1961 NFL Draft

The 1961 National Football League draft took place at the Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia on December 27–28, 1960.[1][2] The league would later hold an expansion draft for the Minnesota Vikings expansion franchise, and the Vikings were also awarded the first selection position in this draft. This draft was also the first regular draft for the Dallas Cowboys as they had only participated in the 1960 NFL expansion draft that year. The Cowboys held the worst record in the NFL the previous season, but selected second in this draft because of the entry of the Vikings into the league.

1961 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)December 27–28, 1960
LocationWarwick Hotel
in Philadelphia, PA
Overview
280 total selections in 20 rounds
LeagueNFL
First selectionTommy Mason, HB
Minnesota Vikings
Mr. IrrelevantJacque MacKinnon, FB
Philadelphia Eagles
Most selections (26)San Francisco 49ers
Fewest selections (14)Pittsburgh Steelers
Hall of Famers7

Player selections

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

Round one

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Minnesota Vikings Tommy Mason Halfback Tulane
2 Washington Redskins (Pick acquired from the Dallas Cowboys)[5] Norm Snead Quarterback Wake Forest
3 Washington Redskins Joe Rutgens Tackle Illinois
4 Los Angeles Rams Marlin McKeever Linebacker USC
5 Chicago Bears Mike Ditka End Pittsburgh
6 San Francisco 49ers (Pick acquired from the Pittsburgh Steelers) James Earl "Jimmy" Johnson Cornerback/Safety/Wide Receiver UCLA
7 Baltimore Colts Tom Matte Halfback Ohio State
8 St. Louis Cardinals Ken Rice [6] Tackle Auburn
9 San Francisco 49ers Bernie Casey Back Bowling Green
10 Cleveland Browns (Pick acquired from the Detroit Lions) Bobby Crespino End Mississippi
11 San Francisco 49ers (Pick acquired from the Baltimore Colts) Billy Kilmer Quarterback UCLA
12 Green Bay Packers Herb Adderley Back Michigan State
13 Dallas Cowboys (Pick acquired from the Cleveland Browns) Bob Lilly Tackle Texas Christian
14 Philadelphia Eagles Art Baker fullback Syracuse
  • HOF Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame

Round two

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
15 Minnesota Vikings Rip Hawkins Linebacker North Carolina
16 Dallas Cowboys E. J. Holub[7] Center Texas Tech
17 New York Giants Bob Gaiters Back New Mexico State
18 Los Angeles Rams Elbert Kimbrough End Northwestern
19 Pittsburgh Steelers Myron Pottios Linebacker Notre Dame
20 Chicago Bears Bill Brown Back Illinois
21 Baltimore Colts Tom Gilburg Tackle Syracuse
22 St. Louis Cardinals Fred Arbanas End Michigan State
23 Detroit Lions Danny LaRose End Missouri
24 San Francisco 49ers Roland Lakes Center Wichita State
25 New York Giants Bruce Tarbox Guard Syracuse
26 Green Bay Packers Ron Kostelnik Tackle Cincinnati
27 Cleveland Browns Ed Nutting Tackle Georgia Tech
28 Philadelphia Eagles Bo Strange Center Louisiana State

Round three

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
29 Minnesota Vikings Fran Tarkenton Quarterback Georgia
30 Dallas Cowboys Stew Barber[8] Guard Penn State
31 St. Louis Cardinals Billy Wilson Tackle Auburn
32 Los Angeles Rams Harold Beaty Guard Oklahoma State
33 Chicago Bears Claude "Hoot" Gibson[9] Back North Carolina State
34 Detroit Lions Dick Mills Tackle Pittsburgh
35 Baltimore Colts Jerry Hill Running back Wyoming
36 Philadelphia Eagles Jim Wright Quarterback Memphis State
37 San Francisco 49ers Bill Cooper Back Muskingum
38 Detroit Lions Houston Antwine[10] Guard Southern Illinois
39 Washington Redskins Jim Cunningham Back Pittsburgh
40 Green Bay Packers Phil Nugent Back Tulane
41 Los Angeles Rams Ron Miller Quarterback Wisconsin
42 Philadelphia Eagles Don Oakes Tackle Virginia Tech

