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These AFL Draft pages were salvaged from the defunct site aflfootball.tripod.com, which inspired my AFL pages.
They are dedicated to that site's creator, Robert Phillips.

1960
AFL Draft

1961
AFL Draft

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AFL Draft

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AFL Draft

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AFL Draft

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AFL Draft

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AFL Draft


American Football League AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
DRAFT - 1961
American Football League

Here is the complete team-by-team listing of the 1961 AFL draft. The draft took 30 rounds to complete.

1961 AFL DRAFT SELECTIONS BY TEAM
BOSTON PATRIOTS BUFFALO BILLS
  1. Tommy Mason, HB, Tulane
  2. Rip Hawkins, C, North Carolina
  3. Danny LaRose, E, Missouri
  4. Mike Zeno, G, Virginia Tech
  5. Fran Tarkenton, QB, Georgia
  6. Larry Eisenhauer, T, Boston College
  7. Paul Terhes, QB, Bucknell
  8. Charles Long, G, Tennessee-Chattanooga
  9. Roland Lakes, C, Wichita
  10. Richard Mueller, E, Kentucky
  11. Mel West, HB, Missouri
  12. Wayne Harris, C, Arkansas
  13. Dan Underwood, T, McNeese State
  14. James Wright, QB, Memphis State
  15. CHOICE TRADED TO DALLAS
  16. George Balthazar, T, Tennessee A&I
  17. Ray Ratkowski, HB, Notre Dame
  18. Tom Rodgers, HB, Kentucky
  19. Joe Bellino, HB, Navy
  20. Clarence Childs, HB, Florida A&M
  21. Dan Oakes, G, VPI
  22. Bob Johnson, E, Michigan
  23. Darrell DeDecker, C, Illinois
  24. Don Webb, HB, Iowa State
  25. Robert Minihane, T, Boston University
  26. Charles Granger, T, Southern
  27. Terry Huxhold, T, Wisconsin
  28. Bryant Harvard, QB, Auburn
  29. Ernie McMillan, T, Illinois
  30. George Hultz, T, Mississippi Southern
 
