History

Draft History 1950-1959
1950
Round Player Position University Notes
1 Carpenter, Ken HB Oregon State  
2a Sandusky, John OT/DT Villanova choice acquired from Detroit for rights to HB Doak Walker, drafted by Browns in 1949
2b Martin, Jim OE/OT Notre Dame  
3 Robinson, Jimmy Joe HB Pittsburgh  
4 Wilson, Bob "Red" C/OE Wisconsin  
5 Phelps, Don "Dopey" HB Kentucky  
6 Gorgal, Ken QB Purdue  
7 Carter, Win FB Missouri  
8 Frizzell, Russ T Tulsa  
9 Duncan, Jim OE Wake Forest and Duke  
10 O'Pella, Frank HB/LB William & Mary  
11 Plotz, Bob G Pittsburgh  
12 Cole, Emerson FB Toledo  
13 Wright, Rupe G Gaylor  
14 Harrington, Packard C St. Mary's  
15 Meland, Ted G Oregon  
16 King, William "Art" G Ball State  
17 McKinney, Hal G Missouri Valley  
18 Travue, Joe HB Louisville  
19 Songin, Ed "Butch" QB Boston College  
20 Hackeny, John G Murray State  
21 Vogts, Leroy OG Washington U. St. Louis
22 Dowling, Jim G Santa Clara  
23 Moselle, Don HB Superior State  
24 Woodland, Jack HB Bowling Green  
25 Brasher, Jim C Maryland  
26 Toogood, Charley T Nebraska  
27 Gray, Dick HB Oregon State  
28 Pyle, Billy HB Texas  
29 Schnelker, Bob E Bowling Green  
30 Massey, Jim HB Detroit  
1951
Round Player Position University Notes
1 Konz, Kenny (HB/S) LSU  
2 Curtis, Ernest "Bucky" (OE) Vanderbilt  
3 Helluin, Jerome (T) Tulane  
4a Oristaglio, Bob (FL) Pennsylvania (choice acquired from San Francisco as payment for E Gordon Soltau)
4b Smith, Bob (FB)  Texas A&M choice acquired from Green Bay for HB/DB Bill Boedeker)
4c Donovan, Artie (T) Boston College  
5 Loomis, Ace (B) LaCrosse State  
6 Rogas, Dan (G) Tulane  
7a Holdash, Irving (C) North Carolina (choice acquired from New York Yankees for John Yonakor)
7b Michaels, Walt (HB) Washington & Lee  
8a Clark, Max (HB) Houston (choice acquired from Green Bay for QB Tom O'Malley)
8b Spinney, Art (E) Boston College  
9a Toler, Burrel (G) San Francisco (choice acquired from Detroit for E Jim Ducan)
9b Shula, Don (DB) John Carroll  
10 Gierula, Chet (G) Maryland  
11 Custis, Bernie (B) Syracuse  
12a Seillers, Milan (HB) Florida State (choice acquired from Detroit Lions for FB Chuck Schroll)
