1977 NFL Draft

The 1977 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held May 3–4, 1977, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, New York.[1][2] The league also held its first supplemental draft, which took place after the regular draft and before the regular season.

1977 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)May 3–4, 1977
LocationRoosevelt Hotel
in New York City, NY
335 total selections in 12 rounds
First selectionRicky Bell, RB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mr. IrrelevantJim Kelleher, RB
Minnesota Vikings
Most selections (18)Cincinnati Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers
Fewest selections (6)Washington Redskins
Hall of Famers1

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer

Round One

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ricky Bell Running Back USC
2 Dallas Cowboys Tony Dorsett Running Back Pittsburgh
3 Cincinnati Bengals (from Buffalo) Eddie Edwards Defensive End Miami (FL)
4 New York Jets Marvin Powell Tackle USC
5 New York Giants Gary Jeter Defensive Tackle USC
6 Atlanta Falcons Warren Bryant Tackle Kentucky
7 New Orleans Saints Joe Campbell Defensive End Maryland
8 Cincinnati Bengals (from Philadelphia) Wilson Whitley Defensive Tackle Houston
9 Green Bay Packers Mike Butler Defensive End Kansas
10 Kansas City Chiefs Gary Green Cornerback Baylor
11 Houston Oilers Morris Towns Tackle Missouri
12 Buffalo Bills (from Detroit) Phil Dokes Defensive Tackle Oklahoma State
13 Miami Dolphins A. J. Duhe Defensive End Louisiana State
14 Seattle Seahawks (from San Diego through Dallas) Steve August Guard Tulsa
15 Chicago Bears Ted Albrecht Tackle California
16 New England Patriots (from San Francisco) Raymond Clayborn Cornerback Texas
17 Cleveland Browns Robert Jackson Linebacker Texas A&M
18 Denver Broncos Steve Schindler Guard Boston College
19 St. Louis Cardinals (from Washington) Steve Pisarkiewicz Quarterback Missouri
20 Atlanta Falcons (from St. Louis) Wilson Faumuina Defensive Tackle San José State
21 Pittsburgh Steelers Robin Cole Linebacker New Mexico
22 Cincinnati Bengals Mike Cobb Tight End Michigan State
23 Los Angeles Rams Bob Brudzinski Linebacker Ohio State
24 San Diego Chargers (from Dallas) Bob Rush Center Memphis State
25 New England Patriots Stanley Morgan Wide Receiver Tennessee
26 Baltimore Colts Randy Burke Wide Receiver Kentucky
27 Minnesota Vikings Tommy Kramer Quarterback Rice
28 Green Bay Packers (from Oakland) Ezra Johnson Defensive End Morris Brown

Round Two

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dave Lewis Linebacker USC
30 Seattle Seahawks Tom Lynch Tackle Boston College
31 Los Angeles Rams (from Buffalo through Seattle via Dallas) Nolan Cromwell Defensive Back Kansas
32 New York Giants Johnny Perkins Wide Receiver Abilene Christian
33 New York Jets Wesley Walker Wide Receiver California
34 New Orleans Saints Mike Fultz Defensive Tackle Nebraska
35 Oakland Raiders Mike Davis Defensive Back Colorado
36 Atlanta Falcons R. C. Thielemann Guard Arkansas
37 Kansas City Chiefs Tony Reed Running Back Colorado
38 Houston Oilers George Reihner Guard Penn State
39 Green Bay Packers Greg Koch Tackle Arkansas
40 Miami Dolphins Bob Baumhower Defensive Tackle Alabama
41 Seattle Seahawks (from San Diego through Dallas) Terry Beeson Linebacker Kansas
42 Detroit Lions Walt Williams Defensive Back New Mexico State
43 Chicago Bears Mike Spivey Defensive Back Colorado
44 New England Patriots (from San Francisco) Horace Ivory Running Back Oklahoma
45 Denver Broncos Rob Lytle Running Back Michigan
46 Cleveland Browns Tom Skladany Punter Ohio State
47 St. Louis Cardinals George Franklin Running Back Texas A&I
48 Pittsburgh Steelers Sidney Thornton Running Back NW Louisiana
49 Cincinnati Bengals Pete Johnson Running Back Ohio State
50 Los Angeles Rams Billy Waddy Running Back Colorado
51 Seattle Seahawks Peter Cronan Linebacker Boston College
52 New England Patriots Don Hasselbeck Tight End Colorado
53 Baltimore Colts Mike Ozdowski Defensive End Virginia
54 Dallas Cowboys Glenn Carano Quarterback UNLV
55 Minnesota Vikings Dennis Swilley Guard Texas A&M
56 Oakland Raiders Ted McKnight Running Back Minnesota-Duluth

