1962 NFL Draft

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

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

Player selections

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

Round one

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

Round two

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

Round three

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
29 Washington Redskins Bob Mitinger [9] End Penn State
30 Minnesota Vikings Bill Miller [10] End Miami (FL)
31 Los Angeles Rams John Meyers Tackle Washington
32 Chicago Bears Jim Bates End USC
33 Los Angeles Rams John Cornett Tackle Rice University
34 St. Louis Cardinals Chuck Bryant End Ohio State
35 Chicago Bears Bill Hull End Wake Forest
36 San Francisco 49ers Billy Ray Adams Back Mississippi
37 Baltimore Colts Dan Sullivan Tackle Boston College
38 Detroit Lions Bobby Thompson Back Arizona
39 Dallas Cowboys Bobby Plummer Tackle TCU
40 Philadelphia Eagles Pat Holmes Tackle Texas Tech
41 Green Bay Packers Gary Barnes End Clemson
42 Cleveland Browns John Furman Quarterback UTEP

Round four

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
43 Washington Redskins Billy Neighbors [11] Tackle University of Alabama
44 Los Angeles Rams Art Perkins Running Back North Texas State University
45 Minnesota Vikings Roy Winston Guard Louisiana State University
46 San Francisco 49ers Chuck Sieminski Tackle Penn State
47 St. Louis Cardinals Roger Kochman [12] Running Back Penn State
48 Detroit Lions John Lomakoski Tackle Western Michigan University
49 Chicago Bears Jim Cadile Tackle San Jose State University
50 San Francisco 49ers Floyd Dean Tackle University of Florida
51 Baltimore Colts Jim Dillard Back Oklahoma State University
52 Detroit Lions Larry Ferguson Back University of Iowa
53 Cleveland Browns Stan Sczurek Guard Purdue University
54 New York Giants Glynn Griffing Quarterback University of Mississippi
55 Philadelphia Eagles Bill Byrne Guard Boston College
56 Green Bay Packers Ron Gassert Tackle University of Virginia

Round five

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
57 Chicago Bears Mac Burton End San José State University
58 New York Giants Bookie Bolin Guard University of Mississippi
59 New York Giants Curtis Miranda Center Florida A&M University
60 Los Angeles Rams Jim Smith Tackle Penn State
61 Baltimore Colts Jerry Croft Guard Bowling Green
62 San Francisco 49ers Ted Woods Running Back University of Colorado
63 Chicago Bears Bill Tunnicliff Running Back Michigan
64 San Francisco 49ers Mike Lind Running Back Notre Dame
65 Green Bay Packers Chuck Morris Back University of Mississippi
66 Detroit Lions Dan Birdwell [13] Center University of Houston
67 Cleveland Browns Henry Rivera Running Back Oregon State University
68 Los Angeles Rams Ben Wilson Running Back USC
69 St. Louis Cardinals Bill Rice End University of Alabama
70 Green Bay Packers Jon Schopf Guard Michigan

Round six

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
71 San Francisco 49ers Keith Luhnow Back Santa Ana
72 New York Giants Bill Triplett Back Miami (OH)
73 Minnesota Vikings Larry Bowie Tackle Purdue University
74 Dallas Cowboys Donnie Davis End Southern University
75 St. Louis Cardinals John Elwell End Purdue University
76 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Brown Guard University of Mississippi
77 Philadelphia Eagles Gus Gonzales Guard Tulane University
78 San Francisco 49ers Bill Winter Tackle West Virginia University
79 Green Bay Packers John Sutro Tackle San José State University
80 Detroit Lions Mike Bundra Tackle USC
81 Cleveland Browns Sam Tidmore End Ohio State
82 Dallas Cowboys George Andrie End Marquette University
83 Philadelphia Eagles John McGeever Running Back Auburn University
84 Green Bay Packers Oscar Donahue End San José State University

