1982 NFL Draft

The 1982 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 April 27–28, 1982, at the New York Sheraton Hotel in New York City, New York.[1][2] At the time of the draft the Raiders were still the Oakland Raiders, they relocated to Los Angeles in May 1982. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

1982 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)April 27–28, 1982
LocationNew York Sheraton Hotel
in New York City, NY
334 total selections in 12 rounds
First selectionKenneth Sims, DE
New England Patriots
Mr. IrrelevantTim Washington, DB
San Francisco 49ers
Most selections (17)Miami Dolphins
New England Patriots
Fewest selections (5)San Diego Chargers
Hall of Famers

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
1 New England Patriots Kenneth Sims Defensive end Texas
2 Baltimore Colts Johnie Cooks Outside linebacker Mississippi State
3 Cleveland Browns Chip Banks Outside linebacker USC
4 Baltimore Colts Art Schlichter Quarterback Ohio State
5 Chicago Bears Jim McMahon Quarterback Brigham Young
6 Seattle Seahawks Jeff Bryant Defensive end Clemson University
7 Minnesota Vikings Darrin Nelson Running back Stanford University
8 Houston Oilers Mike Munchak Guard Penn State
9 Atlanta Falcons Gerald Riggs Running back Arizona State
10 Los Angeles Raiders Marcus Allen [4] Running back USC
11 Kansas City Chiefs Anthony Hancock Wide receiver University of Tennessee
12 Pittsburgh Steelers Walter Abercrombie Running back Baylor University
13 New Orleans Saints Lindsay Scott Wide receiver University of Georgia
14 Los Angeles Rams Barry Redden Running back University of Richmond
15 Detroit Lions Jimmy Williams Outside linebacker University of Nebraska
16 St. Louis Cardinals Luis Sharpe Offensive tackle UCLA
17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sean Farrell Guard Penn State
18 New York Giants Butch Woolfolk Running back University of Michigan
19 Buffalo Bills Perry Tuttle Wide receiver Clemson University
20 Philadelphia Eagles Mike Quick Wide receiver North Carolina State University
21 Denver Broncos Gerald Willhite Running back San Jose State University
22 Green Bay Packers Ron Hallstrom Guard University of Iowa
23 New York Jets Bob Crable Linebacker Notre Dame
24 Miami Dolphins Roy Foster Guard USC
25 Dallas Cowboys Rod Hill Cornerback Kentucky State University
26 Cincinnati Bengals Glen Collins Defensive end Mississippi State University
27 New England Patriots Lester Williams Nose tackle University of Miami

Round two

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
28 Baltimore Colts Leo Wisniewski Nose tackle Penn State
29 San Francisco 49ers William "Bubba" Paris Offensive Tackle University of Michigan
30 New Orleans Saints Brad Edelman Offensive Guard University of Missouri
31 Cleveland Browns Keith Baldwin Defensive End Texas A&M
32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Booker Reese Defensive End Bethune-Cookman
33 Seattle Seahawks Bruce Scholtz Linebacker University of Texas at Austin
34 Baltimore Colts Rohn Stark Punter Florida State University
35 Los Angeles Raiders Jack Squirek Linebacker University of Illinois
36 Atlanta Falcons Doug Rogers Defensive End Stanford University
37 Los Angeles Raiders Jim Romano Center Penn State
38 St. Louis Cardinals David Galloway Defensive End University of Florida
39 Minnesota Vikings Terry Tausch Offensive Guard University of Texas at Austin
40 New England Patriots Robert Weathers Running Back Arizona State
41 New England Patriots Andre Tippett Linebacker University of Iowa
42 Detroit Lions Bobby Watkins Defensive Back Southwest Texas State University
43 Pittsburgh Steelers John Meyer Offensive Tackle Arizona State
44 Houston Oilers Oliver Luck Quarterback West Virginia University
45 New York Giants Joe Morris Running Back Syracuse University
46 Kansas City Chiefs Calvin Daniels Linebacker University of North Carolina
47 Philadelphia Eagles Lawrence Sampleton Tight End University of Texas at Austin
48 Buffalo Bills Matt Kofler Quarterback San Diego State
49 Washington Redskins Vernon Dean Defensive Back San Diego State
50 Denver Broncos Orlando McDaniel Wide Receiver LSU
51 New York Jets Reggie McElroy Offensive Tackle West Texas State University
52 Miami Dolphins Mark Duper Wide Receiver Northwestern State University
53 Dallas Cowboys Jeff Rohrer Linebacker Yale University
54 Cincinnati Bengals Emanuel Weaver Nose tackle South Carolina State University
55 New England Patriots Darryl Haley Offensive Tackle University of Utah

