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1942 NFL Draft
General Information
Date(s) December 22, 1941
Location
Picks
First selection Bill Dudley, HB
Pittsburgh Steelers
Last selection Stu Clarkson, C
Chicago Bears
Most selections
Fewest selections
Overall selections 202
NFL Draft
 < 1941 1943 > 

The 1942 National Football League Draft was held on December 22, 1941.

Player selectionsEdit

= Hall of Famer

Round oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1Pittsburgh SteelersBill DudleyHalfbackVirginia
2Cleveland RamsJack WilsonFullbackBaylor
3Philadelphia EaglesPete KmetovicHalfbackStanford
4Chicago CardinalsSteve Lach FullbackDuke
5Detroit LionsBob WestfallFullbackMichigan
6Washington RedskinsSpec SandersRunning BackTexas
7Brooklyn DodgersBob RobertsonRunning BackUSC
8New York GiantsMerle HapesFullbackMississippi
9Green Bay PackersUrban OdsonTackleMinnesota
10Chicago BearsFrankie AlbertQuarterbackStanford

Round twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
11Pittsburgh Steelers Vern Martin BackTexas
12Cleveland RamsJack "Indian" JacobsBackOklahoma
13Philadelphia Eagles Vic Lindskog CenterStanford
14Chicago Cardinals Lloyd Cheatham Back Auburn
15Detroit Lions Alf Bauman TackleNorthwestern

Round threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
16Pittsburgh SteelersKen CasanegaBackSanta Clara
17Cleveland RamsRoger EasonTackleOklahoma
18Philadelphia EaglesTed WilliamsBack Boston College
19Chicago CardinalsWilson "Bud" SchwenkBackWashington (St. Louis)
20Detroit LionsBob DethmanBack Oregon State
21Washington Redskins Rufus Deal BackAuburn
22Brooklyn Dodgers Curt Mecham BackOregon
23New York GiantsBob SweigerBackMinnesota
24Green Bay Packers Ray Frankowski GuardWashington
25Chicago Bears Joe Boratyn Back Holy Cross

Round fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
26Pittsburgh SteelersMalcolm KutnerEndTexas
27Cleveland RamsLen LevyGuardMinnesota
28Philadelphia Eagles Gordon Paschka Guard Minnesota
29Chicago Cardinals Vince Banonis CenterDetroit
30Detroit LionsDom SanzottaBack Case Western Reserve

Round fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
31Pittsburgh Steelers Curt Sandig BackSt. Mary's (TX)
32Cleveland Rams Orville Matthews BackOklahoma
33Philadelphia EaglesErnie BlandinTackleTulane
34Chicago CardinalsBob ReinhardTackleCalifornia
35Detroit LionsJoe BlalockEndClemson
36Washington Redskins Joe Zeno GuardHoly Cross
37Brooklyn Dodgers Vike Francis BackNebraska
38New York Giants Al Blozis TackleGeorgetown
39Green Bay PackersBill GreenBackIowa
40Chicago BearsMartin RubyDefensive tackleTexas A&M

Round sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
41Pittsburgh SteelersCharley GreeneTackle Tulsa
42Cleveland RamsMike SweeneyEndTexas
43Philadelphia EaglesEarl YoungloveEndWashington
44Chicago CardinalsChal DanielGuardTexas
45Detroit LionsMurray EvansBack Hardin-Simmons
46Washington RedskinsHarley McCollumTackleTulane
47Brooklyn DodgersHenry StantonEndArizona
48New York GiantsBob GlassBackTulane
49Green Bay PackersJoe KrivonakGuardSouth Carolina
50Chicago BearsH.C. BurrusEndHardin-Simmons

Round sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
51Pittsburgh SteelersJohnny ButlerBackTennessee
52Cleveland RamsItalo RossiTackle Purdue
53Philadelphia EaglesBilly SewellBackWashington State
54Chicago CardinalsRupe ThorntonGuardSanta Clara
55Detroit LionsTommy ColellaBackCanisius
56Washington RedskinsBob FitchEndMinnesota
57Brooklyn DodgersWayne GoldsmithBack Emporia State
58New York GiantsTommy ProthroBackDuke
59Green Bay PackersPreston JohnstonBackSouthern Methodist
60Chicago BearsBob JeffriesGuardMissouri

