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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

1969
AFL Draft


American Football League AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
DRAFT - 1965
American Football League

Here is the complete team-by-team listing of the 1965 AFL draft. The draft took 20 rounds to complete.

1965 AFL DRAFT SELECTIONS BY TEAM
BOSTON PATRIOTS BUFFALO BILLS
  1. Jerry Rush, T, Michigan State
  2. CHOICE TRADED TO HOUSTON
  3. Jim Whalen, E, Boston College
  4. Ellis Johnson, HB, Southeast Louisiana
  5. Corwyn Aldredge, E, Northwest Louisiana
  6. Justin Canale, G, Mississippi State
  7. Tom Neville, T, Mississippi State
  8. Fred Brown, E, Miami (Florida)
  9. Bob Malone, T, Louisiana Tech
  10. CHOICE TRADED TO BUFFALO
  11. John Frechette, T, Boston College
  12. Jim Weatherly, DB, Mississippi
  13. Charlie Green, QB, Wittenberg
  14. Jay Cunningham, HB, Bowling Green
  15. Ted Rodosevitch, G, Cincinnati
  16. George Pyne, T, Olivet
  17. White Graves, DB, LSU
    Dave Lee, E, Louisiana Tech
  18. Ed Meixler, LB, Boston University
  19. Jim Nance, FB, Syracuse
  20. Fred Fugazzi, FB, Missouri Valley
  1. Jim Davidson, T, Ohio State
  2. CHOICE TRADED TO KANSAS CITY
  3. Alan Atkinson, T, Villanova
  4. CHOICE TRADED TO KANSAS CITY
  5. Dave Simmons, LB, Georgia Tech
  6. Lance Rentzel, WR, Oklahoma
  7. Marty Schottenheimer, LB, Pittsburgh
  8. Ray Rissmiller, T, Georgia
  9. Al Nelson, DB, Cincinnati
  10. Chuck Mercein, FB, Yale
    Floyd Hudlow, DB, Arizona
  11. Doug Goodwin, FB, Maryland State
  12. Chuck Hurston, T, Auburn
    Pete Mills, HB, Wichita
  13. Bob Timberlake, QB, Michigan
  14. Lyn Hart, HB, Virginia State
  15. John Meyer, LB, Notre Dame
  16. Bruce Airheart, HB, North Dakota State
  17. John Henderson, E, Michigan
  18. Ray Hinze, T, Texas A&M
    John Fouse, E, Arizona
  19. Frank Marchlewski, LB, Minnesota
  20. John Henry, DT, Boston University
DENVER BRONCOS  HOUSTON OILERS
  1. CHOICE TRADED TO NEW YORK
  2. Dick Butkus, LB, Illinois
  3. Glen Ressler, C, Penn State
  4. George Donnelly, DB, Illinois
  5. Bob Breitenstein, T, Tulsa
    Max Leetzow, DT, Idaho
  6. Tom Wilhelm, T, Syracuse
  7. Jim Garcia, DE, Purdue
  8. John Hohman, G, Wisconsin
  9. Gary Bussell, DB, Georgia Tech
  10. Gene Jeter, LB, Arkansas AM&N
  11. Tom Vaughn, HB, Iowa State
  12. Tom Myers, QB, Northwestern
  13. Mike Strofalino, LB, Villanova
  14. John Frick, G, Ohio University
  15. Jeff Jordan, DB, Tulsa
  16. Brian Schweda, T, Kansas
  17. CHOICE TRADED TO BOSTON
  18. Larry Dupree, HB, Florida
  19. Ron Oelschlager, HB, Kansas
  20. Terry Metchner, G, Albion
  1. Lawrence Elkins, E, Baylor
  2. Malcolm Walker, C, Rice
    Ralph Neely, T, Oklahoma
  3. Ernie Koy, HB, Texas
  4. Bobby Maples, LB, Baylor
  5. Frank Molden, T, Jackson State
  6. Dennis Murphy, T, Florida State
  7. CHOICE TRADED TO KANSAS CITY
  8. Ray Ogden, HB, Alabama
    Roy Hilton, LB, Jackson State
  9. George Kinney, DT, Wiley
  10. Maxie Williams, G, Southeast Louisiana
  11. Kent McCloughan, HB, Nebraska
  12. Bob Reed, G, Tennessee State
  13. Bob Felts, HB, Florida A&M
  14. Norman Evans, T, TCU
  15. Tony Guillory, LB, Lamar Tech
  16. Junior Coffey, RB, Washington
