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1941 NFL Draft
General Information
Date(s) December 10, 1940
Location
Picks
First selection Tom Harmon, HB
Chicago Bears
Last selection Mort Landsberg, B
Pittsburgh Steelers
Most selections Chicago Bears (24)
Fewest selections
Overall selections 204
NFL Draft
 < 1940 1942 > 

The 1941 National Football League Draft was held on December 10, 1940.

Despite having three picks in the first round, only Norm Standlee ever played for the Chicago Bears.

Player selectionsEdit

= Hall of Famer

Round oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1Chicago Bears (From Philadelphia Eagles)Tom Harmon [1] HalfbackMichigan
2Chicago CardinalsJohn KimbroughFullbackTexas A&M
3Chicago Bears (From Pittsburgh Steelers)Norm StandleeFullbackStanford
4Cleveland RamsRudy MuchaCenterWashington
5Detroit LionsJim ThomasonHalfbackTexas A&M
6New York GiantsGeorge FranckHalfbackMinnesota
7Green Bay PackersGeorge PaskvanCenterWisconsin
8Brooklyn DodgersDean McAdamsHalfbackWashington
9Chicago BearsDon ScottQuarterbackOhio State
10Washington RedskinsForest EvashevskiQuarterbackMichigan

Round twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
11Philadelphia EaglesArt JonesBackRichmond
12Pittsburgh SteelersChet GladchukCenter Boston College
13Chicago CardinalsPaul ChristmanQuarterbackMissouri
14Cleveland RamsMarshall "Abe" ShiresTackleTennessee
15Detroit LionsGene GoodreaultEndBoston College

Round threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
16Philadelphia EaglesMarion PughBackTexas A&M
17Chicago CardinalsBob FoxxBackTennessee
18Pittsburgh SteelersJohnny KnollaBackCreighton
19Cleveland RamsJay MacDowellEndWashington
20Detroit LionsHarry HoppBackNebraska
21Green Bay PackersBob PaffrathBackMinnesota
22New York GiantsFrank ReaganBackPennsylvania
23Chicago BearsHugh GallarneauBackStanford
24Brooklyn DodgersLeo StasicaBackColorado
25Washington RedskinsFred DavisTackleAlabama

Round fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
26Philadelphia EaglesAl GhesquiereBackDetroit
27Pittsburgh SteelersJim RinggoldBackWake Forest
28Chicago CardinalsJohnny ClementBackSouthern Methodist
29Cleveland RamsWalt "Butch" LutherBackNebraska
30Detroit LionsAugie LioGuardGeorgetown (DC)

Round fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
31Philadelphia EaglesRoyal KahlerTackleNebraska
32Chicago CardinalsRay ApolskisCenterMarquette
33Pittsburgh SteelersVic SearsTackleOregon State
34Cleveland RamsChet HaliskaBackOregon
35Detroit LionsBob NelsonCenterBaylor
36New York GiantsLen EshmontBackFordham
37Green Bay PackersEd FrutigEndMichigan
38Brooklyn DodgersRay FrickCenterPennsylvania
39Chicago BearsCharlie O'RourkeBackBoston College
40Washington RedskinsJim StuartTackleOregon

Round sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
41Philadelphia EaglesHoward "Red" HickeyEndArkansas
42Pittsburgh SteelersBob SuffridgeGuardTennessee
43Chicago CardinalsMarshall RobnettGuardTexas A&M
44Cleveland RamsJim KisselburghBackOregon State
45Detroit LionsJohn TripsonTackleMississippi State
46Green Bay PackersHerm RohrigBackNebraska
47New York GiantsLou DeFilippoCenterFordham
48Chicago BearsTom O'BoyleGuard Tulane
49Brooklyn DodgersEddie RucinskiEndIndiana
50Washington RedskinsEd CifersEndTennessee

Round sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
51Philadelphia EaglesJulius "Mush" BattistaGuardFlorida
52Chicago CardinalsJohn KuzmanTackleFordham
53Pittsburgh SteelersJim RobertsCenterMarshall
54Cleveland RamsRay ProchaskaEndNebraska
55Detroit LionsJohn JettEndWake Forest
56New York GiantsDon VosbergEndMarquette
57Green Bay PackersBill TelesmanicEndSan Francisco
58Brooklyn DodgersHal NewmanEndAlabama
59Chicago BearsJohn FederovichTackleDavis & Elkins
60Washington RedskinsAl KruegerEndUSC

