1955 National Football League Draft

January 27-28, 1955

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

Baltimore Colts
BONUS CHOICE: Shaw, George, B, Oregon, 1
1. Ameche, Alan (The Horse), B, Wisconsin, 3
2. Szymanski, Dick, C, Notre Dame, 16
3. Dupre, L.G. (Long Gone), B, Baylor, 27
4. Choice to LA Rams
Patera, Jack, G, Oregon [from NYG], 44
5. Preas, George, G, Virginia Tech, 51
6. Lewis, Leo, B, Lincoln (MO), 64
7. McDonald, Frank, E, Miami, 75
8. Meinert, Dale, G, Oklahoma State, 88
9. Walter, Bryan, B, Texas Tech, 99
Evans, Bill, G, Miami (OH) [from NYG], 104
10. Choice to LA Rams
11. Radik, Emil, B, Nebraska-Omaha, 123
12. Chorovich, Dick, T, Miami (OH), 136
13. Abbruzzi, Pat, B, Rhode Island, 147
14. Lee, John, B, Georgia Tech, 160
15. Peterson, Gerry, T, Texas, 171 F
16. Laswell, Dick, T, TCU, 184
17. Clark, Wes, T, Southern Mississippi, 195
18. Shephard, Charley, B, North Texas State, 208
19. Cobb, Jim, T, Abilene Christian, 219
20. Cianciola, Charley, E, Lawrence, 232
21. Manych, Nick, E, Eastern Michigan, 243
22. Welch, Jerry, B, South Dakota State, 256
23. McNamara, Dick, B, Minnesota, 267
24. Esquivel, Alex, B, Mexico City College, 280
25. Grann, Dick, T, Rhode Island, 291
26. Minker, Marion, T, Bucknell, 304
27. Locke, Jim, T, Virginia Tech, 315
28. Meyer, Bob, T, Ohio State, 328
29. Waters, Bill, T, Austin, 339

Chicago Bears
1. Drzewiecki, Ron, B, Marquette, 11
2. Watkins, Bobby, B, Ohio State, 23
3. Choice to Cleveland
4. O'Malley, Joe, E, Georgia, 47
5. Kendall, Leland, T, Oklahoma State, 59
6. Shannon, Dan, E, Notre Dame [from Was], 63
Mosely, Henry, B, Morris Brown, 71
7. Sturgess, Bruce, B, William & Mary, 83
8. Verkerk, Gene, T, North Texas State, 95
9. Lavery, Jim, B, Scranton, 107
10. Allen, John, E, Arizona State, 119
11. Redfield, Tom, E, Delaware, 131
12. Bratt, Clarence, B, Wisconsin, 143
13. Cash, Norm, B, Sul Ross, 155
14. Nickla, Ed, G, Tennessee, 167
15. Smith, J.D., B, North Carolina A&T, 179
16. Choice to Chi. Cardinals
17. Harrison, Mel, C, Sam Houston State, 203
18. Roach, Claude, G, TCU, 215
19. Jones, Allen, B, Baylor, 227
20. James, Joe, T, Howard Payne, 239
21. Hall, Choyce, C, Midwestern State (TX), 251
22. Allison, Carl, B, Oklahoma, 263
23. Barger, Jerry, B, Duke, 275
24. Young, Joe, E, Marquette, 287
25. Dees, Charley, T, Tyler J.C., 299
26. Jeter, Perry, B, Cal Poly-SLO, 311
27. Kinley, Joel, G, Tennessee, 323
28. Wright, Charley, E, Prairie View A&M, 335
29. Klein, Dick, T, Iowa, 347
30. Fouts, Jerry, B, Midwestern State (TX), 358