12b Kirtley, Stew (E) Morehead State  
13 Voskuhl, Bob (C) Georgetown College (Ky.)  
14 Cernoch, Rudy (T) Northwestern  
15 Skibinski, Joe (G) Purdue  
16 Pasky, Ed (QB) South Carolina St. Louis
17 Kane Leroy (HB) Dayton  
18 De Roin, Rube (C) Oklahoma A&M  
19 Solari, Ray (G) California  
20 Crocher, Jack (B) Tulsa  
21 Stone, Ray (E) Texas  
22 Taseff, Carl (FB) John Carroll  
23 Champion, Johnny (HB) SMU  
24 Benner, Wayne  (HB) Florida State  
25 Knispel, John (T) LaCrosse State  
26 Williams, Fred (T) Arkansas  
27 Jones, Jack (HB) Livingston State  
28 Thrift, Roger (HB) East Carolina  
29 Driver, Bill (QB) Florida State  
30 Averno, Sisto (G) Muhlenberg  
1952
Round Player Position University Notes
1a Rechichar, Bert DB Tennessee choice acquired from Detroit for E/T Jim Martin
1b Agganis, Harry QB Boston U
2 Hughes, Bill LB Michigan State
3a Klosterman, Don QB Loyola (Calif.) choice acquired from New York Yankees
3b Campanella, Joe DT Ohio State
4a Renfro, Ray HB North Texas State
4b Costa, Elmer T North Carolina State
5 Jankovich, Keever E College of Pacific
6 Shields, Burrell DB John Carroll
7 Pace, John T Mississippi State
8a Williams, Stan E Baylor choice acquired from New York Yankees
8b Forester, Herschel G SMU
9 Finnell, Bob B Xavier
10 Ribiero, Pat T College of Pacific
11 Logan, Dick T Ohio State
12 Thompson, Roy B Florida State
13 Cosgrove, Tom C Maryland
14 Ruzich, Steve G Ohio State
15 Alpin, Holland E Tampa U.
16a Neathery, Herb HB Illinois choice acquired from Detroit
16b Rowland, Ed T Oklahoma
17 Schatz, Stewart T Penn State
18 Mirchi, Ken G Santa Clara
19a Talarico, Sam T/G Indiana choice acquired from San Francisco
19b Maccioli, Mike B Purdue
20 Brandenberry, Bob B Kansas
21 Calhoun, Dick DT Baylor
22 Johnson, Howard "Corky" T Santa Barbara State
23a Greene, Don T Miami (Ohio)
23b Robertson, Bobby HB/P Indiana
24 Wren, Lowe "Junior" B Missouri
25 Reddell, Billy B Florida
26 Vernasco, Joe E Illinois
27 Maletzky, Bill G Maryland
28 Pietro, John G Brown
29 Klevay, Walt B Ohio State
30 Saban, John FB Xavier
1953
Round Player Position University Notes
1 Atkins, Doug DT Tennessee
2 Reynolds, Billy HB Pittsburgh
3a Bruney, Fred HB Ohio State
3b Donaldson, Gene G Kentucky choice acquired from Detroit Lions for B Robert Smith
4a Hietikko, Jim T Ohio State choice acquired from Dallas Texans for QB Don Klosterman
4b Tamburo, Dick C/LB Michigan State
5 Van Doren, Bob E Southern California
6 Steinbrunner, Don C/LB Washington State
7 Filipski, Gene B Army and Villanova
8 Massey, Carlton E Texas
9 McNamara, Bob E Minnesota
10 Natali, Elmo FB California State (Pa)
11 Hilinski, Dick T Ohio State
12 Willhoite, Elmer G Southern California
13 Fiss, Galen LB Kansas
14 Nagler, Gern E Santa Clara
15 Carson, Johnny E Georgia
16 Kuykendall, Eric FB Illinois
17 Bean, George B Utah
18 Batten, Dick T College of Pacific
19 Cain, Tom G Colorado
20 Noll, Chuck T Dayton
21 Crockett, Bill G Rice
22 Looper, Byrd B Duke
23 Kent, Ronnie B Tulane
24 Labenda, John T Wittenberg
25 Ellis, Jim B Michigan State
26 Hoag Charley B Kansas
27 Sisco, Jack C Baylor
28 Verkirk, Ray T North Texas State
29 Hobson, Clell B Alabama
30 Myers, Andy G Tennessee
1954
Round Player Position University Notes
Bonus Selection: Garret, Robert QB Stanford
1 Bauer, John G Illinois
2 Hanulak, Chester "Chet" (HB) Maryland
3 Bassett, Maurice FB Langston U
4 Hilgenberg, Jerry C Iowa
5 Lucky, William T Baylor
