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1943 NFL Draft
General Information
Date(s) April 8, 1943
Location
Picks
First selection Frank Sinkwich, RB
Detroit Lions
Last selection Bo Bogovich, G
Washington Redskins
Most selections
Fewest selections
Overall selections 300
NFL Draft
 < 1942 1944 > 

The 1943 National Football League Draft was held on April 8, 1943. This draft is the first and oldest NFL Draft not to produce a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Player selectionsEdit

Round oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1Detroit LionsFrank Sinkwich [1] Running BackGeorgia
2Philadelphia EaglesJoe MuhaFullbackVMI
3Chicago CardinalsGlenn DobbsTailbackTulsa
4Brooklyn DodgersPaul GovernaliQuarterbackColumbia
5Cleveland RamsMike HolovakFullbackBoston College
6New York GiantsSteve FilipowiczFullbackFordham
7Pittsburgh SteelersBill Daley FullbackMinnesota
8Green Bay PackersDick WildungTackleMinnesota
9Chicago BearsBob SteuberHalfbackMissouri
10Washington RedskinsJack JenkinsFullbackVanderbilt

Round twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
11Detroit LionsDave SchreinerEndWisconsin
12Philadelphia EaglesLamar "Racehorse" DavisBackGeorgia
13Brooklyn DodgersJ.T. "Blondy" BlackBackMississippi State
14Chicago CardinalsJohn GrigasBackHoly Cross
15Cleveland RamsTom FarmerBackIowa

Round threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
16Detroit LionsDick AshcomTackleOregon
17Philadelphia EaglesRoy "Monk" GaffordBackAuburn
18Chicago CardinalsDon CurrivanEndBoston College
19Brooklyn DodgersGeorge CeithamlBackMichigan
20Cleveland RamsFred NaumetzCenterBoston College
21New York Giants Dewey Proctor BackFurman
22Pittsburgh SteelersJack RussellEndBaylor
23Green Bay Packers Irv Comp Back St. Benedictine
24Chicago BearsFred "Dippy" EvansBack Notre Dame
25Washington RedskinsBill DuttonBackPittsburgh

Round fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
26Detroit LionsRalph HamerBackFurman
27Philadelphia EaglesBob KennedyBackWashington State
28Brooklyn Dodgers Joe Domnanovich CenterAlabama
29Chicago CardinalsAl HustEndTennessee
30Cleveland RamsChuck TaylorGuardStanford

Round fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
31Detroit LionsLloyd WickettTackleOregon State
32Philadelphia EaglesAl "Ox" WistertTackleMichigan
33Chicago CardinalsGeorge HechtGuardAlabama
34Brooklyn DodgersMarty ComerEndTulane
35Cleveland RamsClyde JohnsonTackleKentucky
36New York GiantsVal CulwellGuardOregon
37Pittsburgh SteelersHarry ConnollyBackBoston College
38Green Bay PackersRoy McKayBackTexas
39Chicago BearsEd StammTackleStanford
40Washington RedskinsBob DoveEndNotre Dame

Round sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
41Detroit LionsJim JonesBackUnion (TN)
42Philadelphia EaglesBruno BanducciGuardStanford
43Brooklyn DodgersHarvey "Stud" JohnsonBackWilliam & Mary
44Chicago CardinalsAl KlugTackleMarquette
45Cleveland RamsLes Horvath [2] QuarterbackOhio State
46New York GiantsJim ReynoldsBackAuburn
47Pittsburgh SteelersLou SossamonCenterSouth Carolina
48Green Bay PackersNick SusoeffEndWashington State
49Chicago BearsDerrell PalmerTackleTexas Christian
50Washington RedskinsWally ZiembaCenterNotre Dame