Chicago Cardinals
1. Boydston, Max, E, Oklahoma, 2
2. Crow, Lindon, B, USC, 14
3. Hammack, Mal, B, Florida, 26
Pasquesi, Tony, T, Notre Dame [from NYG], 32
4. Bernardi, Frank, B, Colorado, 38
5 De Ra, Mario, T, USC, 50
6. Bowersox, Jack, G, Maryland, 62
7. Leggett, Dave, B, Ohio State, 74
8. Irvine, Sam, C, Maryland, 86
9. McGinty, Charlie, E, North Texas State, 98
10. Scaffidi, Frank, T, Marquette, 110
11. Pepsin, Tom, E, Miami (FL), 122
12. Sandstrom, Dale, B, Concordia (MN), 134
13. McLuckie, Tom, G, Maryland, 146
14. Brown, Gordy, E, Louisiana Tech, 158
15. Brubaker, Dick, E, Ohio State, 170
16. Herndon, Bob, B, Oklahoma, 182
Dennis, Al, E, Middlebury [from ChiB], 191
17. White, Larry, C, New Mexico, 194
18. Campbell, Fred, T, Duke, 206
19. Coy, Dick, T, St. John's (MN), 218
20. Burst, Jim, B, Washington (St. Louis), 230
21. Wright, Howie, B, Virginia Tech, 242
22. Berra, Vic, E, Montana State, 254
23. Bays, Karl, T, Eastern Kentucky, 266
24. Pierce, Max, B, Utah, 278
25. Scott, Bob, E, Evansville, 290
26. Hooper, Billy, B, Baylor, 302
27. Schwager, Bruce, T, Merchant Marine, 314
28. Ems, Bob, B, Southern Illinois, 326
29. Renzi, Gene, T, Northeastern, 338
30. Sweet, Bob, B, Trinity (TX), 350

Cleveland Browns
1. Burris, Kurt, C, Oklahoma, 13
2. Renfro, Dean, B, North Texas State, 25
3. Hall, John, T, Iowa [from ChiB], 35
Freeman, Bobby, B, Auburn, 37
4. Reynolds, Paul, B, Notre Dame [from GB], 41
Palumbo, Sam, C, Notre Dame, 49
5. Dandoy, Aramis, B, USC, 61
6. Bolden, Leroy, B, Michigan State, 73
7. Locklear, Jack, C, Auburn, 85
8. Choice to Detroit
9. Ford, Henry, B, Pittsburgh, 109
10. Dillon, Glen, E, Pittsburgh, 121
11. Knebel, Eric, T, SMU, 133
12. Eaton, Jack, T, New Mexico, 145
13. Borton, Johnny, QB, Ohio State, 157
14. Robinson, Fred, G, Washington, 169 F
15 Smith, Bob, B, Nebraska, 181
16. Suchy, Don, C, Iowa, 193
17. Leonard, Bob, B, Purdue, 205
18. Champlin, Steve, T, Oklahoma, 217
19. Ebert, Tom, E, Kansas State, 229
20. Proctor, Bill, T, Florida State, 241
21. Spinks, Rick, B, Texas Tech, 253
22. Stone, Jerry, T, Southeastern Louisiana, 265
23. Greer, Jim, E, Elizabeth City State, 277
24. Matsock, John, B, Michigan State, 289
25. Lindo, Ernie, B, Pacific, 301
26. Fife, Don, C, Purdue, 313
27. Baldwin, Bobby, B, Sam Houston State, 325
28. Tokus, Ed, E, Georgia, 337
29. Robinson, Ted (Tex), B, Temple, 349
30. Leachman, Lamar, C, Tennessee, 360

Detroit Lions
1. Middleton, Dave, B, Auburn, 12
2. Salsbury, Jim, G, UCLA, 24
3. McCord, Darris, T, Tennessee, 36
4 Malloy, Gordon, B, Miami [from Was], 39
Riley, Lee, B, Detroit, 48
5. Brooks, Bud, G, Arkansas, 60
6. Childers, Elijah, T, Prairie View A&M, 72
7. Zagers, Bert, B, Michigan State, 84
8. Cunningham, Leon, G, South Carolina [from Pit], 90
Walker, Bill, E, Maryland, 96
Holland, Lamoine, E, Rice [from Cle], 97
9. Jenkins, Walt, T, Wayne State, 108
10. Gastall, Tom, B, Boston U., 120
11. McDermott, Herb, T, Iowa State, 132
12. Goist, Dick, B, Cincinnati, 144
13. Henderson, Don, T, Utah, 156
14 Gajda, Jerry, B, St. Benedict’s (KS), 168
15. Atkins, George, G, Auburn, 180
16. Marr, Al, E, Bradley, 192
17. Daly, Don, B, Eastern Kentucky, 204
18. Oleksiak, Pat, B, Tennessee, 216
19. Muller, Bob, C, Eastern Kentucky, 228
20. Mahaffey, Fred, B, Denver, 240
21. Walters, Jim, T, Mississippi, 252
22. Albrecht, George, B, Maryland, 264
23. Galuska, George, B, Wyoming, 276
24. Flacke, Bob, G, Holy Cross, 288
25. Miller, Dick, T, Illinois, 300
26. McDonald, Duncan, B, Michigan, 312
27. Troka, Mike, B, Trinity (CT), 324
28. Lovell, Harry, G, South Carolina, 336
29. Dearing, Bill, B, Florida, 348
30. Hatch, Charley, E, Utah State, 359