Round seven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
85 Washington Redskins Bert Coan [14] Running Back University of Kansas
86 Philadelphia Eagles Jim Perkins Tackle University of Colorado
87 Los Angeles Rams Sherwyn Thorson Guard University of Iowa
88 Los Angeles Rams Jim Bakken Quarterback University of Wisconsin
89 Pittsburgh Steelers Jack Collins Running Back University of Texas
90 St. Louis Cardinals Bill Kirchiro Guard Maryland
91 Chicago Bears Ed O'Bradovich End University of Illinois
92 San Francisco 49ers John Burrell End Rice
93 Baltimore Colts Fred Miller Tackle Louisiana State University
94 Detroit Lions Tom Hall End Minnesota
95 Cleveland Browns John Havlicek [15] Wide Receiver Ohio State
96 Philadelphia Eagles Frank Budd Wide Receiver Villanova University
97 New York Giants Ken Byers Tackle University of Cincinnati
98 Green Bay Packers Gary Cutsinger Tackle Oklahoma State University

Round eight

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
99 Washington Redskins Ron Hatcher Running back Michigan State
100 Los Angeles Rams Dick Farris Guard North Texas State
101 Minnesota Vikings Paul White Running back Florida
102 Dallas Cowboys Ken Tureaud Back Michigan
103 St. Louis Cardinals George Gross [16] Tackle Auburn
104 Pittsburgh Steelers Gary Ballman Back Michigan State
105 Chicago Bears Ed Reynolds Tackle Tulane
106 San Francisco 49ers Jim Vollenweider Back Miami (FL)
107 Baltimore Colts Pete Brokaw Back Syracuse
108 Detroit Lions Murdock Hopper Tackle Houston
109 Detroit Lions Frank Imperiale Guard Southern Illinois
110 Chicago Bears Larry Onesti [17] Center Northwestern
111 Philadelphia Eagles Ralph "Catfish" Smith End Mississippi
112 Green Bay Packers Jim Tullis Back Florida A&M

Round nine

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
113 Washington Redskins Dave Viti End Boston University
114 Minnesota Vikings Marshall Shirk Tackle UCLA
115 Los Angeles Rams Ike Lassiter [18] Tackle St. Augustine's
116 Baltimore Colts Roy Walker Running back Purdue
117 Pittsburgh Steelers John Powers End Notre Dame
118 St. Louis Cardinals Wilburn Hollis Quarterback Iowa
119 Chicago Bears Kelton Winston Running back Wiley
120 San Francisco 49ers Jim Roberts Tackle Mississippi
121 Baltimore Colts Walt Rappold Quarterback Duke
122 Detroit Lions Todd Grant Center Michigan
123 Cleveland Browns Charles Dickerson Tackle Illinois
124 Philadelphia Eagles Bob Butler Tackle Kentucky
125 New York Giants Reed Bohovich Tackle Lehigh
126 Green Bay Packers Peter Schenck Back Washington State

Round ten

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
127 Washington Redskins John Childress Guard Arkansas
128 Los Angeles Rams Jim Norris Tackle Houston
129 Cleveland Browns Jerry Goerlitz Center Northern Michigan
130 Dallas Cowboys John Longmeyer Guard Southern Illinois
131 St. Louis Cardinals George Fracovitch Guard Syracuse
132 Pittsburgh Steelers Larry Vignali Guard Pittsburgh
133 Chicago Bears LeRoy Weaver Back Adams State
134 San Francisco 49ers Regis Coustillac Guard Pittsburgh
135 Baltimore Colts Fred Moore Tackle Memphis State
136 Detroit Lions Jerry Archer Center Pittsburgh State
137 Cleveland Browns Albert White Back Capital
138 New York Giants J.R. Williams Center Fresno State
139 Philadelphia Eagles Jim Skaggs Guard Washington
140 Green Bay Packers Gale Weidner Quarterback Colorado

Round eleven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
141 Washington Redskins Carl Palazzo Tackle Adams State
142 Cleveland Browns Ronnie Meyers End Villanova
143 Los Angeles Rams Bert Wilder Tackle North Carolina State
144 Dallas Cowboys Larry Hudas End Michigan State
145 Pittsburgh Steelers Bob Wills End California
146 St. Louis Cardinals James Saxton Back Texas
147 Chicago Bears Jerry Robinson Running back Grambling
148 San Francisco 49ers Larry Jepson Center Furman
149 Baltimore Colts Scott Tyler Back Miami (OH)
150 Detroit Lions Karl Anderson Tackle Bowling Green
151 Cleveland Browns Clifton McNeil End Grambling
152 Philadelphia Eagles George Horne Tackle Brigham Young
153 New York Giants Dave Bishop Back Connecticut
154 Green Bay Packers Jim Thrush Tackle Xavier