Round sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
51Detroit LionsPaul SizemoreEndFurman
52Philadelphia EaglesWalt HarrisonCenterWashington
53Chicago CardinalsStan MauldinTackleTexas
54Brooklyn DodgersJohn MatisiTackleDuquesne
55Cleveland RamsBill HendersonEndTexas A&M
56New York GiantsLou PalazziCenterPenn State
57Pittsburgh SteelersAl RattoCenterSt. Mary's (CA)
58Green Bay PackersKen SnellingBackUCLA
59Chicago BearsMilt VucinichCenterStanford
60Washington RedskinsLou RymkusTackleNotre Dame

Round eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
61Detroit LionsGeorge PoschnerEndGeorgia
62Philadelphia EaglesBruce AlfordEndTexas Christian
63Brooklyn DodgersJohn FergusonEndCalifornia
64Chicago CardinalsBill GodwinCenterGeorgia
65Cleveland RamsBill ParkerEndIowa
66New York GiantsLarry VisnicGuardSt. Benedictine
67Pittsburgh SteelersRay CurryEndSt. Mary's (CA)
68Green Bay PackersLester GatewoodCenterBaylor
69Chicago BearsAlyn BealsEndSanta Clara
70Washington RedskinsTony LeonGuardAlabama

Round nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
71Detroit LionsJack IrishTackleArizona
72Philadelphia EaglesRocco CanaleGuardBoston College
73Chicago CardinalsMoffatt StorerBackDuke
74Brooklyn DodgersRay RasonGuardSouthern Methodist
75Cleveland RamsAl SolariBackUCLA
76New York GiantsDoyle CarawayGuardTexas Tech
77Pittsburgh SteelersEd MurphyEndHoly Cross
78Green Bay PackersNorm VerryTackleUSC
79Chicago BearsJim JurkovichBackCalifornia
80Washington RedskinsBob MotlEndNorthwestern

Round tenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
81Detroit LionsJack FentonBackMichigan State
82Philadelphia EaglesBill ConolyTackleTexas
83Brooklyn DodgersVic SchleichTackleNebraska
84Chicago CardinalsFondren MitchellBackFlorida
85Cleveland RamsHomer SimmonsTackleOklahoma
86New York GiantsBill PiccoloCenterCanisius
87Pittsburgh SteelersDick DwelleBackRice
88Green Bay PackersSolon "Bobo" BarnettGuardBaylor
89Chicago BearsWalt "Dub" LambEndOklahoma
90Washington RedskinsWalt McDonaldBackTulane

Round elevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
91Detroit LionsDick RenfroBackWashington State
92Philadelphia EaglesJohn BillmanGuardMinnesota
93Chicago CardinalsEmil LussowEndDubuque
94Brooklyn DodgersJoe SabasteanskiCenterFordham
95Cleveland RamsTom RoblinBackOregon
96New York GiantsGlenn KnoxEndWilliam & Mary
97Pittsburgh SteelersAl WukitsCenterDuquesne
98Green Bay PackersBob ForteBackArkansas
99Chicago BearsRay "Duke" HammettBackStanford
100Washington RedskinsGeorge PerpichTackleGeorgetown (DC)

Round twelveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
101Detroit LionsBob KolesarGuardMichigan
102Philadelphia EaglesJack DonaldsonTacklePennsylvania
103Brooklyn DodgersLou ThomasBackTulane
104Chicago CardinalsPaul HirsbrunnerTackleWisconsin
105Cleveland RamsBill VickroyCenterOhio State
106New York GiantsWalt DominaBackNorwich
107Pittsburgh SteelersJoe RepkoTackleBoston College
108Green Bay PackersVan DavisEndGeorgia
109Chicago BearsAl ZikmundBackNebraska
110Washington RedskinsDan WoodCenterMississippi

Round thirteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
111Detroit LionsDel HuntsingerBackPortland
112Philadelphia EaglesBill EricksonCenterGeorgetown (DC)
113Chicago CardinalsBill BaumgartnerEndMinnesota
114Brooklyn DodgersBert StiffBackPennsylvania
115Cleveland RamsTom AlberghiniGuardHoly Cross
116New York GiantsDon McCaffertyTackleOhio State
117Pittsburgh SteelersPete BoltrekTackleNorth Carolina State
118Green Bay PackersTom BrockCenterNotre Dame
119Chicago BearsClark WoodTackleKentucky
120Washington RedskinsHarry WrightGuardNotre Dame

