1945 National Football League Draft

April 8, 1945

Round. Last Name, First Name, Position, College, Selected Overall

Boston Yanks
1. Prokop, Eddie, B, Georgia Tech, 4
2. Dean, Tom, T, SMU, 15
3. Tassos, Damon, G, Texas A&M, 20
4. Deeks, Don, T, Washington, 31
5. Strzykalski, Johnny (Strike), B, Marquette, 36 +
6. Mello, Jim, B, Notre Dame, 47
7. Silovich, Marty, C, Marquette, 58
8. Jones, Ellis, G, Tulsa, 69
9. Lambert, Earl, B, Manhattan, 80
10. Kasprzak, Don, B, Dartmouth, 91
11. Jones, Ben, E, Arkansas, 102
12. Coleman, Herb, C, Notre Dame, 113
13. Pezelski, Joe, B, Villanova, 124
14. DiGangi, John, T, Holy Cross, 135
15. Highsmith, Chan, C, North Carolina, 146
16. Costello, Mike, E, Georgetown (DC), 157
17. Dromgoole, Paul, E, Manhattan, 168
18. Czekala, Dolph, T, Syracuse, 179
19. Drumm, Joe, T, Georgetown (DC), 190
20. Gianelli, Mario, T, Boston College, 201
21. Jamison, Eric, T, San Francisco, 212
22. Kretz, Walt, B, Cornell, 223
23. Grbovaz, Marty, E, San Francisco, 234 +
24. Gory, Ziggy, C, Villanova, 245
25. Iancelli, Bill, E, William & Mary, 256 +
26. Kull, Al, T, Fordham, 267
27. Mangene, Bob, B. Boston College, 278
28. Morelli, John, G, Georgetown (DC), 289
29. Fisher, John, C, Harvard, 300
30. Oberto, Elmer, G, Georgetown (DC), 311

Brooklyn Tigers
1. Renfroe, Joe, B, Tulane, 3
2. Williams, Wayne, B, Minnesota, 13
3. Gray, Cecil, C, Oregon, 17
4. Erich, Steve, G, Marquette, 30
5. Kowalski, Al, QB, Tulsa, 34
6. Barwegen, Dick, G, Purdue, 44
7. Futrell, Louie, B, Fresno State, 57
8. Dodds, John, G, California, 67
9. Johnson, Elting, B, Bucknell, 77
10. Cross, Roy, E, Tennessee, 90
11. Haury, Earl, T, Kansas State, 100
12. Martin, John, B, East Tennessee State, 110
13. McDonald, George, T, South Carolina, 123
14. Self, Hal, B, Alabama, 133
15. Reilly, Tom, G, Fordham, 143
16. Harrison, Skimp, E, South Carolina, 156
17. Weinmeister, Arnie, E, Washington, 166
18. Eikenberg, Virgil, B, Rice, 176
19. Kasulin, Al, B, Villanova, 189
20. Lively, Charley, T, Arkansas, 199
21. Curran, Ted, B, Iowa, 209
22. Fabling, Don, B, Colorado, 222
23. Crittenden, Wally, B, USC, 232
24. Taddie, Jules, C, Rochester, 242
25. Whitney, Jerry, B, USC, 255
26. Trapani, Felix, G, LSU, 265
27. Finney, Hal, B, USC, 275
28. Fauble, Don, B, Oklahoma, 288
29. Studen, Nick, B, Denver, 298
30. Dykstra, LaMar, B, Colorado, 308

Chicago Bears
1. Lund, Don, B, Michigan, 7
3. Allen, Charley, B, SMU, 22
5. Masterson, Forest, C, Iowa, 40
6. Shaw, Wayne, B, SMU, 50
7. Burgeis, Glen, T, Tulsa, 60
8. O'Brien, Pat, T, Purdue, 73
9. Mayther, Bill, C, Oregon, 83
10. Poe, Bill, B, Clemson, 93
11. Avery, Chuck, B, Minnesota, 106
12. Boyd, Jack, B, UCLA, 116
13. Ellsworth, Ralph, B, Texas, 126
14. Mattioli, Frank, G, Pittsburgh, 139
15. Gibson, Merle, E, TCU, 149
16. Creevey, John, B, Notre Dame, 159
17. Sacrinty, Nick, B, Wake Forest, 172
18. Keane, Jim, E, Iowa, 182
19. Niedziela, Bruno, T, Iowa, 192
20. Williams, Broughton, E, Florida, 205
21. Stickel, Walt, T, Penn, 215
22. Livingston, Bob, B, Notre Dame, 225
23. Vargon, Mike, E, Kansas State, 238
24. Wright, Charley, G, Iowa Stale, 248
25. Green, Jack, G, Alabama, 258
26. Gambino, Lu, B, Maryland, 271
27. Jones, Ray, B, Texas, 281
28. Hary, Bob, B, Minnesota, 291
29. Forkovich, Nick, B, William & Mary, 304
30. Robinson, Don, B, Michigan, 314
31. Johnston, Wayne (Rusty), B, Marquette, 319
32. Groves, George, C, Marquette, 327