6a Smith, James T Baylor choice acquired from Baltimore for C Tom Cosgrove
6b Jenkins, Asa FB Toledo
7 Miller, Donald HB SMU
8a Barbish, William (HB) Tennessee choice acquired from San Francisco for DB Fred Bruney
8b Harris, Charles HB Georgia
9 Jones, Thomas HB Miami (Ohio)
10a Goss Donald G SMU choice acquired from San Francisco for T/E Bob Van Doren
10b Pagna, Thomas HB Miami (Ohio)
11 Schuebel, Max T Rice
12 Bruenich, Thomas T Maryland
13 Cummins, George LB Tulane
14 Head, James FB Iowa
15 Lyssy, Chester B Hardin-Simmons
16 Raidel, Richard G Kent State
17 Chapman, Howard T Florida
18 Wohrman, William B South Carolina
19 Taylor, John C Austin
20 Pierce, Hugh C North Carolina State
21 Baughman, James G Illinois
22 Caudle, Lloyd B Duke
23 Mischak, Robert E Army
24 Grambling, John QB South Carolina
25 Hughes, Thomas T VPI
26 Lundy, Joseph G Kansas
27 Mapp, John B VMI
28 Vergara, Vincent B Syracuse
29 Carter, Troy B VMI
1955
Round Player Position University Notes
1 Burris, Kurt C/LB Oklahoma
2 Renfro, Weldon "Dean" HB North Texas State
3a Hall, John DT/LB Iowa choice acquired from Chicago Bears with B Fred Morrison for B Harry Jagade
3b Freeman, Bob QB Auburn
4a Reynolds, Paul HB Notre Dame choice acquired from Green Bay for T Jerome Helluin
4b Palumbo, Sam DT/LB Notre Dame
5 Dandoy, Aramis HB USC
6 Bolden, Leroy HB Michigan State
7 Locklear, Jack C/LB Auburn
8 choice traded to Detroit for E Marion Gaskin
9 Ford, Henry HB Pittsburgh
10 Dillon, Glen OE Pittsburgh
11 Knebel, Eric T SMU
12 Eaton, Jack T New Mexico
13 Borton, John QB Ohio State
14 Robinson, Fred G Washington
15 Smith, Bob HB Nebraska
16 Suchy, Don C Iowa
17 Leonard, Bob FB Purdue
18 Champlin, Steve T Oklahoma
19 Ebert, Tom E Kansas State
20 Proctor, William T Florida State
21 Spinks, Richard HB Texas Tech
22 Stone, Gerald T Southeast Louisiana
23 Greer, James E Elizabeth City
24 Matsock, John HB Michigan State
25 Lindo, Ernie HB College of Pacific
26 Fife, Don C Purdue
27 Baldwin, Bobby B Sam Houston State
28 Tokus, Ed E Georgia
29 Robinson, Tex HB Temple
30 Leachman, Lamar C Tennessee
1956
Round Player Position University Notes
1 Carpenter, Preston HB Arkansas
2 Kinard, Billy DB Mississippi
3a Ross, Larry E Denver choice acquired from Chicago with Bears' 6th choice for DT Doug Atkins and QB Ken Gorgal
3b Quinlan, William E Michigan State
4 Moss, Bob HB West Virginia
5 Clarke, Frank E Colorado
6a Plunkett, Sherman E Maryland State choice acquired from Chicago with Bears' 3rd choice for DT Doug Atkins and QB Ken Gorgal
6b Wiggin, Paul T Stanford
7 Griffith, Charles E USC
8 Hellyer, Len HB Marshall
9 Hecker, Jack OE Bowling Green
10 Rayburn, Ed T Rice
11 Underdunk, William T West Virginia
12 Javernick, Harry T Colorado
13 Furey, Jim C Kansas State
14 Sidwell, Charles B William & Mary
15 Davis, Willie G Grambling
16 Cooper, Thurlow E Maine
17 West, Ed QB North Carolina
18 Carroll, Harold FB Western Reserve
19 Sebest, John B E. Kentucky and Pittsburgh
20 Mobra, Joe E Oklahoma
21 Kapish, Eugene E Notre Dame
22 Brown, Samuel HB UCLA
23 Althouse, Don E Syracuse
24 Hughes, Jim G San Jose State
25 Davenport, Bob FB UCLA
26 Kammerman, Jack E Utah
27 Dwyer, Ed E Purdue
28 Sparks, Oliver G Iowa State
29 Bajtos, John E Northwestern and Vanderbilt
30 Bartholomew, Robert T Wake Forest
1957
Round Player Position University Notes
1 Brown, Jim FB Syracuse
2 Plum, Milt QB Penn State
3 Walker, George QB Arkansas
4 Camera, Paul OE Stanford
