1956 National Football League Draft

November 29, 1955 (Rounds 1-3) and January 17, 1956 (Rounds 4-30)

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

Baltimore Colts
1. Moore, Lenny, B, Penn State, 9
2. Donlin, Dick, E, Hamline, 21
3. Pascal, Bob, B, Duke, 33
4. Inabinet, Ben, T, Clemson, 43
5. Gray, Herb, E, Texas, 55
6. Schmidt, Don, B, Texas Tech, 67
7. Waters, Bill, T, Austin, 79
8. Koman, Bill, G, North Carolina, 91
9. Lewis, John, E, Michigan State, 103
10. Scott, Gene, B, Centre, 115
11. Shaw, Dennis, E, North Texas State, 127
12. Myrha, Steve, G, North Dakota, 139
13. Hill, Jack, B, Utah State, 151
14. Schwanger, Ted, B, Tennessee Tech, 163
15. Polzer, John, QB, Virginia, 175
16. Hendrik, Gene (Moose), B, Drake, 187
17. Danenhauer, Bill, E, Emporia State, 199
18. Looman, Earl, G, Stetson, 211
19. Fyvie, Bob, T, Lafayette, 223
20. Hill, Bob, B, Jackson State, 235
21. Harness, Jim, B, Mississippi State, 247
22. Del Vicaro, Pat, G, Southern Mississippi, 259
23. Stephenson, Al (Bear), T, Idaho State, 271
24. Fox, Bobby, QB, East Texas State, 283
25. Mills, Brad, B, Kentucky, 295
26. Lohr, Jim, T, Southwest Missouri State, 307
27. Hartwell, Herb, B, Virginia, 319
28. Shearer, John, QB, Shepherd, 331
29. Rusher, Jim, E, Kansas State, 343
30. Sweeney, Terry, B, Middle Tennessee State, 354

Chicago Bears
1. Schriewer, Menan (Tex), E, Texas, 10
2. Brackett, M.L., T, Auburn, 22
3. Choice to Cleveland
4. Mellekas, John, T, Arizona, 47
5. Galimore, Willie, B, FIorida A&M, 58
6. Choice to Cleveland
7. Caroline, J.C., B, Illinois, 82
8. Klawitter, Dick, C, South Dakota State, 95
9. Vargo, Ken, C, Ohio State, 106
10. Lucas, Dick, E, Boston College, 119
11. Jankans, John, E, Arizona State, 130
12. Cruze, Buddy, E, Tennessee, 143
13. Grogg, Dick, G, Minnesota, 154
14. Graham, Milt, E, Colgate, 167
15. Fitzgerald, Dick, B, Notre Dame, 178
16. Brown, Ray, B, Florida, 191
17. Adams, Tom, E, UCLA, 202
18. Payton, Earl, B, Prairie View A&M, 215
19. Smith, John, B, UCLA, 226
20. Maxime, Charley, G, Auburn, 239
21. Waddell, Jimmy, B, Compton J.C., 250
22. Billings, Joe, T, Memphis State, 263
23. Holt, Lou, E, Howard Payne, 274
24. Castete, Jess, B, McNeese State, 287
25. Hentschel, Jerry, T, Sam Houston State, 298
26. Orr, Don, B, Vanderbilt, 311
27. Buchanan, Waylon, E, East Texas State, 322
28. Alexander, Bob, B, Trinity (CT), 335
29. Krietemeyer, Billy, B, Vanderbilt, 346
30. Buckler, Jim, G, Alabama, 358