Round eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
61Chicago BearsFred HartmanTackleRice
62Chicago BearsDave RankinEndPurdue
63Chicago CardinalsGeorge KracumBackPittsburgh
64Cleveland RamsTony GallovichBackWake Forest
65Detroit LionsJoe ManzoTackleBoston College
66Green Bay PackersBill KuusistoGuardMinnesota
67New York GiantsLen YounceGuardOregon State
68Chicago BearsAl MatuzaCenterGeorgetown (DC)
69Brooklyn DodgersGlenn JacksonCenterTexas
70Washington RedskinsHenry WilderBackIowa State

Round nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
71Philadelphia EaglesP. K. RogersBackEast Texas State
72Chicago CardinalsTom VargoEnd Penn State
73Pittsburgh SteelersErvin "Buddy" ElrodEndMississippi State
74Cleveland RamsMilt SimingtonGuardArkansas
75Detroit LionsJasper DavisBackDuke
76New York GiantsBen SohnGuardUSC
77Green Bay PackersTony CanadeoRunning backGonzaga
78Brooklyn DodgersHenry ToczylowskiBackBoston College
79Chicago BearsHal LaharGuardOklahoma
80Washington RedskinsBill GrimmettEndTulsa

Round tenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
81Philadelphia EaglesDon WilliamsTackleTexas
82Pittsburgh SteelersRalph FritzGuardMichigan
83Chicago CardinalsRay MalloufBackSouthern Methodist
84Cleveland RamsJohn PendergastCenterWake Forest
85Detroit LionsTed PavelecTackleDetroit
86Green Bay PackersMike ByeleneBackPurdue
87New York GiantsWalt MatuszczakBackCornell
88Chicago BearsJim "Sweet" LaLanneBackNorth Carolina
89Brooklyn DodgersJim LanghurstBackOhio State
90Washington RedskinsEd HickersonGuardAlabama

Round elevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
91Philadelphia EaglesMarshall StenstromBackOregon
92Chicago CardinalsJack SommersCenterUCLA
93Pittsburgh SteelersEmil UremovichTackleIndiana
94Cleveland RamsNick DrahosTackleCornell
95Detroit LionsMilt PiepulBackNotre Dame
96New York GiantsBobby PeoplesBackUSC
97Green Bay PackersPaul HeimenzCenterNorthwestern
98Brooklyn DodgersBernie WeinerTackleKansas State
99Chicago BearsJim HardinEndKentucky
100Washington RedskinsJoe AguirreEnd St. Mary's (CA)

Round twelveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
101Philadelphia EaglesJohn PatrickBackPenn State
102Pittsburgh SteelersPaul SeverinEndNorth Carolina
103Chicago CardinalsCharley ArmstrongBackMississippi College
104Cleveland RamsHarold PunchesGuardColorado
105Detroit LionsBilly JeffersonBackMississippi State
106Green Bay PackersMike EnichTackleIowa
107New York GiantsAndy MarefosBackSt. Mary's (CA)
108Chicago BearsBob MorrowBackIllinois Wesleyan
109Brooklyn DodgersHarvey JohnsonBackMississippi State
110Washington RedskinsHerbert "Jack" BantaBackUSC

Round thirteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
111Philadelphia EaglesJoe HoagueBackColgate
112Chicago CardinalsWayne PittsBackArizona State
113Pittsburgh SteelersRuss CottonBackTexas-El Paso
114Cleveland RamsBill McMurrayEndMurray State
115Detroit LionsMaurice BrittEndArkansas
116New York GiantsCass BrovarneyGuardDetroit
117Green Bay PackersEd HeffernanBackSt. Mary's (CA)
118Brooklyn DodgersGeorge KinardGuardMississippi
119Chicago BearsJim JohnsonBack Santa Clara
120Washington RedskinsRoy ConnTackleArizona

Round fourteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
121Philadelphia EaglesLes DodsonBackMississippi
122Pittsburgh SteelersJ. W. GoreeGuardLouisiana State
123Chicago CardinalsJoe LokancGuardNorthwestern
124Cleveland RamsBill ElmoreBackCalifornia
125Detroit LionsAlex SchibanoffTackleFranklin & Marshall
126Green Bay PackersDel LymanTackleUCLA
127New York GiantsArnie MooreEndMississippi State
128Chicago BearsJohnny MartinBackOklahoma
129Brooklyn DodgersLloyd CheathamBackAuburn
130Washington RedskinsDeward TornellBackSan Jose State

Round fifteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
131Philadelphia EaglesAlex LukachickEndBoston College
132Chicago CardinalsClaude WhiteCenterOhio State
133Pittsburgh SteelersJohn EibnerTackleKentucky
134Cleveland RamsWarren DesmoreCenterToledo
135Detroit LionsPerry ScottEndMuhlenberg
136New York GiantsJohnny BlackBackArizona
137Green Bay PackersJohnny FriebergerEndArkansas
138Brooklyn DodgersMike JurichTackleDenver
139Chicago BearsJack MulkeyEndFresno State
140Washington RedskinsMorris BuckinghamCenterSan Jose State

