1959 National Football League Draft

December 2, 1958 (1-4) and January 21, 1959 (5-30)

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

Baltimore Colts
1. Burkett, Jackie, C, Auburn, 12
2. Sherer, Dave, E, SMU, 24
3. Choice to Detroit
4. Smith, Zeke, G, Auburn, 48
5. Churchwell, Don, G, Mississippi, 60
6. Pyle, Palmer, T, Michigan State, 72
7. Lewis, Hal, B, Houston, 84
8. Coffey, Tommy Joe, B, West Texas State, 96
9. Brown, Tom, G Minnesota, 108
10. Stewart, Don, E, SMU, 120
11. Stephens, Tom, B, Syracuse, 132
12. Wood, Dick, QB, Auburn, 144
13. Smith, Rudi, T, Mississippi, 156
14. Burket, Ferdie, B, Southeastern Oklahoma, 168
15. Foret, Ted, T, Auburn, 180
16. Keller, Morris, T, Clemson, 192
17. Bergan, Leroy, T, South Dakota State, 204
18. Bandy, Opie, T, Tulsa, 216
19. Crain, Milt, C, Mississippi, 228
20. Balonick, Paul, C, North Carolina State, 240
21. Hernstein, John, B, Michigan, 252
22. Leatherman, Lonny, E, TCU, 264
23. Davis, Bob, B, Houston, 276
24. Novagratz, Bob, G, Army, 288
25. Kieffer, Ed, B, Syracuse, 300
26. Lorio, Rene, B, Southern Mississippi, 312
27. Thurman, Terry, B, Rice, 324
28. Long, Fred, B, Iowa, 336
29. McGriff, Perry, E, Florida, 348
30. Weese, Blair, B, West Virginia Tech, 360

Chicago Bears
1. Clark, Don, B, Ohio State, 7
2. Petitbon, Richie, QB, Tulane, 21
3. Johnson, Pete, B, Virginia Military, 32
4. Choice to LA Rams
5. Adams, John, B, Cal State-Los Angeles, 57
6. Cole, Fred, G, Maryland, 68
7. Tucker, Jim, E, Tenn.-Chattanooga [from Phi], 75
Choice to Washington
8. Clark, Dick, B, Baylor, 92
Smith, Willie, T, Michigan [from NYG], 94
9. Youmans, Maury, T, Syracuse, 105
10. Coronado, Bobby, E, Pacific, 116
11. Gray, Ed, T, North Texas State, 129
12. Rowland, Justin, E, TCU, 140
13. Jones, Gene, B, Rice, 153
14. Robb, Joe, T, TCU, 164
15. LeClerc, Roger, C, Trinity (CT), 177 F
16. Redding, Don, T, North Carolina, 188
17. Neal, Willie, B, Jackson State, 201
18. Asbury, Ken, B, Missouri Valley, 212
19. Plain, Chris, T, Stanford, 225
20. Carcaterra, Tony, E, Elon, 236
21. Stone, Donnie, B, Arkansas, 249
22. Rubal, Lennie, B, William & Mary, 260
23. Haller, Bob, T, Northwest Missouri State, 273
24. Spain, Bob, T, Baylor, 284
25. Huhn, Tom, C, St. Joseph's (IN), 297
26. Kunde, Bob, T, Capital, 308
27. Aveni, John, E, Indiana, 321
28. Williams, Bob, B, Notre Dame, 332
29. Southern, Eddie, E, Texas, 345
30. Jackson, Cliff, B, North Carolina Central, 356