Chicago Cardinals
1. Childress, Joe, B, Auburn, 7
2. Masters, Norm, T, Michigan State, 18
3. Roach, John, QB, SMU, 31
4. Salerno, Sam, T, Coloraoo, 42
5. Choice to LA Rams
6. Dupre, Charlie, B, Baylor, 66
Dittrich, John, T, Wisconsin [from Was], 70 F
7. Konovsky, Bob, T, Wisconsin, 77
8. Lunceford, Dave, T, Baylor, 90 F
9. Lovely, Bob, T, Tampa, 101
10. Towne, Willis, E, Wichita State, 114
11. James, Fob, B, Auburn, 125
12. Walker, Jerry, T, Texas Tech, 138
13. Bolinger, Bo, G, Oklahoma, 149
14. Neuman, Carnell, B, Illinois, 162
15. Anderson, Charley, E, Louisiana Tech, 173
Spiers, Tom, QB, Arkansas State [from Was], 179
16. Welsh, George, QB, Navy, 186
17. Beagle, Ron, E, Navy, 197
18. Brown, Jim, G, UCLA, 210
19. Zagar, Ray, B, Marquette, 221
20. Mattison, Dickie, B, Georgia Tech, 234
21. Herr, Ronnie, B, Texas Tech, 245
22. Murphy, Jim, T, Stephen F. Austin, 258
23. Branoff, Tony, B, Michigan, 269
24. Trask, 0rville, T, Rice, 282
25. Wheeler, Bill, T, Kentucky, 293
26. Zickefoose, Chuck, E, Kansas State, 306
27. Hutchinson, Jack, T, Oklahoma State, 317
28. Miller, Jim, QB, Wisconsin, 330
29. Troglio, Jim, B, Northwestern, 341
30. Kucera, Bill, T, Colorado, 353

Cleveland Browns
1. Carpenter, Preston, B, Arkansas, 13
2. Kinard, Billy, B, Mississippi, 25
3. Ross, Larry, E, Denver [from ChiB], 34
Quinlan, Billy, E, Michigan State, 37
4. Moss, Bobby, B, West Virginia, 49
5. Clarke, Frank, E, Colorado, 61 F
6. Plunkett, Sherman, E, Mary.-East. Sh. [from ChiB], 71
Wiggin, Paul, E, Stanford, 73 F
7. Griffith, Chuck, E, USC, 85
8. Hellyer, Len, B, Marshall, 97
9. Hecker, Jack, E, Bowling Green, 109
10. Rayburn, Eddie, T, Rice, 121
11. Underdonk, Bill, T, West Virginia, 133
12. Javernick, Harry, T, Colorado, 145
13. Furey, Jim, C, Kansas State, 157
14. Sidwell, Charlie, B, William & Mary, 169
15. Davis, Willie, E, Grambling, 181
16. Cooper, Thurlow, E, Maine, 193
17. West, Eddie, QB, North Carolina State, 205
18. Carroll, Hal (Candy), B, Case Western Res., 217
19. Sebest, John, E, Eastern Kentucky, 229
20. Mobra, Joe, E, Oklahoma, 241
21. Kapish, Gene, E, Notre Dame, 253
22. Brown, Sam (First Down), B, UCLA, 265
23. Althouse, Don, E, Syracuse, 277
24. Hughes, Jim, G, San Jose State, 289
25. Davenport, Bob, B, UCLA, 301
26. Kammerman, Jack, E, Utah, 313
27. Dwyer, Ed, E, Purdue, 325
28. Sparks, Ollie, G, Iowa State, 337
29. Battos, John, E, Vanderbilt, 349
30. Bartholomew, Bob, T, Wake Forest, 360

Detroit Lions
1. Cassady, Howard (Hopalong), B, Ohio State, 3
2. Choice to LA Rams
3. McIlhenny, Don, B, SMU, 27
4 Reichow, Jerry, QB, Iowa, 38
5. Tracy, Tom (The Bomb), B, Tennessee, 50
6. Lusk, Bob, C, William & Mary, 62
7. Cronin, Gene, G, Pacific, 74
8. Powell, Jack, T, Texas A&M, 86
9. Jones, Calvin, G, Iowa, 98
10. Silas, Joe, DE, South Carolina, 110
11. Wacker, Lew, B, Richmond, 122
Selep, Tom, B, Maryland [from Pit], 124
12. Nunnery, Bob, T, LSU, 134
13. Ferguson, O.K., B, LSU, 146
14. Falls, Ronnie, LB, Duke, 158
15. Allert, Horace (Buzzy), DE, S’west Texas St., 170
16. Zyzda, Len, DE, Purdue, 182
17. Wind, Ken, E, Houston, 194
18. Petrarca, Emidio, B, Boston College, 206
19. Vaughn, Dale, B, Virginia Military, 218
20. Stephenson, Joe, E, Vanderbilt, 230
21. Blechen, Bob, C, Whittier, 242
22. Marazza, Dick, T, Clemson, 254
23. Garrard, Bob, B, Georgia, 266
24. Walz, Jarv, E, Central Michigan, 278
25. Hall, Jerry, B, Rice, 290
26. Walden, Joe, B, West Texas State, 302
27. Bunthorne, Bryan, G, Tulane, 314
28. Smith, John, G, Northwestern, 326
29. Peters, Doug, B, UCLA, 338
30. Gibbens, John, T, Southwest Texas State, 350