Round four

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
43 Minnesota Vikings Chuck Lamson Running back Wyoming
44 Dallas Cowboys Arnold Davis End Baylor
45 Los Angeles Rams Charlie Cowan Tackle New Mexico Highlands
46 New York Giants Ben Davidson Tackle Washington
47 San Francisco 49ers Aaron Thomas End Oregon State
48 Chicago Bears Ernie Ladd[11] Tackle Grambling
49 Baltimore Colts Ken Gregory End Whittier
50 St. Louis Cardinals Ron McDole Tackle Nebraska
51 Detroit Lions Ron Hartline Running back Oklahoma
52 San Francisco 49ers Dale Messer Back Fresno State
53 Philadelphia Eagles Dan Ficca Guard USC
54 Green Bay Packers Paul Dudley Back Arkansas
55 Cleveland Browns John Brown Tackle Syracuse
56 Green Bay Packers Joe LeSage Guard Tulane

Round five

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
57 Minnesota Vikings Ed Sharockman Cornerback Pittsburgh
58 San Francisco 49ers[12] Clark Miller Tackle Utah State
59 Pittsburgh Steelers Fred Mautino End Syracuse
60 Los Angeles Rams Willie Hector Guard Pacific
61 Chicago Bears Keith Lincoln[13] Back Washington State
62 Baltimore Colts Ed Dyas Back Auburn
63 Baltimore Colts Ron Osborne Tackle Clemson
64 St. Louis Cardinals Glenn Bass[14] End East Carolina
65 San Francisco 49ers Bob McCreary Tackle Wake Forest
66 Detroit Lions Earl Faison[15] End Indiana
67 New York Giants Jerry Daniels End Mississippi
68 Green Bay Packers Jack Novak Guard Miami (FL)
69 Cleveland Browns Mike Lucci Center Tennessee
70 Detroit Lions Ron Puckett Tackle Cal State-Los Angeles

Round six

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
71 Minnesota Vikings Jerry Burch End Georgia Tech
72 Washington Redskins[5] Joe Krakoski Back Illinois
73 Washington Redskins John O'Day Tackle Miami (FL)
74 Los Angeles Rams Bruce Olderman Tackle Allegheny
75 Los Angeles Rams Larry Wood Back Northwestern
76 Chicago Bears George Fleming Back Washington
77 Baltimore Colts Don Kern Running back Virginia Military Inst
78 St. Louis Cardinals Dale Evans Back Kansas State
79 Cleveland Browns Frank Parker Tackle Oklahoma State
80 San Francisco 49ers Mike McClellan Back Oklahoma
81 New York Giants Greg Larson Center Minnesota
82 Green Bay Packers Lee Folkins End Washington
83 St. Louis Cardinals Dick Thornton Quarterback Northwestern
84 Philadelphia Eagles Ben Balme Guard Yale

Round seven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
85 Minnesota Vikings Allan Ferrie End Wagner
86 Dallas Cowboys Art Gilmore Back Oregon State
87 Washington Redskins Jim Kerr Back Penn State
88 Los Angeles Rams Bobby Smith Back UCLA
89 Chicago Bears Mike Pyle Center Yale
90 Pittsburgh Steelers Dick Hoak Back Penn State
91 Baltimore Colts Ike Grimsley Running back Michigan State
92 St. Louis Cardinals George Hultz Tackle Southern Mississippi
93 San Francisco 49ers Ray Purdin Back Northwestern
94 St. Louis Cardinals Al Bemiller [16] Center Syracuse
95 New York Giants Jim Collier End Arkansas
96 Green Bay Packers Lewis Johnson Back Florida A&M
97 Cleveland Browns Preston Powell Back Grambling
98 Philadelphia Eagles Irv Cross Back Northwestern