Round Three

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
57 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Charles Hannah Defensive End Alabama
58 Seattle Seahawks Dennis Boyd Defensive End Oregon State
59 Buffalo Bills Curtis Brown Running Back Missouri
60 Pittsburgh Steelers Tom Beasley Defensive Tackle Virginia Tech
61 Chicago Bears Robin Earl Running Back Washington
62 Dallas Cowboys Tony Hill Wide Receiver Stanford
63 St. Louis Cardinals Edgar Fields Defensive Tackle Texas A&M
64 New Orleans Saints Robert Watts Linebacker Boston College
65 San Francisco 49ers Elmo Boyd Wide Receiver Eastern Kentucky
66 Houston Oilers Tim Wilson Running Back Maryland
67 Kansas City Chiefs Thomas Howard Linebacker Texas Tech
68 Los Angeles Rams Ed Fulton Guard Maryland
69 Detroit Lions Rick Kane Running Back San José State
70 Houston Oilers Jimmie Giles Tight End Alcorn State
71 Miami Dolphins Mike Watson Tackle Miami (OH)
72 New York Jets Tank Marshall Defensive End Texas A&M
73 Buffalo Bills John Kimbrough Wide Receiver St. Cloud State
74 Green Bay Packers Rick Scribner Guard Idaho State
75 Pittsburgh Steelers Jim Smith Wide Receiver Michigan
76 Cincinnati Bengals Mike Voight Running Back North Carolina
77 San Diego Chargers Keith King Defensive Back Colorado State
78 St. Louis Cardinals Kurt Allerman Linebacker Penn State
79 Los Angeles Rams Wendell Tyler Running Back UCLA
80 St. Louis Cardinals Terdell Middleton Running Back Memphis State
81 Dallas Cowboys Val Belcher Guard Houston
82 New England Patriots Sidney Brown Defensive Back Oklahoma
83 Minnesota Vikings Tom Hannon Defensive Back Michigan State
84 Houston Oilers Rob Carpenter Running Back Miami (OH)

Round Four

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
85 Cincinnati Bengals Rick Walker Tight End UCLA
86 Buffalo Bills Jimmy Dean Defensive Tackle Texas A&M
87 Seattle Seahawks John Yarno Center Idaho
88 New York Giants Mike Vaughan Tackle Oklahoma
89 New York Jets Scott Dierking Running Back Purdue
90 Atlanta Falcons Allan Leavitt Kicker Georgia
91 Los Angeles Rams Vince Ferragamo Quarterback Nebraska
92 Kansas City Chiefs Mark Bailey Running Back Long Beach State
93 Pittsburgh Steelers Ted Petersen Center Eastern Illinois
94 Kansas City Chiefs Andre Samuels Tight End Bethune-Cookman
95 Kansas City Chiefs Darius Helton Guard North Carolina Central
96 Detroit Lions Luther Blue Wide Receiver Iowa State
97 Washington Redskins Duncan McColl Defensive End Stanford
98 Houston Oilers Warren Anderson Wide Receiver West Virginia State
99 Pittsburgh Steelers Laverne Smith Running Back Kansas
100 San Francisco 49ers Stan Black Defensive Back Mississippi State
101 Denver Broncos Billy Bryan Center Duke
102 Cleveland Browns Oliver Davis Defensive Back Tennessee State
103 Cincinnati Bengals Mike Wilson Tackle Georgia
104 Kansas City Chiefs Eric Harris Defensive Back Memphis State
105 Cincinnati Bengals Jerry Anderson Defensive Back Oklahoma
106 Pittsburgh Steelers Dan Audick Guard Hawaii
107 Los Angeles Rams Earl Jones Defensive End Memphis State
108 Dallas Cowboys Guy Brown Linebacker Houston
109 New England Patriots Gerald Skinner Tackle Arkansas
110 Cleveland Browns Robert Sims Defensive Tackle South Carolina State
111 Seattle Seahawks Larry Seivers Wide Receiver Tennessee
112 Oakland Raiders Mickey Marvin Guard Tennessee
0 Seattle Seahawks (supplemental draft) Al Hunter Running Back Notre Dame

