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1944 NFL Draft
General Information
Date(s) April 19, 1944
Location
Picks
First selection Angelo Bertelli, QB
Boston Yanks
Last selection Walton Roberts, B
Boston Yanks
Most selections
Fewest selections
Overall selections 330
NFL Draft
 < 1943 1945 > 

The 1944 National Football League Draft was held on April 19, 1944.

Player selectionsEdit

= Hall of Famer

Round oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1Boston YanksAngelo Bertelli [1] QuarterbackNotre Dame
2Chicago CardinalsPat HarderFullbackWisconsin
3Brooklyn TigersCreighton MillerHalfbackNotre Dame
4Detroit LionsOtto GrahamBackNorthwestern
5Philadelphia EaglesSteve Van BurenHalfbackLSU
6New York GiantsBilly HillenbrandHalfbackIndiana
7Green Bay PackersMerv PregulmanGuardMichigan
8Washington RedskinsMike MickaBackColgate
9Chicago BearsRay EvansHalfbackKansas
10Pittsburgh SteelersJohnny PodestoTailbackSt. Mary's (CA)
11Cleveland RamsTony ButkovichFullbackPurdue

Round twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
12Chicago CardinalsPaul MitchellTackleMinnesota
13Brooklyn TigersJim CallahanBackTexas
14Detroit LionsBob CifersBackTennessee
15Pittsburgh SteelersBob OdellEndPennsylvania
16New York GiantsLamar BlountBackMississippi State

Round threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
17Chicago CardinalsSaxon JuddEndTulsa
18Brooklyn TigersRalph ParkBackTexas
19Detroit LionsRalph HeywoodEndUSC
20Philadelphia EaglesLoren LaPradeGuardStanford
21New York GiantsClyde FlowersTackleTexas Christian
22Green Bay PackersTom KuzmaBackMichigan
23Washington RedskinsEarl AudetTackleUSC
24Chicago BearsRudy SmejaEndMichigan
25Pittsburgh SteelersBob GanttEndDuke
26Cleveland RamsGil BouleyTackleBoston College
27Boston YanksBoris "Babe" DimancheffBackPurdue

Round fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
28Chicago CardinalsJack TavenerCenterIndiana
29Brooklyn TigersRudy SikichTackleMinnesota
30Detroit LionsGeorge BetteridgeBackUtah
31Pittsburgh SteelersArt McCaffrayTacklePacific
32New York GiantsHerb KaneTackleEast Central (OK)

Round fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
33Chicago CardinalsBill BlackburnCenterRice
34Brooklyn TigersVerne UllomEndCincinnati
35Detroit LionsJohn GreeneTackleMichigan
36Philadelphia EaglesJoe ParkerEndTexas
37New York GiantsVic MaitlandTackleHobart
38Green Bay PackersBill McPartlandTackleSt. Mary's (CA)
39Washington RedskinsEd DohertyQuarterbackBoston College
40Chicago BearsAbe CroftEndSouthern Methodist
41Pittsburgh SteelersGeorge OwenGuardWake Forest
42Cleveland RamsBob WaterfieldQuarterbackUCLA
43Boston YanksLarry RiceCenterTulane

Round sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
44Chicago CardinalsBill GarnaasBackMinnesota
45Brooklyn TigersBruce McDonaldEndIllinois State
46Detroit LionsEd AlliquieTackleSanta Clara
47Pittsburgh SteelersDan SavageBackBrown
48New York GiantsJack OklandTackleUtah State
49Green Bay PackersMickey McCardleBackUSC
50Washington RedskinsJackie FellowsBackFresno State
51Chicago BearsC.B. StanleyTackleTulsa
52Philadelphia EaglesHillary HorneTackleMississippi State
53Cleveland RamsAl AkinsBackWashington State
54Boston YanksJohn "Butch" ParkerTackleLoyola (LA)