  17. Jim Grisham, FB, Oklahoma
  18. Russ Mundy, FB, West Texas State
    Russell Wayt, LB, Rice
  19. Frank Fox, T, Sam Houston State
  20. Gus Brezina, G, Houston
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS NEW YORK JETS
  1. Gale Sayers, HB, Kansas
  2. Jack Chappie, G, Stanford
    Ron Caveness, LB, Arkansas
  3. Mike Curtis, FB, Duke
  4. Otis Taylor, E, Prairie View
    Frank Pitts, HB, Southern
  5. Smith Reed, HB, Alcorn A&M
  6. Mickey Sutton, DB, Auburn
  7. Gloster Richardson, E, Jackson State
    Lou Bobich, DB/K, Michigan State
  8. Danny Thomas, QB/K, SMU
  9. Joe Cerne, C, Northwestern
  10. Bob Howard, DB, Stanford
  11. Al Piraino, T, Wisconsin
  12. Mike Cox, LB, Iowa State
  13. Bob Bonds, DB/E, San Jose State
  14. Fred Dotson, DB, Wiley
  15. Dave Powless, G, Illinois
  16. Stan Irvine, T, Colorado
  17. Don Croftcheck, LB, Indiana
  18. Jerry Smith, E, Arizona State
  19. Mike Alford, C, Auburn
  20. Bill Symons, HB, Colorado
  1. Joe Namath, QB, Alabama
    Tom Nowatzke, FB, Indiana
  2. John Huarte, QB, Notre Dame
  3. Verlon Biggs, T, Jackson State
  4. Bob Schweickart, HB, Virginia Tech
  5. Glenn Sasser, DE, North Carolina State
  6. Don Hoovler, LB, Ohio University
  7. Jim Harris, DT, Utah State
    Archie Roberts, QB, Colorado
  8. Rick McCurdy, DE, Oklahoma
  9. Jim Sidle, HB, Auburn
  10. Frank Lambert, K/E, Mississippi
  11. Jim Gray, DB, Toledo
  12. John Berrington, LB/C, Iowa State
  13. Sonny Utz, FB, VPI
  14. Gary Plumlee, DT/DE, New Mexico
  15. Jim Burt, DB, Western Kentucky State
  16. Seth Cartwright, DT, Prairie View
  17. Charles Browning, DB, Washington
  18. CHOICE TRADED TO DENVER
  19. Frank Dudek, G, Xavier
  20. Troy Allen, DB, Western Michigan
OAKLAND RAIDERS SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
  1. Harry Schuh, T, Memphis State
  2. Fred Biletnikoff, E, Florida State
  3. Bob Svihus, T, South Carolina
  4. Gus Otto, LB, Missouri
  5. CHOICE TRADED TO DENVER
  6. CHOICE TRADED TO HOUSTON
  7. CHOICE TRADED TO NEW YORK
  8. CHOICE TRADED TO HOUSTON
  9. Rich Zecher, T, Utah State
  10. Craig Morton, QB, California
  11. Bill Minor, LB, Illinois
  12. CHOICE TRADED TO BUFFALO
  13. Wally Mahle, DB, Syracuse
  14. Loren Hawley, DB, California
  15. Bill Cronin, DE, Boston College
  16. Fred Hill, E, USC
  17. Gary Porterfield, E, Tulsa
  18. John Dugan, T, Holy Cross
  19. Frank McClendon, T, Alabama
  20. Bo Scott, FB, Ohio State
  1. Steve DeLong, G, Tennessee
  2. Roy Jefferson, E, Utah
  3. Allen Brown, E, Mississippi
  4. Steve Tensi, QB, Florida State
  5. Rick Redman, LB, Washington
  6. Will Beasley, FB, North Carolina A&T
  7. Jack Snow, E, Notre Dame
  8. Clancy Williams, HB, Washington State
  9. Jerry Whelchel, QB, Massachusetts
  10. Gene Foster, HB, Arizona State
  11. Veran Smith, G, Utah State
  12. Jim Allison, FB, San Diego State
  13. Bill Quigley, LB, Villanova
  14. Don Floyd, E, Florida State
  15. Mike Howell, DB, Grambling
  16. John Godden, LB, San Diego State
  17. Leon Hardy, T, Texas Southern
  18. Bobby Evans, T, Texas A&M
  19. Braden Beck, K, Stanford
  20. Jack Edwards, C, Florida State
Copyright 1997-2004 Robert Phillips. All rights reserved.
 

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