1940 NFL Draft

The 1940 National Football League Draft was held on December 9, 1939, at the Schroeder Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[1][2]

1940 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)December 9, 1939
LocationSchroeder Hotel
in Milwaukee, WI
Overview
200 total selections in 22 rounds
LeagueNFL
First selectionGeorge Cafego, TB
Chicago Cardinals
Mr. IrrelevantMyron Claxton, T
New York Giants
Most selections (20)each team made 20 picks
Fewest selections (20)each team made 20 picks
Hall of Famers2

Player selections

= Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Chicago Cardinals George Cafego Tailback Tennessee
2 Philadelphia Eagles George McAfee Quarterback Duke
3 Pittsburgh Steelers Kay Eakin Halfback Arkansas
4 Brooklyn Dodgers Banks McFadden Halfback Clemson
5 Cleveland Rams Olie Cordill Halfback Rice
6 Detroit Lions Doyle Nave Quarterback USC
7 Chicago Bears Clyde "Bulldog" Turner Center Hardin–Simmons
8 Washington Redskins Ed Boell Quarterback NYU
9 Green Bay Packers Hal Van Every Halfback Minnesota
10 New York Giants Grenny Lansdell Quarterback USC

Round two

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
11 Chicago Cardinals George "Snuffy" Stirnweiss Back North Carolina
12 Pittsburgh Steelers Ralph Wenzel End Tulane
13 Philadelphia Eagles John Schiechl Center Santa Clara
14 Brooklyn Dodgers Nile Kinnick Back Iowa
15 Cleveland Rams Merl Condit Back Carnegie-Mellon

Round three

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
16 Chicago Cardinals Lloyd Madden Back Colorado Mines
17 Philadelphia Eagles Dick Favor Back Oklahoma
18 Pittsburgh Steelers George Kiick Back Bucknell
19 Brooklyn Dodgers Rhoten Shetley Back Furman
20 Cleveland Rams Jack Haman Center Northwestern
21 Detroit Lions Bill Fisk End USC
22 Chicago Bears Ken Kavanaugh End LSU
23 Washington Redskins Burt "Buddy" Banker Back Tulane
24 Green Bay Packers Lou Brock Back Purdue
25 New York Giants John McLaughry Back Brown

Round four

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
26 Chicago Cardinals John Shirk End Oklahoma
27 Pittsburgh Steelers Frank "Pop" Ivy End Oklahoma
28 Philadelphia Eagles Eberle Schultz Guard Oregon State
29 Brooklyn Dodgers Edgar "Bill" Bailey End Duke
30 Cleveland Rams Bobby Wood Tackle Alabama

Round five

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
31 Chicago Cardinals Marty Christiansen Back Minnesota
32 Philadelphia Eagles Frank Emmons Back Oregon
33 Pittsburgh Steelers Clark Goff Tackle Florida
34 Brooklyn Dodgers Walt Merrill Tackle Alabama
35 Cleveland Rams Park Myers Tackle Texas
36 Detroit Lions Harry Smith Guard USC
37 Chicago Bears Ed Kolman Tackle Temple
38 Washington Redskins Bill Kirchem Tackle Tulane
39 Green Bay Packers Esco Sarkkinen End Ohio State
40 New York Giants Carl Tomasello End Scranton

Round six

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
41 Chicago Cardinals Vic Reginato End Oregon
42 Pittsburgh Steelers Frank Bykowski Guard Purdue
43 Philadelphia Eagles Saul Singer Tackle Arkansas
44 Brooklyn Dodgers Jack Murray Center Wisconsin
45 Cleveland Rams Ken Heineman Back Texas-El Paso
46 Detroit Lions Jim Rike Center Tennessee
47 Chicago Bears John Woudenberg Tackle Denver
48 Washington Redskins Joe Boyd Tackle Texas A&M
49 Green Bay Packers Dick Cassiano Back Pittsburgh
50 New York Giants Lou Smith Back California

Round seven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
51 Chicago Cardinals Andy Chisick Center Villanova
52 Philadelphia Eagles Hal "Mike" Pegg Center Bucknell
53 Pittsburgh Steelers Pete Cignetti Back Boston College
54 Brooklyn Dodgers Ed "Ty" Coon Tackle North Carolina State
55 Cleveland Rams Bob Nowaskey End George Washington
56 Detroit Lions Bob Winslow End USC
57 Chicago Bears Len Akin Guard Baylor
58 Washington Redskins Roy Zimmerman Back San Jose State
59 Green Bay Packers Millard White Tackle Tulane
60 New York Giants Rex Williams Center Texas Tech