Round fourteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
121Detroit LionsEllard DernoncourtEndSt. Louis
122Philadelphia EaglesGeorge WeeksEndAlabama
123Brooklyn DodgersJohn FeketeBackOhio
124Chicago CardinalsGarrard "Buster" RamseyGuardWilliam & Mary
125Cleveland RamsSam SharpEndAlabama
126New York GiantsJay StovesBackWashington State
127Pittsburgh SteelersMort ShiekmanGuardPennsylvania
128Green Bay PackersRalph TateBackOklahoma State
129Chicago BearsLoyd ArmsTackleOklahoma State
130Washington RedskinsOscar BrittGuardMississippi

Round fifteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
131Detroit LionsDick WoodwardEndColorado
132Philadelphia EaglesRuss CraftBackAlabama
133Chicago CardinalsEarl DolowayBackIndiana
134Brooklyn DodgersFloyd RheaGuardOregon
135Cleveland RamsDick KieppeBackMichigan State
136New York GiantsHoward CurrieTackleGeneva
137Pittsburgh SteelersMilt CrainBackBaylor
138Green Bay PackersDon CarlsonTackleDenver
139Chicago BearsLyle SturdyBackWichita State
140Washington RedskinsDick WeberGuardSyracuse

Round sixteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
141Detroit LionsMarvin BassTackleWilliam & Mary
142Philadelphia EaglesPaul DarlingBackIowa State
143Brooklyn DodgersBill BurkettEndIowa
144Chicago CardinalsNick BurkeGuardNorthwestern
145Cleveland RamsCullen RogersBackTexas A&M
146New York GiantsN. A. KeithleyBackTulsa
147Pittsburgh SteelersMax KielbasaBackDuquesne
148Green Bay PackersMike WelchBackMinnesota
149Chicago BearsBuddy TomlinsonTackleHardin-Simmons
150Washington RedskinsJoe DayBackOregon State

Round seventeenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
151Detroit LionsVic PeelishGuardWest Virginia
152Philadelphia EaglesWalt GorinskiBackLouisiana State
153Chicago CardinalsBill CampbellBackOklahoma
154Brooklyn DodgersAl OnofrioBackArizona State
155Cleveland RamsWalt RuarkGuardGeorgia
156New York GiantsJack ListerEndMissouri
157Pittsburgh SteelersNick SkorichGuardCincinnati
158Green Bay PackersRon ThomasGuardUSC
159Chicago BearsPat PrestonTackleWake Forest
160Washington RedskinsFrank DornfieldBackGeorgetown (DC)

Round eighteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
161Detroit LionsChet MaedaBackColorado State
162Philadelphia EaglesBob FriedmanTackleWashington
163Brooklyn DodgersKen SchoonoverTacklePenn State
164Chicago CardinalsClarence BoothTackleSouthern Methodist
165Cleveland RamsBert DavisCenterUtah
166New York GiantsDwight HolshouserBackCatawba
167Pittsburgh SteelersJackie FieldBackTexas
168Green Bay PackersJim PowersTackleSt. Mary's (CA)
169Chicago BearsHank NorbergEndStanford
170Washington RedskinsJohn BaklarzTackleArizona State

Round nineteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
171Detroit LionsBert KuczynskiEndPennsylvania
172Philadelphia EaglesJohnny BezemesBackHoly Cross
173Chicago CardinalsElvis "Boots" SimmonsEndTexas A&M
174Brooklyn DodgersQuentin BarnetteBackWest Virginia
175Cleveland RamsJay FidlerTackleBrown
176New York GiantsJim LushineTackleMinnesota
177Pittsburgh SteelersFelix BucekGuardTexas A&M
178Green Bay PackersHarold "Ace" PrescottEndHardin-Simmons
179Chicago BearsPat LyonsEndWisconsin
180Washington RedskinsLeo MogusEndYoungstown State