Round eight

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
99 Minnesota Vikings Paul Lindquist Tackle New Hampshire
100 Dallas Cowboys Don Talbert Tackle Texas
101 Washington Redskins Charley Barnes End Northwest Louisiana
102 Los Angeles Rams Reggie Carolan [17] End Idaho
103 Pittsburgh Steelers George Balthazar Tackle Tennessee State
104 Chicago Bears Ed Ryan Back Michigan State
105 Baltimore Colts Paul Terhes Back Bucknell
106 St. Louis Cardinals Marshall Starks Running back Illinois
107 Detroit Lions Larry Muff End Benedictine
108 San Francisco 49ers Neill Plumley Tackle Oregon
109 New York Giants Allen Green Center Mississippi
110 Cleveland Browns Fred Cox Kicker Pittsburgh
111 Cleveland Browns John Frongillo Tackle Baylor
112 Philadelphia Eagles Jim Beaver Guard Florida

Round nine

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
113 Minnesota Vikings Dan Sheehan Tackle Tennessee-Chattanooga
114 Dallas Cowboys Glynn Gregory Back Southern Methodist
115 Washington Redskins Joel Arrington Back Duke
116 Los Angeles Rams Duane Allen End Mt. San Antonio J.C.
117 Chicago Bears Bob Bethune Back Mississippi State
118 San Francisco 49ers Leon Donohue Tackle San Jose State
119 Baltimore Colts Pete Nicklas Tackle Baylor
120 St. Louis Cardinals Chick Granning Running back Georgia Tech
121 San Francisco 49ers Evaristo DeLeon Nino Jr. Tackle East Texas State
122 Detroit Lions Bob Brooks Running back Ohio
123 New York Giants Moses Gray Tackle Indiana
124 Green Bay Packers Vester Flanagan Tackle Cal State-Humboldt
125 Cleveland Browns Jake Gibbs Quarterback Mississippi
126 Philadelphia Eagles Wayne Fontes [18] Running back Michigan State

Round ten

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
127 Minnesota Vikings Doug Mayberry Running back Utah State
128 Green Bay Packers[19] Roger Hagberg Back Minnesota
129 Cleveland Browns Wayne Wolff Guard Wake Forest
130 Los Angeles Rams Joe Scibelli Tackle Notre Dame
131 Pittsburgh Steelers Bill "Red" Mack Back Notre Dame
132 Chicago Bears Jason Harness End Michigan State
133 Baltimore Colts Bob Clemens Back Pittsburgh
134 St. Louis Cardinals Jimmy King Tackle Clemson
135 Detroit Lions Errol Linden End Houston
136 San Francisco 49ers Paul Hynes Running back Louisiana Tech
137 New York Giants Glen Knight End Shaw
138 Green Bay Packers Buck McLeod Tackle Baylor
139 Cleveland Browns Ken Ericson End Syracuse
140 Philadelphia Eagles Luther Hayes End USC

Round eleven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
141 Minnesota Vikings Jerry Mays[20] Tackle Southern Methodist
142 Dallas Cowboys Norris Stevenson Back Missouri
143 Washington Redskins Riley Mattson Tackle Oregon
144 Los Angeles Rams Bob Lane End Baylor
145 Chicago Bears Sam Fewell Tackle South Carolina
146 Pittsburgh Steelers Henry Clement Back North Carolina
147 Baltimore Colts Ralph White Tackle Bowling Green
148 St. Louis Cardinals Bill Kinnune Guard Washington
149 San Francisco 49ers Tony Parrilli Guard Illinois
150 Detroit Lions Larry Vargo End Detroit
151 New York Giants Bob Benton Tackle Mississippi
152 Green Bay Packers Val Keckin Back Southern Mississippi
153 Cleveland Browns Billy Gault Back Texas Christian
154 Philadelphia Eagles L.E. Hicks Tackle Florida

Round twelve

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
155 Minnesota Vikings Steve Stonebreaker End Detroit
156 Dallas Cowboys Lowndes Shingler Quarterback Clemson
157 Washington Redskins Bob Coolbaugh End Richmond
158 Los Angeles Rams Walt Mince Back Arizona
159 Pittsburgh Steelers Frank Jackunas Tackle Detroit
160 Chicago Bears Howard Dyer Quarterback Virginia Military Inst
161 Baltimore Colts Dick Reynolds Tackle North Carolina State
162 St. Louis Cardinals Mike Stock Back Northwestern
163 Detroit Lions Tom Rodgers Back Kentucky
164 San Francisco 49ers Don Coffey End Memphis State
165 New York Giants Jack Moynihan Quarterback Holy Cross
166 Green Bay Packers John Denvir Tackle Colorado
167 Cleveland Browns Dick Lage End Lenoir-Rhyne
168 Philadelphia Eagles Billy Majors [21] Back Tennessee