Round three

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
56 New England Patriots Cedric Jones Wide Receiver Duke University
57 Baltimore Colts James Burroughs Defensive Back Michigan State University
58 New Orleans Saints Rodney Lewis Defensive Back University of Nebraska
59 Buffalo Bills Eugene Marve Linebacker Saginaw Valley State University
60 New England Patriots Clayton Weishuhn Linebacker Angelo State University
61 Washington Redskins Carl Powell Wide Receiver Jackson State University
62 Chicago Bears Tim Wrightman Tight End UCLA
63 Atlanta Falcons Stacey Bailey Wide Receiver San Jose State University
64 Los Angeles Raiders Vann McElroy Safety Baylor University
65 St. Louis Cardinals Benny Perrin Safety University of Alabama
66 New Orleans Saints Eugene Goodlow Wide Receiver Kansas State University
67 Los Angeles Rams Bill Bechtold Center University of Oklahoma
68 New Orleans Saints Kenny Duckett Wide Receiver Wake Forest University
69 Detroit Lions Steve Doig Linebacker University of New Hampshire
70 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Merriweather Linebacker Pacific
71 Green Bay Packers Del Rodgers Running Back University of Utah
72 Houston Oilers Stan Edwards Running Back University of Michigan
73 St. Louis Cardinals Rusty Guilbeau Defensive End McNeese State University
74 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerry Bell Tight End Arizona State
75 Seattle Seahawks Pete Metzelaars Tight End Wabash College
76 New Orleans Saints John Krimm Defensive Back Notre Dame
77 Houston Oilers Robert Abraham Linebacker North Carolina State University
78 Philadelphia Eagles Vyto Kab Tight End Penn State
79 New York Jets Dwayne Crutchfield Running Back Iowa State University
80 Miami Dolphins Paul Lankford Cornerback Penn State
81 Dallas Cowboys Jim Eliopulos Linebacker University of Wyoming
82 Cincinnati Bengals Rodney Holman Tight End Tulane University
83 Tampa Bay Buccaneers John Cannon Defensive End William and Mary

Round four

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
84 Baltimore Colts Mike Pagel Quarterback Arizona State
85 New England Patriots George Crump Defensive end East Carolina
86 New Orleans Saints Morten Andersen Kicker Michigan State
87 Cleveland Browns Dwight Walker Wide receiver Nicholls State
88 Los Angeles Rams Jeff Gaylord Linebacker Missouri
89 Chicago Bears Dennis Gentry Running back Baylor
90 St. Louis Cardinals Tootie Robbins Tackle East Carolina
91 Los Angeles Raiders Ed Muransky Tackle Michigan
92 Minnesota Vikings Jim Fahnhorst Linebacker Minnesota
93 Buffalo Bills Van Williams Running back Carson-Newman
94 Houston Oilers Steve Bryant Wide receiver Purdue
95 Atlanta Falcons Reggie Brown Running back Oregon
96 Detroit Lions Bruce McNorton Defensive back Georgetown (KY)
97 Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Woods Defensive back Boise State
98 Green Bay Packers Robert Brown Linebacker Virginia Tech
99 Washington Redskins Todd Liebenstein Defensive end UNLV
100 Kansas City Chiefs Louis Haynes Linebacker North Texas State
101 Dallas Cowboys Brian Carpenter Defensive back Michigan
102 New York Giants Gerry Raymond Guard Boston College
103 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dave Barrett Running back Houston
104 Kansas City Chiefs Stuart Anderson Linebacker Virginia
105 Philadelphia Eagles Anthony Griggs Linebacker Ohio State
106 Denver Broncos Dan Plater Wide receiver Brigham Young
107 New York Jets George Floyd Defensive back Eastern Kentucky
108 Miami Dolphins Charles Bowser Linebacker Duke
109 Dallas Cowboys Monty Hunter Defensive back Salem
110 Cincinnati Bengals Rodney Tate Running back Texas
111 New England Patriots Brian Ingram Linebacker Tennessee