Round twentyEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
181Detroit LionsAl ScanlandBackOklahoma State
182Philadelphia EaglesChet MutrynBackXavier
183Brooklyn DodgersBill BledsoeEndUSC
184Chicago CardinalsRoy EricsonGuardVillanova
185Cleveland RamsCarl FalkTackleWashington
186New York GiantsVeto BerllusEndIdaho
187Pittsburgh SteelersJohnny WelshBackPennsylvania
188Green Bay PackersEddie ForrestCenterSanta Clara
189Chicago BearsMarion ButlerBackClemson
190Washington RedskinsDick SecrestBackRochester

Round twenty oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
191Detroit LionsRoyal "Ace" LohryBackIowa State
192Philadelphia EaglesBaptiste ManziniCenterSt. Vincent's
193Chicago CardinalsGeorge "Locomotive" SmithBackVillanova
194Brooklyn DodgersBob CoutchieEndArizona
195Cleveland RamsTom CollEndSt. Mary's (CA)
196New York GiantsFred MarshallGuardNorth Carolina
197Pittsburgh SteelersTony CompagnoBackSt. Mary's (CA)
198Green Bay PackersLloyd WasserbachTackleWisconsin
199Chicago BearsAl SantucciCenterSanta Clara
200Washington RedskinsDon NolanderCenterMinnesota

Round twenty twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
201Detroit LionsPercy HollandGuardLouisiana State
202Philadelphia EaglesBernie GillespieEndScranton
203Brooklyn DodgersDon "Bull" ReeceBackMissouri
204Chicago CardinalsGeorge SutchBackTemple
205Cleveland RamsMark McCorkleBackWashington
206New York GiantsJohn KorczowskiBackWilliam & Mary
207Pittsburgh SteelersWillie ZapalacBackTexas A&M
208Green Bay PackersMark HoskinsBackWisconsin
209Chicago BearsOrville JohnsonGuardSouthern Methodist
210Washington RedskinsJohnny BarrettBackGeorgetown (DC)

Round twenty threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
211Detroit LionsMike FitzgeraldGuardMissouri
212Philadelphia EaglesJay "Mule" LawhonTackleArkansas
213Chicago CardinalsCliff KimseyBackGeorgia
214Brooklyn DodgersW.J. GibsonEndNorth Carolina State
215Cleveland RamsEd MoshofskyTackleOregon
216New York GiantsGene HoemanEndOklahoma State
217Pittsburgh SteelersGeorge BainTackleOregon State
218Green Bay PackersEarl "Jug" BennettGuardHardin-Simmons
219Chicago BearsWally BoudreauBackBoston College
220Washington RedskinsTom VohsTackleColgate

Round twenty fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
221Detroit LionsWill RemingtonCenterWashington State
222Philadelphia EaglesVince ZachemCenterMorehead State
223Brooklyn DodgersLou "Dude" DentBackColorado State
224Chicago CardinalsWeldon HumbleGuardRice
225Cleveland RamsHal AdamsBackMissouri
226New York GiantsKeith BeebeBackOccidental
227Pittsburgh SteelersHarry WynneTackleArkansas
228Green Bay PackersGeorge ZellickEndOregon State
229Chicago BearsBob BaumannTackleWisconsin
230Washington RedskinsCharlie YanceyBackMississippi State

Round twenty fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
231Detroit LionsHuel HammBackOklahoma
232Philadelphia EaglesJoe SchwartingEndTexas
233Chicago CardinalsCal PurdinBackTulsa
234Brooklyn DodgersGene LeeCenterFlorida
235Cleveland RamsJim ShephardEndOregon
236New York GiantsDave BrownBackAlabama
237Pittsburgh SteelersJoe CibulasTackleDuquesne
238Green Bay PackersGene BierhausEndMinnesota
239Chicago BearsElwood HoltscherCenterShurtleff
240Washington RedskinsRoman BentzTackleTulane