Round Five

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
113 Miami Dolphins Mike Michel Kicker Stanford
114 Detroit Lions Ron Crosby Linebacker Penn State
115 Buffalo Bills Fred Besana Quarterback California
116 New York Jets Perry Griggs Wide Receiver Troy State
117 New York Giants Randy Dean Quarterback Northwestern
118 New Orleans Saints Dave LaFary Tackle Purdue
119 Philadelphia Eagles Skip Sharp Defensive Back Kansas
120 Atlanta Falcons Shelton Diggs Wide Receiver USC
121 Pittsburgh Steelers Cliff Stoudt Quarterback Youngstown State
122 Green Bay Packers Nate Simpson Running Back Tennessee State
123 Miami Dolphins Leroy Harris Running Back Arkansas State
124 San Diego Chargers Clarence Williams Running Back South Carolina
125 Pittsburgh Steelers Steve Courson Guard South Carolina
126 Oakland Raiders Lester Hayes Cornerback Texas A&M
127 Buffalo Bills Neil O'Donoghue Kicker Auburn
128 San Diego Chargers Cliff Olander Quarterback New Mexico State
129 New York Jets Gary Gregory Tackle Baylor
130 Los Angeles Rams Donnie Hickman Guard USC
131 St. Louis Cardinals Ernest Lee Defensive Tackle Texas
132 Pittsburgh Steelers Dennis Winston Linebacker Arkansas
133 Cincinnati Bengals Ray Phillips Linebacker Nebraska
134 Los Angeles Rams Jeff Williams Guard Rhode Island
135 St. Louis Cardinals Andy Spiva Linebacker Tennessee
136 New Orleans Saints Dave Hubbard Tackle Brigham Young
137 Dallas Cowboys Andy Frederick Tackle New Mexico
138 Minnesota Vikings Ken Moore Tight End Northern Illinois
139 Oakland Raiders Jeff Barnes Linebacker California

Round Six

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
140 Chicago Bears Vince Evans Quarterback USC
141 San Francisco 49ers Mike Burns Defensive Back USC
142 Seattle Seahawks Tony Benjamin Running Back Duke
143 New York Giants Bob Jordan Tackle Memphis State
144 New York Jets Joe Klecko Defensive Tackle Temple
145 Philadelphia Eagles Kevin Russell Defensive Back Tennessee State
146 San Diego Chargers Dave Lindstrom Defensive End Boston University
147 New Orleans Saints Cliff Parsley Punter Oklahoma State
148 Houston Oilers Gary Woolford Defensive Back Florida State
149 Green Bay Packers Tim Moresco Defensive Back Syracuse
150 Kansas City Chiefs Rick Burleson Defensive End Texas
151 San Diego Chargers Larry Barnes Running Back Tennessee State
152 San Diego Chargers Pete Shaw Defensive Back Northwestern
153 New York Giants Emery Moorehead Wide Receiver Colorado
154 Philadelphia Eagles Wilbert Montgomery Running Back Abilene Christian
155 San Francisco 49ers Jim Harlan Center Howard Payne
156 Los Angeles Rams Art Best Running Back Kent State
157 Buffalo Bills Ron Pruitt Defensive End Nebraska
158 Philadelphia Eagles Mark Mitchell Defensive Back Tulane
159 Pittsburgh Steelers Paul Harris Linebacker Alabama
160 Cincinnati Bengals Tommy Duniven Quarterback Texas Tech
161 Atlanta Falcons Keith Jenkins Defensive Back Cincinnati
162 New Orleans Saints Tom Schick Guard Maryland
163 Baltimore Colts Calvin O'Neal Linebacker Michigan
164 Dallas Cowboys Jim Cooper Tackle Temple
165 Houston Oilers David Carter Center Western Kentucky
166 Detroit Lions Reggie Pinkney Defensive Back East Carolina
167 Kansas City Chiefs Andre Herrera Running Back Southern Illinois