Round twelve

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
155 Washington Redskins Terry Terrebonne Running back Tulane
156 Los Angeles Rams Marv Marinovich Tackle USC
157 Minnesota Vikings Gary Fallon Running back Syracuse
158 Green Bay Packers Joe Thorne Back South Dakota State
159 St. Louis Cardinals Bob O'Billovich Back Montana State
160 Pittsburgh Steelers Sam Mudie Back Rutgers
161 Chicago Bears Bill Watts Tackle Miami (FL)
162 San Francisco 49ers Milton McPike End Kirksville
163 Baltimore Colts Bake Turner Running back Texas Tech
164 Detroit Lions Gale Sprute Center Winona State
165 Cleveland Browns Ted Stute End Ohio
166 New York Giants Al Gursky Running back Penn State
167 Philadelphia Eagles Larry Thompson Center Tulane
168 Green Bay Packers Tom Pennington [19] Back Georgia

Round thirteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
169 Washington Redskins Bill Whisler End Iowa
170 Minnesota Vikings Roger Van Cleef Tackle Southwestern Oklahoma
171 Los Angeles Rams Bob Fearnside Running back Bowling Green
172 Dallas Cowboys Bob Moses End Texas
173 Pittsburgh Steelers Dave Woodward Tackle Auburn
174 St. Louis Cardinals Bill Diamond Guard Miami (FL)
175 Chicago Bears Joe Perkowski Back Notre Dame
176 San Francisco 49ers George Pierovich Back California
177 Baltimore Colts Charles Holmes Running back Maryland-Eastern Shore
178 Detroit Lions Sherlock Knight Tackle Central State (OH)
179 Cleveland Browns Frank Gardner Tackle North Carolina Central
180 Philadelphia Eagles George McKinney Back Arkansas
181 New York Giants Billy Joe Booth Tackle Louisiana State
182 Green Bay Packers Tom Kepner Tackle Villanova

Round fourteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
183 Washington Redskins Jim Costen Running back South Carolina
184 Los Angeles Rams Gary Henson End Colorado
185 Minnesota Vikings Patrick Russ Tackle Purdue
186 Dallas Cowboys Harold Hays Guard Southern Mississippi
187 St. Louis Cardinals George Mans End Michigan
188 Pittsburgh Steelers Jim Whitaker End Nevada-Reno
189 Chicago Bears Andy Von Sonn Center UCLA
190 San Francisco 49ers Dick Easterly Back Syracuse
191 Baltimore Colts Stinson Jones Back Virginia Military Inst
192 Detroit Lions Jim Davidson Back Maryland
193 Cleveland Browns Jim Shorter Back Detroit
194 New York Giants Greg Mather End Navy
195 Philadelphia Eagles Jim Schwab End Penn State
196 Green Bay Packers Ernie Green Back Louisville

Round fifteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
197 Washington Redskins Len Velia Tackle Georgia
198 Minnesota Vikings Larry Guilford End Pacific
199 Los Angeles Rams Walter Kikirk Tackle Houston
200 Dallas Cowboys Guy Reese Tackle Southern Methodist
201 Pittsburgh Steelers Vern Hatch End North Carolina Central
202 St. Louis Cardinals Dick Barlund End Maryland
203 Chicago Bears Kent Martin Tackle Wake Forest
204 San Francisco 49ers Ray Osborne Tackle Mississippi State
205 Baltimore Colts Joe Monte Guard Furman
206 Detroit Lions Dick Broadbent End Delaware
207 Cleveland Browns Tom Goosby Guard Baldwin–Wallace
208 Philadelphia Eagles Mike Woulfe Guard Colorado
209 New York Giants Joe Taylor Running back North Carolina A&T
210 Green Bay Packers Roger Holdinsky Back West Virginia