Green Bay Packers
1. Bettis, Tom, G, Purdue, 5
2. Temp, Jim, E, Wisconsin, 17
3. Leake, Buddy, B, Oklahoma, 29
4. Choice to Cleveland
5. Bullough, Hank, G, Michigan State, 53
6. Amundsen, Norm, G, Wisconsin, 65
7. Clemens, Bob, B, Georgia, 77
8. Crouch, Johnny, E, TCU, 89
9. Culpepper, Ed, T, Alabama, 101
10. Rogers, George, T, Auburn, 113
11. Clark, Ron, B, Nebraska, 125
12. Walker, Art, T, Michigan, 137
13. Adams, Ed, B, South Carolina, 149
14. Baer, Fred, B, Michigan, 161
15. Machoukas, George, C, Toledo, 173
16. Brackins, Charley, QB, Prairie View A&M, 185
17. Beightol, Lynn, B, Maryland, 197
18. Nix, Doyle, B, SMU, 209
19. Carter, Bob, T, Grambling, 221
20. Bolt, Carl, B, Southern Mississippi, 233
Antkowiak, Bob, E, Bucknell [from NYG], 236
21. Isbell, Lavell, T, Houston, 245
22. Brunner, Bill, B, Arkansas Tech, 257
23. Shaw, Elton, T, LSU, 269
24. Bryant, Charley, G, Nebraska, 281
25. Borden, Nate, E, Indiana, 293
26. Jennings, Jim, E, Missouri, 305
27. Peringer, Bob, E, Washington State, 317
28. Spears, Jack, T, Tennessee-Chattanooga, 329
29. Pino, Sam, B, Boston U., 341
30. Saia, Bob, B, Tulane, 352

Los Angeles Rams
1. Morris, Larry, C, Georgia Tech, 7
2. Waller, Ron, B, Maryland [from Was], 15
Long, Bob, B, UCLA [from Pit], 18
Taylor, Corky, B, Kansas State, 19
Fournet, Sid, T, LSU [from NYG], 20
3. Choice to NY Giants
4. Feamster, Tom, E, Florida State [from Bal], 40
Fouch, Ed, T, USC, 43
5. Kelley, Ed, B, Texas, 55
6. Tharp, Tom (Corky), B, Alabama, 67
7. Clayton, Frank, B, USC, 79
8. Teas, Billy, B, Georgia Tech, 91
9. Witte, John, T, Oregon State, 103
10. Arnelle, Jesse, E, Penn State [from Bal], 112
Harland, Claude, E, Texas Tech, 115
11. Ray, Joe, T, UCLA, 127
12. Hanifan, Jim, E, California, 139
13. Parkinson, Dave, B, Texas, 151
14. Elliot, George, B, Northeastern Oklahoma, 163
15. Hoerning, Bob, B, St. Norbert, 175
16. Coates, Charley, T, Tulane, 187
17. Mitcham, Gene, E, Arizona State, 199
18. Sweeney, Clyde, T, West Virginia, 211
19. Davis, John, E, Miles, 223
20. Muldowney, Jack, T, Dayton, 235
21. Cvengros, Jerry, T, Wisconsin, 247
22. Elmore, Ken, T, Texas Tech, 259
23. Medved, George, T, Florida, 271
24. Andrews, Bill, B, Trinity (TX), 283
25. Cook, Ralph, T, Ball State, 295
26. Hallow, Lou, C, Wake Forest, 307
27. Nevitt, Bruce, C, Washington State, 319
28. Hoffman, Jim, B, Cincinnati, 331
29. Howe, Bob, B, Cincinnati, 343
30. Jones, K.C., E, San Francisco, 354