Chicago Cardinals
1. Stacy, Billy, B, Mississippi State, 3
2. Wilson, Jerry, E, Auburn, 14
3. Butler, Jimmy, B, Vanderbilt, 27
4. Beck, Ken, T, Texas A&M, 38
5. Schleicher, Maury, E, Penn State, 50
Bates, Ted, T, Oregon State [from Was], 52
6. Redmond, Tom, T, Vanderbilt, 63
Lewis, Mac, T, Iowa [from Det], 64
7. Choice to San Francisco
8. Choice to Cleveland
9. Ferguson, Gary, T, SMU, 98
10. DeCantis, Emil, B, North Carolina, 111
11. Faucette, Floyd, B, Georgia Tech, 122
12. Edmondson, Ted, E, Hardin-Simmons, 135
13. Lamberti, Pat, E, Richmond, 146
14. Bobo, Bob, T, Texas-El Paso, 159
15. Schroeder, John, E, North Carolina, 170
16. Dingens, John, T, Detroit, 183
17. Hart, Pete, B, Hardin-Simmons, 194
18. DeDecker, Darrell, T, Illinois, 207
19. Dunn, Billy, B, SMU, 218
20. Murphy, Jerry Lee, T, Ohio State, 231
21. Memmelaar, Dale, G, Wyoming, 242
22. Shamblin, Glenn, B, West Virginia, 255
23. Glick, Freddie, B, Colorado State, 266
24. Reed, Jim, G, East Texas State, 279
25. Jeffery, Jim, T, Auburn, 290
26. Chuha, Joe, C, USC, 303
27. Corrigan, Bob, G, Indiana, 314
28. Fleming, Don, B, Florida, 327
29. O'Connor, Jim, C, Marshall, 338
30. Walton, Rabe, B, North Carolina, 351

Cleveland Browns
1. Kreitling, Rich, E, Illinois, 11
2. Schafrath, Dick, G, Ohio State, 23
3. O'Brien, Fran, T, Michigan State, 35
4. Prahst, Gary, E, Michigan [from GB], 37
Lloyd, Dave, C, Georgia, 47
5. Wooten, John, G, Colorado [from Det], 53
LeBeau, Dick, B, Ohio State, 58
6. Prestel, Jim, T, Idaho [from NYG], 70
Denton, Bob, E, Pacific, 71
7. Miller, Gene, T, Rice, 82
8. Ptacek, Bob, QB, Michigan [from ChiC], 87
Choice to Green Bay, 95
9. Wilson, Kirk, B, UCLA, 106
10. Zeman, Bob, B, Wisconsin, 119
11. King, Jerry, G, Kent State, 130
12. Palandrani, Frank, T, North Carolina State, 143
13. Reese, Ray, B, Bowling Green, 154
14. Dubenion, Elbert (Golden Wheels), B, Bluffton, 167
15. Salwocki, Tom, C, Pittsburgh, 178
16. Caleb, Jamie, B, Grambling, 191
17. Schmittan, Homer, E, Tennessee Tech, 202
18. Hill, Ed, G, Miami (OH), 215
19. Schroeder, Joe, T, Xavier, 226
20. McClain, Al, T, Shaw, 239
21. Fraser, Jim, G, Wisconsin, 250
22. Wenzel, Joe, E, Lehigh, 263
23. Gardner, Jim, T, Duke, 274
24. Goings, Russ, G, Xavier, 287
25. Spycholski, Ernie, T, Ohio State, 298
26. Floyd, Homer, B, Kansas, 311
27. Baker, Larry, T, Bowling Green, 322
28. Abadie, Pete, E, Tulane, 335
29. Nietupski, Ron, T, Illinois, 346
30. Ketchie, Carl, B, Washington State, 359

Detroit Lions
1. Pietrosante, Nick, B, Notre Dame, 6
2. Horton, Charley, G, Baylor, 18
Rabold, Mike, T, Indiana [from Pit], 19
3. Koes, Ron, C, North Carolina, 30
Luciano, Ron, T, Syracuse [from Bal], 36
4. Brandriff, Art, B, Virginia Military, 42
Grottkau, Bob, G, Oregon State [from NYG], 46
5. Choice to Cleveland
6. Choice to Chi. Cardinals
Guesman, Dick, T, West Virginia [from Pit], 67
7. Donnell, Ben, C, Vanderbilt, 77
8. Lenden, Jim, T, Oregon, 88
9. Smith, Carl, B, Tennessee, 101
10. Laraway, Jack, B, Purdue, 112
11. Jacobs, Harry, G, Bradley, 125
12. Stehouwer, Ron, T, Colorado State, 136
13. Steffen, Jim, B, UCLA, 149
14. Baldwin, Jim, C, McMurry, 160
15. Maher, Bruce, B, Detroit, 173
16. McGee, George, T, Southern, 184
17. Rudolph, Jack, E, Georgia Tech, 197
18. Holden, Dave, T, Cal State-Los Angeles, 208
19. Granderson, Rufus, T, Prairie View A&M, 221
20. McGrew, Dan, C, Purdue, 232
21. Davis, Buddy, B, Richmond, 245
22. Shields, Lebron, T, Tennessee, 256 F
23. Cesario, Sal, T, Denver, 269
24. Riddle, Fred, B, Pittsburgh, 280
25. Chamberlain, Dan, E, Cal State-Sacramento, 293
26. Bradley, Jim, B, Lincoln (MO), 304
27. Jerry, Bill, T, South Carolina, 317
28. Matthews, Vince, B, Texas, 328
29. Sime, Dave, E, Duke, 341
30. Stover, Ron, E, Oregon, 352