Round sixteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
141Philadelphia EaglesBill ConatserBackTexas A&M
142Pittsburgh SteelersWes McAfeeBackDuke
143Chicago CardinalsGates KimballTackleNorth Carolina
144Cleveland RamsGordon WilsonGuardTexas-El Paso
145Detroit LionsGeorge SarresCenterProvidence
146Green Bay PackersErnie PannellTackleTexas A&M
147New York GiantsWilson LucasEndBaylor
148Chicago BearsBob OstermanCenterNotre Dame
149Brooklyn DodgersWarren AlfsonGuardNebraska
150Washington RedskinsKen DowBackOregon State

Round seventeenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
151Philadelphia EaglesJohn YauckoesTackleBoston College
152Chicago CardinalsRay SchultzGuardMissouri
153Pittsburgh SteelersTerry FoxBackMiami (FL)
154Cleveland RamsKirk HersheyEndCornell
155Detroit LionsFred GageBackWisconsin
156New York GiantsJack AndersonTackleBaylor
157Green Bay PackersBob SaggauBackNotre Dame
158Brooklyn DodgersDick McGowenBackAuburn
159Chicago BearsBill GlennBackEast Illinois Teachers
160Washington RedskinsStan McRaeEndMichigan State

Round eighteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
161Philadelphia EaglesJoe McFaddenBackGeorgetown (DC)
162Pittsburgh SteelersBill CornwallTackleFurman
163Chicago CardinalsFred HarrisTackleSouthern Methodist
164Cleveland RamsCobbie LeeBackMurray State
165Detroit LionsCharlie IshmaelBackKentucky
166Green Bay PackersHeige PukemaGuardMinnesota
167New York GiantsDave AllerdiceBackPrinceton
168Chicago BearsOllie HahnensteinBackNorthwestern
169Brooklyn DodgersLonnie McCurryGuardTexas Tech
170Washington RedskinsJoe OsmanskiBackHoly Cross

Round nineteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
171Philadelphia EaglesJohn ShonkEndWest Virginia
172Chicago CardinalsMel AussiekerBackSt. Louis
173Pittsburgh SteelersGeorge KerrGuardBoston College
174Cleveland RamsHarold HurshBackIndiana
175Detroit LionsLen IsbergBackOregon
176New York GiantsChuck PetersBackPenn State
177Green Bay PackersBob HayesEndToledo
178Brooklyn DodgersDave ParkerEndHardin-Simmons
179Chicago BearsAlex WintersonTackleDuke
180Washington RedskinsEarl FulliloveTackleGeorgetown (DC)

Round twentyEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
181Philadelphia EaglesL. B. RussellBackHardin-Simmons
182Pittsburgh SteelersBob BjorcklundEndMinnesota
183Chicago CardinalsFrank PlattTacklePenn State
184Cleveland RamsLeo BarnesTackleLouisiana State
185Detroit LionsPaul FriedlanderBackCarnegie-Mellon
186Green Bay PackersJim StrasbaughBackOhio State
187New York GiantsEarl StoneCenterWashington State
188Chicago BearsJack OdleQuarterbackTexas Christian
189Brooklyn DodgersJoe UngererTackleFordham
190Washington RedskinsEd HiestandEndVanderbilt

Round twenty oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
191New York GiantsJack DunganTackleArizona
192Green Bay PackersJoe BaileyCenterKentucky
193Brooklyn DodgersJules KoshlapBackGeorgetown (DC)
194Chicago BearsHunter CorbernGuardMississippi State
195Washington RedskinsTom RiggsTackleIllinois
201Philadelphia EaglesCharley HenkeGuardTexas A&M
202Pittsburgh SteelersJim CastigliaBackGeorgetown (DC)

Round twenty twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
196Green Bay PackersBruno MalinowskiBackHoly Cross
197New York GiantsTed FisherEndCarnegie-Mellon
198Chicago BearsDave BuckTackleColgate
199Brooklyn DodgersKen WhitlowCenterRice
200Washington RedskinsLee GentryBackTulsa
203Philadelphia EaglesMike FernellaTackleAkron
204 [2]Pittsburgh SteelersMort Landsberg BackCornell
= Hall of Famer

Hall of famersEdit

  • Tony Canadeo, Halfback from Gonzaga University taken 9th round 77th overall by the Green Bay Packers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1974.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Tom Harmon, 1940 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". http://www.heisman.com/winners/t-harmon40.html. Retrieved 2008-08-04.[dead link]
  2. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  3. Tony Canadeo profile at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?PLAYER_ID=41. Retrieved 2008-10-05.

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