Round thirteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
169 Minnesota Vikings Ray Hayes Running back Central State (OK)
170 Dallas Cowboys Don Goodman Back Florida
171 Washington Redskins Doug Elmore Back Mississippi
172 Los Angeles Rams Mike McKeever Guard USC
173 Chicago Bears Bob McLeod End Abilene Christian
174 San Francisco 49ers Tommy Hackler End Tennessee Tech
175 Baltimore Colts Dallas Garber Back Marietta
176 St. Louis Cardinals Ernie McMillan End Illinois
177 San Francisco 49ers Julius Fincke Tackle McNeese State
178 Detroit Lions Paul Hodge Linebacker Pittsburgh
179 New York Giants Jerry Fields Back Ohio State
180 Green Bay Packers Elijah Pitts Back Philander Smith
181 Cleveland Browns Jack Wilson Back Duke
182 Philadelphia Eagles Don Jonas Quarterback Penn State

Round fourteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
183 Minnesota Vikings Ken Petersen Tackle Utah
184 Dallas Cowboys Billy Shaw [22] Tackle Georgia Tech
185 Washington Redskins Doyle Schick Back Kansas
186 Los Angeles Rams David "Deacon" Jones Defensive end South Carolina State
187 Pittsburgh Steelers Bob Schmitz Guard Montana State
188 Chicago Bears Jim Tyrer[23] Tackle Ohio State
189 Baltimore Colts Bob Hunt Tackle Southern Methodist
190 St. Louis Cardinals Bob Elliot Running back North Carolina
191 Detroit Lions Charley Bowers Running back Arizona State
192 San Francisco 49ers Bill Worrell Tackle Georgia
193 New York Giants Eugene White Back Florida A&M
194 Green Bay Packers Nelson Toburen End Wichita State
195 Cleveland Browns Phil Lohman Center Oklahoma
196 Philadelphia Eagles Willie Fleming Running back Iowa

Round fifteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
197 Minnesota Vikings Mike Mercer End Arizona State
198 Dallas Cowboys Julius Varnado Tackle Cal State-San Francisco
199 Washington Redskins Bob Johnson End Michigan
200 Los Angeles Rams Ernie Wright [24] Tackle Ohio State
201 Chicago Bears Chuck Linning Tackle Miami (FL)
202 Pittsburgh Steelers Ray McCown Back West Texas State
203 Baltimore Colts E. A. Sims End New Mexico State
204 St. Louis Cardinals Mel West Back Missouri
205 San Francisco 49ers Bob Sams Tackle Central State (OK)
206 Detroit Lions Mike Lauber End Wisconsin–River Falls
207 New York Giants Cody Binkley Center Vanderbilt
208 Green Bay Packers Ray Lardani Tackle Miami (FL)
209 Cleveland Browns Charley Taylor Back Mississippi
210 Philadelphia Eagles Bobby Richards Tackle Louisiana State

Round sixteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
211 Minnesota Vikings Ted Karpowicz Running back Detroit
212 Dallas Cowboys Jerry Steffen Back Colorado
213 Washington Redskins Ron Petty Tackle Louisville
214 Los Angeles Rams Mike Zeno Guard Virginia Tech
215 Pittsburgh Steelers Wilbert Scott Back Indiana
216 Chicago Bears Wayne Frazier [25] Center Auburn
217 Baltimore Colts Tom Wiesner Back Wisconsin
218 St. Louis Cardinals Jake Bradley Tackle Florida A&M
219 Detroit Lions Gus Krantz Tackle Northern Michigan
220 San Francisco 49ers Charley Fuller Running back Cal State-San Francisco
221 New York Giants Bernie Vishneski Tackle Virginia Tech
222 Green Bay Packers Clarence Mason End Bowling Green
223 Cleveland Browns Roger Shoals Tackle Maryland
224 Philadelphia Eagles G. W. Clapp Guard Auburn