Green Bay Packers
1. Duncan, Randy, QB, Iowa, 1
2. Hawkins, Alex, B, South Carolina, 13
3. Dowler, Boyd, B, Colorado, 25
4. Choice to Cleveland
5. Choice to Washington
Cverko, Andy, C, Northwestern [from Pit], 55
6. Taylor, Willie, C, Florida A&M, 61
7. Jackson, Bobby, B, Alabama, 73
Raid, Gary, T, Willamette [from NYG], 83
8. Mayfield, Buddy, E, South Carolina, 85
Laraba, Bob, B, Texas-El Paso [from Cle], 95
9. Dixon, George, B, Bridgeport, 97
10. Tuccio, Sam, T, Southern Mississippi, 109
11. Webb, Bob, B, St. Ambrose, 121
12. Hall, Larry, G, Missouri Valley, 133
13. Hurd, Jim, B, Albion, 145
14. Kerr, Ken, G, Arizona State, 157
15. Teteak, Dick, G, Wisconsin, 169
16. Edgington, Dan, E, Florida, 181
17. Secules, Tom, B, William & Mary, 193
18. Nearents, Dick, T, Eastern Washington, 205
19. Butler, Bill, B, Tennessee-Chattanooga, 217
20. Sample, Charley, B, Arkansas, 229
21. Smith, Dave, B, Ripon, 241
22. Anderson, Charlie, E, Drake, 253
23. Lawver, Ben, T, Lewis & Clark, 265
24. Hergert, Joe, C, Florida, 277
25. Hardee, Leroy, B, Florida A&M, 289
26. Higginbotham, Ken, E, Trinity (TX), 301
27. Brown, Timmy, B, Ball State, 313
28. Epps, Jerry, G, West Texas State, 325
29. Flara, Jack, B, Pittsburgh, 337
30. Emerich, Dick, T, West Chester, 349

Los Angeles Rams
1. Bass, Dick, B, Pacific [from Phi], 2
Dickson, Paul, T, Baylor, 9
2. Humphrey, Buddy, QB, Baylor [from Was], 16
Brown, Don, B, Houston, 20
3. Hickman, Larry, B, Baylor, 31
Franckhauser, Tom, E, Purdue [from Pit], 33
4. Martin, Blanche, B, Michigan State, 43
Tracey, John, E, Texas A&M [from ChiB], 44
Reifsnyder, Bob, T, Navy [from Pit], 45
5. Lands, John, E, Montana State, 56
6. Painter, Dave, C, Tulane, 69
7. Meador, Eddie, B, Arkansas Tech, 80
8. Conner, Bill, E, Jackson State, 93
9. Cundiff, Larry, T, Michigan State, 104
10. Goldstein, Alan, E, North Carolina, 117
11. Kelly, Joe, B, New Mexico State, 128
12. Connelly, Mike, C, Utah State, 141
13. Witcher, Al, E, Baylor, 152
14. Davidson, Pete, T, Citadel, 165
15. Kelly, Walt, B, Houston, 176
16. Royal, Ted, C, Duke, 189
17. Wilemon, Dave, T, SMU, 200
18. Van Metre, Dave, E, Colorado College, 213
19. Shannon, Carver, B, Southern Illinois, 224
20. Coyle, Ross, E, Oklahoma, 237
21. Bergmann, Marv, T, Washington, 248
22. Meglen, Bill, G, Utah State, 261
23. Deiderich, George, G, Vanderbilt, 272
24. Campbell, Tom, B, Indiana, 285
25. Borah, Bob, E, Houston, 296
26. Strumke, Bill, B, Georgia, 309
27. Kroll, Alex, C, Rutgers, 320 F
28. Johnson, Rafer, B, UCLA, 333
29. Moore, Ernie, E, Alabama State, 344
30. Millich, Don, B, Washington, 357

