The 1973 NFL Draft

Held January 30-31, 1973

John Matuszak, DE, Tampa

1973 Houston Oilers,
1974-75 Kansas City Chiefs
1976-81 Oakland Raiders (nine playing seasons)
Played in 123 career games

The 1973 NFL Draft PIcks

View 1973 Draft by Team
Draft# Team Player, Position, College
1 Houston Oilers John Matuszak DE, Tampa
2 Baltimore Colts1 Bert Jones qb, LSU
3 Philadelphia Eagles Jerry Sisemore t, Texas
4 New England Patriots John Hannah g, Alabama
5 St. Louis Cardinals Dave Butz dt, Purdue
6 Philadelphia Eagles2 Charle Young te, USC
7 Buffalo Bills Paul Seymour T, Michigan
8 Chicago Bears Wally Chambers DE, Eastern Kentucky
9 Denver Broncos Otis Armstrong rb, Purdue
10 Baltimore Colts Joe Ehrmann dt, Syracuse
11 New England Patriots3 Sam Cunninghamn rb, USC
12 Minnesota Vikings Chuck Foreman rb, Miami
13 New York Jets Burgess Owens db, Miami
14 Houston Oilers4 George Amundson rb, Iowa State
15 Cincinnati Bengals Isaac Curtis wr, San Diego St.
16 Cleveland Browns5 Steve Holden wr, Arizona State
17 Detroit Lions Ernie Price de, Texas A&I
18 San Francisco 49ers Mike Holmes db, Texas Southern
19 New England Patriots6 Darryl Stingley wr, Purdue
20 Dallas Cowboys Billy Joe Dupree te, Michigan State
21 Green Bay Packers Barry Smith wr, Florida State
22 Cleveland Browns Pete Adams t, USC
23 Oakland Raiders Ray Guy p, Southern Miss
24 Pittsburgh Steelers J.T. Thomas db, Florida State
25 San Diego Chargers7 Johnny Rodgers wr, Nebraska
26 Buffalo Bills8 Joe DeLamielleure g, Michigan State
  • 1 - Acquired from New Orleans Saints
    2 - Acquired from San Diego Chargers
    3 - Acquired from L.A. Rams
    4 - Acquired from Atlanta Falcons
    5 - Acquired from New York Giants
    6 - Acquired from Chicago Bears
    7 - Acquired from Washington thru Baltimore
    8 - Acquired from Miami Dolphins