Round sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
55Chicago CardinalsRodger SmithBackTexas Tech
56Brooklyn TigersBob GraizigerGuardMinnesota
57Detroit LionsPaul BriggsTackleColorado
58Philadelphia EaglesVic KulbitskiBackMinnesota
59New York GiantsHerm FrickeyBackMinnesota
60Green Bay PackersJack TracyEndWashington
61Washington RedskinsHal FischerGuardTexas
62Chicago BearsDarwin SeeleyCenterStanford
63Pittsburgh SteelersJesse FreitasBackSanta Clara
64Cleveland RamsGeorge CheverkoBackFordham
65Boston YanksMike AndrewsEndNorth Carolina State

Round eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
66Chicago CardinalsJohn "Red" CochranBackWake Forest
67Brooklyn TigersJack SachseCenterTexas
68Detroit LionsRod GiskeGuardWashington State
69Pittsburgh SteelersGeorge TitusCenterHoly Cross
70New York GiantsRoy ClayBackColorado State
71Green Bay PackersAlex AgaseGuardIllinois
72Washington RedskinsCliff WhiteTackleMurray State
73Chicago BearsRandall "Buck" FawcettBackStanford
74Philadelphia EaglesGeorge PhillipsBackUCLA
75Cleveland RamsStan StasicaBackSouth Carolina
76Boston YanksBob MusickBackUSC

Round nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
77Chicago CardinalsFrank ScanlanBackLoyola (LA)
78Brooklyn TigersMitchell OlenskiTackleAlabama
79Detroit LionsMatthew BolgerEndNotre Dame
80Philadelphia EaglesPaul SarringhausBackOhio State
81New York GiantsJohn SanchezTackleSan Francisco
82Green Bay PackersDon WhitmireTackleAlabama/Navy
83Washington RedskinsTed OgdahlBackWillamette
84Chicago BearsJack MortonEndMissouri
85Pittsburgh SteelersEd StofkoBackSt. Francis
86Cleveland RamsFred BoenschTackleStanford
87Boston YanksCaleb "Tex" WarringtonCenterAuburn

Round tenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
88Chicago CardinalsLou SabanBackIndiana
89Brooklyn TigersAldo CenciBackPenn State
90Detroit LionsHerb HeinEndMinnesota
91Pittsburgh SteelersVal JansanteEndDuquesne
92New York GiantsErnie BeamerEndDuke
93Green Bay PackersBob KochBackOregon
94Washington RedskinsBob SneddonBackSt. Mary's (CA)
95Chicago BearsBill StarfordCenterWake Forest
96Philadelphia EaglesJohn PerkoGuardMinnesota
97Cleveland RamsBob ShawEndOhio State
98Boston YanksAngelo SistiTackleBoston College

Round elevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
99Chicago CardinalsFran GriffinTackleHoly Cross
100Brooklyn TigersJohn BicaninchGuardMinnesota
101Detroit LionsPaul WhiteBackMichigan
102Philadelphia EaglesElliott OrmsbeeBackBradley
103New York GiantsCarl GrateGuardGeorgia
104Green Bay PackersVirgil JohnsonEndArkansas
105Washington RedskinsBill AldworthTackleMinnesota
106Chicago BearsLin HoustonGuardOhio State
107Pittsburgh SteelersCarl BudaGuardTulsa
108Cleveland RamsJoe AndrejcoBackFordham
109Boston YanksGene LongGuardKansas

Round twelveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
110Chicago CardinalsLeo DanielsBackTexas A&M
111Brooklyn TigersJim TyreeEndOklahoma
112Detroit LionsJack LescoulieGuardUCLA
113Pittsburgh SteelersSam GrayEndTulsa
114New York GiantsTommy MontBackMaryland
115Green Bay PackersRoy GiustiBackSt. Mary's (CA)
116Washington RedskinsBill JoslynBackStanford
117Chicago BearsJ.P. MooreBackVanderbilt
118Philadelphia EaglesEarle ParsonsBackUSC
119Cleveland RamsPat FilleyGuardNotre Dame
120Boston YanksEd FiorentinoEndBoston College

