelphia Eagles Irv Hall Back Brown
145 Brooklyn Dodgers Charley Gross Guard Bradley
146 Chicago Bears Ken Armstrong Tackle Tarkio
147 Detroit Lions Bill Lazetich Back Montana
148 Washington Redskins Dick Farman Tackle Washington State
149 Green Bay Packers Roy Bellin Back Wisconsin
150 New York Giants Ted Panish Back Bradley

Round seventeen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
151 Chicago Cardinals Everett Elkins Back Marshall
152 Pittsburgh Pirates Ed Longhi Center Notre Dame
153 Cleveland Rams Mike Perrie Back St. Mary's (CA)
154 Philadelphia Eagles Bob Riddell End South Dakota State
155 Brooklyn Dodgers John Siegal End Columbia
156 Chicago Bears Raphael Masters End Newberry
157 Detroit Lions Ralph Neihaus Tackle Dayton
158 Washington Redskins Clyde Shugart Tackle Iowa State
159 Green Bay Packers John Yerby End Oregon
160 New York Giants Jack Sanders Tackle Southern Methodist

Round eighteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
161 Pittsburgh Pirates Dave Shirk End Kansas
162 Chicago Cardinals Frank Huffman End Marshall
163 Cleveland Rams Alex Atty Guard West Virginia
164 Philadelphia Eagles Charlie Gainor End North Dakota
165 Brooklyn Dodgers Paul Morin Tackle Iowa State
166 Chicago Bears Solly Sherman Back Chicago
167 Detroit Lions Dutch Niemant Back New Mexico
168 Washington Redskins Boyd Morgan Back USC
169 Green Bay Packers Frank Balasz Back Iowa
170 New York Giants Will Dolman End California

Round nineteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
171 Chicago Cardinals Mike Kochel Guard Fordham
172 Pittsburgh Pirates Frank Peters End Washington
173 Cleveland Rams Bill Lane Back Bucknell
174 Philadelphia Eagles Morris White Back Tulsa
175 Brooklyn Dodgers Ferrell Anderson Guard Kansas
176 Chicago Bears Ed Simonich Back Notre Dame
177 Detroit Lions Amerigo "Tony" Tonelli Guard USC
178 Washington Redskins Phil Smith Tackle St. Benedict's
179 Green Bay Packers John Brennan Guard Michigan
180 New York Giants Bill Paulman Back Stanford

Round twenty

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
181 Pittsburgh Pirates Tom Sheldrake End Washington
182 Chicago Cardinals Tom Rice Tackle San Francisco
183 Cleveland Rams Paul Graham Back Indiana
184 Philadelphia Eagles Dick Gormley Center Louisiana State
185 Brooklyn Dodgers Tony Popp End Toledo
186 Chicago Bears George Vogeler Center Oklahoma State
187 Detroit Lions Jim McDonald Center Illinois
188 Washington Redskins Paul Coop Tackle Centre
189 Green Bay Packers Charley Schultz Tackle Minnesota
190 New York Giants Lyle Smith Guard Tulane

Round twenty-one

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
191 Chicago Bears Aldo Forte Tackle Montana
192 Detroit Lions Merrill Waters End Brigham Young
193 Washington Redskins Matt Kuber Guard Villanova
194 Green Bay Packers Willard Hofer Back Notre Dame
195 New York Giants Mario Tonelli Back Notre Dame

Round twenty-two

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
196 Chicago Bears Everett Kircher Back Iowa State
197 Detroit Lions Al Howe Tackle Xavier (Ohio)
198 Washington Redskins Al Cruver Back Washington State
199 Green Bay Packers Bill Gunther Back Santa Clara
200 [3] New York Giants Jack Rhodes Guard Texas
= Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers

  • Sid Luckman, quarterback from Columbia taken 1st round 2nd overall by the Chicago Bears.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1965.[4]

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler [5]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Cleveland Rams Riley Matheson  OT UTEP Border
Detroit Lions Connie Mack Berry  E North Carolina State SoCon Also played in the NBA
Green Bay Packers Harry Jacunski  E Fordham Ind.
Philadelphia Eagles Jack Ferrante  E     Did not attend college

Notes

^ Heisman Winner[6]

References

  1. ^ Salomone, Dan (October 2, 2014). "NFL Draft headed to Chicago in 2015". Giants.com. New York Giants. Archived from the original on 2015-09-30. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "NFL Draft Locations". www.footballgeography.com. October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved 2014-10-23.
  3. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  4. ^ "Sid Luckman". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  5. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.
  6. ^ "1938 – 4th Award Davey O'Brien TCU Back". Heisman Trophy. All Things Media. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved June 13, 2011.