Round five

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
112 New England Patriots Fred Marion Safety Miami (FL)
113 Baltimore Colts Terry Crouch Guard Oklahoma
114 New Orleans Saints Tony Elliott Defensive end North Texas State
115 Cleveland Browns Mike Baab Center Texas
116 Chicago Bears Perry Hartnett Tackle Southern Methodist
117 Los Angeles Rams Wally Kersten Tackle Minnesota
118 Los Angeles Rams Doug Barnett Defensive end Azusa Pacific
119 St. Louis Cardinals Vance Bedford Defensive back Texas
120 Miami Dolphins Bob Nelson Defensive tackle Miami (FL)
121 Houston Oilers Malcolm Taylor Defensive end Tennessee State
122 Atlanta Falcons Von Mansfield Defensive back Wisconsin
123 Los Angeles Raiders Ed Jackson Linebacker Louisiana Tech
124 Pittsburgh Steelers Ken Dallafior Tackle Minnesota
125 St. Louis Cardinals Earl Ferrell Running back East Tennessee State
126 Green Bay Packers Mike Meade Running back Penn State
127 Detroit Lions William Graham Defensive back Texas
128 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jeff Davis Linebacker Clemson
129 New York Giants Rich Umphrey Center Colorado
130 Kansas City Chiefs Del Thompson Running back Texas-El Paso
131 Denver Broncos Sammy Winder Running back Southern Mississippi
132 Philadelphia Eagles Dennis DeVaughn Defensive back Bishop
133 Washington Redskins Michael Williams Tight end Alabama A&M
134 Chicago Bears Dennis Tabron Defensive back Duke
135 New York Jets Mark Jerue Linebacker Washington
136 Miami Dolphins Rich Diana Running back Yale
137 Dallas Cowboys Phil Pozderac Tackle Notre Dame
138 Cincinnati Bengals Paul Sorensen Defensive back Washington State
139 San Francisco 49ers Newton Williams Running back Arizona State

Round six

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
140 Baltimore Colts Pat Beach Tight end Washington State
141 New England Patriots Ricky Smith Defensive back Alabama State
142 New Orleans Saints Marvin Lewis Running back Tulane
143 Dallas Cowboys Ken Hammond Guard Vanderbilt
144 Seattle Seahawks Jack Campbell Tackle Utah
145 Los Angeles Rams Kerry Locklin Tight end New Mexico State
146 Chicago Bears Kurt Becker Guard Michigan
147 Minnesota Vikings Greg Storr Linebacker Boston College
148 Houston Oilers Gary Allen Tight end Hawaii
149 Atlanta Falcons Mike Kelley Quarterback Georgia Tech
150 St. Louis Cardinals Craig Shaffer Linebacker Indiana State
151 San Francisco 49ers Vince Williams Running back Oregon
152 Green Bay Packers Chet Parlavecchio Linebacker Penn State
153 Washington Redskins Lemont Holt Jeffers Linebacker Tennessee
154 Detroit Lions Mike Machurek Quarterback Idaho State
155 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Perko Defensive tackle Utah State
156 New York Giants Darrell Nicholson Linebacker North Carolina
157 Kansas City Chiefs Durwood Roquemore Defensive back Texas A&I
158 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Andre Tyler Wide receiver Stanford
159 Philadelphia Eagles Curt Grieve Wide receiver Yale
160 Buffalo Bills DeWayne Chivers Tight end South Carolina
161 Miami Dolphins Tom Tutson Defensive back South Carolina State
162 Cleveland Browns Mike Whitwell Wide receiver Texas A&M
163 New York Jets Lonell Phea Wide receiver Houston
164 Miami Dolphins Ron Hester Linebacker Florida State
165 Dallas Cowboys Charles Daum Defensive tackle Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
166 Cincinnati Bengals Arthur King Defensive end Grambling
167 Pittsburgh Steelers Craig Bingham Linebacker Syracuse