New York Giants
1. Heap, Joe, B, Notre Dame, 8
2. Choice to LA Rams
3. Grier, Roosevelt , T, Penn St. [from LARm], 31
Choice to Chi. Cardinals
4. Choice to Baltimore
5. Triplett, Mel, B, Toledo, 56
6. Locklin, Ron, E, Wisconsin, 68
7. Choice to Washington
8. Patton, Jimmy, B, Mississippi, 92
9. Choice to Baltimore
10. Paslay, Lea, B, Mississippi, 116
11. Hillen, Bill, E, West Virginia, 128
12. Burnine, Hank, E, Missouri, 140 F
13. Damore, John, C, Northwestern, 152
14. Kettler, Elwood, B, Texas A&M, 164
15. Stowers, Ed, E, Wake Forest, 176
16. Kragthorpe, Dave, G, Utah State, 188
17. Bills, Bob, B, BYU, 200
18. Stout, Joe, B, Temple, 212
19. Jacobs, John, E, Colby, 224
20. Choice to Green Bay
21. Dilby, Gary, C, LSU, 248
22. Doggett, Al, B, LSU, 260
23. Callahan, Jerry, B, Colorado State, 272
24. Vujevich, Matt, B, San Jose State, 284
25. Dement, Ken, T, Southeast Missouri State, 296
26. Cohen, Abe, G, Tennessee-Chattanooga, 308
27. Blanda, Paul, B, Pittsburgh, 320
28. Crow, Al, T, William & Mary, 332
29. Jackson, Harold, B, Southern, 344
30. Toole, Bill, B, Oregon State, 355

Philadelphia Eagles
1. Bielski, Dick, B, Maryland, 9
2. Lansford, Alex (Buck), T, Texas, 22
3. Eidom, Frank, B, SMU, 33
4. Dugger, Dean, E, Ohio State, 46
5. Lamone, Gene, G, West Virginia, 57
6. Quinn, Billy, B, Texas, 70
7. McKenna, Bill, E, Brandeis, 81
8. Watson, Herman, T, Vanderbilt, 94
9. Morgan, Von, E, Abilene Christian, 105
10. Washington, Talmadge, (Duke), B, Wash. St, 118
11. Hardy, Bob, B, Kentucky, 129
12. Nacrelli, Andy, E, Fordham, 142
13. Krisher, Jerry, C, Ohio State, 153
14. Bell, Tommy, B, Army, 166
15. Brougher, Don, C, Maryland, 177
16. White, Clyde, G, Clemson, 190
17. Maravic, Nick, B, Wake Forest, 201
18. Nutt, Duane, B, SMU, 214
19. Fails, Terry, E, Vanderbilt, 225
20. Wade, Jimmy, B, Tennessee, 238
21. Anderson, John, E, Kansas, 249
22. Lewis, Ernie, G, Arizona, 262
23. Ingram, Cecil, B, Alabama, 273
24. Postula, Vic, (Hootie), B, Michigan State, 286
25. Pavich, Frank, G, USC, 297
26. Palahunik, George, G, Maryland, 310
27. Gringrass, Bob, B, Wisconsin, 321
28. Avery, Wingo, C, Clemson, 334
29. Lloyd, Ron, T, Bucknell, 345
30. Finney, Dave, B, TCU, 357