Round eight

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
61 Chicago Cardinals Ben Kish Back Pittsburgh
62 Pittsburgh Steelers Carl Nery Guard Duquesne
63 Philadelphia Eagles Don Looney End Texas Christian
64 Brooklyn Dodgers Frank Zadworney Back Ohio State
65 Cleveland Rams Bill Anahu End Santa Clara
66 Detroit Lions Bill Tranavitch Back Rutgers
67 Chicago Bears Jim Fordham Back Georgia
68 Washington Redskins Roland "Bud" Orf End Missouri
69 Green Bay Packers George Seeman End Nebraska
70 New York Giants Win Pedersen Tackle Minnesota

Round nine

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
71 Chicago Cardinals Luke Pappas Tackle Utah
72 Philadelphia Eagles Don Jones Back Washington
73 Pittsburgh Steelers Dick Boisseau Tackle Washington & Lee
74 Brooklyn Dodgers Art Jocher Tackle Manhattan
75 Cleveland Rams Wilfred Thorpe Guard Arkansas
76 Detroit Lions Bob Haas Tackle Missouri
77 Chicago Bears Hampton Pool End Stanford
78 Washington Redskins Bob Hoffman Back USC
79 Green Bay Packers J. R. Manley Guard Oklahoma
80 New York Giants Dom Principe Back Fordham

Round ten

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
81 Chicago Cardinals Jack Roche Back Santa Clara
82 Pittsburgh Steelers Paul Shu Back Virginia Military Inst
83 Philadelphia Eagles Frank Maher Back Toledo
84 Brooklyn Dodgers Jim Turner Guard Holy Cross
85 Cleveland Rams Herb Smith Back St. Mary's (CA)
86 Detroit Lions Leon DeWitte Back Purdue
87 Chicago Bears Tom Pace Back Utah
88 Washington Redskins Bob Seymour Back Oklahoma
89 Green Bay Packers Jack Brown Back Purdue
90 New York Giants Earl Clark Back Texas Christian

Round eleven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
91 Chicago Cardinals Bill Davis Tackle Texas Tech
92 Philadelphia Eagles Elmer Hackney Back Kansas State
93 Pittsburgh Steelers Cary Cox Center Alabama
94 Brooklyn Dodgers Nick Cutlich Tackle Northwestern
95 Cleveland Rams Boyd Clay Tackle Tennessee
96 Detroit Lions Erwin Prasse End Iowa
97 Chicago Bears Lee Artoe Tackle California
98 Washington Redskins Howard Stoecker Tackle USC
99 Green Bay Packers Don Guritz Guard Northwestern
100 New York Giants John McKibben End Tulsa

Round twelve

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
101 Chicago Cardinals Stan Andersen Tackle Stanford
102 Pittsburgh Steelers Rocco Pirro Back Catholic University
103 Philadelphia Eagles Durward Horner End Texas Christian
104 Brooklyn Dodgers George Dougherty Back Howard
105 Cleveland Rams Jim "Shag" Goolsby Center Mississippi State
106 Detroit Lions Ken Binder Back Carroll (Wisc.)
107 Chicago Bears Bill McCubbin End Kentucky
108 Washington Redskins Allen Johnson Guard Duke
109 Green Bay Packers Phil Gaspar Tackle USC
110 New York Giants Ed McGee Guard Temple

Round thirteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
111 Chicago Cardinals Alton Coppage End Oklahoma
112 Philadelphia Eagles Ted Hennis Back Purdue
113 Pittsburgh Steelers John Noppenberg Back Miami (FL)
114 Brooklyn Dodgers Mike Gussie Guard West Virginia
115 Cleveland Rams Jack Gregory Tackle Tennessee-Chattanooga
116 Detroit Lions Justin Bowers Tackle Oklahoma
117 Chicago Bears Harry Clarke Back West Virginia
118 Washington Redskins Sam Bartholomew Back Tennessee
119 Green Bay Packers Ambrose Schindler Back USC
120 New York Giants Joe Payne Guard Clemson