New York Giants
1. Grosscup, Lee, QB, Utah, 10
2. Dial, Buddy, E, Rice, 22
3. Morrison, Joe, B, Cincinnati, 34
4. Choice to Detroit
5. Kelly, Ellison, G, Michigan State, 59
6. Choice to Cleveland
7. Choice to Green Bay
8. Choice to Chi. Bears
9. Delveaux, Jack, B, Illinois, 107
10. Pepe, Bob, E, North Carolina State, 118
11. Sawyer, Bob, B, Wyoming, 131
12. Flowers, Charlie, B, Mississippi, 142
13. Kompara, John, T, South Carolina, 155
14. Ellis, Roger, C, Maine, 166
15. Bercich, Bob, B, Michigan State, 179
16. Soltis, Bob, B, Minnesota, 190
17. Gonsoulin, Austin (Goose), E, Baylor, 203 +
18. Ecuyer, Al, G, Notre Dame, 214
19. Scott, George, B, Miami (OH), 227
20. Shetler, Jerry, G, Minnesota, 238
21. Swearingen, Fred, G, North Carolina, 251
22. Gibson, Gale, E, Iowa State, 262
23. Kremblas, Frank, QB, Ohio State, 275
24. James, Charley, B, Missouri, 286
25. Reale, Lou, C, Buffalo, 299
26. Doretti, Frank, C, California, 310
27. Biscaha, Joe, E, Richmond, 323
28. Williams, Dolphus, T, Morgan State, 334
29. Christopher, Henry, E, SMU, 347
30. Sington, Dave, T, Alabama, 358

Philadelphia Eagles
1. Choice to LA Rams
2. Smith, J.D., T, Rice, 15
3. Carlton, Wray, B, Duke, 26
4. Grazione, Jim, QB, Villanova, 39
5. Mumley, Nick, T, Purdue, 51
6. Benecick, Al, G, Syracuse, 62
7. Choice to Chi. Bears
8. Fowler, Wilmer, B, Northwestern, 86
9. Johnson, Gene, B, Cincinnati, 99
10. West, Rollie, B, Villanova, 110
11. Powell, Art, E, San Jose State, 123
12. Keys, Howard, T, Oklahoma State, 134
13. Stillwagon, Dick, B, Purdue, 147
14. Smith, Jack, T, Clemson, 158
15. Poteete, Jim, C, Mississippi State, 171
16. Paduch, Ken, T, Auburn, 182
17. Craig, Bill, T, Villanova, 195
18. Benson, Jim, B, Georgia Tech, 206
19. Miller, Alan, B, Boston College, 219
20. Payne, Jim, G, Clemson, 230
21. Salerno, Bob, G, Colorado, 243
22. Bowie, Jim, T, Kentucky, 254
23. Williams, Dick, E, Southern, 267
24. Benn, Gerry, T, Oklahoma State, 278
25. Jamieson, Dick, QB, Bradley, 291
26. Burks, Jim, T, Virginia Tech, 302
27. Jenkins, Lowell, T, Wisconsin, 315
28. Sexton, Leo, E, Auburn, 326
29. Stolte, John, T, Kansas State, 339
30. Mosca, Angelo, T, Notre Dame, 350

Pittsburgh Steelers
1. Choice to San Francisco
2. Choice to Detroit
3. Choice to LA Rams
4. Choice to LA Rams
5. Choice to Green Bay
6. Choice to Detroit
7. Choice to Washington
8. Barnett, Tom, B, Purdue, 91
9. Davis, Hal, G, Houston, 103
10. Gunnels, Riley, T, Georgia, 115
11. Curtis, Overton, B, Utah State, 127
12. Pavliska, Bill, B, Baylor, 139
13. Bohling, Dewey, B, Hardin-Simmons, 151
14. Peppercorn, John, E, Kansas, 163
15. Brodnax, J.W. (Red), B, LSU, 175
16. Carrico, Bill, G, North Texas State, 187
17. Leeka, Bill, T, UCLA, 199
18. Seinturier, John, T, USC, 211
19. Kocourek, Dave, E, Wisconsin, 223
20. Hayes, Rudy, B, Clemson, 235
21. Green, Johnny, QB, Tennessee-Chattanooga, 247
22. Polk, Burley, T, Hardin-Simmons, 259
23. Davis, Ernye, B, McMurry, 271
24. Farmer, Wayne, T, Purdue, 283
25. Miller, Ron, E, Vanderbilt, 295
26. Scott, John, T, Ohio State, 307
27. Tolar, Charley, B, Northwestern State (LA), 319
28. Hall, Ronnie, B, Missouri Valley, 331
29. Loncar, Dick, T, Notre Dame, 343
30. Fjerstad, Willus, B, Minnesota, 355