  1. Ken Rice, T, Auburn
  2. Billy Shaw, T, Georgia Tech
  3. Art Baker, FB, Syracuse (from New York)
    Tom Gilburg, T, Syracuse
  4. Stew Barber, T, Penn State
  5. Norm Snead, QB, Wake Forest
  6. Fred Brown, HB, Georgia
  7. Albert Bemiller, C, Syracuse
  8. Charles Linning, T, Miami (Florida)
  9. William Majors, HB, Tennessee
  10. Don Kern, HB, VMI
  11. Roy Wall, HB, North Carolina
  12. Floyd Powers, G, Mississippi State
  13. Tom Causey, E, Louisiana Tech
  14. Ron Kostelnik, T, Cincinnati
  15. Jerry Frye, E, South Carolina
  16. Vincent Scott, E, Maryland
  17. Wayne Wolff, T, Wake Forest
  18. John Bodkin, G, South Carolina
  19. Charles Barnes, E, NE Louisiana State
  20. Everett Cloud, HB, Maryland
  21. Larry Vargo, E, Detroit
  22. Charles Baker, T, Tennessee
  23. William Mack, HB, Notre Dame
  24. Frank Jackunas, C, Detroit
  25. Jack Harbaugh, HB, Bowling Green
  26. Lorenzo Stanford, T, North Carolina A & I
  27. Bob Allen, E, Wake Forest
  28. Jason Harness, E, Michigan State
  29. Mike Stock, HB, Northwestern
  30. William Martin, HB, Minnesota
DALLAS TEXANS DENVER BRONCOS
  1. E. J. Holub, C, Texas Tech
  2. Robert Lilly, T, TCU
  3. Jim Fyrer, T, Ohio State
  4. Claude Moorman, E, Duke
  5. Jerry Mays, T, SMU
  6. CHOICE TRADED TO SAN DIEGO
  7. Fred Arbanas, E, Michigan State
  8. John O'Day, T, Miami (Florida)
  9. Dick Mills, T, Pittsburgh
  10. Jerry Daniels, T, Mississippi
  11. Marvin Tibbets, HB, Georgia Tech
  12. Paul Hynes, HB, Louisiana Tech
  13. Glynn Gregory, HB, SMU
  14. *Curtis McClinton, HB, Kansas
  15. Ed Nutting, T, Georgia Tech (from Boston)
    Roy Lee Rambo, G, TCU
  16. Aaron Thomas, E, Oregon State
  17. Jarrell Williams, HB, Arkansas
  18. Ron Hartline, FB, Oklahoma
  19. Frank Jackson, HB, SMU
  20. *Bob Lane, E, Baylor
  21. Dick Thornton, QB, Northwestern
  22. Ed Sharockman, HB, Pittsburgh
  23. Lou Zivkovich, T, New Mexico State
  24. Pat Dye, G, Georgia
  25. Ray Ramsey, QB, Adams State
  26. Danny House, HB, Davidson
  27. Bob Schloredt, QB, Washington
  28. Bill Stine, G, Michigan
  29. *Lonnie Caddell, FB, Rice
  30. Cedric Price, E, Kansas State
  1. Bob Gaiters, HB, New Mexico State
  2. Jerry Hill, HB, Wyoming
  3. Charles Strange, C, LSU
  4. Roland McDole, T, Nebraska
    Sonny Davis, E, Baylor (from New York)
  5. Charles Cowan, E, H'lds University (NM)
  6. Dale Evans, HB, Kansas State
  7. Pat Patchen, E, Florida
  8. CHOICE TRADED TO OAKLAND
  9. Phil Nugent, QB, Tulane
  10. Charles Sturgeon, HB, Kentucky
  11. John Simko, E, Augustana
  12. Jerry Miller, E, Howard Payne
  13. Ron Greene, G, Washington State
  14. Bill Cooper, FB, Muskingum
  15. Willie Crafts, G, Texas A&I
  16. Jim Larkin, T, Hillsdale
  17. Chuck Weiss, FB, Colorado
  18. *Chick Graning, HB, Georgia Tech
  19. John Hobbs, G, Maryland State
  20. Buck McLeod, T, Baylor
  21. Jim Morgan, HB, Iowa State Tech
  22. Tom Hackler, E, Tennessee Tech
  23. Tom Jewell, T, Idaho State
  24. E. A. Simms, E, New Mexico State
  25. Pete Samms, T, Central Oklahoma
  26. Sam Smith, HB, Florence State
  27. Donald Olson, HB, Nebraska
  28. Wayne Lee, G, Colorado State College
  29. *Archie Cobb, T, Nebraska
  30. Dave Mills, HB, NE Missouri St. Tech
HOUSTON OILERS NEW YORK TITANS
  1. Mike Ditka, E, Pittsburgh
  2. Tom Goode, C, Mississippi State
  3. Walter Suggs, T, Mississippi State
  4. Bobby Walden, HB, Georgia
  5. Monte Lee, LB, Texas
  6. Jake Gibbs, QB, Mississippi
  7. Dick Reynolds, T, North Carolina State
  8. Houston Antwine, G, Southern Illinois
  9. Ralph White, T, Bowling Green
  10. Charles Lee, C, Iowa
  11. Robert Bird, G, Bowling Green
  12. Bob McLeod, E, Abilene Christian
  13. Gerald Hinton, G, Louisiana Tech
  14. Jimmy King, T, Clemson
  15. Dennis Ferriter, C, Marquette
  16. Larry Wood, HB, Northwestern