Chicago Cardinals
1. Trippi, Charley, B, Georgia, 1
2. Collins, Paul, B, Missouri, 14
3. Watt, Walt, B, Miami, 18
4. Dobelstein, Bob, G Tennessee, 28
5. Chronister, Zeke, E, TCU, 35
6. Clatt, Corwin, B, Notre Dame, 45
7. Czarobski, Ziggy, T, Notre Dame, 55
8. Harrington, John, E, Marquette, 68
9. Meeks, Gene, B, Kentucky, 78
10. Huber, Bill, E, Notre Dame, 88
11. Heard, Halley, T, LSU, 101
12. Cowan, Bob, B, Indiana, 111
13. Luper, Elmore (Buddy), B, Duke, 121
14. Barnett, Solon (Bobo), G, Baylor, 134
15. Carver, Gordon, B, Duke, 144
16. Cannady, John, B, Indiana, 154 +
17. Cittadino, Ben, E, Duke, 167
18. Strayhorn, Ralph, G, North Carolina, 177
19. Andretich, John, B, Purdue, 187
20. Kramer, John, T, Marquette, 200
21. Cheek, J.D. (Red), G, Baylor, 210 +
22. Grant, Fred, B, Wake Forest, 220
23. Cook, Johnny, B, Georgia, 233 +
24. McClure, Ardie, T, Georgia, 243
25. Norige, Hugo, B, Wooster, 253
26. Knight, Gene (Red), B, LSU, 266 +
27. Fambrough, Don, B, Texas, 276
28. Williams, Garland (Bulldog), T, Duke, 286
29. Dusek, Ed, B, Texas A&M, 299
30. Payne, Otto, B, Texas A&M, 309

Cleveland Rams
1. Hirsch, Elroy (Crazylegs), B, Mich., Wisc., 5
2. Lazetich, Milan, T, Michigan, 16
3. Wooten, W.G. (Dub), E, Oklahoma, 21
4. Zilly, Jack, E, Notre Dame, 32
5. Harding, Roger, C, California, 37
6. Cowhig, Jerry, B, Notre Dame, 48
7. Negus, Fred, C, Wisconsin, 59
8. August, Johnny, B, Alabama, 70
9. Huffman, Dick, T, Tennessee, 81
10. Walters, Vern, B, Alma, 92
11. Fears, Tom, E, UCLA, 103
12. Winkler, Joe, C, Purdue, 114
13. Aland, Jack, T, Alabama, 125
14. Uknes, Chuck, B, lowa, 136
15. Lund, Bill, B, Case Western Reserve, 147 +
16. Barton, Bob, E, Holy Cross, 158
17. Hoerner, Dick, B, Iowa, 169
18. Kennon, Lee, T, Oklahoma, 180
19. Matulich, Eagle, B, Mississippi State, 191
20. Griffin, Bill, T, Kentucky, 202
21. Erickson, Leroy, B, Oregon, 213
22. Evans, Ray, T, Texas-El Paso, 224 +
23. Higgins, Luke, T, Notre Dame, 235
24. Nowak, Stan, E, South Carolina, 246
25. Konopka, Gene, G, Villanova, 257
26. Florek, Ray, B, Illinois, 268
27. Perry, Russ, B, Wake Forest, 279
28. West, Pat, B, USC, 290
29. Davis, Bill, B, Oregon, 301
30. Compton, Charley, T, Alabama, 312