External links

Aldo Forte

Aldo John Forte (January 20, 1918 – August 29, 2007) was a guard and an offensive tackle in the National Football League who played for the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, and the Green Bay Packers. Forte played collegiate ball at the University of Montana before being drafted into the NFL by the Chicago Bears in the 21st round of the 1939 NFL Draft. He played professionally for five seasons before retiring in 1947.After retiring, Forte served as a longtime assistant offensive line coach for the Detroit Lions from 1950–1965. He died in Palm City, Florida in 2007.

Allie White

Thomas Allison White (March 23, 1915 – October 21, 1996) was an American football offensive lineman who played one season with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 13th round of the 1939 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas Christian University and attended Masonic Home School in Fort Worth, Texas. He was inducted into the TCU Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame in 1970. He was born in Crosby, Texas.

Charles Schultz (American football)

Charles William Schultz (October 8, 1915 – March 15, 1989) was an American football offensive tackle in the National Football League who played for the Green Bay Packers. Schultz played collegiate ball for the University of Minnesota before being drafted by the Packers in the 20th round of the 1939 NFL Draft. He played professionally for 3 seasons from 1939 to 1941.

Clyde Shugart

Clyde Earl Shugart (December 7, 1916 – July 2, 2009) was an American football guard in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Iowa State University and was drafted in the seventeenth round of the 1939 NFL Draft.

Dan Elmer

Dan Elmer (December 8, 1915 – March 17, 2002) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Augsburg College in 1939 after playing college football for the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team from 1934 to 1938.Elmer was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 1939 NFL Draft.

Dick Farman

Richard George Farman (July 26, 1916 – May 5, 2002) was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Washington State University and was drafted in the sixteenth round of the 1939 NFL Draft.

Ed Beinor

Joseph Edward Beinor (November 16, 1917 – January 6, 1991) was an American football tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins and the Chicago Cardinals. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame and was drafted in the sixth round of the 1939 NFL Draft by the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Frank Twedell

Francis A. Twedell (May 29, 1917 – May 14, 1969) was guard in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 1939 NFL Draft and played with the team that season.

George Faust

George John Faust (September 28, 1917 – May 28, 1993) was an American football player who played one season with the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in the sixth round of the 1939 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Minnesota and attended North Community High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Howard Weiss

Howard William "Howie" Weiss (October 12, 1917 – November 12, 1997) was an American football fullback. He was drafted in the third round of the 1939 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions and played two seasons with the team. Later he played with the Milwaukee Chiefs of the American Football League.

A three-sport letter winner in high school, he led the football team to its first conference championship while outscoring its opponents 208-12 during the year. He won the state junior golf championship in 1934. In 1935 Weiss enrolled at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and joined the Wisconsin Badger football team as a running back. He was named Wisconsin's Most Valuable Player in 1937 and again in 1938 when he also was awarded the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, given to the Big Ten Conference's Most Valuable Player. He was the first Badger to win the award. In the 1938 Heisman Trophy balloting Weiss came in sixth. He was elected class president for the 1938-39 school year. Weiss graduated in June 1939 with a degree in economics.

He was a third-round draft choice for the Detroit Lions in 1939 and played two seasons of professional football as a fullback and linebacker.

After a stint in the Navy during World War II, Weiss settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to begin a career in insurance. At the age of 39 he was named president of the Roberts Company, one of Wisconsin’s oldest and largest insurance companies. Weiss and his wife Geraldine involved themselves with Milwaukee’s civic affairs, donating their time and money to the Milwaukee Boys Club, the United Way, and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

He was one of 35 charter members named to the UW Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991.