Round fourteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
121 Chicago Cardinals Judson Hudson Back Davis & Elkins
122 Pittsburgh Steelers Nick Stublar Tackle Santa Clara
123 Philadelphia Eagles Bill Bunsen Back Kansas
124 Brooklyn Dodgers Len Coffman Back Tennessee
125 Cleveland Rams Pete Bogden End Utah
126 Detroit Lions Jack Morlock Back Marshall
127 Chicago Bears Frank Crisci Tackle Case Western Reserve
128 Washington Redskins Ernie Lain Back Rice
129 Green Bay Packers Bill Kerr End Notre Dame
130 New York Giants Bob Smith Back Oregon

Round fifteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
131 Chicago Cardinals Joe Ziemba End St. Benedict's
132 Philadelphia Eagles Don Crumbaker End Kansas State
133 Pittsburgh Steelers Ray McCarthy Back Santa Clara
134 Brooklyn Dodgers Jim Conlin Center NYU
135 Cleveland Rams Owen Goodnight Back Hardin–Simmons
136 Detroit Lions Stillman Rouse End Missouri
137 Chicago Bears Sherm Barnes End Baylor
138 Washington Redskins Hayward "Sandy" Sanford End Alabama
139 Green Bay Packers Mel Brewer Guard Illinois
140 New York Giants Othel Turner Tackle Tulsa

Round sixteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
141 Chicago Cardinals Beryl Clark Back Oklahoma
142 Pittsburgh Steelers Leon Gajecki Center Penn State
143 Philadelphia Eagles J. R. Green Tackle Rice
144 Brooklyn Dodgers Dennis Donovan Back Oregon
145 Cleveland Rams Morris Kohler Back Oregon State
146 Detroit Lions Jack Padley Back Dayton
147 Chicago Bears Al Christianson Back Knox
148 Washington Redskins Willard "Bolo" Perdue End Duke
149 Green Bay Packers Ray Andrus Back Vanderbilt
150 New York Giants Ned Swan Center Drake

Round seventeen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
151 Chicago Cardinals Ralph Foster Tackle Oklahoma A&M
152 Philadelphia Eagles Jim Molnar Back Bradley
153 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Sullivan End North Carolina State
154 Brooklyn Dodgers Frank Funair Back Bucknell
155 Cleveland Rams Jack Nix Back Mississippi State
156 Detroit Lions John Hackenbruck Tackle Oregon State
157 Chicago Bears Wilbur White Tackle Bradley
158 Washington Redskins Steve Andrako Center Ohio State
159 Green Bay Packers Archie Kodros Center Michigan
160 New York Giants John Rogalla Back Scranton

Round eighteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
161 Chicago Cardinals Lowell Bryant Back Clemson
162 Pittsburgh Steelers Seaton Daly Tackle Gonzaga
163 Philadelphia Eagles Ernie Schwartzer Guard Boston College
164 Brooklyn Dodgers Walt Strosser Back St. Vincent
165 Cleveland Rams Ralph Stevenson Guard Oklahoma
166 Detroit Lions Frank Ribar Guard Duke
167 Chicago Bears Ralph Schlosser Center Gonzaga
168 Washington Redskins Jay Graybeal Back Oregon
169 Green Bay Packers Jim Gillette Back Virginia
170 New York Giants Bill "Monk" Edwards Tackle Baylor

Round nineteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
171 Chicago Cardinals Russ Buckley Back Gustavus Adolphus
172 Philadelphia Eagles Bill Schneller Back Mississippi
173 Pittsburgh Steelers Thad Harvey Tackle Notre Dame
174 Brooklyn Dodgers Steve Hydock End Albright
175 Cleveland Rams Dante Magnani Back St. Mary's (CA)
176 Detroit Lions Herb McCarthy Back Denver
177 Chicago Bears John Popov Back Cincinnati
178 Washington Redskins Charley Slagle Back North Carolina
179 Green Bay Packers Al Matuza Center Georgetown
180 New York Giants Cecil Walden Guard Oregon