Round sixteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
211 Washington Redskins Tommy Brooker End Alabama
212 Los Angeles Rams Ron Skufca Tackle Purdue
213 Minnesota Vikings John Contoulis Tackle Connecticut
214 Dallas Cowboys Bob Johnston Tackle Rice
215 St. Louis Cardinals Bill Wegener Guard Missouri
216 Pittsburgh Steelers Bobby Ply Back Baylor
217 Chicago Bears John Nelson Center Xavier
218 San Francisco 49ers Ron Frank Tackle South Dakota State
219 Baltimore Colts Ray Abruzzese [20] Running back Alabama
220 Detroit Lions Tom Sestak[21] End McNeese State
221 Cleveland Browns Dennis Biodrowski End Memphis State
222 New York Giants Roger Johnson Running back Oregon State
223 Philadelphia Eagles Jerry Mazzanti Tackle Arkansas
224 Green Bay Packers Jimmy Field Back Louisiana State

Round seventeen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
225 Washington Redskins Alan Miller Guard Ohio
226 Minnesota Vikings Ron Staley End Wisconsin
227 Los Angeles Rams Dave Steadman Tackle Georgia Tech
228 Dallas Cowboys Ray Jacobs Tackle Howard Payne
229 Pittsburgh Steelers Nat Tucker Back Florida A&M
230 St. Louis Cardinals Don Kasso Running back Oregon State
231 Chicago Bears Glenn Glass Running back Tennessee
232 San Francisco 49ers Wally Foltz End De Pauw
233 Baltimore Colts Bill Knocke Running back Fresno State
234 Detroit Lions Rucker Wickline Center Marshall
235 Cleveland Browns Herbert Harlan End Baylor
236 Philadelphia Eagles Mike Martin Tackle Washington State
237 New York Giants Ken Schaffer Tackle Marquette
238 Green Bay Packers Buck Buchanan[22] Tackle Grambling

Round eighteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
239 Washington Redskins Carl Charon Back Michigan State
240 Los Angeles Rams Charlie Furlow Quarterback Mississippi State
241 Minnesota Vikings Junior Hawthorne Tackle Kentucky
242 Dallas Cowboys Dave Cloutier Back Maine
243 St. Louis Cardinals Don Donatelli Center Florida State
244 Pittsburgh Steelers Ferrell Yarbrough Tackle Northwestern State (LA)
245 Chicago Bears Tommy Neck Back Louisiana State
246 San Francisco 49ers Gary Brown Tackle Illinois
247 Baltimore Colts Mel Rideout Quarterback Richmond
248 Detroit Lions Joe Zuger Quarterback Arizona State
249 Cleveland Browns Sonny Bishop [23] Guard Fresno State
250 New York Giants Bill Winter Running back St. Olaf
251 Philadelphia Eagles Tom Larscheid Back Utah State
252 Green Bay Packers Bob Joiner Quarterback Presbyterian

Round nineteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
253 Washington Redskins Claude Crabb Back University of Colorado
254 Minnesota Vikings Tomy Minteer Back Baylor University
255 Los Angeles Rams Gerard Barto Tackle Drake University
256 Dallas Cowboys Paul Holmes Tackle University of Georgia
257 Pittsburgh Steelers John Kuprok End University of Pittsburgh
258 St. Louis Cardinals Don Smith Back Langston
259 Chicago Bears Bill Kellum Tackle Tulane University
260 San Francisco 49ers Robert Burton, Sr. Tackle Murray State University
261 Baltimore Colts Fred Gillett Back California State University LA
262 Detroit Lions Jim Bernhardt Tackle Linfield College
263 Cleveland Browns John Anabo Quarterback Fresno State University
264 Philadelphia Eagles Harold Ericksen Guard Georgia Tech
265 New York Giants Bob Stem Center Syracuse
266 Green Bay Packers Jerry Scattini Back University of California

Round twenty

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
267 Washington Redskins Ed Trancyier Quarterback Florida State University
268 Los Angeles Rams Foster Andersen Tackle UCLA
269 Minnesota Vikings Terry Cagaanan Running Back Utah State University
270 Dallas Cowboys Amos Bullocks Back Southern Illinois University
271 St. Louis Cardinals Judge Dickson Back Minnesota
272 Pittsburgh Steelers John Knight Back Valparaiso University
273 Chicago Bears Jack Roberts Tackle Ohio State
274 San Francisco 49ers Roger McFarland Back University of Kansas
275 Baltimore Colts Herm McKee Back Washington State University
276 Detroit Lions Bob Brown End Michigan
277 Cleveland Browns Paul Flatley Back Northwestern University
278 New York Giants Jim Moss Tackle University of South Carolina
279 Philadelphia Eagles Ron Turner End Wichita State University
280 [24] Green Bay Packers Mike Snodgrass Center Western Michigan University
= Pro Bowler [3] = AFL All-Star [4] = Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers

  • Lance Alworth, wide receiver from Arkansas taken 1st round 8th overall by the San Francisco 49ers, but signed with the AFL San Diego Chargers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1978.[25]
  • Merlin Olsen, defensive tackle from Utah State taken 1st round 3rd overall by the Los Angeles Rams.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1982.[26]

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[3] = Hall of Famer[27]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Dallas Cowboys Mike Gaechter  S Oregon Ind.
Dallas Cowboys Cornell Green  CB Utah State MS Never played college football, was a basketball player[28]
Dallas Cowboys Dave Manders  LB Michigan State Big Ten
Green Bay Packers Howie Williams  S Howard CIAA
Minnesota Vikings John McCormick  QB UMass Yankee
Minnesota Vikings Mick Tingelhoffdouble-dagger C Nebraska MVIAA
St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) Garland Boyette  LB Grambling State SWAC He was an AFL All-Star

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. ^ Ernie Davis, 1961 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-08. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  6. ^ Lance Alworth Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  7. ^ John Hadl Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  8. ^ Eddie Wilson Signed with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League
  9. ^ Bob Mitinger Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  10. ^ Bill Miller Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  11. ^ Billy Neighbors Signed with the Boston Patriots of the American Football League
  12. ^ Roger Kochman was a junior when drafted by the NFL in 1962. In 1963, he was drafted and signed by the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League
  13. ^ Dan Birdwell Signed with the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League
  14. ^ Bert Coan Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  15. ^ John Havlicek was drafted by the Cleveland Browns but chose to play in the NBA with the Boston Celtics. "NBA.com: John Havlicek Bio". Retrieved 2008-12-02.
  16. ^ George Gross Signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League
  17. ^ Larry Onesti Signed with the Houston Oilers of the American Football League
  18. ^ Ike Lassiter Signed with the Denver Broncos of the American Football League
  19. ^ Tom Pennington Signed with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League
  20. ^ Ray Abruzzese Signed with the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League
  21. ^ Tom Sestak Signed with the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League
  22. ^ Buck Buchanan Signed with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League
  23. ^ Sonny Bishop Signed with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League
  24. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  25. ^ List of 1970s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-07.
  26. ^ List of 1980s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-07.
  27. ^ Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  28. ^ Mihoces, Gary (April 20, 2005). "NFL seeks best players on the court or mat". USA Today. Archived from the original on October 28, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013.

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1959 Syracuse Orangemen football team

The 1959 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1959 college football season. Led by eleventh-year head coach Ben Schwartzwalder, the independent Orangemen were undefeated and won the school's only national championship in football, topping the rankings by wide margins in the final polls in early December.They met fourth-ranked Texas in the Cotton Bowl Classic in Dallas on New Year's Day, and led 15–0 at halftime and 23–6 after the three quarters. Texas scored midway through the fourth quarter to draw to 23–14, but there was no further scoring, and Syracuse gained its first bowl win. Unranked at the start of the season, Syracuse finished with an 11–0 record with five shutouts, and outscored its opponents 413–73.

Notable players included sophomore running back Ernie Davis, winner of the Heisman Trophy in 1961 and the first selection of the 1962 NFL Draft. In the Cotton Bowl Classic, he scored the first two touchdowns and threw a pass to Gerhard Schwedes for the third. Davis was helped by an offensive line that included unanimous first team All-American guard Roger Davis.

1961 Big Ten Conference football season

The 1961 Big Ten Conference football season was the 66th season of college football played by the member schools of the Big Ten Conference and was a part of the 1961 NCAA University Division football season.

The 1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football team, under head coach Woody Hayes, compiled an 8–0–1, won the Big Ten championship, and was recognized as the national champion by the Football Writers Association of America. Fullback Bob Ferguson was a consensus first-team All-American and won the Maxwell Award and the UPI and Sporting News College Football Player of the Year awards.

The 1961 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team, under head coach Murray Warmath, compiled an 8–2, was ranked No. 6 in the final AP Poll, and defeated UCLA in the 1962 Rose Bowl. Quarterback Sandy Stephens was a consensus first-team All-American and won the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award as the Big Ten's most valuable player. As of 2017, Stephens is the most recent Minnesota player to win the award.