Round seven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
168 New England Patriots Jeff Roberts Linebacker Tulane
169 Baltimore Colts Fletcher Jenkins Defensive tackle Washington
170 Miami Dolphins Dan Johnson Tight end Iowa State
171 Buffalo Bills Gary Anderson Kicker Syracuse
172 Pittsburgh Steelers Edmund Nelson Defensive tackle Auburn
173 Chicago Bears Henry Waechter Defensive tackle Nebraska
174 Seattle Seahawks Eugene Williams Linebacker Tulsa
175 Detroit Lions Phil Bates Running back Nebraska
176 Atlanta Falcons David Toloumu Running back Hawaii
177 Los Angeles Raiders Jeff Jackson Defensive end Toledo
178 St. Louis Cardinals Bob Sebro Center Colorado
179 Minnesota Vikings Steve Jordan Tight end Brown
180 Washington Redskins John Schachtner Linebacker Northern Arizona
181 Los Angeles Rams Joe Shearin Guard Texas
182 Pittsburgh Steelers Emil Boures Center Pittsburgh
183 Green Bay Packers Joey Whitley Defensive back Texas-El Paso
184 Kansas City Chiefs Greg Smith Defensive tackle Kansas
185 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tom Morris Defensive back Michigan State
186 New York Giants Jeff Wiska Guard Michigan State
187 Detroit Lions Victor Simmons Wide receiver Oregon State
188 San Diego Chargers Hollis Hall Defensive back Clemson
189 Denver Broncos Alvin Ruben Defensive end Houston
190 Philadelphia Eagles Harvey Armstrong Defensive tackle Southern Methodist
191 New York Jets Tom Coombs Tight end Idaho
192 Miami Dolphins Larry Cowan Running back Jackson State
193 Dallas Cowboys Bill Purifoy Defensive end Tulsa
194 Cincinnati Bengals Ben Needham Linebacker Michigan
195 San Francisco 49ers Ron Ferrari Linebacker Illinois

Round eight

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
196 Baltimore Colts Tony Loia Guard Arizona State
197 New England Patriots Ken Collins Linebacker Washington State
198 New Orleans Saints Chuck Slaughter Tackle South Carolina
199 Cleveland Browns Mark Kafentzis Defensive back Hawaii
200 Chicago Bears Jerry Doerger Tackle Wisconsin
201 Seattle Seahawks Chester Cooper Wide receiver Minnesota
202 Los Angeles Rams A. J. Jones Running back Texas
203 Atlanta Falcons Ricky Eberhart Defensive back Morris Brown
204 Cleveland Browns Van Heflin Tight end Vanderbilt
205 St. Louis Cardinals Chris Lindstrom Defensive tackle Boston University
206 Minnesota Vikings Kirk Harmon Linebacker Pacific
207 Los Angeles Rams Mike Reilly Linebacker Oklahoma
208 Detroit Lions Martin Moss Defensive end UCLA
209 Pittsburgh Steelers John Goodson Punter Texas
210 Green Bay Packers Thomas Boyd Linebacker Alabama
211 Cleveland Browns Bill Jackson Defensive back North Carolina
212 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kelvin Atkins Linebacker Illinois
213 New York Giants Robert Hubble Tight end Rice
214 Kansas City Chiefs Case DeBruijn Punter Idaho State
215 San Diego Chargers Maury Buford Punter Texas Tech
216 Dallas Cowboys George Peoples Running back Auburn
217 Philadelphia Eagles Jim Fritzche Tackle Purdue
218 Buffalo Bills Luc Tousignant Quarterback Fairmont State
219 New York Jets Lawrence Texada Running back Henderson State
220 Miami Dolphins Tate Randle Defensive back Texas Tech
221 Dallas Cowboys Dwight Sullivan Running back North Carolina State
222 Cincinnati Bengals Kari Yli-Renko Tackle Cincinnati
223 Washington Redskins Ralph Warthen Defensive tackle Gardner-Webb