Round Seven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
168 New York Jets Charles White Running Back Bethune-Cookman
169 Seattle Seahawks David Sims Running Back Georgia Tech
170 Buffalo Bills Mike Nelms Defensive Back Baylor
171 New York Jets Bob Grupp Defensive Back Duke
172 Green Bay Packers Derrel Gofourth Center Oklahoma State
173 Cleveland Browns Ken Randle Wide Receiver USC
174 New Orleans Saints Greg Boykin Running Back Northwestern
175 Philadelphia Eagles Charles Johnson Defensive Tackle Colorado
176 Green Bay Packers Rell Tipton Guard Baylor
177 Kansas City Chiefs Chris Golub Defensive Back Kansas
178 New York Giants Al Dixon Tight End Iowa State
179 Detroit Lions Tim Black Linebacker Baylor
180 Miami Dolphins Bruce Herron Linebacker New Mexico
181 San Diego Chargers Ron Bush Defensive Back USC
182 Chicago Bears Gerald Butler Wide Receiver Nicholls State
183 San Francisco 49ers Jim Van Wagner Running Back Michigan Tech
184 Cleveland Browns Blane Smith Tight End Purdue
185 Denver Broncos Larry Swider Punter Pittsburgh
186 Pittsburgh Steelers Randy Frisch Defensive Tackle Missouri
187 Cincinnati Bengals Louis Breeden Defensive Back North Carolina Central
188 Oakland Raiders Rich Martini Wide Receiver California-Davis
189 Cleveland Browns Bob Lingenfelter Tackle Nebraska
190 Washington Redskins Reggie Haynes Tight End UNLV
191 Dallas Cowboys Dave Stalls Defensive Tackle Northern Colorado
192 New England Patriots Ken Smith Wide Receiver Arkansas-Pine Bluff
193 Baltimore Colts Blanchard Carter Tackle UNLV
194 Cincinnati Bengals Jim Corbett Tight End Pittsburgh
195 New York Jets Kevin Long Running Back South Carolina

Round Eight

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
196 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Randy Hedberg Quarterback Minot State
197 Buffalo Bills Greg Morton Defensive Tackle Michigan
198 Houston Oilers Steve Davis Wide Receiver Georgia
199 New York Giants Bill Rice Defensive Tackle Brigham Young
200 New York Jets Dan Alexander Defensive Tackle Louisiana State
201 New Orleans Saints Jimmy Stewart Defensive Back Tulsa
202 Philadelphia Eagles Cleveland Franklin Running Back Baylor
203 Atlanta Falcons Walter Packer Wide Receiver Mississippi State
204 Kansas City Chiefs Ron Olsonoski Linebacker St. Thomas (MN)
205 Houston Oilers Eddie Foster Wide Receiver Houston
206 Green Bay Packers David Whitehurst Quarterback Furman
207 Miami Dolphins Horace Perkins Defensive Back Colorado
208 Dallas Cowboys Al Cleveland Defensive End Pacific
209 Detroit Lions Mark Griffin Tackle North Carolina
210 New York Jets Ed Thompson Linebacker Ohio State
211 New York Giants Otis Rodgers Linebacker Iowa State
212 Denver Broncos Calvin Culliver Running Back Alabama
213 Cleveland Browns Bill Armstrong Defensive Back Wake Forest
214 Cincinnati Bengals Jose St. Victor Guard Syracuse
215 Kansas City Chiefs Waddell Smith Wide Receiver Kansas
216 St. Louis Cardinals Eric Williams Linebacker USC
217 Pittsburgh Steelers Phil August Wide Receiver Miami (FL)
218 Los Angeles Rams Rod Bockwoldt Defensive Back Weber State
219 New England Patriots Brad Benson Guard Penn State
220 Baltimore Colts Ken Helms Tackle Georgia
221 Dallas Cowboys Fred Williams Running Back Arizona State
222 Minnesota Vikings Clint Strozier Defensive Back USC
223 Oakland Raiders Terry Robiskie Running Back Louisiana State