Ron Miller of Wisconsin received the Sammy Baugh Trophy as the nation's top collegiate passer.

1961 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

The 1961 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 1961 Big Ten Conference football season. This was Jerry Burns' first season as head coach.

1961 Kansas Jayhawks football team

The 1961 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the 1961 college football season. The Jayhawks offense scored 269 points while the defense allowed 88 points. Led by head coach Jack Mitchell, the Jayhawks competed in the Bluebonnet Bowl. Quarterback John Hadl received votes to win the Heisman, including 33 first place votes, becoming the first Jayhawk to receive Heisman Trophy votes, finishing 7th in the voting.

1961 Wisconsin Badgers football team

The 1961 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1961 Big Ten Conference football season.

Bill Kirchiro

William John Kirchiro is a former American football player. Kirchiro was selected in the seventh round of the 1962 NFL Draft and played in the National Football League for one season.Kirchiro was born in 1940 in Bernardsville, New Jersey and attended Bernards High School. He attended college at the University of Maryland. There, he played football for the Maryland Terrapins as an offensive guard. In 1961, Kirchiro was named to the All-ACC second-team and received the James Tatum Memorial Award for the Maryland Terrapins' Lineman of the Year.Kirchiro was selected in the seventh round of the 1962 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. He instead went to play for the Baltimore Colts. During his only season in the NFL, Kirchiro played in eight games and recovered one opponent fumble.

Billy Joe Booth

Billy Joe Booth (April 7, 1940 – June 30, 1972) played professional football with the Ottawa Rough Riders in the Canadian Football League from 1962-1970. He graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Interesting fact, in the 1962 NFL draft, he was drafted by the New York Giants in round thirteen, draft number 181. After his football career, Booth was an electrical contractor for the IC Electric Supply Company. Booth was killed in 1972 in a plane crash in Ontario, Canada.

Billy Neighbors

William Wesley "Billy" Neighbors (February 4, 1940 – April 30, 2012) was an American football guard who played in the American Football League (AFL) from 1962 to 1969. Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, he played college football at the University of Alabama where he was a consensus All-American in 1961 and was selected in sixth round of the 1962 AFL Draft. Neighbors was also drafted in the fourth round of the 1962 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. Neighbors was selected to the Boston Patriots All-1960s (AFL) Team and was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

His son, Wes Neighbors, was an All-Southeastern Conference center at Alabama from 1984 to 1986. Neighbors died of a heart attack in 2012.

Earl Gros

Earl Roy Gros (August 29, 1940 – July 15, 2013) was an American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons . Born and raised in Louisiana, he played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge.

Gros was selected in the first round of the 1962 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers and in the second round of the AFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. Gros opted for the NFL, where he backed up fellow LSU Tiger Jim Taylor at fullback and the Packers repeated as NFL champions in his rookie season in 1962. He played two seasons in Green Bay, then was traded with hall of fame center Jim Ringo to the Philadelphia Eagles for linebacker Lee Roy Caffey (and a first round draft choice) in May 1964. The draft choice was used to select halfback Donny Anderson as a "future pick" in the 1965 NFL Draft.

Gros played three seasons with the Eagles (1964–1966), three with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1967–1969), and one game in 1970 with the New Orleans Saints.

He finished his career with 821 rushes for 3,157 yards (3.8 yards per carry) and 28 touchdowns; he also had 142 receptions for 1,255 yards (8.8 yards per reception) and ten touchdowns.

Gros died at age 72 in Louisiana.

Fate Echols

Fate Leonard Echols (June 29, 1939 – October 10, 2002) was an American football offensive tackle who played two seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the 1962 NFL Draft. Echols was also drafted by the New York Titans in the third round of the 1962 AFL Draft. He played college football at Northwestern University and attended Washington High School in South Bend, Indiana.

Foster Andersen

Foster Andersen (March 11, 1940 – April 26, 2004) was an American football player and coach. An accomplished athlete at UCLA, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in 1962 NFL Draft. Andersen embarked on a long coaching tenure in the junior college, college and National Football League (NFL) ranks. He served as the head football coach at Cal State Los Angeles from 1971 to 1973, compiling a record of 9–21–1. He also had coaching stints at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California (USC), and with the Los Angeles Rams.