Round nine

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
224 New England Patriots Kelvin Murdock Wide receiver Troy State
225 Baltimore Colts Tony Berryhill Center Clemson
226 Washington Redskins Ken Coffey Defensive back Southwest Texas State
227 Cleveland Browns Milton Baker Tight end West Texas State
228 Seattle Seahawks David Jefferson Linebacker Miami (FL)
229 Los Angeles Rams Bob Speight Tackle Boston University
230 Chicago Bears Mike Hatchett Defensive back Texas
231 Detroit Lions Dan Wagoner Defensive back Kansas
232 St. Louis Cardinals Darnell Dailey Linebacker Maryland
233 Minnesota Vikings Bryan Howard Defensive back Tennessee State
234 Houston Oilers Matt Bradley Defensive back Penn State
235 Atlanta Falcons Mike Horan Punter Long Beach State
236 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Hirn Tight end Central Michigan
237 Green Bay Packers Charles Riggins Defensive end Bethune-Cookman
238 Washington Redskins Randy Trautman Defensive tackle Boise State
239 Miami Dolphins Steve Clark Defensive end Utah
240 New York Giants John Higgins Defensive back UNLV
241 Kansas City Chiefs Lyndle Byford Tackle Oklahoma
242 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bob Lane Quarterback N.E. Louisiana
243 Denver Broncos Keith Uecker Tackle Auburn
244 Philadelphia Eagles Tony Woodruff Wide receiver Fresno State
245 Buffalo Bills Dennis Edwards Defensive tackle USC
246 San Diego Chargers Warren Lyles Defensive tackle Alabama
247 New York Jets Rocky Klever Running back Montana
248 Miami Dolphins Mack Boatner Running back Southeastern Louisiana
249 Dallas Cowboys Joe Gary Defensive tackle UCLA
250 Cincinnati Bengals James Bennett Wide receiver Northwest Louisiana
251 San Francisco 49ers Bryan Clark Quarterback Michigan State
0 Detroit Lions (supplemental draft) Kevin Robinson Defensive back North Carolina A&T

Round ten

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
252 Baltimore Colts Tom Deery Safety Widener
253 New England Patriots Brian Clark Kicker Florida
254 Washington Redskins Harold Smith Defensive end Kentucky State
255 Cleveland Browns Ricky Floyd Running back Southern Mississippi
256 Los Angeles Rams Miles McPherson Defensive back New Haven
257 Chicago Bears Joe Turner Defensive back USC
258 Seattle Seahawks Craig Austin Linebacker South Dakota
259 St. Louis Cardinals Eddie McGill Tight end Western Carolina
260 Minnesota Vikings Gerald Lucear Wide receiver Did not play Temple
261 Houston Oilers Ron Reeves Quarterback Texas Tech
262 Atlanta Falcons Curtis Stowers Linebacker Mississippi State
263 Los Angeles Raiders Rich D'Amico Linebacker Penn State
264 Green Bay Packers Eddie Garcia Kicker Southern Methodist
265 Washington Redskins Terry Daniels Defensive back Tennessee
266 Detroit Lions Roosevelt Barnes Linebacker Purdue
267 Pittsburgh Steelers Sal Sunseri Linebacker Pittsburgh
268 Kansas City Chiefs Larry Brodsky Wide receiver Miami (FL)
269 San Francisco 49ers Dana McLemore Defensive back Hawaii
270 New York Giants Rich Baldinger Tackle Wake Forest
271 Miami Dolphins Robin Fisher Linebacker Florida
272 Buffalo Bills Vic James Defensive back Colorado
273 San Diego Chargers Andre Young Defensive back Louisiana Tech
274 Denver Broncos Ken Woodard Linebacker Tuskegee
275 New York Jets Darryl Hemphill Defensive back West Texas State
276 Miami Dolphins Wayne Jones Tackle Utah
277 Dallas Cowboys Todd Eckerson Tackle North Carolina State
278 Cincinnati Bengals Larry Hogue Defensive back Utah State
279 San Francisco 49ers Tim Barbian Defensive tackle Western Illinois