Round seventeen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
225 Minnesota Vikings Willie Jones Back Purdue
226 Dallas Cowboys Everett Cloud Back Maryland
227 Washington Redskins Joe Bellino [26][27] Back Navy
228 Los Angeles Rams Chuck Allen Guard Washington
229 Chicago Bears Rossie Barfield End North Carolina Central
230 Pittsburgh Steelers Terry Nofsinger Quarterback Utah
231 Baltimore Colts Steve Jastrzembski Back Pittsburgh
232 St. Louis Cardinals Pat Fischer Back Nebraska
233 San Francisco 49ers Tom Jewell Tackle Idaho State
234 Detroit Lions Tom Goode [28] Linebacker Mississippi State
235 New York Giants Sylvester Cooper Tackle Bakersfield J.C.
236 Green Bay Packers Jim Brewington Tackle North Carolina Central
237 Cleveland Browns Calvin Bird Back Kentucky
238 Philadelphia Eagles Larry Lavery Tackle Illinois

Round eighteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
239 Minnesota Vikings Bob Voight Tackle Cal State-Los Angeles
240 Dallas Cowboys Randy Williams Back Indiana
241 Washington Redskins George Tolford Tackle Ohio State
242 Los Angeles Rams Bill Williamson Tackle Bakersfield J.C.
243 Pittsburgh Steelers John Simko End Augustana (ND)
244 Chicago Bears John Finn Tackle Louisville
245 Baltimore Colts Wilson Allison Tackle Baylor
246 St. Louis Cardinals Art Browning Guard Duke
247 Detroit Lions John Gregor Tackle Montana
248 San Francisco 49ers Kay McFarland Running back Colorado State
249 New York Giants Ken DesMarais Center Holy Cross
250 Green Bay Packers Arthur Sims Back Texas A&M
251 Cleveland Browns Ed Morris Tackle Indiana
252 Philadelphia Eagles Nick Maravich Tackle North Carolina State

Round nineteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
253 Minnesota Vikings Bill Hill Running back Presbyterian
254 Dallas Cowboys Lynn Hoyem Center Long Beach State
255 Washington Redskins Tony Romeo [29] End Florida State
256 Los Angeles Rams Lou Zivkovich Tackle New Mexico State
257 Chicago Bears Ben Charles Quarterback South Carolina
258 Pittsburgh Steelers Bernard Wyatt Back Iowa
259 Baltimore Colts Joe Novsek Tackle Tulsa
260 St. Louis Cardinals Dick Schnell Tackle Wyoming
261 San Francisco 49ers Tom Simpson Tackle Davidson
262 Detroit Lions Gene Valesano Back Northern Michigan
263 New York Giants Bob Reublin Back Bowling Green
264 Green Bay Packers Leland Bondhus Tackle South Dakota State
265 Cleveland Browns Bob Minihane Guard Boston University
266 Philadelphia Eagles Dick Wilson Center Penn State

Round twenty

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
267 Minnesota Vikings Mike McFarland Quarterback Western Illinois
268 Dallas Cowboys Jerry Morgan Back Iowa State
269 Washington Redskins Mike Ingram Guard Ohio State
270 Los Angeles Rams Al Lederle End Georgia Tech
271 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Jones Quarterback San Jose State
272 Chicago Bears Gordon Mason Back Tennessee Tech
273 Baltimore Colts Albert Kimbrough Back Northwestern
274 St. Louis Cardinals Leo Reed End Colorado State
275 Detroit Lions Tom Lewis Back Lake Forest
276 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Perry Guard Central State (OK)
277 New York Giants Don McKeta Back Washington
278 Green Bay Packers Ray Ratkowski Back Notre Dame
279 Cleveland Browns Charlie Baker Tackle Tennessee
280 [30] Philadelphia Eagles Jacque MacKinnon[31] Back Colgate
= Pro Bowler [3] = AFL All-Star [4] = Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers

  • Herb Adderley, running back from Michigan State taken 1st round 14th overall by the Green Bay Packers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1980.[32]
  • Bob Lilly, tackle from Texas Christian University taken 1st round 13th overall by the Dallas Cowboys.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1980,[32]
  • David "Deacon" Jones, defensive end from South Carolina State taken 14th round 186th overall by the Los Angeles Rams.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1980.[32]
  • Fran Tarkenton, quarterback from Georgia taken 3rd round 29th overall by the Minnesota Vikings.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1986.[32]
  • Mike Ditka, tight end from the University of Pittsburgh taken 1st round 5th overall by the Chicago Bears.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1988.[32]
  • James Earl "Jimmy" Johnson, running back from UCLA taken 1st round 6th overall by the San Francisco 49ers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1994.[33]
  • Billy Shaw, offensive guard from Georgia Tech taken 14th round 184th overall by the Dallas Cowboys, signed by the Buffalo Bills of the AFL.
Inducted: Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 1999.[33]

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[3]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Baltimore Colts Mark Smolinski  FB/TE Wyoming MSC
Cleveland Browns Charley Ferguson  TE Tennessee State Midwestern He was an AFL All-Star
Chicago Bears Art Anderson  OT Idaho Ind.
Chicago Bears Roosevelt Taylor  S Grambling State SWAC
Dallas Cowboys Dave Grayson  CB Oregon State Ind. He was an AFL All-Star
Dallas Cowboys Warren Livingston  CB Arizona BIAA
Dallas Cowboys Amos Marsh  RB Oregon State Ind.
Detroit Lions Pat Studstill  WR Houston Ind.
Pittsburgh Steelers Willie Daniel  CB Mississippi State SEC
San Francisco 49ers J.W. Lockett  FB Central Oklahoma OCAC

See also

References

  1. ^ "NFL Draft Locations". www.footballgeography.com. October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved 2014-10-23.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b c Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  4. ^ a b Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star team at any time in their career.
  5. ^ a b Pick acquired from the Dallas Cowboys for quarterback Eddie LeBaron.
  6. ^ Ken Rice signed with the Buffalo Bills of the AFL
  7. ^ E.J. Holub signed with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League
  8. ^ Stew Barber signed with the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League.
  9. ^ Claude Gibson signed with the Oakland Raiders of the AFL
  10. ^ Houston Antwine signed with the Boston Patriots of the AFL
  11. ^ Ernie Ladd signed with the San Diego Chargers of the AFL
  12. ^ Pick acquired from the Dallas Cowboys for linebacker/Running back Gene Babb.
  13. ^ Keith Lincoln signed with the San Diego Chargers of the AFL
  14. ^ Glenn Bass signed with the Buffalo Bills of the AFL
  15. ^ Earl Faison signed with the San Diego Chargers of the AFL
  16. ^ Al Bemiller signed with the Buffalo Bills of the AFL
  17. ^ Reggie Carolan signed with the San Diego Chargers of the AFL
  18. ^ Wayne Fontes signed with the New York Titans of the AFL
  19. ^ Pick acquired from the Dallas Cowboys for Fred Cone.
  20. ^ Jerry Mays signed with the Dallas Texans of the AFL
  21. ^ Billy Majors signed with the Buffalo Bills of the AFL
  22. ^ Billy Shaw signed with the Buffalo Bills of the AFL
  23. ^ Jim Tyrer signed with the Dallas Texans of the AFL
  24. ^ Ernie Wright signed with the Los Angeles Chargers of the AFL in 1960. The NFL apparently didn't know.
  25. ^ Wayne Frazier was drafted and signed by the San Diego Chargers of the AFL in 1962
  26. ^ After his Navy service Joe Bellino signed with the Boston Patriots of the AFL in 1965
  27. ^ Joe Bellino, 1960 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on November 8, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  28. ^ Tom Goode signed with the Houston Oilers of the AFL
  29. ^ Tony Romeo signed with the Boston Patriots of the AFL
  30. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  31. ^ Jacque MacKinnon signed with the San Diego Chargers of the AFL
  32. ^ a b c d e List of 1980s Hall of Fame Inductees"Pro Football Hall of Fame". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  33. ^ a b List of 1990s Hall of Fame Inductees"Pro Football Hall of Fame". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 25, 2011.

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1960 Big Ten Conference football season

The 1960 Big Ten Conference football season was the 65th season of college football played by the member schools of the Big Ten Conference and was a part of the 1960 NCAA University Division football season.