Pittsburgh Steelers
1. Varrichione, Frank, T, Notre Dame, 6
2. Choice to LA Rams
3. Bernet, Ed, E, SMU, 30
4. Broussard, Fred, C, Northwestern State (LA), 42
5. Mason, George, T, Alabama, 54
6. Harkey, Lem, B, Emporia State, 66
7. Reeve, Hal, T, Oregon, 78
8. Choice to Detroit
9. Unitas, Johnny, QB, Louisville, 102
10. Boyle, Terry, T, Cincinnati, 114
11. Eaton, Vic, B, Missouri, 126
12. Cooke, Jim, E, Lincoln (PA), 138
13. Whitmer, Jim, B, Purdue, 150
14. Byrne, John (Buck), G, John Carroll, 162
15. Duckett, Ellis, B, Michigan State, 174
16. Vincent, Frank, C, Glenville State, 186
17. Merchant, Ed, B, Miami (OH), 198
18. Maier, Albie, G, Marshall, 210
19. Smith, Ed, B, Texas Southern, 222
20. Matykiewicz, Lou, E, Iowa, 234
21. Phenix, Rees, T, Georgia Tech, 246
22. McCabe, Richie, B, Pittsburgh, 258
23. Holz, Gordy, T, Minnesota, 270
24. Mayock, Mike, E, Villanova, 282
25. Bull, Charlie, G, Missouri, 294
26. Soltau, Jim, E, Minnesota, 306
27. Sanford, Bill, B, Hofstra, 318
28. Williams, Dave, G, Ohio State, 330
29. Sinclair, Bernie, E, Texas A&M, 342
30. Caruzzi, Jim, B, Marquette, 353

San Francisco 49ers
1. Moegle, Dickie, B, Rice, 10
2. Morze, Frank, C, Boston College, 21
3. Hardy, Carroll, B, Colorado, 34
4. Hazeltine, Matt, C, California, 45
5. Kraemer, Eldred, T, Pittsburgh, 58
6. Luna, Bobby, B, Alabama, 69
7. Dean, Johnny, B, Virginia Tech, 82
8. Meyers, Freddie, B, Oklahoma State, 93 F
9. Preziosio, Fred, T, Purdue, 106 F
10. Aschbacker, Ron, E, Oregon State, 117
11. Rotella, Rudy, E, Nebraska-Omaha, 130
12. Palatella, Lou, T, Pittsburgh, 141 F
13. Gaskell, Richie, E, George Washington, 154
14. McKeithan, Nick, B, Duke, 165
15. Hess, Burdette, G, Idaho, 178
16. Hall, Jim, E, Auburn, 189
17. Newton, Bob, G, San Diego State, 202
18. Pheister, Ron, C, Oregon, 213
19. Garzoli, John, T, California, 226
20. Dyer, Glen, B, Texas, 237
21. Maderos, George, E, Cal State-Chico, 250
22. Vann, Pete, QB, Army, 261
23. Gunnari, Tom, E, Washington State, 274 F
24. Heaston, Bob, G, Cal Poly-SLO, 285
25. Wade, Dewey, E, Kansas State, 298
26. Kerr, Johnny, E, Purdue, 309
27. Shockey, Dick, B Marquette, 322 F
28. Sanders, Don, B, Stanford, 333
29. Kniedinger, Otto, T, Penn State, 346 F
30. Gongola, Bob, B, Illinois, 356 F

Washington Redskins
1. Guglielmi, Ralph QB, Notre Dame, 4
2. Choice to LA Rams
3. Perkins, Ray, B, Syracuse, 28
4. Choice to Detroit
5. Glantz, Don, T, Nebraska, 52
6. Choice to Chi. Bears
7. Christensen, Erik, E, Richmond, 76
Marciniak, Ron, G, Kansas State [from NYG], 80
8. Allen, Johnny, C, Purdue, 87
9. Miller, John, T, Boston College, 100 F
10. Louderback, Tom, G, San Jose State, 111
11. Parker, Larry, B, North Carolina, 124
12. Barish, John, T, Waynesburg, 135
13. Oniskey, Len, T, Cornell, 148
14. Braatz, Tom, E, Marquette, 159
15. Horton, Charley, B, Vanderbilt, 172
16. Norris, Hal, B, California, 183
17. Shea, Don, G, Georgia, 196
18. Bailey, Don, B, Penn State, 207
19. Dee, Bob, E, Holy Cross, 220
20. Geyer, Ron, T, Michigan, 231
21. George, Buck, B, Clemson, 244
22. Boland, Joe, B, George Washington, 255
23. Donaldson, Chick, C, West Virginia, 268
24. Ready, Bob, T, Notre Dame, 279
25. Radella, Frank, C, Wyoming, 292
26. Houston, Walt, G, Purdue, 303
27. Baker, A.J., B, Arkansas, 316
28. Cassidy, Arch, T, Florida, 327
29. Bordier, Bing, E, USC, 340
30. Petty, Tom, E, Virginia Tech, 351