Round eleven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
280 Baltimore Colts Lamont Meacham Defensive back Western Kentucky
281 Washington Redskins Dan Miller Kicker Miami (FL)
282 Cleveland Browns Steve Michuta Quarterback Grand Valley State
283 Chicago Bears Guy Boliaux Linebacker Wisconsin
284 Seattle Seahawks Sam Clancy Defensive end Pittsburgh (never played college football, was a basketball standout)[5]
285 Los Angeles Rams Ricky Coffman Wide receiver UCLA
286 Minnesota Vikings Curtis Rouse Guard Tennessee-Chattanooga
287 Houston Oilers Jim Campbell Tight end Kentucky
288 Atlanta Falcons Jeff Keller Wide receiver Washington State
289 Los Angeles Raiders Willie Turner Wide receiver Louisiana State
290 St. Louis Cardinals James Williams Defensive end North Carolina A&T
291 Washington Redskins Bob Holly Quarterback Princeton
292 Detroit Lions Edward Lee Wide receiver South Carolina State
293 Pittsburgh Steelers Mikal Abdul-Saboor Guard Morgan State
294 Green Bay Packers John Macaulay Center Stanford
295 Dallas Cowboys George Thompson Wide receiver Albany State
296 New England Patriots Steve Sandon Quarterback Northern Iowa
297 Kansas City Chiefs Bob Carter Wide receiver Arizona
298 Buffalo Bills Frank Kalil Guard Arizona
299 San Diego Chargers Anthony Watson Defensive back New Mexico State
300 Denver Broncos Stuart Yatsko Guard Oregon
301 Philadelphia Eagles Ron Ingram Wide receiver Oklahoma State
302 New York Jets Perry Parmelee Wide receiver Santa Clara
303 Miami Dolphins Gary Crum Tackle Wyoming
304 Dallas Cowboys Michael Whiting Running back Florida State
305 Cincinnati Bengals Russell Davis Running back Idaho
306 San Francisco 49ers Gary Gibson Linebacker Arizona

Round twelve

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
307 Baltimore Colts Johnnie Wright Running back South Carolina
308 New England Patriots Greg Taylor Wide receiver Virginia
309 Washington Redskins Donald Laster Tackle Tennessee State
310 Cleveland Browns Scott Nicolas Linebacker Miami (FL)
311 Seattle Seahawks Frank Naylor Center Rutgers
312 Los Angeles Rams Raymond Coley Defensive tackle Alabama A&M
313 Chicago Bears Ricky Young Linebacker Oklahoma State
314 Houston Oilers Donnie Craft Running back Louisville
315 Atlanta Falcons Dave Levenick Linebacker Wisconsin
316 Los Angeles Raiders Randy Smith Wide receiver East Texas State
317 St. Louis Cardinals Bob Atha Kicker Ohio State
318 Minnesota Vikings Bill Busarello Running Back Glassboro St
319 Detroit Lions Ricky Porter Running back Slippery Rock
320 Pittsburgh Steelers Al Hughes Defensive end Western Michigan
321 Green Bay Packers Phil Epps Wide receiver Texas Christian
322 Washington Redskins Jeff Goff Linebacker Arkansas
323 New York Giants Mark Seale Defensive tackle Richmond
324 Kansas City Chiefs Mike Miller Defensive back Southwest Texas State
325 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Michael Morton Running back UNLV
326 Detroit Lions Rob Rubick Tight end Grand Valley State
327 Denver Broncos Brian Clark Guard Clemson
328 Philadelphia Eagles Rob Taylor Tackle Northwestern
329 Buffalo Bills Tony Suber Defensive tackle Gardner-Webb
330 New York Jets Tom Carlstrom Guard Nebraska
331 Miami Dolphins Mike Rodrigue Wide receiver Miami (FL)
332 Dallas Cowboys Rich Burtness Guard Montana
333 Cincinnati Bengals Dan Feraday Quarterback Toronto
334 [6] San Francisco 49ers Tim Washington Defensive back Fresno State
= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers

  • Mike Munchak, guard from Pennsylvania State University taken 1st round 8th overall by the Houston Oilers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2001.[7]
  • Marcus Allen, running back from the University of Southern California taken 1st round 10th overall by the Los Angeles Raiders.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2003.[7]
  • Andre Tippett, linebacker from the University of Iowa taken 2nd round 41st overall by the New England Patriots.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2008.[7]
  • Morten Andersen, kicker from Michigan State University taken 4th round 86th overall by the New Orleans Saints.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2017