Round twenty sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
241Detroit LionsIrv KonopkaTackleIdaho
242Philadelphia EaglesBob NeffTackleNotre Dame
243Brooklyn DodgersHarvey HardyGuardGeorgia Tech
244Chicago CardinalsEddie McGovernBackIllinois
245Cleveland RamsJack StetlerBackPittsburgh
246New York GiantsMaurice HailGuardTulsa
247Pittsburgh SteelersBill YambrickCenterWestern Michigan
248Green Bay PackersGeorge MakrisGuardWisconsin
249Chicago BearsBen KellerGuardDuquesne
250Washington RedskinsPaul "Swifty" BertholdEndSyracuse

Round twenty sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
251Detroit LionsChuck FearsTackleUCLA
252Philadelphia EaglesArt MacioszczykBackWestern Michigan
253Chicago CardinalsAl DrulisGuardTemple
254Brooklyn DodgersBob GreenTackleArkansas
255Cleveland RamsJeff DavisCenterMissouri
256New York GiantsEd McNamaraTackleHoly Cross
257Pittsburgh SteelersJack FreemanGuardTexas
258Green Bay PackersPete SusickBackWashington
259Chicago BearsCharley BlockEndShurtleff
260Washington RedskinsVince PacewicBackLoyola (LA)

Round twenty eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
261Detroit LionsBert EkernEndMissouri
262Philadelphia EaglesJim ArataTackleXavier
263Brooklyn DodgersSteve PoleshukGuardColgate
264Chicago CardinalsKen MacDonaldCenterRutgers
265Cleveland RamsSteve PritkoEndVillanova
266New York GiantsDick DrakeTackleOhio Wesleyan
267Pittsburgh SteelersJoe GoodeBackDuquesne
268Green Bay PackersBud HasseEndNorthwestern
269Chicago BearsTed BrannonTackleRice
270Washington RedskinsJoe RiccardiTackleOhio

Round twenty nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
271Detroit LionsVirgil WagnerBackMillikin
272Philadelphia EaglesWally ScottEndTexas
273Chicago CardinalsBill EdwardsGuardLouisiana State
274Brooklyn DodgersAl SaboBackAlabama
275Cleveland RamsFloyd KonetskyGuardFlorida
276New York GiantsStan RitinskiEndFordham
277Pittsburgh SteelersJack DurishanTacklePittsburgh
278Green Bay PackersDick ThornallyTackleWisconsin
279Chicago BearsLou WayneEndTexas
280Washington RedskinsJohnny JaffursGuardPenn State

Round thirtyEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
281Detroit LionsManny KaplanBackWestern Maryland
282Philadelphia EaglesStan JaworowskiTackleGeorgetown (DC)
283Brooklyn DodgersGeorge AllshouseCenterPittsburgh
284Chicago CardinalsPete HecomovichBackIdaho
285Cleveland RamsWillie MillerGuardLouisiana State
286New York GiantsClark MollenhoffTackleDrake
287Pittsburgh SteelersFritz LobpriesGuardTexas
288Green Bay PackersBob RayBackWisconsin
289Chicago BearsDick CreevyBackNotre Dame
290Washington RedskinsFrank AkinsBackWashington State

Round thirty oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
291New York GiantsVerlin AdamsGuardMorris Harvey
292Pittsburgh SteelersArt JonesBackHaverford
293Green Bay PackersBrunel ChristensenTackleCalifornia
294Chicago BearsBill BuffingtonBackPurdue
295Washington RedskinsBill "Mother" CorryBackFlorida

Round thirty twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
296New York GiantsBob BrundageBackPennsylvania
297Pittsburgh SteelersBob RumanBackArizona
298Green Bay PackersKen RoskieBackUSC
299Chicago BearsWoody PetersonBackUtah
300 [3]Washington RedskinsBo BogovichGuardDelaware

Hall of famersEdit

None of the players selected in the 1943 NFL draft have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Frank Sinkwich, 1942 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". http://www.heisman.com/winners/f-sinkwich42.php. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. Les Horvath, 1944 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". http://www.heisman.com/winners/l-horvath44.php. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  3. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.

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