Green Bay Packers
1. Losch, Jack, B, Miami (FL), 8
2. Gregg, Forrest, T, SMU, 20
3. Choice to LA Rams
4. Morris, Cecil, G, Oklahoma, 44
5. Skoronski, Bob, T, Indiana, 56
6. Burris, Bob, B, Oklahoma, 68
7. Gremminger, Hank, E, Baylor, 80
8. Dennis, Russ, E, Maryland, 92
9. Duvall, Gordy, B, USC, 104
10. Laugherty, Bob, B, Maryland, 116
11. Hudock, Mike, C, Miami, 128
12. Burnett, Max, B, Arizona, 140
13. Mense, Jim, C, Notre Dame, 152
14. Thomas, Charlie, B, Wisconsin, 164
15. Alliston, Warren, (Buddy), G, Mississippi, 176
16. Lynch, Curtis, T, Alabama, 188
17. Starr, Bart, QB, Alabama, 200
18. Intihar, Stan, E, Cornell, 212
19. Vakey, Ken, E, Texas Tech, 224
20. Letbetter, Clyde, T, Baylor, 236
21. O'Brien, Hal, B, SMU, 248
22. Popson, Johnny, B, Furman, 260
23. Birchfield, Jesse, G, Duke, 272
24. Wilson, Don, C, Rice, 284
25. Koeneke, Franz, E, Minnesota, 296
26. Goehe, Dick, T, Mississippi, 308
27. Kolian, Dick, E, Wisconsin, 320
28. Lance, Bobby, QB, Florida, 332
29. Newcomb, Vester, C, Southwest J.C. (MS), 344
30. Hermes, Rod, QB, Beloit, 355

Los Angeles Rams
1. Marconi, Joe, B, West Virginia [from NYG], 6
Horton, Charlie, B, Vanderbilt, 11
2. Clarke, Leon, E, USC [from Det], 14
Pitts, Hugh, C, TCU, 23
3. Williams, A.D., DE, Pacific [from GB], 32
Marshall, John, B, SMU, 35
4. Berzinski, Willie, B, Wisc.-La Crosse [from Was], 46
Carmichael, Jim, E, California, 48
5. Freeman, Jim, E, Iowa [from SF], 51
Nakken, Herb, B, Utah [from ChiC], 53
Whittenton, Jesse, DB, Texas-El Paso, 60
6. Vincent, Eddie, B, Iowa, 72
7. Morris, Jack, B, Oregon, 84 F
8. Boyer, George, LB, Florida State, 96
9. Woolford, Maury, T, Louisville, 108
10. Sticka, Charlie, B, Trinity (CT), 120
11. Decker, Jim, B, UCLA, 132
12. Lindbeck, Em, QB, Illinois, 144
13. Norcia, Mike, B, Kent State, 156
14. Runnels, Tom, B, North Texas State, 168
15. Shatto, Dick, B, Kentucky, 180
16. Pelluer, Arnie, E, Washington State, 192
17. Butler, Jack, T, Kentucky, 204
18. Klotz, Jack, T, Widener, 216
19. Dees, CharlIe, T, McNeese State, 228
20. Coyne, John, T, West Chester, 240
21. Robichaux, Milt, E, Trinity (TX), 252
22. Fouts, Dick, E, Missouri, 264
23. Paulson, Al, B, Washington State, 276
24. Williams, Sam, DE, Michigan State, 288 F
25. Tunning, Glen, G, Pittsburgh, 300
26. Cureton, Hardiman, T, UCLA, 312
27. Siesel, Roger, T, Miami (OH), 324
28. Morrow, John, T, Michigan, 336
29. Bates, Mickey, B, Illinois, 348
30. Kackmeister, Dick, C, Central Michigan, 359