Round thirteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
121Chicago CardinalsBobby DobbsBackTulsa
122Brooklyn TigersJim WrightCenterSouthern Methodist
123Detroit LionsDoug RehorBackDickinson
124Philadelphia EaglesBob HanzlikEndWisconsin
125New York GiantsRay PooleEndMississippi
126Green Bay PackersBill BaughmanCenterAlabama
127Washington RedskinsCharley WalkerCenterKentucky
128Chicago BearsBill DuffeyEndGeorgetown (DC)
129Pittsburgh SteelersBob LongacreBackWilliam & Mary
130Cleveland RamsBob EricksonBackWashington
131Boston YanksMike ZeleznakBackKansas State

Round fourteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
132Chicago CardinalsVan HallBackTexas Christian
133Brooklyn TigersJohn GenisTackleIllinois
134Detroit LionsBill PritulaCenterMichigan
135Pittsburgh SteelersLes ZettyEndMuhlenberg
136New York GiantsBert CorleyCenterMississippi State
137Green Bay PackersDon GriffinBackIllinois
138Washington RedskinsBoyd ClementCenterOregon State
139Chicago BearsJoe HartleyTackleLouisiana State
140Philadelphia EaglesJim TalleyCenterLouisiana State
141Cleveland RamsMel MaceauCenterMarquette
142Boston YanksJohn MaskasTackleVirginia Tech

Round fifteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
143Chicago CardinalsJack CarpenterTackleMissouri
144Brooklyn TigersBillie "Spook" MurphyBackMississippi State
145Detroit LionsJim MolichEndFresno State
146Philadelphia EaglesDom FusciTackleSouth Carolina
147New York GiantsOllie PooleEndMississippi
148Green Bay PackersBert GisslerEndNebraska
149Washington RedskinsJim GaffneyBackTennessee
150Chicago BearsBill MilnerGuardDuke
151Pittsburgh SteelersJim MyersGuardTennessee
152Cleveland RamsFrank "Bud" HubbellEndTennessee
153Boston YanksJohn BondBackTexas Christian

Round sixteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
154Chicago CardinalsCharley CsuriTackleOhio State
155Brooklyn TigersDoug EssickEndUSC
156Detroit LionsJules YakapovichBackColgate
157Pittsburgh SteelersJoe GottliebBackDuquesne
158New York GiantsRalph EllsworthBackTexas
159Green Bay PackersLou SheltonBackOregon State
160Washington RedskinsTed OssowskiTackleOregon State
161Chicago BearsEd "Buckets" HirschBackNorthwestern
162Philadelphia EaglesJohnny GreenEndTulsa
163Cleveland RamsJohn AguirreTackleUSC
164Boston YanksRoger AntayaGuardDartmouth

Round seventeenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
165Chicago CardinalsJoe MaglioloBackTexas
166Brooklyn TigersHoward "Red" MaleyBackSouthern Methodist
167Detroit LionsJack HelmsTackleGeorgia Tech
168Philadelphia EaglesJackie FreemanBackWilliam & Mary
169New York GiantsEd SchneiderTackleWashburn
170Green Bay PackersCharley CusickGuardColgate
171Washington RedskinsTom DavisBackDuke
172Chicago BearsEd RyckeleyEndGeorgia Tech
173Pittsburgh SteelersHugh DavisBackMichigan State
174Cleveland RamsAubrey ClaytonBackAuburn
175Boston YanksMarshall ShurnasEndMissouri

Round eighteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
176Chicago CardinalsWalt SzotTackleBucknell
177Brooklyn TigersDon WillerTackleUSC
178Detroit LionsElmer "Tippy" MadarikBackDetroit
179Pittsburgh SteelersBill SullivanEndVillanova
180New York GiantsMarcel GresTackleTexas
181Green Bay PackersHugh CoxBackNorth Carolina
182Washington RedskinsJohn BatorskiEndColgate
183Chicago BearsHowdy PlasmanBackMiami (FL)
184Philadelphia EaglesJoe KaneBackPennsylvania
185Cleveland RamsZiggy ZamlynskiBackVillanova
186Boston YanksReldon BennettTackleLouisiana State