The 1960 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team, under head coach Murray Warmath, compiled an 8–2 record, won the Big Ten championship, led the conference in scoring defense (8.8 points allowed per game), and lost to Washington in the 1961 Rose Bowl. The Golden Gophers were ranked No. 1 in the AP and Coaches Polls, both of which were released prior to the Rose Bowl. Guard Tom Brown was a consensus first-team All-American, won the Outland Trophy as college football's best interior lineman, finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting, and received the Chicago Tribune Silver Football as the Big Ten's most valuable player.

The 1960 Iowa Hawkeyes football team, in its final season under head coach Forest Evashevski, compiled an 8–1 record, led the Big Ten in scoring offense (26.0 points per game), and was ranked No. 3 in the final AP Poll and No. 2 in the final Coaches' Poll. Iowa's only loss was against Minnesota. Halfback Larry Ferguson, quarterback Wilburn Hollis, and guard Mark Manders were first-team All-Big Ten players.

The conference's statistical leaders included Ron Miller of Wisconsin with 1,351 passing yards, Bob Ferguson of Ohio State with 853 rushing yards and 78 points scored, Elbert Kimbrough of Northwestern with 378 receiving yards, and Tom Matte of Ohio State with 1,419 yards of total offense.

1960 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

The 1960 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 1960 Big Ten Conference football season. The Hawkeyes were co-Big Ten Conference champions with the Golden Gophers. The Golden Gophers were selected to represent the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl.

1960 Navy Midshipmen football team

The 1960 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy in the 1960 college football season. The offense scored 262 points while the defense allowed 103 points. Led by head coach Wayne Hardin, the Midshipmen finished the season with nine wins and an appearance in the Orange Bowl.

The Midshipmen were Lambert Trophy co-champions with undefeated Yale. Senior halfback Joe Bellino was awarded the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award.Navy upset third-ranked Washington in Seattle, which vaulted them up eleven places in the rankings, to sixth. They played Air Force for the first time this season, a 35–3 win in mid-October in Baltimore as Bellino scored three touchdowns and made an interception, all in the first half.

1960 Ole Miss Rebels football team

The 1960 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1960 NCAA University Division football season. The Rebels were named national champions by the Football Writers Association of America, but not the AP, UPI or NCF who are the other major selectors recognized by the NCAA. While Ole Miss claims a share of two other national titles (both retroactive picks), this is the only one recognized by the NCAA and the college football community at large.Minnesota was crowned as national champion by both major polls before the bowl games; the major media polls would not wait until after the bowls to crown a national champion until 1963. The Rebels were the only major-conference team in the nation that finished the season undefeated on the field (Missouri subsequently was credited with an undefeated season when its one loss was erased by forfeit).

1960 Wisconsin Badgers football team

The 1960 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1960 Big Ten Conference football season.

1961 NFL expansion draft

The 1961 NFL expansion draft was a National Football League (NFL) draft in which a new expansion team, named the Minnesota Vikings, selected its first players. That selection was provided by the expansion draft, held on January 26, 1961.

In August 1959, a group of Minneapolis businessmen were awarded a franchise in the new American Football League (AFL). In January 1960, they forfeited their AFL membership and were awarded a 90% stake in the 14th franchise of the NFL (the other 10%, under a decades-old agreement, went to former Duluth Kelleys/Eskimos owner Ole Haugsrud). Though the ownership group had participated in the 1960 American Football League draft before jumping leagues to the NFL, they did not take any of the players they selected in that draft with them. As such, they entered the 1961 draft with an empty roster. So that the Vikings could become competitive with existing teams, the league awarded the Vikings the first pick in the 1961 NFL draft and gave them the opportunity to select current players from existing teams. In the expansion draft, the existing franchises listed players from which the Vikings could select to switch to the new team.

Bill Whisler

Bill Whisler (born November 15, 1940) was a Canadian football player who played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes. He won the Grey Cup with them in 1962. He played college football at the University of Iowa. Whisler was drafted in the 1961 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins in Round 9 and was a late cut from the 1962 team. He is a member of the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame and Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hall of Fame.