New York Giants
1. Choice to LA Rams
2. Moore, Henry, B, Arkansas, 19
3. Huff, Sam, T, West Virginia, 30
4. Katcavage, Jim, E, Dayton, 45
5. Chandler, Don, B, Florida, 57
6. Cason, Fred, B, Florida, 69
7. Nery, Ron, T, Kansas State, 81
8. Holleder, Don, E, Army, 93
9. Braden, Ken, C, East Texas State, 105
10. Herman, Johnny, B, UCLA, 117
11. Moloney, Dick, B, Kentucky, 129
12. Choice to Washington
13. Crawford, Eddie, B, Mississippi, 153 F
14. McMullen, John, G, Notre Dame, 165
15. Melnik, Ron, T, Army, 177
16. Portney, Al, T, Missouri, 189
17. Mooney, Tom, T, Miami (OH), 201
18. Boone, Matt, B, North Carolina Central, 213
19. Dettring, Ray, B, Missouri, 225
20. FaIls, Mike, G, Minnesota, 237
21. McComb, Don, E, Villanova, 249
22. Harkrader, Jerry, B, Ohio State, 261
23. McCool, Bob (Slick), B, Mississippi, 273
24. Huth, Gerry, G, Wake Forest, 285
25. Speers, Harry, B, Florida, 297
26. Buller, Bev, B, Kansas, 309
27. Nesbitt, Gerry, B, Arkansas, 321
28. Fuller, Bill, T, Arkansas, 333
29. Nelson, Jim, G, Duke, 345
30. Williams, Wayne, E, Southern Illinois, 356

Philadelphia Eagles
1. Pellegrini, Bob, C, Maryland, 4
2. D'Agosllno, Frank, T, Auburn, 16
3. Schaffer, Don, B, Notre Dame, 28
4. Choice to Washington
5. Thurston, Fred (Fuzzy), G, Valparaiso, 54
6. Burton, Tirrel, B, Miami (OH), 65
7. Waedekin, John, T, Hardin-Simmons, 78
8. Payne, Elroy, B, McMurry, 89
9. Bredice, Johnny, E, Boston U., 102
10. Dimmick, Tom, C, Houston, 113
11. Keller, Kenny, B, North Carolina, 126
12. Harkins, Tommy, E, Vanderbilt, 137
13. Sides, James, B, Texas Tech, 150
14. ReIch, Frank, C, Penn State, 161
15. Brant, Don, B, Montana, 174
16. Hix, Billy,T, Middle Tennessee State, 185
17. Mastrogiovanni, Joe, B, Wyoming, 198
18. Consoles, Nick, 08, Wake Forest, 209
19. Womack, Delano B, Texas, 222
20. Glover, Darrell, T, Maryland-Eastern Shore, 233
21. Adams, Jack, T, San Jose State, 246
22. Miller, Joe, B, Cincinnati, 257
23. Spencer, Chet, E, Oklahoma State, 270
24. Parham, John, B, Wake Forest, 281
25. Grogan, Johnny, T, Dayton, 294
26. Lunsford, Earl, B, Oklahoma State, 305
27. Ellett, Al, T, Alabama, 318
28. Strawn, Bill, LB, Western Kentucky, 329
29. Hughes, Bob, B, Southern Mississippi, 342
30. Ulm, Joe, B, San Jose State, 352

Pittsburgh Steelers
BONUS CHOICE: Glick, Gary, QB, Colorado State, 1
1. Davis, Art, B, Mississippi State, 5
2. Krupa, Joe, T, Purdue, 17
3. Taylor, Jim, C, Baylor, 29
4. Murley, Dick, G, Purdue, 39
5. Murakowski, Bill, B, Purdue, 52
6. Taylor, Ray, B, TCU, 63
7. Gaspari, Dick, C, George Washington, 76
8. Wellman, Vere, G, Wichita State, 87
9. Edmonds, Wayne, G, Notre Dame, 100
10. Baldacci, Lou, B, Michigan, 111
Nolan, Bob, E, Miami [from Was], 118
11. Choice to Detroit
12. Tarasovic, Phil, E, Yale, 135
13. Holley, Weldon, B, Baylor, 148
14. Emmons, Jim, T, Alabama, 159
15. Choice to San Francisco
16. Reed, Lionel, B, Central State (OK), 183
17. Schmidt, Bill, G, Pittsburgh, 196
18. Stephens, John, QB, Holy Cross, 207
19. Jacobs, Jerry, G, Florida State, 220
20. Glatz, Fred, E, Pittsburgh, 231
21. Martell, Gene, T, Notre Dame, 244
22. DiPasquale, Ray, B, Pittsburgh, 255
23. Neft, Pete, QB, Pittsburgh, 268
24. Engram, Bryan, E, TCU, 279
25. O'Dell, Bill, B, Clemson, 292
26. Sweeney, Frank, G, Xavier, 303
27. Benson, Buddy, B, Arkansas, 316
28. DeGraaf, Bill, B, Cornell, 327
29. Thompson, Wes, T, Alabama, 340