Round Nine

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
224 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Byron Hemingway Linebacker Boston College
225 Seattle Seahawks George Adzick Defensive back Minnesota
226 Kansas City Chiefs Derrick Glanton Defensive end Bishop
227 New York Jets Matt Robinson Quarterback Georgia
228 New York Giants Ken Mullins Defensive end Florida A&M
229 Philadelphia Eagles T.J. Humphreys Guard Arkansas State
230 Atlanta Falcons John Maxwell Tackle Boston College
231 New Orleans Saints Dave Knowles Tackle Indiana
232 Houston Oilers Bill Currier Defensive back South Carolina
233 Green Bay Packers Joel Mullins Tackle Arkansas State
234 Kansas City Chiefs Dave Green Tackle New Mexico
235 San Diego Chargers Gene Washington Wide receiver Georgia
236 Detroit Lions Steve Mathieson Quarterback Florida State
237 Miami Dolphins Robert Turner Running back Oklahoma State
238 Chicago Bears Nick Buonamici Defensive tackle Ohio State
239 San Francisco 49ers David Posey Kicker Florida
240 Cleveland Browns Daryl Brown Defensive back Tufts
241 Denver Broncos Charles Jackson Defensive tackle Washington
242 Atlanta Falcons Robert Speer Defensive end Arkansas State
243 St. Louis Cardinals Johnny Jackson Defensive tackle Southern
244 Pittsburgh Steelers Roosevelt Kelly Tight end Eastern Kentucky
245 Cincinnati Bengals Willie Zachary Wide receiver Central State (OH)
246 Washington Redskins Mike Northington Running back Purdue
247 Baltimore Colts Glen Capriola Running back Boston College
248 Dallas Cowboys Mark Cantrell Center North Carolina
249 New England Patriots Jerry Vogele Linebacker Michigan
250 Minnesota Vikings Scott Studwell Linebacker Illinois
251 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Larry Mucker Wide receiver Arizona State

Round Ten

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
252 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Robert Morgan Running back Florida
253 Pittsburgh Steelers Alvin Cowans Defensive back Florida
254 Seattle Seahawks Sam Adkins Quarterback Wichita State
255 New York Giants Mike Jones Wide receiver Minnesota
256 New York Jets John Hennessy Defensive end Michigan
257 Atlanta Falcons Billy Ryckman Wide receiver Louisiana Tech
258 New Orleans Saints Rafael Septién Kicker Southwestern Louisiana
259 Philadelphia Eagles John Mastronardo Wide receiver Villanova
260 Green Bay Packers Jim Culbreath Running back Oklahoma
261 Kansas City Chiefs Mark Vitali Quarterback Purdue
262 Houston Oilers Harvey Hull Linebacker Mississippi State
263 Detroit Lions Gary Anderson Guard Stanford
264 Miami Dolphins Mark Carter Tight end Eastern Michigan
265 San Diego Chargers Curtis Townsend Linebacker Arkansas
266 Chicago Bears Dennis Breckner Defensive end Miami (FL)
267 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aaron Ball Linebacker Fullerton State
268 Denver Broncos Oren Middlebrook Wide receiver Arkansas State
269 Cleveland Browns Tom Burkett Tackle North Carolina
270 St. Louis Cardinals Jim LeJay Wide receiver San Jose State
271 Pittsburgh Steelers Dave LaCrosse Linebacker Wake Forest
272 Cincinnati Bengals Bob Bialik Punter Hillsdale
273 Washington Redskins James Sykes Running back Rice
274 Los Angeles Rams Don Petersen Tight end Boston College
275 Dallas Cowboys Steve DeBerg Quarterback San Jose State
276 New England Patriots John Rasmussen Tackle Wisconsin
277 Baltimore Colts Ron Baker Guard Oklahoma State
278 Minnesota Vikings Dan Beaver Kicker Illinois
279 New England Patriots Giles Alexander Defensive end Tulsa