Round eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
61Pittsburgh SteelersFloyd SpendloveTackleUtah
62Cleveland RamsBob BrumleyBack Rice
63Philadelphia EaglesBill HalversonGuardOregon State
64Chicago CardinalsDoug RenzelBackMarquette
65Detroit LionsJoe FranceskiTackleScranton
66Washington RedskinsGeorge PetersBackOregon State
67Brooklyn DodgersPreston FlanaganEndTexas
68New York GiantsTom KearnsTackleMiami (FL)
69Green Bay PackersJoe RogersEndMichigan
70Chicago BearsFrank MaznickiBackBoston College

Round nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
71Pittsburgh SteelersRayburn ChaseBackMissouri
72Cleveland RamsHubert UlrichEndKansas
73Philadelphia EaglesRay GravesCenterTennessee
74Chicago CardinalsChet WetterlundBack Illinois Wesleyan
75Detroit LionsEmil BanjavicBackArizona
76Washington RedskinsFrank SwigerBackDuke
77Brooklyn DodgersBob GiffordBackDenver
78New York GiantsBob MerkerEndMillikin
79Green Bay PackersNoah LangdaleTackleAlabama
80Chicago BearsJohn PettyBackPurdue

Round tenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
81Pittsburgh SteelersErnie SteeleBackWashington
82Cleveland RamsBob deLauerTackleUSC
83Philadelphia Eagles Jack Stackpool BackWashington
84Chicago Cardinals Jud Ringer EndMinnesota
85Detroit LionsBill DiehlCenterIowa
86Washington RedskinsJohn GoodyearBackMarquette
87Brooklyn DodgersJoe PetroGuardMuhlenberg
88New York Giants Mike Kopcik EndGeorgetown (DC)
89Green Bay PackersGene FlickCenterMinnesota
90Chicago BearsNoah "Moon" MullinsBackKentucky

Round elevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
91Pittsburgh Steelers Thornley Wood BackColumbia
92Cleveland RamsBen HightowerEndSam Houston State
93Philadelphia EaglesNoble DossBackTexas
94Chicago CardinalsJim FitzharrisEndSt. Thomas (MN)
95Detroit LionsJohn PolanskyBackWake Forest
96Washington RedskinsAl DeMaoCenterDuquesne
97Brooklyn DodgersFraser "Pat" DonlanTackleManhattan
98New York GiantsJohn SolicCenterSt. Francis (NY)
99Green Bay PackersTom FarrisBackWisconsin
100Chicago BearsBill GeyerBackColgate

Round twelveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
101Pittsburgh SteelersBill RoachEndTexas Christian
102Cleveland Rams Walt Zirinsky Back Lafayette
103Philadelphia EaglesFred MeyerEndStanford
104Chicago CardinalsDick BryeTackleMarquette
105Detroit LionsJoe StringfellowEndSouthern Mississippi
106Washington RedskinsPhil AhweshBackDuquesne
107Brooklyn DodgersJim ThibautBackTulane
108New York GiantsLen KrouseBackPenn State
109Green Bay PackersJimmy RichardsonBackMarquette
110Chicago BearsJim DaniellTackleOhio State

Round thirteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
111Pittsburgh SteelersWayne HoltGuardTulsa
112Cleveland RamsRay BradfieldEndSanta Clara
113Philadelphia EaglesBob BrentonTackleMissouri
114Chicago CardinalsCharley GivlerGuardWake Forest
115Detroit LionsTony ArenaCenterMichigan State
116Washington RedskinsJohn KovatchEndNotre Dame
117Brooklyn DodgersArt DeremerCenterNiagara
118New York GiantsBob BarnettCenterDuke
119Green Bay PackersBruce Smith [1] Running backMinnesota
120Chicago BearsJackie HuntBackMarshall

Round fourteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
121Pittsburgh SteelersClure MosherCenterLouisville
122Cleveland RamsTom GreeneTackleGeorgia
123Philadelphia EaglesJohn WyhonicGuardAlabama
124Chicago CardinalsHugh SwinkTackleOklahoma State
125Detroit LionsWolf HeinbergTackleCalifornia-Santa Barbara
126Washington RedskinsBill DeCorrevontBackNorthwestern
127Brooklyn DodgersStan GervelisEndPittsburgh
128New York GiantsPete LaydenBackTexas
129Green Bay PackersBill ApplegateGuardSouth Carolina
130Chicago BearsHenry "Bob" GudeCenterVanderbilt

Round fifteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
131Pittsburgh SteelersHubbard LawBackSam Houston State
132Cleveland RamsIke PeelBackTennessee
133Philadelphia EaglesO'Dell GriffinGuardBaylor
134Chicago CardinalsMarv HarshmanBackPacific Lutheran
135Detroit LionsMac SpeedieEndUtah
136Washington RedskinsMarvin WhitedBackOklahoma
137Brooklyn DodgersGene DavisBackPennsylvania
138New York GiantsBuddy JungmichelGuardTexas
139Green Bay PackersJim TrimbleTackleIndiana
140Chicago BearsJoe KrutulisEndMiami (FL)