Glenn Glass

Glenn Murray Glass (born February 16, 1940) is a former American football defensive back who played five seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 17th round of the 1962 NFL Draft. He was also drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round of the 1962 AFL Draft. Glass played college football at the Southern University and attended Clewiston High School in Clewiston, Florida. He was also a member of the Denver Broncos of the American Football League.

Glynn Griffing

Wilburn Glynn Griffing (born December 1, 1940 in Bentonia, Mississippi) is a former American football quarterback who played one season for the New York Giants in the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Mississippi and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1962 NFL Draft. Griffing was also selected in the fourteenth round of the 1962 AFL Draft by the Houston Oilers.

Jim Shorter

James "Jim" Shorter (born June 8, 1938 in Montgomery, Alabama) was an American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at the University of Detroit Mercy and was drafted in the fourteenth round of the 1962 NFL Draft.

Joe Carollo (American football)

Joseph Paul Carollo (born March 25, 1940 in Wyandotte, Michigan) is a former American football offensive tackle who play an eight-year career in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Cleveland Browns. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame and was drafted in the second round of the 1962 NFL Draft. Carollo was also selected in the eighteenth round of the 1962 AFL Draft by the Dallas Texans.

Larry Bowie (guard)

Larry Bowie (born October 13, 1939 in Pike, West Virginia, died December 31, 2012 Mahtomedi, Minnesota) was a National Football League guard. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 1962 NFL Draft. He played college football at Purdue.

Ron Hatcher

Ronald Allen Hatcher (born July 3, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former American football fullback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Michigan State University and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1962 NFL Draft. Hatcher was also selected in the 21st round of the 1962 AFL Draft by the New York Titans.

Ronnie Bull (American football)

Ronald David Bull (born February 2, 1940) is a retired American football running back. He played running back at Bishop High School in Bishop, Texas.

Bull played halfback at Baylor University wearing jersey No. 25 from 1958 to 1961. While at Baylor he played at the Gator Bowl against the University of Florida. He also played in the East–West Shrine Game, the Senior Bowl, and the College All-Star Game.

Bull was drafted in the 1962 American Football League Draft by the Dallas Texans with the team's first pick, but elected to play for the National Football League instead. Bull was taken out of the Baylor University by the Chicago Bears as the seventh pick in the first round in the 1962 NFL Draft. He played for the Bears wearing jersey No. 29 and the Philadelphia Eagles wearing jersey No. 47. During his career, Bull played in 123 games, carried the ball 881 times for 3,222 yards and 9 touchdowns. He was named the 1962 Senior Bowl most valuable player and 1962 UPI NFL-NFC Rookie of the Year. Bull was among the inaugural inductees in the Texas High School Hall of Fame in 1985. He was also inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.

He currently runs his specialty advertising business, Ronnie Bull Sales, Inc in the Chicago area.

Wendell Harris

Wendell Preston Harris Jr. (born October 2, 1940) is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League in the 1960s. He played college football at Louisiana State University, where he guided the Tigers to the 1961 Southeastern Conference championship and an Orange Bowl victory over Colorado.

Harris was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the 1962 NFL Draft.

Harris, a first-round draft pick out of LSU became an NFL kick and punt returner who played in other offensive positions as well, beginning his career in 1962 with the Baltimore Colts, coached by Weeb Ewbank. Assigned to both special teams and right cornerback, he returned 10 kicks or punts; his yards per return were 28.7, highest among his special-teammates. (All statistics here were gathered from pro-football-reference.com.)

Sharing the field in 1963 with such players as Johnny Unitas, and now coached by Don Shula, Harris returned 8 kicks for 198 yards, including a 41-yard run. His yards per return, 24.8, were eclipsed only by John Mackey's. For the year Harris wracked up 1,000 yards, his team achieving 3rd place in the NFL West.

As Shula built the team, pushing it to 1st in the NFL West in 1964, Harris, #26, picked up 17 kicks and carried them for 214 yards, including a run of 39 yards. He also intercepted a ball for a 20-yard run.

In 1966 Harris moved to the New York Giants, a season of misery coached by Allie Sherman that left the Giants 8th in their division. Harris spent that longest season as a long-snapper for punters, with a total annual yardage of 9 for the year.

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