  17. Sam Fewell, T, South Carolina
  18. Mike Grimsley, HB, Michigan State
  19. Myron Pearson, HB, Colorado
  20. Lewis Johnson, HB, Florida A&M
  21. Ron Miller, QB, Wisconsin
  22. Bob Kelly, E, New Mexico State
  23. James Anderson, FB, Mississippi
  24. Ken Gregory, E, Whittier
  25. Jack Kreider, HB, Tulsa
  26. Don Fuell, QB, Mississippi Southern
  27. Boyd King, C, Rice
  28. John Frongillo (C), Baylor
  29. Tom Lewis, E, Lake Forest (from New York)
    Errol Linden, DE, Houston
  30. Jim Stroud, T, Rice
  1. Tom Brown, G, Minnesota
  2. Herb Adderley, HB, Michigan State
  3. CHOICE TRADED TO BUFFALO
  4. CHOICE TRADED TO DENVER
  5. Tom Matte, QB, Ohio State
  6. Bill Brown, FB, Illinois
  7. Fred Mautino, E, Syracuse
  8. Harold Beaty, T, Oklahoma State
  9. Bernie Casey, FB, Bowling Green
  10. Joe Scibelli, T, Notre Dame
  11. Art Gilmore, HB, Oregon State
  12. Norris Stevenson, HB, Missouri
  13. Joe Wendryhoski, T, Illinois
  14. Jim Cunningham, FB, Pittsburgh
  15. Irv Cross, E, Northwestern
  16. Jerry Steffen, HB, Colorado
  17. Mike Plye, T, Yale
  18. Alfred Bentley, E, Arkansas State
  19. Jim Kerr, HB, Penn State
  20. Neil Plumley, T, Oregon State
  21. Bob Brooks, FB, Ohio
  22. *Wayne Fontes, HB, Michigan State
  23. Mickey Walker, HB, Michigan State
  24. Howard Dyer, QB, VMI
  25. Andy Griffith, HB, American International
  26. *Bob Smith, HB, UCLA
  27. Moses Gray, T, Indiana
  28. *Fred Cox, HB, Pittsburgh
  29. CHOICE TRADED TO HOUSTON
  30. William Mimerly, HB, Connecticut
OAKLAND RAIDERS SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
  1. Joe Rutgens, T, Illinois
  2. George Fleming, HB, Washington
  3. Myron Pottios, LB, Notre Dame
  4. Elbert Kimbrough DB, Northwestern
  5. Dick Norman, QB, Stanford
  6. Bobby Crespino, TE, Mississippi
  7. Ray Purdin, HB, Northwestern
  8. Tom Watkins, HB, Iowa State (from Denver)
    Dick Price G, Mississippi
  9. Lowndes Shingler, QB, Clemson
  10. Ken Petersen, T, Utah
  11. Doug Mayberry, FB, Utah State
  12. Bob Schmitz, LB, Montana State
  13. Gerald Burch, E, Georgia Tech
  14. *Clark Miller, DE, Utah State
  15. Bob Coolbaugh, E, Richmond
  16. *Chuck Lamson, DB, Wyoming
  17. Joe Novsek, DE, Tulsa
  18. Joe Krakoski, DB, Illinois
  19. Charles Fuller, HB, Cal State-San Francisco
  20. Preston Powell, FB, Grambling
  21. Mike Jones, QB, San Jose State
  22. Blayne Jones, G, Idaho State
  23. Roger Fisher, C, Utah State
  24. Jack Novak, G, Miami (Florida)
  25. Paul Yanke, E, Northwestern
  26. Dean Hinshaw, T, Stanford
  27. Clair Appledoorn, E, San Jose State
  28. Dave Grosz, QB, Oregon
  29. Ed Morris, T, Indiana
  30. Bill Face, HB, Stanford
  1. Earl Faison, DE, Indiana
  2. Keith Lincoln, HB, Washington State
  3. Marlin McKeever, E, USC
  4. Jimmy Johnson, HB, UCLA
  5. Billy Kilmer, QB, UCLA
  6. Calvin Bird, HB, Kentucky (from Dallas)
    Cliff Roberts, T, Illinois
  7. Claude Gibson, DB, North Carolina State
  8. Charley Johnson, QB, New Mexico State
  9. Bob Scarpitto, QB, Notre Dame
  10. Willie Hector, G, College of Pacific
  11. Greg Larson, C, Minnesota
  12. Hezekiah Braxton, FB, Virginia Union
  13. Dale Messer, FB, Fresno State
  14. *Billy Wilson, T, Auburn
  15. Ernie Ladd, T, Grambling
  16. Bud Whitehead, DB, Florida State
  17. *Reg Carolan, E, Idaho
  18. Ed Dyas, FB, Auburn
  19. Jack Espenship, HB, Florida
  20. *Mike Lucci, C, Tennessee
  21. Gene Gaines, HB, UCLA
  22. *John Brown, T, Syracuse
  23. Glenn Bass, HB, East Carolina
  24. Ben Balme, G, Yale
  25. *Don Coffee, E, Memphis State
  26. Bill Kinnune, G, Washington
  27. Luther Hayes, E, USC
  28. Chuck Allen, G, Washington
  29. Dan Ficca, T, USC
  30. Mike McKeever, G, USC
Copyright 1997-2004 Robert Phillips. All rights reserved.
 

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