Detroit Lions
1. Szymanski, Frank, C, Notre Dame, 6
3. Mohrbacher, Stan, G, Iowa, 24
5. Wiese, Bob, B, Michigan, 39
6. Fekete, Gene, B, Ohio State, 49
7. Jarmoluk, Mike, T, Temple, 62
8. Lowther, Russ, B, Detroit, 72
9. Joop, Les, T, Illinois, 82
10. Walker, Paul, E, Yale, 95
11. Hansen, Howie, T, Utah State, 105
12. Kasap, Mike, T, Illinois, 115
13. Hopp, Wally, B, Nebraska, 128
14. Trickey, Ben, B, Iowa, 138
15. Williams, Windell, E, Rice, 148
16. Flanigan, Wayne, E, Denver, 161
17. Key, O.J., B, Tulane, 171
18. McWhorter, Jim, B, Alabama, 181
19. LeForce, Clyde, B, Tulsa, 194
20. Castronis, Mike, G, Georgia, 204
21. Currier, Ken, G, Wisconsin, 214
22. Verutti, Jack, B, St, Mary's (CA), 227
23. Olsen, Ray, B, Tulane, 237
24. Morrow, Russ, C Tennessee, 247
25. Green, Stan, T, Oklahoma, 260
26. Ivory, Bob, G, Detroit, 270
27. Taylor, Dell, B, Tulsa, 280
28. Ciesla, Len, B, Creighton, 293
29. Lopp, Frank, T, Wisconsin, 303
30. Limont, Paul, E, Notre Dame, 313
31. Schadler, Ben, B, Northwestern, 321 +
32. Dorais, Tom, B, Detroit, 326

Green Bay Packers
1. Schlinkman, Walt, B, Texas Tech, 11
3. Goodnight, Clyde, E, Tulsa, 27
5. Graham, Joe, E, Florida, 43
6. Wells, Don, T, Georgia, 54
7. Stephenson, Casey, B, Tennessee, 65
8. Collins, Toby, T, Tulsa, 76
9. Dingler, Lamar, E, Arkansas, 87
10. Helscher, Hal, B, LSU, 98
11. Hammond, Ralph, C, Pittsburgh, 109
12. Podgorski, Ed, T, Lafayette, 120
13. Hackett, Bill, G, Ohio State, 131
14. Lindsey, Marv, B, Arkansas, 142
15. McClure, Robert (Buster), T, Nevada-Reno, 153 +
16. Pieper, Harry, C, California, 164
17. Kula, Bob, B, Minnesota, 175
18. Hazard, Frank, G, Nebraska, 186
19. Jeffers, Ed, T, Oklahoma State, 197
20. Prentice, Bill, B, Santa Clara, 208
21. Fuller, Warren, E, Fordham, 219
22. Neilsen, Fred, T, St. Mary's (CA), 230
23. Gilmore, Bob, B, Washington, 241
24. Baxter, Lloyd, C, SMU, 252
25. Luhn, Nolan, E, Tulsa, 263
26. Blanco, Nestor, G, Colorado Mines, 274
27. Chestnut, Bill, B, Kansas, 285
28. Thompson, Jim, B, Washington State, 296
29. Evans, Jim, E, Idaho, 307
30. Nichols, Ham, G, Rice, 318
31. Priday, John, B, Ohio State, 324
32. Aldridge, Billy Joe, B, Oklahoma State, 330

New York Giants
1. Barbour, Elmer, B, Wake Forest, 10
3. Appleby, Gordon, C, Ohio State, 26
5. Castleberry, Ed, B, West Texas State, 42
6. Poole, Barney, E, Mississippi, Army, 53
7. Mead, Jack, E, Wisconsin, 64
8. Vodick, Nick, B, Northwestern, 75
9. Rudan, John, B, Marquette, 86
10. Smith, Vic, B, UCLA, 97
11. Young, Jim, T, Arkansas, 108
12. Bevis, Billy, B, Tennessee, 119
13. Boozer, Bob, T, Arkansas, 130
14. Rhoades, Stan, B, Mississippi State, 141
15. Wink, Jack, B, Wisconsin, 152
16. Little, Jim, T, Kentucky, 163
17. Jabbusch, Bob, G, Ohio State, 174
18. Byrd, Bill, C, Maryland, 185
19. Morries, Glenn, T, Texas, 196
20. Davis, Pete, B, Santa Clara, 207
21. Vacanti, Sam, B, Iowa, 218
22. Oliver, Vern, C, Washington State, 229
23. Chadwell, Jim, T, Tennessee, 240
24. Mroz, Vince, E, Michigan State, 251
25. Kita, George, B, Drake, 262
26. Graham, Doug, T, Stanford, 273
27. Dillon, Jack, E, Texas Tech, 284
28. J’Anthony, Charley, B, Brown, 295
29. Pipkin, Ray, B, Arkansas, 306
30. Wolf, Joe, C, USC, 317
31. Broderick, Bill, T, Utah, 323
32. Staples, John, G, Alabama, 329