San Francisco 49ers
1. Morrall, Earl, QB, Michigan State, 2
2. Bosley, Bruce, T, West Virginia, 15
3. Herchman, Bill, T, Texas Tech, 26
4. Pajaczkowski, Frank, B, Richmond, 40
5. Choice to LA Rams
6. Sardisco, Tony, LB, Tulane, 64
7. Barnes, Larry, B, Colorado State, 75 F
8. Smith, Charley, E, Abilene Christian, 88
9. Cox, Jim, E, Cal Poly-SL0, 99
10. Zaleski, Jerry, B, Colorado State, 112
11. Pell, Stew, T, North Carolina, 123
12. Swedberg, Roger, T, Iowa, 136
13. Moody, Ralph, B, Kansas, 147
14. Owens, R,C,, E, College of Idaho, 160 F
15. Henderson, Reed, T, Utah State, 171
Boyd, Gene, B, Abilene Christian [from Pit], 172
16. Herring, George, QB, Southern Mississippi, 184
17. Weiss, Dick, T, Mississippi, 195
18. Yelverton, Billy, T, Mississippi, 208 F
19. Arrigoni, Pete, B, Arizona, 219
20. Scarbrough, Bob, C, Auburn, 232
21. Joyner, L.C., E, Contra Costa J.C., 243
22. Wessman, Clarence, E, San Jose State, 256
23. Monroe, Mike, B, Washington, 267
24. Wallace, Ed, T, San Diego J.C., 280
25. Goad, Paul, B, Abilene Christian, 291
26. Loudd, Rommie, E, UCLA, 304
27. Gustafson, Jerry, QB, Stanford, 315
28. Drew, Jerry, B, California, 328 F
29. Benson, Dean, G, Willamette, 339
30. Mitchell, Bob, T, Puget Sound, 351 F

Washington Redskins
1. Vereb, Ed, B, Maryland, 12
2. Paluck, John, E, Pittsburgh, 24
3. Wyant, Fred, B, West Virginia, 36
4. Machinsky, Fran, T, Ohio State [from Phi], 41
Choice to LA Rams
5. Lowe, Gary, B, Michigan State, 59
6. Choice to Chi. Cardinals
7. Caraway, Donnie, B, Houston, 83
8. James, Dick, B, Oregon, 94
9. Rouviere, Francis (Whitey), B, Miami (FL), 107
10. Choice to Pittsburgh
11. Powell, Tom, G, Colgate, 131
12. Planutis, Gerry, B, Michigan State [from NYG], 141
Moreno, Gil, T, UCLA, 142
13. Ward, Jerry, G, Dayton, 155
14. Uebel, Pat, B, Army, 166
15. Choice to Chi. Cardinals
16. Gray, Wells, G, Wisconsin, 190
17. Day, Eagle, OB, Mississippi, 203
18. Pyburn, Jim, E, Auburn, 214
19. Lemek, Ray, G, Notre Dame, 227
20. Gonzales, Vince, B, LSU, 238
21. Schnellenberger, Howard, E, Kentucky, 251
22. Nicula, George, T, Notre Dame, 262
23. St. John, Don, B, Xavier, 275
24. Tatum, Johnny, C, Texas, 286
25. Brooks, Franklin, G, Georgia Tech, 299
26. Burnham, Dave, B, Wheaton, 310
27. Flippin, Royce, B, Princeton, 323
28. Hicks, Billy, B, North Alabama, 334
29. Bisceglia, Pat, G, Notre Dame, 347
30. Nystrom, Buck, G, Michigan State, 357