Bobby Crespino

Robert C. "Bobby" Crespino (January 11, 1938 – July 29, 2013) was an American football tight end who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants. Born in Duncan, Mississippi, he played college football at the University of Mississippi and was drafted in the first round (tenth overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft. Crespino was also selected in the sixth round of the 1961 AFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He was the father of political historian, Joseph Crespino. Crespino died on July 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia following a long undisclosed illness.

Bobby Lane

Bobby Allen Lane (born October 30, 1939) is a former American football linebacker who played two seasons with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League (AFL). He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the eleventh round of the 1961 NFL Draft. He was also drafted by the Dallas Texans in the 20th round of the 1961 AFL Draft. Lane first enrolled at Cerritos College before transferring to Baylor University. He attended Bellflower High School in Bellflower, California.

Dan LaRose

Marvin Daniel LaRose (born February 8, 1939) is an American former college and professional football player who played five seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Missouri, where he earned unanimous All-American honors. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 1961 NFL Draft, and also by the Boston Patriots in the third round of the 1961 AFL Draft.

Dick Hoak

Richard John Hoak (born December 8, 1939) is an American former football player and coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college for Penn State, and was selected by the Steelers in the seventh round of the 1961 NFL Draft. He was a running back for the Steelers from 1961 to 1970, and then became the longest tenured coach in the team's history, from 1972 to 2007.

Don Talbert

Don Larry Talbert (born March 1, 1939) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, and New Orleans Saints. He played college football at the University of Texas at Austin. He was drafted in the eighth round of the 1961 NFL Draft.

Errol Linden

Errol Joseph Linden (October 21, 1937 – March 10, 1983) was a National Football League offensive tackle. Linden was selected in the tenth round by the Detroit Lions out of the University of Houston in the 1961 NFL Draft and played ten seasons

He died of cancer in a hospital at the age of 45.

Frank Parker (American football)

Billy Frank Parker (born October 16, 1939) is a former professional American football defensive lineman who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma State. Parker was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 6th round (79th overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft and by the New York Titans in the 29th round (229th overall) of the 1962 American Football League Draft. He played seven seasons for the NFL's Cleveland Browns (1962–1967), Pittsburgh Steelers (1968), and New York Giants (1969).

Jim Cunningham (American football)

James Walter Cunningham (born March 11, 1939 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania) is a former American football fullback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Pittsburgh and was drafted in the third round of the 1961 NFL Draft. Cunningham was also drafted in the fourteenth round of the 1961 AFL Draft by the New York Titans.

Jimmy Johnson (cornerback)

James Earl Johnson (born March 31, 1938) is a former American football player and track athlete.

Johnson was born in Dallas and raised in Kingsburg, California. He is the younger brother of Rafer Johnson, winner of the decathlon gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics. Johson played college football and ran track at UCLA. He won the NCAA 110-meter hurdles championship and was named an All-American in track and field.

Johnson was the sixth player selected in the 1961 NFL Draft and played for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League (NFL) from 1961 to 1976. He was selected four times as a first-team All-Pro and played in five Pro Bowls. His jersey (No. 37) was permanently retired by the 49ers in 1977. In 1980, he was named as a first-string cornerback on the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team, and in 1994 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Joe Zuger

Joe Zuger (born February 25, 1940) is a former American and Canadian football player. He played his entire professional career with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was selected in the 18th round (248th overall) by the Detroit Lions in the 1961 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona State.

Red Mack

William Richard "Red" Mack (born June 19, 1937 in Oconto, Wisconsin) is an American football former wide receiver and halfback in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Green Bay Packers. As a Green Bay Packer he played in Super Bowl I, January 15, 1967, and made two tackles. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame.Mack was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 10th round (131st overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft. He was also drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 23rd round (179th overall) of 1961 American Football League Draft. He joined the Green Bay Packers in 1966 but was dropped from the team in 1967.

Ron Miller (American football)

Ron Miller is a former quarterback in the National Football League. Miller was drafted in the third round of the 1961 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams and later played with the team during the 1962 NFL season. He was also drafted in the twenty-first round of the 1961 American Football League Draft by the Houston Oilers.

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