Philadelphia Eagles
1. Yonaker, John, E, Notre Dame, 9
3. Dark, Alvin, B, LSU, 25
5. Pihos, Pete, E, Indiana, 41
6. Dellago, Chuck, G, Minnesota, 52
7. Morales, Gonzalo, B, St, Mary's (CA), 63
8. Robinson, Sam, B, Washington, 74
9. Hall, Forrest, B, San Francisco, 85
10. Sadonis, Joe, T, Fordham, 96
11. Mobley, Rudy, B, Hardin-Simmons, 107
12. Newmeyer, Jim, T, St, Vincent, 118
13. Chambers, Bill, T, UCLA, 129
14. Duda, John, B, Virginia, 140 +
15. Montgomery, Bill, B, LSU, 151
16. Werner, Howard, E, Syracuse, 162
17. Austin, Jim, B, Missouri, 173
18. Klenk, Quentin, T, USC, 184
19. Spencer, Joe, T, Oklahoma State, 195
20. Pratt, Leo, T, Oklahoma State, 206
21. Teschner, Phil, T, Brown, 217
22. Magee, Johnny, G, Rice, 228
23. Mosley, Norm (Monk), B, Alabama, 239
24. Brown, Blair, G, Oklahoma State, 250
25. Hall, Bob, E, Stanford, 261
26. Talcott, Don, T, Nevada-Reno, 272
27. Thompson, Bill, T, New Mexico, 283
28. Fleming, Al, C, Wichita State, 294
29. Benjamin, Leo, C, West Virginia, 305
30. Dougherty, Jim, B, Miami (OH), 316
31. Reese, Ken, B, Alabama, 322
32. Braner, Loren, C, Pittsburgh, 328

Pittsburgh Steelers
1. Duhart, Paul, B, Florida, 2
2. Dugger, Jack, E, Ohio State, 12
3. Dellastatious, Bill, B, Missouri, 19 +
4. Adams, Roger, C, Florida, 29 +
5. Mehelich, Chuck, E, Duquesne, 33
6. Browning, Greg, E, Denver, 46
7. Wolak, Mike, B, Duquesne, 56
8. Hughes, Tom, T, Missouri, 66
9. Pense, Leon, B, Arkansas, 79
10. Brandau, Art, C, Tennessee, 89
11. Ball, Ray, B, Holy Cross, 99
12. Basilone, Frank, B, Duquesne, 112
13. Monahan, John, E, Dartmouth, 122
14. Odelli, Mel, B, Duquesne, 132
15. Connor, George, T, Notre Dame, 145 +
16. Ungles, Jim, B, Kansas State, 155
17. Itzel, John, B, Pittsburgh, 165
18. Wizbicki, Alex, B, Holy Cross, 178
19. Landrigan, Jim, T, Dartmouth, 188
20. Lilienthal, Bill, T, Villanova, 198
21. Price, Art, B, Rutgers, 211
22. Malmberg, Don, B, UCLA, 221
23. Hartwell, Everett, E, Auburn, 231
24. Cain, Ed, B, Rice, 244
25. Carlaccini, Angelo, B, Pittsburgh, 254
26. Burns, Ed, B, Boston College, 264
27. Stough, Glen, T, Duke, 277
28. Marsh, Jim, T, Oklahoma State, 287
29. Grant, Ralph, B, Bucknell, 297 +
30. Kondrla, John, T, St. Vincent, 310

Washington Redskins
1. Hardy, Jim, QB, USC, 8
3. Adams, John (Tree), T, Notre Dame, 23
5. Bujan, George, C Oregon, 38
6. North, Johnny, E, Vanderbilt, 51
7. Steber, John, G, Georgia Tech, 61
8. Porter, Art, E, Tulane, 71
9. Kuykendall, Curt, B, Auburn, 84
10. Brogger, Frank, E, Michigan State, 94
11. Creger, Mack, B, Northwestern, 104
12. McKee, Paul, E, Syracuse, 117
13. Conerly, Charlie, QB, Mississippi, 127
14. Putnik, John, E, Utah State, 137
15. Saenz, Eddie, B, USC, 150
16. Fusci, Dom, T, South Carolina, 160
17. Jenkins, Bobby Tom, B, Alabama, 170
18. Stacco, Ed, T, Colgate, 183 +
19. Bradshaw, Jim, C, Auburn, 193
20. Shipkey, Bill, B, Stanford, 203
21. Halliday, Sid, T, SMU, 216
22. Davidson, Chick, T, Cornell, 226 +
23. Martin, Gabby, E, SMU, 236
24. McCurdy, Jim, C, Stanford, 249
25. Souders, Cecil (Cy), E, Ohio State, 259
26. Wall, Ben, B, Western Michigan, 269 +
27. Hillery, George, E, Texas-EI Paso,282
28. Dreblow, Milford, B, USC, 292
29. Irwin, Frank, T, Duke, 302 +
30. Diner, Leon, E, Denver, 315
31. Cummings, Bob, C, Vanderbilt, 320
32. Nolander, Don, T, Minnesota, 325