5a Jordan, Henry OT Virginia choice acquired from Green Bay for HB Chester Lyssy
5b Campbell, Milt HB Indiana
6a Amstutz, Joe C Indiana choice acquired from Green Bay for T George Cummins
6b Martin, Harley T California
7a Hickerson, Gene OT Mississippi
7b Rotunno, Mike C Michigan Chicago Cardinals' choice acquired from N.Y. Giants for B Gene Filipski
8 Gillis, Dan C Rice
9 Comstock, Don B Alabama
10 Reinhart, Robert QB San Jose State
11 Cummings, William T Ohio State
12 Spitzenberger, Rudy G Houston
13 Sansom, Jerry E Auburn
14 Feller, Don B Kansas
15 Kaiser, Dave E Michigan State
16 Bayuk, John B Colorado
17 Tamburello, Frank QB Maryland
18 Torczon, Laverne G Nebraska
19 Ploen, Kenneth QB Iowa
20 Stillwell, Jack E North Carolina
21 Juneau, Curry E Mississippi Southern
22 Winters, Bob B Utah State
23 Frazer, Jim T Hampden-Sydney
24 Napoleon, Allen B Stanford
25 Dimitroff, Tom QB Miami (Ohio)
26 Bliss, Allen E Miami (Ohio)
27 Okulovich, Andy QB Ohio State
28 Cockrell, Gene T Hardin-Simmons
29 Trozzo, William T West Vriginia
30 McKiever, Bob B Northwestern
1958
Round Player Position University Notes
1 Shofner, Jim DB TCU
2 Mitchell, Charles G Florida
3a Browns' choice traded to Chicago Bears for QB James Haluska
3b Guy, Melvin T Duke choice acquired from Detroit for C Frank Gatski
4 Ninowski, Jim QB Michigan State
5a Funston, Farrell OE College of Pacific
5b Gibbons, Jim OE Iowa choice acquired from Detroit with RB Lew Carpenter for LB Roger Zatkoff
6 Wulff, James HB Michigan State
7 Mitchell, Bob HB Illinois
8 Lattimore, Bert E Duke
9 Parrish, Bernie (DB) Florida
10 Russavage, Leo T North Carolina
11 Bowermaster, Russ OE Ohio State
12 Brodhead, Robert QB Duke
13 Williams, Hal B Miami (Ohio)
14 Miller, Ken T TCU
15 Hoelscher, Howard FB Rice
16 Cornelison, Jerry T SMU
17 Osborn, Roddy HB Texas A&M
18 Johnson, Alvin Peter T Idaho
19 Brown, Ed G Arizona
20 Serieka, Edward B Xavier
21 Martin, William E Iowa State
22 Renn, Robert HB Florida State
23 Verkey, Dan T Washington State
24 O'Connor, Jim T Marshall College
25 Peters, Robert HB Baylor
26 Thompson, Frank T Wake Forest
27 Thelan, Dave HB Miami (O.)
28 Boykin, William T Michigan State
29 Czapla, Frank T Missouri
30 Svendsen, Bernard C Minnesota
1959
Round Player Position University Notes
2 Schafrath, Dick OT Ohio State
3 O'Brien, Francis OT Michigan State
4a Prahst, Gary OE Michigan choice acquired from Green Bay for E Len Ford
4b Lloyd, Dave C Georgia
5a Wooten, John G Colorado choice acquired from Detroit for E Jim Gibbons
5b LeBeau, Dick DB Ohio State
6a Prestel, James T Idaho choice acquired from New York for G Bob Mischak
6b Denton, Bob DE College of Pacific
7 Miller, Gene T Rice
8a Ptacek, Robert QB Michigan choice acquired from Chicago Cardinals for C Don Gillis
8b choice traded to Green Bay for E Dick Deschaine
9 Wilson, Kirk P/K UCLA
10 Zeman, Robert B Wisconsin
11 King, Gerald G Kent State
12 Palandrani, Francis T North Carolina State
13 Reese, Ray LB Bowling Green
14 Dubenion, Elbert HB Bluffton
15 Salwocki, Tom C Pittsburgh
16 Caleb, Jamie B Grambling
17 Schmittan, Homer E Tennessee Tech
18 Hill, Ed G Miami (Ohio)
19 Schroeder, Joe T Xavier
20 McClain, Albert T Shaw
21 Fraser, James G Wisconsin
22 Wenzel, Joe E Lehigh
23 Gardner, Jim T Duke
24 Goings, Russ G Xavier
25 Spycholski, Ernie T Ohio State
26 Floyd, Homer B Kansas
27 Baker, Larry T Bowling Green
28 Abodie, Pete E Tulane
29 Nietupolski, Ronald T Illinois
30 Ketchie, Carl B Washington State