Round sixteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
141Pittsburgh SteelersAndy TomasicBackTemple
142Cleveland RamsGlenn HenicleGuardTulsa
143Philadelphia EaglesBill SmaltzBackPenn State
144Chicago CardinalsGeorge ArabianBackSt. Mary's (CA)
145Detroit LionsFirman BynumTackleArkansas
146Washington RedskinsDean "Dee" ChipmanBackBrigham Young
147Brooklyn DodgersEd MasloskiBackScranton
148New York GiantsKeith DoggettTackleWichita State
149Green Bay PackersTom KinkadeBackOhio State
150Chicago BearsGeorge AbelGuardNebraska

Round seventeenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
151Pittsburgh SteelersGarth ChamberlainTackleBrigham Young
152Cleveland RamsDon ClawsonBackNorthwestern
153Philadelphia EaglesArnie MeinersEndStanford
154Chicago CardinalsJackie CrainBackTexas
155Detroit LionsDick FisherBackOhio State
156Washington RedskinsGeorge WattsTackleAppalachian State
157Brooklyn DodgersR. C. PittsEndArkansas
158New York GiantsVerne MillerTackleHarvard
159Green Bay PackersFred PrestonEndNebraska
160Chicago BearsDon EdmistonTackleTennessee

Round eighteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
161Pittsburgh SteelersJohn RokiskyEndDuquesne
162Cleveland RamsJack GrafBackOhio State
163Philadelphia EaglesBill BraunTackleSanta Clara
164Chicago CardinalsCarl SuntheimerCenterNorth Carolina
165Detroit LionsGeorge SpethTackleMurray State
166Washington RedskinsGene StewartBackWillamette
167Brooklyn DodgersRalph MillerBackKansas
168New York GiantsJohn "Junie" HoviousBackMississippi
169Green Bay PackersRobert IngallsCenterMichigan
170Chicago BearsHolt RastEndAlabama

Round nineteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
171Pittsburgh SteelersRay "Earthquake" JenkinsBackColorado
172Cleveland RamsBill RegnerEndOregon
173Philadelphia EaglesCharley DvoracekBackTexas Tech
174Chicago CardinalsJimmy NelsonBackAlabama
175Detroit LionsBlair HeatonEndSusquehanna
176Washington RedskinsCharlie TimmonsBackClemson
177Brooklyn DodgersWilson ElliottTackleTennessee-Chattanooga
178New York GiantsOwen PriceBackTexas-El Paso
179Green Bay PackersGeorge BensonBackNorthwestern
180Chicago BearsEdgar "Special Delivery" JonesBackPittsburgh

Round twentyEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
181Pittsburgh SteelersFrank KaprivaGuardWake Forest
182Cleveland RamsGene ConleyTackleWashington
183Philadelphia EaglesMarv TommervikBackPacific Lutheran
184Chicago CardinalsNorvell WallachTackleMissouri
185Detroit LionsBen CollinsBackWest Texas State
186Washington RedskinsMilburn "Tiny" CroftTackleRipon
187Brooklyn DodgersBill PolantonioGuardElon
188New York GiantsAdam KretowiczEndHoly Cross
189Green Bay PackersHorace "Deacon" YoungBackSouthern Methodist
190Chicago BearsBill TessendorfTackleGonzaga

Round twenty oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
191Washington RedskinsSteve JuzwikBackNotre Dame
192Brooklyn DodgersBert HayesBackWichita
193New York GiantsJim "Blackie" BlumenstockBackFordham
194Green Bay PackersHenry WoroniczEndBoston College
195Chicago BearsAdolph KissellBackBoston College

Round twenty twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
196Washington RedskinsAl CouppeeBackIowa
197Brooklyn DodgersWalt "Fuzzy" FedoraBackGeorge Washington
198New York GiantsMilt HullTackleFlorida
199Green Bay PackersWoody AdamsTackleTexas Christian
200 [2]Chicago BearsStu ClarksonCenterTexas A&I

Hall of famersEdit

  • Bill Dudley, Halfback from Virginia taken 1st round 1st overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1966.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bruce Smith, 1941 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". http://www.heisman.com/winners/b-smith41.html. Retrieved 2008-08-04.[dead link]
  2. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  3. Bill Dudley profile at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?PLAYER_ID=61. Retrieved 2008-10-05.

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