San Francisco 49ers
1. Baker, Dave, QB, Oklahoma, 5
James, Dan, C, Ohio State [from Pit], 8
2. Harrison, Bob, C, Oklahoma, 17
3. Dove, Eddie, B, Colorado, 29
4. Clark, Monte, T, USC, 41
5. Geremia, Frank, T, Notre Dame, 54
6. Bavaro, Tony, T, Holy Cross, 66
7. Rogers, Don, T, South Carolina [from ChiC], 74
Colchico, Dan, E, San Jose State, 78 F
8. Aiken, Lew, E, Vanderbilt, 90
9. Green, Bobby Joe, B, Florida, 102
10. Nagurski, Bronko, T, Notre Dame, 114
11. Hayes, Jack, B, Trinity (TX), 126
12. Korutz, Bill, C, Dayton, 138
13. Lopasky, Bill, G, West Virginia, 150
14. Dukes, Mike, B, Clemson, 162
15. Belland, Joe, B, Arizona State, 174
16. Cook, Bob, B, Idaho State, 186
17. Jurczak, Jerome, C, Benedictine, 198
18. Cowley, Jack, T, Trinity (TX), 210
19. Osborne, Tom, B, Hastings, 222 F
20. Deese, Toby, T, Georgia Tech, 234 F
21. Carr, Luther, B, Washington, 246
22. McQueen, Burnio, E, North Carolina A&T, 258
23. Dollahan, Bruce, T, Illinois, 270
24. Chudy, Craig, E, UCLA, 282
25. Gee, Roy, G, Trinity (TX), 294 F
26. Young, Ed, E, Louisville, 306
27. Semenko, Mel, T, Colorado, 318
28. McCluskey, Mike, B, Washington, 330
29. Bolton, Jack, T, Puget Sound, 342
30. Carter, Bob, T, Denver, 354

Washington Redskins
1. Allard, Don, QB, Boston College, 4
2. Choice to LA Rams
3. Karas, Emil, T, Dayton, 28
4. Wood, Jim, E, Oklahoma State, 40
5. Wetoska, Bob, T, Notre Dame [from GB], 49
Choice to Chi. Cardinals
6. McFalls, Jim, T, Virginia Military, 65
7. Lawrence, Don, T, Notre Dame, 76
Ogiego, Mitch, QB, Iowa [from Pit], 79
Kenney, Jim, E, Boston U. [from ChiB], 81
8. O'Pella, Gene, E, Villanova, 89
9. Haley, Dick, B, Pittsburgh, 100
10. Toth, Ron, B, Notre Dame, 113
11. Marciniak, Gerry, G, Michigan, 124
12. Wypyszynski, Roger, T, St. Norbert, 137
13. Shoemake, Billy, E, LSU, 148
14. Schwarz, Kurt, G, Maryland, 161
15. Hood, Fred, E, Northeastern Oklahoma, 172
16. Splain, Dick, T, New Haven, 185
17. Healy, Jim, G, Holy Cross, 196
18. Kapp, Joe, QB, California, 209
19. Lauder, Bobby, B, Auburn, 220
20. Brewer, Billy, B, Mississippi, 233
21. Reight, Mel, B, West Virginia, 244
22. Gob, Art, E, Pittsburgh, 257
23. Alexander, Clarence, B, S’eastern Louisiana, 268
24. Darrah, George, B, Franklin & Marshall, 281
25. Sargent, Bob, T, Colby, 292
26. Grabosky, Gene, T, Syracuse, 305
27. Odyniec, Norm, B, Notre Dame, 316
28. Austin, Billy, B, Rutgers, 329
29. Lockwood, Don, G, Tulane, 340
30. Colclough, Jim, B, Boston College, 353