The 1945 NFL Draft

Held April 6, 1945

Charley Trippi, B, Georgia

Chicago Cardinals 1947-1955 (nine seasons)
Passing: 2,547 yards, 16 touchdowns
Rushing: 3,506 yards, 23 touchdowns
40.3 yards punting avg.
All-pro: 1 year
Pro Bowls: 2
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1968

The 1945 NFL Draft PIcks

View 1945 Draft by Team
Draft# Team Player, Position, College
1 Chicago Cardinals Charley Trippi B, Georgia
2 Pittsburgh Steelers Paul Duhart B, Florida
3 Brooklyn Tigers Joe Renfroe B, Tulane
4 Boston Yanks Eddie Prokop B, Georgia Tech
5 Cleveland Rams Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch B, Michigan
6 Detroit Lions Frank Szymanski C, Notre Dame
7 Chicago Bears Don Lund B, Michigan
8 Washington Redskins Jim Hardy QB, USC
9 Philadelphia Eagles John Yonaker E, Notre Dame
10 New York Giants Elmer Barbour B, Wake Forest
3 Green Bay Packers Walt Schlinkman B, Texas Tech
  • #1 - Pick acquired from the Houston Oilers
  • #2 - Pick acquired from the Minnesota Vikings
  • #3 - Pick acquired from the Atlanta Falcons
  • #4 - Pick acquired from the Cleveland Browns
  • #5 - Pick acquired from the New Orleans Saints
  • #6 - Pick acquired from the Green Bay Packers
  • #7 - Pick acquired from the New England Patriots
  • #8 - Pick acquired from the Washington Redskins
  • #9 - Pick acquired from the Seattle Seahawks
  • #10 - Pick acquired from the San Francisco 49ers