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[3]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Baltimore Colts Bernard Henry  WR Arizona State Pac-10
Chicago Bears Dan Rains  LB Cincinnati Ind.
Chicago Bears Calvin Thomas  RB Illinois Big Ten
Dallas Cowboys Brian Baldinger  G Duke ACC
Denver Broncos Darren Comeaux  LB Arizona State Pac-10
Denver Broncos Rick Dennison  LB Colorado State WAC
Denver Broncos Rich Karlis  K Cincinnati Ind.
Green Bay Packers Larry Rubens  LB Montana State Big Sky
New England Patriots Tim Golden  LB Florida SEC
New England Patriots Dennis Owens  DT NC State ACC
New York Giants Floyd Eddings  WR California Pac-10
New York Giants Jerome Sally  DT Missouri Big Eight
New York Jets Joe Pellegrini  G Harvard Ivy
Pittsburgh Steelers Keith Willis  DE Northeastern I-AA Ind.
San Diego Chargers Dennis McKnight  G Drake MVC
San Francisco 49ers Renaldo Nehemiah  WR Maryland ACC He only practiced track and field in college
San Francisco 49ers Jeff Stover  DE Oregon Pac-10 He only practiced track and field in college
Seattle Seahawks Norm Johnson  K UCLA Pac-10
Seattle Seahawks Kani Kauahi  C Hawaii WAC
Seattle Seahawks Joe Nash  DT Boston College Ind.
Seattle Seahawks Shelton Robinson  LB North Carolina ACC


  1. ^ "NFL Draft Locations". FootballGeography.com. October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. 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 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. ^ Marcus Allen, 1981 Heisman Trophy winner "47th Heisman Trophy". heisman.com. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  7. ^ a b c "List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductees". profootballhof.com. Pro Football Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-11.

External links

1981 Big Ten Conference football season

The 1981 Big Ten Conference football season was the 86th season of college football played by the member schools of the Big Ten Conference and was a part of the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season.

The 1981 Big Ten co-champions were Iowa and Ohio State.

1981 UCLA Bruins football team

The 1981 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their sixth year under head coach Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled a 7–4–1 record (5–2–1 Pac-10), finished in a tie for fourth place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and lost to Michigan in the 1981 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl.UCLA's offensive leaders in 1981 were quarterback Tom Ramsey with 1,793 passing yards, running back Kevin Nelson with 883 rushing yards, and wide receiver Cormac Carney with 539 receiving yards.This was the Bruins' final season at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, their home field since 1928, sharing with the USC Trojans. UCLA moved to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for the 1982 season.

1981 Wisconsin Badgers football team

The 1981 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the 1981 Big Ten Conference football season.

Several Wisconsin players ranked among the Big Ten leaders, including the following:

Quarterback Jess Cole ranked seventh in the conference with 12 passing touchdowns and ninth with 1,180 passing yards.

Running back John Williams ranked second in the conference with 5.5 rushing yards per carry and seventh with 634 rushing yards.

David Greenwood led the conference with 156 interception return yards, and he and Matt Vanden Boom tied for second in the conference with six interceptions each.

1982 Chicago Bears season

The 1982 Chicago Bears season was their 63rd regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 3–6 record under first year head coach Mike Ditka in a strike shortened season.

The strike also prevented the Bears–Packers rivalry from being played this year, making the Lions–Packers rivalry the longest-running annual series in the league.

Barry Redden

Barry Redden (born July 21, 1960) is a former American football running back who played for the Los Angeles Rams, the San Diego Chargers, and the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected in the 1982 NFL Draft as the 14th overall pick. He spent much of his career with the Rams as a back-up for Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson.

Redden is currently the president of the NFLPA Retired Players-Houston Chapter.

Bob Crable

Robert Edward Crable (born September 22, 1959) is an American former college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons during the 1980s. He played college football for the University of Notre Dame, and twice earned consensus All-American honors. A first-round pick in the 1982 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the NFL's New York Jets.

Dennis Gentry

Dennis Louis Gentry (born February 10, 1959) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Chicago Bears in the 4th round of the 1982 NFL Draft. He spent his entire 11-year NFL career with the Bears from 1982 to 1992, and was a part of the Bears team that was victorious in Super Bowl XX versus the New England Patriots. He was also a member of the "Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew" in the video "The Super Bowl Shuffle," which featured him pantomiming on the bass.

In 2001, he was the running backs coach for the XFL's Chicago Enforcers until the league folded. Later that year he was hired as a BLESTO regional scout for the Detroit Lions until 2011.Gentry finished his career with 171 receptions for 2,076 yards and seven touchdowns. He also rushed for 764 yards and five touchdowns. But his main contribution came as a kick returner, and is currently ranked third in return yardage (4,353) for the Bears. Dennis is also tied for the club's all-time kick returns with 192. In 1986, he led the NFL with a 28.8-yards-per-return average.