I. B. Hale

Insall Bailey "I. B." Hale (September 9, 1916 – May 14, 1971) was an American football tackle at Texas Christian University (TCU) who was voted an All-American. He was drafted in the first round of the 1939 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, but never played football professionally.

Hale was married to the former Virginia Kingsbery, and the couple had at least three sons (twins Robert Allen Hale and William Hale, and Timothy Hale). Hale became a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent in Fort Worth, Texas and was a close associate of J. Edgar Hoover. Later he became chief of security for the Convair aircraft factory and General Dynamics, and was a chairman of ASIS International. Hale died of a heart attack in 1971.Hale was best friends with Heisman winner Davey O'Brien, who played football with him at Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, Texas and also at TCU. They both worked for the FBI.

Hale was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.

Irv Hall (American football)

Irving Alger Hall, Jr. (November 23, 1913 — January 24, 1964) was an American football fullback who played for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL) for one season in 1942. He played college football for Brown and he was drafted by the Eagles in the sixteenth round of the 1939 NFL Draft.

Jake Schuehle

Charles John "Jake" Schuehle, Jr. (September 28, 1917 – January 8, 2001) was an American football halfback who played for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL) for one season in 1939. He played college football for Rice and he was drafted by the Eagles in the sixth round of the 1939 NFL Draft.

John Pingel

John Spencer Pingel (November 6, 1916 – August 14, 1999) was an American football halfback.

Pingel played for the Michigan State Spartans and was selected as a first-team All-American in both 1937 and 1938. He holds the all-time NCAA record for most punting yards in a season with 4,138 yards in 1938. Pingel was a triple-threat man who also ranked among the NCAA leaders in rushing (7th with an average of 5.0 yards per rush) and passing (7th win an average of 6 completions per game) during the 1938 season.Pingel was selected by the Detroit Lions in the first round (7th overall pick) of the 1939 NFL Draft. He signed with the Lions in May 1939 and played in nine games, eight as a starter for the 1939 Detroit Lions. After retiring from football, he had a successful career in advertising, serving as the chief executive officer of the Ross Roy advertising agency. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1968. Pingel died at age 82 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Larry Buhler

Lawrence "Larry" Abraham Buhler (May 28, 1917 – August 21, 1990) was a fullback/halfback in the National Football League who played 21 games for the Green Bay Packers. He played for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers under Bernie Bierman. In 1939, the Green Bay Packers used the 9th pick in the 1st round of the 1939 NFL Draft to sign Buhler out of the University of Minnesota. Buhler played for three seasons with the Packers and retired in 1941. Buhler ended his working career as the manager of the municipal liquor store in Windom, Minnesota. He worked as assistant manager and manager for 16 years and 8 months before retiring at the end of 1983. A statue of Buhler was erected on the grounds of the Cottonwood County Courthouse and was dedicated in 1993.

Rankin Britt

Adolphus Rankin Britt (April 11, 1915 — March 5, 2001) was an American football end who played for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL) for one season in 1939. He played college football for Texas A&M and he was drafted by the Eagles in the ninth round of the 1939 NFL Draft.

Steve Slivinski

Stephen Paul Slivinski (August 23, 1917 – November 15, 2008) was an American football guard in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Washington and was drafted in the thirteenth round of the 1939 NFL Draft.

Slivinski returned to Washington as a coach in 1945.

Tony Ippolito

Anthony Samuel Ippolito (September 19, 1917 – November 12, 1951) was an American football guard who played one season with the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the 1939 NFL Draft. He played college football at Purdue University and attended St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, Illinois.

Wilbur Moore

Wilbur John Moore (April 22, 1916 – August 9, 1965) was an American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Minnesota and was drafted in the ninth round of the 1939 NFL Draft. On August 9, 1965, Moore was shot to death in front of his wife's home in Mitchellville, Maryland. He and Clara Moore had been separated for three months, and had been seen arguing before she killed him with a single shot from a .22 caliber revolver.

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