Round Eleven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
280 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chuck Rodgers Defensive back North Dakota State
281 Seattle Seahawks Bill Westbeld Tackle Dayton
282 Buffalo Bills Nate Jackson Running back Tennessee State
283 Philadelphia Eagles Rocco Moore Tackle Western Michigan
284 New York Giants Bill Helms Tight end San Diego State
285 New Orleans Saints John Blain Tackle San Jose State
286 Philadelphia Eagles Mike Cordova Quarterback Stanford
287 Atlanta Falcons Dave Farmer Running back USC
288 Kansas City Chiefs Maurice Mitchell Wide receiver Northern Michigan
289 Houston Oilers Al Romano Linebacker Pittsburgh
290 Green Bay Packers Terry Randolph Defensive back American International
291 Miami Dolphins John Alexander Defensive end Rutgers
292 Cincinnati Bengals Joel Parrish Guard Georgia
293 Detroit Lions Tony Daykin Linebacker Georgia Tech
294 Chicago Bears Connie Zelencik Center Purdue
295 San Francisco 49ers Brian Billick Tight end Brigham Young
296 Cleveland Browns Charles Nash Wide receiver Arizona
297 Denver Broncos Phil Heck Linebacker California
298 Pittsburgh Steelers Lou West Defensive back Cincinnati
299 Cincinnati Bengals Carl Allen Defensive back Southern Mississippi
300 Washington Redskins Don Harris Defensive back Rutgers
301 St. Louis Cardinals Greg Lee Defensive back Western Illinois
302 Los Angeles Rams Carson Long Kicker Pittsburgh
303 New England Patriots Ray Costict Linebacker Mississippi State
304 Baltimore Colts Brian Ruff Linebacker The Citadel
305 Dallas Cowboys Don Wardlow Tight end Washington
306 Minnesota Vikings Keith Hartwig Wide receiver Arizona
307 New York Jets Dave Butterfield Defensive back Nebraska

Round Twelve

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
308 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chip Sheffield Wide receiver Lenoir-Rhyne
309 Buffalo Bills Charles Romes Defensive back North Carolina Central
310 Pittsburgh Steelers Jimmy Stephens Tight end Florida
311 New York Giants Elmo Simmons Running back Texas-Arlington
312 New York Jets Phil Gargis Running back Auburn
313 New York Jets Dave Conrad Tackle Maryland
314 St. Louis Cardinals Don Parrish Defensive end Pittsburgh
315 New Orleans Saints Oakley Dalton Defensive tackle Jackson State
316 Houston Oilers Ove Johansson Kicker Abilene Christian
317 Oakland Raiders Rod Martin Linebacker USC
318 Kansas City Chiefs Ray Burks Linebacker UCLA
319 San Diego Chargers Jim Stansik Tight end Eastern Michigan
320 Detroit Lions Dave Greenwood Guard Iowa State
321 Miami Dolphins Terry Anderson Wide receiver Bethune-Cookman
322 Cincinnati Bengals Terry Irving Defensive back Jackson State
323 San Francisco 49ers Scott Martin Guard North Dakota
324 Denver Broncos Scott Levenhagen Tight end Western Illinois
325 Cleveland Browns Leo Tierney Center Georgia Tech
326 Cincinnati Bengals Alex Percival Wide receiver Morehouse (GA)
327 Washington Redskins Curtis Kirkland Defensive end Missouri
328 St. Louis Cardinals Rick Fenlaw Linebacker Texas
329 Seattle Seahawks I. V. Wilson Defensive tackle Tulsa
330 Los Angeles Rams Barry Caudill Center Southern Mississippi
331 Baltimore Colts Bill Deutsch Running back North Dakota
332 Dallas Cowboys Greg Peters Guard California
333 New England Patriots Dave Preston Running back Bowling Green
334 Oakland Raiders Rolf Benirschke Kicker California-Davis
335 [4] Minnesota Vikings Jim Kelleher Running back Colorado
= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers

  • Tony Dorsett, running back from University of Pittsburgh taken 1st round 2nd overall by the Dallas Cowboys.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1994.[5]

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[3] = Hall of Famer[6]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Baltimore Colts Wade Griffin  OT Mississippi SEC
Buffalo Bills Shane Nelson  LB Baylor SWC
Chicago Bears Fred Dean  G Texas Southern SWAC
Dallas Cowboys Bruce Huther  LB New Hampshire Yankee
Dallas Cowboys Larry Brinson  RB Florida SEC
Denver Broncos Ron Egloff  TE Wisconsin Big Ten
Denver Broncos Rob Nairne  LB Oregon State Pac-8
Houston Oilers Ken Kennard  DT Angelo State Lone Star
Kansas City Chiefs Ed Beckman  TE Florida State Ind.
Los Angeles Rams Glen Walker  P USC Pac-8
Minnesota Vikings Rick Danmeier  K Sioux Falls Tri-State
New England Patriots Tim Mazzetti  K Penn Ivy
New Orleans Saints Rich Mauti  WR Penn State Ind.
New York Giants Frank Marion  LB Florida A&M SIAC
New York Giants Joe Pisarcik  QB New Mexico State MVC
New York Giants J. T. Turner  G Duke ACC
New York Jets Bruce Harper  RB Kutztown PSAC
Philadelphia Eagles Herman Edwards  CB San Diego State Ind.
Philadelphia Eagles Wally Henry  WR UCLA Pac-8
Pittsburgh Steelers Tony Dungydouble-dagger S Minnesota Big Ten
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cecil Johnson  LB Pittsburgh Ind.
Washington Redskins Mark Murphy  S Colgate Ind.


  1. ^ "NFL Draft Locations". FootballGeography.com. October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  2. ^ Salomone, Dan (October 2, 2014). "NFL Draft headed to Chicago in 2015". Giants.com. New York Giants. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. 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. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  5. ^ List of 1990s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on July 31, 2008. Retrieved October 11, 2008.
  6. ^ Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

External links

1976 Indiana Hoosiers football team

The 1976 Indiana Hoosiers football team was an American football team that represented the Indiana Hoosiers in the 1976 Big Ten Conference football season. The Hoosiers played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. The team was coached by Lee Corso, in his fourth year as head coach of the Hoosiers.

1976 Kentucky Wildcats football team

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1976 Maryland Terrapins football team

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1976 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1977 Kansas City Chiefs season

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A. J. Duhe

Adam Joseph Duhe Jr. (born November 27, 1955) is a former American football linebacker who played eight seasons for the Miami Dolphins from 1977 to 1984 in the National Football League (NFL).

Duhe played college football at Louisiana State University and was drafted in the first round of the 1977 NFL Draft. He was the AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in his rookie year. He was a one-time Pro Bowler, in 1984.In the 1982 AFC Championship game, Duhe intercepted Richard Todd three times as the Dolphins defeated the New York Jets 14-0. He returned the third interception 35 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal Miami's trip to Super Bowl XVII.