Round twenty

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
181 Chicago Cardinals Rupert Pate Tackle Wake Forest
182 Pittsburgh Steelers Marvin Katzenstein Tackle Colorado Mines
183 Philadelphia Eagles Bill Debord Tackle Kansas State
184 Brooklyn Dodgers Milt Howell Guard Auburn
185 Cleveland Rams Luke Lindon Tackle Kentucky
186 Detroit Lions Dub Parten Tackle Centenary
187 Chicago Bears Young Bussey Back Louisiana State
188 Washington Redskins F. W. "Buck" Murphy Back Georgia Tech
189 Green Bay Packers Jim Reeder Tackle Illinois
190 New York Giants John Sullivan End San Francisco

Round twenty-one

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
191 Detroit Lions Malvern Morgan Center Auburn
192 Chicago Bears Ray "Scooter" McLean Back St. Anselm's
193 Washington Redskins Mel Wetzel Tackle Missouri
194 Green Bay Packers Vince Eichler Back Cornell
195 New York Giants Weenie Bynum Back Centenary

Round twenty-two

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
196 Detroit Lions Bob Orf End Missouri
197 Chicago Bears Walt Kichefski End Miami (FL)
198 Washington Redskins Steve Sitko Back Notre Dame
199 Green Bay Packers Henry Luebcke Tackle Iowa
200 [3] New York Giants Myron Claxton Tackle Whittier

Hall of Famers

  • George McAfee, quarterback from Duke taken 1st round 2nd overall by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1966.[4]
  • Bulldog Turner, center from Hardin–Simmons taken 1st round 7th overall by the Chicago Bears.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1966.[4]

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[5]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Cleveland Rams Fred Gehrke  RB/CB Utah MSC
Green Bay Packers Ray Riddick  E Fordham Ind.
New York Giants Jack Hinkle  RB Syracuse Ind.
Pittsburgh Steelers Tommy Thompson  QB Tulsa MVC
Washington Redskins Ray Hare  RB Gonzaga Ind.

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. ^ a b List of Hall of Fame Inductees at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  5. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.

External links

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The 1939 Big Ten football champion was Ohio State. Led by head coach Francis Schmidt, the Buckeyes compiled a 6–2 record, outscored opponents outscored 189 to 64, and were ranked No. 15 in the final AP Poll. End Esco Sarkkinen was a consensus first-team All-American, and quarterback Don Scott was selected as a first-team All-American by one selector. Center Steve Andrako was selected as Ohio State's most valuable player.

Iowa compiled a 6-1-1 record, finished in second place in the Big Ten, and was ranked No. 9 in the final AP Poll. Halfback Nile Kinnick was a consensus first-team All-American and won both the Heisman Trophy and the Chicago Tribune Silver Football trophy. End Erwin Prasse and tackle Mike Enich also won first-team All-Big Ten honors.

Michigan compiled a 6–2 record, led the conference in scoring offense (27.4 points per game), and was ranked No. 20 in the final AP Poll. Halfback Tom Harmon rushed for 884 yards and passed for another 583 yards; he was a consensus first-team All-American and finished second in the voting for both Heisman Trophy.

1939 USC Trojans football team

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1939 Utah Utes football team

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Ben Kish

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Bob Seymour

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Bolo Perdue

Charles Willard "Bolo" Perdue (May 10, 1916 – March 31, 1988) was an American football end who played for processional in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants and in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Born in Thomasville, North Carolina, Perdue played college football at Duke University. He was drafted in the 16th round of the 1940 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.

Elmer Hackney

Elmer Loyd Hackney (July 8, 1916 – May 30, 1969) was a professional American football running back in the National Football League. Hackney was an 11th-round selection (92nd overall pick) by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1940 NFL Draft out of Kansas State University. Hackney played seven seasons for the Eagles (1940), the Pittsburgh Steelers (1941), and the Detroit Lions (1942–1946). He was known as the "One Man Gang," "Stinkfist," and "Iron Man".In college, Hackney was an All-Conference back and was also twice the collegiate national champion at shot put (1938 and 1939). He set an American record of 55 feet, 11 inches, and qualified for the 1940 U.S. Olympic Team, but the Games were cancelled because of World War II.

Frank Bykowski

Frank Peter Bykowski (March 24, 1915 – April 1, 1985) was an American football guard who played one season with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round of the 1940 NFL Draft. Bykowski played college football at Purdue University where he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity. He attended South Bend Central in South Bend, Indiana. He was also a member of the Milwaukee Chiefs of the third American Football League. He was also a coach after his playing career. Bykowski was named to the 1939 College Football All Polish-American Team.