Durwood Roquemore

Durwood Roquemore (born January 19, 1960 in Dallas, Texas) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League, United States Football League, and Arena Football League. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the 1982 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas A&I.

Roquemore also played for the Buffalo Bills, Houston Gamblers, Chicago Bruisers, Albany Firebirds, and Orlando Predators. Roquemore was a member of the Arena Football Hall of Fame's 1999 inductees.

Gerald Willhite

Gerald William Willhite (born May 30, 1959) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Denver Broncos in the first round (21st overall) of the 1982 NFL Draft. A 5'10", 210-lb. running back, Willhite played college football at San Jose State and for the Broncos from 1982 to 1988. He appeared in Super Bowl XXI against the New York Giants.

Willhite was born in Sacramento, California and graduated from Cordova High School of Rancho Cordova, California in 1977. Willhite currently owns and operates GW Spices BBQ Restaurant in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Jimmy Williams (linebacker)

James Henry Williams (born November 15, 1960) is a former American Football linebacker who played mainly for the Detroit Lions in an 11-year career that lasted from 1982 to 1993 in the National Football League. He is currently the defensive line coach for the Western Michigan University football team.

Williams played college football at University of Nebraska where he was an All-American defensive end. He came into Nebraska as only a walk-on. He was drafted in the first round of the 1982 NFL Draft by the Lions, as the 15th overall pick.

Johnie Cooks

Johnie Earl Cooks (born November 23, 1958) is a former professional American football player who was drafted by the Baltimore Colts as the second overall pick in the 1982 NFL Draft. A 6'4", 251 lb (114 kg). linebacker from Mississippi State University, Cooks played in ten NFL seasons from 1982–1991 for the Colts, New York Giants, and Cleveland Browns. He was a member of the Giants when they defeated the Buffalo Bills 20-19 in Super Bowl XXV.

Cooks was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

Kenneth Sims

Kenneth Wayne Sims (born October 31, 1959) is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League for eight seasons during the 1980s. He played college football at Texas, where he was a two-time consensus All-American. Sims was the first overall pick in the 1982 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the New England Patriots of the NFL.

Lester Williams

Lester Williams (January 19, 1959 – August 16, 2017) was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League, mainly for the New England Patriots, including the team's first Super Bowl appearance. He finished his career with the San Diego Chargers in 1986 and the Seattle Seahawks in 1987.Williams was born in Miami, Florida. He attended Carol City High School. He was an All-American at the University of Miami in 1981. He was drafted in the first round (27th overall pick) of the 1982 NFL Draft. Williams was added to the school's Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.He died at his home in Birmingham, Alabama on August 16, 2017 at age 58.

Luis Sharpe

Luis Ernesto Sharpe (born June 16, 1960) is a former professional American football tackle who played 13 seasons in the National Football League for the St. Louis/Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals from 1982 through 1994. A 3-time Pro Bowl selection, Sharpe was selected by the Cardinals in the 1st round (16th overall) of the 1982 NFL Draft. He also played for the Memphis Showboats of the USFL in 1985.

Sharpe graduated from UCLA with a degree in political science.

Ron Hallstrom

Ronald David Hallstrom (born June 11, 1959) is a former American football guard in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at the University of Iowa and was drafted in the first round of the 1982 NFL Draft.

Ron Reeves (gridiron football)

Ron Reeves (born March 4, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who played two seasons in the United States Football League with the Denver Gold, Chicago Blitz and New Jersey Generals. He was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the tenth round of the 1982 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas Tech University and attended Monterey High School in Lubbock, Texas. Reeves was also a member of the Calgary Stampeders and Montreal Concordes of the Canadian Football League.

Stuart Anderson (American football)

Stuart Noel Anderson (born December 25, 1961) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns. He played college football at the University of Virginia and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1982 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Tate Randle

Tate Randle (born August 15, 1959 in Fredericksburg, Texas) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League and the Arena Football League. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the eight round of the 1982 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas Tech.

Randle also played for the Houston Oilers, Baltimore / Indianapolis Colts, and Detroit Drive.

Vernon Dean

Wellington Vernon Dean (born May 5, 1959) is a former professional American football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks. He played college football at San Diego State University and was drafted in the second round of the 1982 NFL Draft. Defensive Backs coach at Virginia State University

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