Al Romano

Al Romano (born April 14, 1954) is a former gridiron football defensive tackle who played two seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts. He was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the eleventh round of the 1977 NFL Draft. Romano played college football at the University of Pittsburgh and attended Solvay High School in Solvay, New York. He was a consensus All-American in 1976.

Dave Butterfield

Dave Butterfield (born July 29, 1954) is a former American football defensive back who played college football at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and attended Sterling High School in Sterling, Colorado. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the eleventh round of the 1977 NFL Draft. He was a consensus All-American in 1976.

David Whitehurst

Charles David Whitehurst (born April 27, 1955) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 8th round of the 1977 NFL Draft. He played college football at Furman.

Jeff Barnes

Jeff Barnes (born March 1, 1955) is a former American football linebacker. He was a member of the Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders from 1977 to 1987 of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at California and was drafted by the Raiders in the 5th round of the 1977 NFL draft.

Joel Parrish

Joel Parrish (born September 1, 1955) is a former American football offensive guard who played two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the eleventh round of the 1977 NFL Draft. Parrish played college football at the University of Georgia and attended Coffee County High School in Douglas, Georgia. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball but chose to attend the University of Georgia. He was a consensus All-American in 1976. Parrish and four other men were arrested in 2001 in Australia on charges of drug trafficking after smuggling 2,457 pounds of cocaine into the country.

Larry Seivers

Larry Seivers (born March 30, 1954) is a former American football wide receiver who played college football at the University of Tennessee. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL) in the fourth round of the 1977 NFL Draft. He was a consensus All-American in 1975 and 1976.

Mike Cobb

Michael Cobb (born December 20, 1955) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League.

Cobb played football for Michigan State University. He was selected in the first round (22nd overall) by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1977 NFL Draft. He played five seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Chicago Bears. After playing one season with the Bengals, he was traded to the Chicago Bears for whom he played from 1978 through 1981. Cobb also played for the Michigan Panthers in the USFL during the 1983 and 1984 seasons where he caught 118 passes for 1,319 yards with 10 touchdowns.He is a cousin of Sherman Smith, a former running back and the current running backs coach for the Seattle Seahawks.

Mike Vaughan

Mike Vaughan (born October 2, 1954) is an American former football player who was an offensive lineman for the Oklahoma Sooners football team of the University of Oklahoma from 1973 to 1976. Vaughan was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American following his 1976 senior season. He was picked in the fourth round of the 1977 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.

Ricky Bell (running back)

Ricky Lynn Bell (April 8, 1955 – November 28, 1984) was an American professional football player who was a running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. Bell was a star in college for the University of Southern California, gaining 1,875 yards rushing in his junior season. The #1 Overall Selection in the 1977 NFL Draft, Bell was inducted posthumously into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

Sidney Thornton

Sidney Thornton (born September 2, 1954) is a former American professional football player who was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2nd round (48th overall) of the 1977 NFL Draft. A 5'11", 230 lb (100 kg). running back from Northwestern State University in Louisiana, Thornton played in 6 NFL seasons from 1977-1982 for the Steelers.

Steve Schindler

Steve Schindler (born July 24, 1954 in Caldwell, New Jersey) is a former professional American football Guard who played for two seasons for the Denver Broncos. The Broncos selected him in the 1977 NFL Draft with the 18th pick.

Val Belcher

Val Belcher (July 6, 1954 – September 12, 2010) was an American football offensive guard in the Canadian Football League for the Ottawa Rough Riders and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He played college football at the University of Houston and was drafted in the third round of the 1977 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

Wilson Faumuina

Wilson Faumuina (June 11, 1954 – September 26, 1986) was an American football defensive lineman who played five seasons in the National Football League for the Atlanta Falcons. He died at age 32 of heart failure. Wilson attended Balboa High School in San Francisco and played both defensive end and offensive tackle. He was All City several times. Wilson then attended San Jose State from which he was drafted by the Falcons as a first round draft pick, 20th overall in 1977 NFL Draft. He played five seasons with the Falcons from 1977-1981.

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