George Seeman

George McHenry Seeman, Jr. (April 3, 1916 – August 31, 1998) was an American football player in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the eighth round of the 1940 NFL Draft and was a member of the team that season.

Hal Pegg

Harold Clark Pegg (September 10, 1915 — November 28, 1991), who preferred to be called "Hal" or "Mike", was an American football center who played for the Buffalo Indians of the American Football League in 1940. He played college football at Bucknell and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL) in the seventh round of the 1940 NFL Draft. He played in seven games in 1940 for the Indians, starting five.

Hal Van Every

Harold "Hal" Van Every (February 10, 1918 – August 11, 2007) was an American football back in the National Football League who played 21 games for the Green Bay Packers. In 1940, the Green Bay Packers used the 9th pick in the 1st round of the 1940 NFL Draft to sign Van Every out of the University of Minnesota. Van Every went on to play for two seasons with the Packers and retired in 1941.

Van Every then joined the United States Army for World War II, then transferred to the Air Corps after six months, becoming a bomber pilot. He was assigned to 510th Squadron, 447th Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force, flying a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber out of Rattlesden Air Base in England. On his ninth mission, his B-17 was shot down by flak on May 12, 1944. He was taken prisoner and sent to Stalag Luft III, arriving just after the famous "Great Escape". Near the end of the war, with the Russians closing in, the Germans marched their prisoners away from the camp. Finally, on April 29, 1945, the POWs were liberated by George S. Patton's Third Army.

John Noppenberg

John Louis Noppenberg (September 8, 1917 – September 22, 2006) was an American football back who played two seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Detroit Lions. He was drafted in the 13th round of the 113th pick of the 1940 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at the University of Miami for the Miami Hurricanes football team.

John Woudenberg

John William "Dutch" Woudenberg, Jr. (May 25, 1918 –May 3, 2005) was a professional American football offensive and defensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) and the All-America Football Conference (AAFC).

He was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He played college football and wrestled at the University of Denver. He was affiliated with the Kappa Sigma fraternity at DU.He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the sixth round of the 1940 NFL Draft. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1940 through 1942. During World War II he served as an officer in the United States Navy. After the war he joined the AAFC's San Francisco 49ers in 1946 and played until 1949.

He was married in August 1943.

Kay Eakin

Oliver Kay Eakin, Jr. (August 3, 1917 – February 15, 1993) was an American football player in the National Football League and the All-America Football Conference.

Eakin played college football at the University of Arkansas, and was selected in the first round of the 1940 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played halfback and fullback with the New York Giants in 1941 and 1942, and returned with the Miami Seahawks in 1946.

Monk Edwards

William Bennett "Monk" Edwards (July 19, 1920 – May 19, 2009) was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the New York Giants. He played college football at Baylor University as a fullback from 1936 to 1939 and was drafted in the sixteenth round of the 1940 NFL Draft.

Olie Cordill

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Sam Bartholomew

Samuel Wilson Bartholomew (April 10, 1917 – February 14, 1999) was an American football fullback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at the University of Tennessee and was drafted in the 13th round of the 1940 NFL Draft with the 118th overall pick by the Washington Redskins.

Steve Andrako

Steven Francis Andrako (originally Andrejko) (September 11, 1915 – November 1980) was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes and was drafted in the seventeenth round of the 1940 NFL Draft.

Steve Sitko

Steven Joseph Sitko (November 16, 1917 – January 8, 2003) was an American football player for the University of Notre Dame, and a professional basketball player.

As a student at Fort Wayne Central High School, Sitko was best known for his basketball skills, earning the Gimbel Prize for scholastics and sportsmanship in 1936 and reaching the state finals.

Sitko became the starting quarterback at Notre Dame for two seasons, and would often confuse broadcasters when running Elmer Layden's "S" backfield, where all of the backs would be heavily involved in all aspects of the running and passing attack. His teams finished 8-1 (ranked #5) in 1938 and 7-2 (ranked #13) in 1939. He was named to the 1939 College Football All Polish-American Team.Although he was selected by the Washington Redskins in the 22nd round of the 1940 NFL Draft, Sitko chose instead to play in the NBL for the Akron Wingfoots. Meanwhile, his cousin Emil Sitko would have a stellar career at Notre Dame as a halfback under Frank Leahy.

Sitko was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997.

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