Round nineteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
187Chicago CardinalsJack AdamsEndPresbyterian
188Brooklyn TigersHoward CallananBackUSC
189Detroit LionsBill EubankEndMississippi State
190Philadelphia EaglesTony SchiroGuardSanta Clara
191New York GiantsNeil BrooksBackWashington
192Green Bay PackersKermit DavisEndMississippi State
193Washington RedskinsClyde EhrhardtCenterGeorgia
194Chicago BearsBarry "Bear" FrenchTacklePurdue
195Pittsburgh SteelersJimmy WoodsideCenterTemple
196Cleveland RamsBob McBrideGuardNotre Dame
197Boston YanksArt FairclothBackNorth Carolina State

Round twentyEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
198Chicago CardinalsRay KuffelEndMarquette
199Brooklyn TigersGeorge DohertyTackleLouisiana Tech
200Detroit LionsRay AhlstromBackSt. Mary's (CA)
201Pittsburgh SteelersBill MillerBackPennsylvania
202New York GiantsPete KaneBackGeneva
203Green Bay PackersBob JohnsonCenterPurdue
204Washington RedskinsDave BrownEndUCLA
205Chicago BearsPaul TaylorBackUSC
206Philadelphia EaglesNorm MichaelBackSyracuse
207Cleveland RamsJoe YackanichTackleFordham
208Boston YanksTony BilottiGuardSt. Mary's (CA)

Round twenty oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
209Chicago CardinalsJack WestEndTexas
210Brooklyn TigersMike MihalicGuardMississippi State
211Detroit LionsAlex KapterGuardNorthwestern
212Philadelphia EaglesEddie KulakowskiTackleWest Virginia
213New York GiantsM.L. "Kit" KittrellBackBaylor
214Green Bay PackersJim CoxTackleStanford
215Washington RedskinsBill IvyTackleNorthwestern
216Chicago BearsHank MargaritaBackBrown
217Pittsburgh SteelersBob LawsonEndHoly Cross
218Cleveland RamsJohn CreeveyBackNotre Dame
219Boston YanksBill FurmanTackleWashington & Lee

Round twenty twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
220Chicago CardinalsJack EsorciaBackIllinois State
221Brooklyn TigersTed CookEndAlabama
222Detroit LionsVick ClarkBackTexas-El Paso
223Pittsburgh SteelersHank CaverBackPresbyterian
224New York GiantsRoy RenfroGuardFresno State
225Green Bay PackersCliff AndersonEndMinnesota
226Washington RedskinsBruce BabcockBackRochester
227Chicago BearsEd DavisBackOklahoma
228Philadelphia EaglesAl PostusBackVillanova
229Cleveland RamsDavid Paul JonesBackArkansas
230Boston YanksClare MorfordGuardOklahoma

Round twenty threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
231Chicago CardinalsDon BuffmireBackNorthwestern
232Brooklyn TigersBucky GillenwaterTackleTexas
233Detroit LionsMax FischerCenterOklahoma
234Philadelphia EaglesMilt SmithEndUCLA
235New York GiantsJohn DubzinskiGuardBoston College
236Green Bay PackersJohn Wesley PerryBackDuke
237Washington RedskinsBill ReinhardBackCalifornia
238Chicago BearsDick JamisonTackleUSC
239Pittsburgh SteelersPaul CarterTackleMichigan State
240Cleveland RamsJim PharrCenterAuburn
241Boston YanksDilton RichmondEndLouisiana State

Round twenty fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
242Chicago CardinalsBob NanniTackleDuke
243Brooklyn TigersJack BaldwinCenterCentenary
244Detroit LionsChuck JacobyBackIndiana
245Pittsburgh SteelersDick HolbenTackleMuhlenberg
246New York GiantsHoward BeyerCenterMichigan State
247Green Bay PackersPete DeMariaGuardPurdue
248Washington RedskinsEd BauerGuardSouth Carolina
249Chicago BearsJack BortkaBackKansas State
250Philadelphia EaglesEarl KlapsteinTacklePacific
251Cleveland RamsJoe WarlickBackMississippi State
252Boston YanksCourtney LawlorBackRichmond

Round twenty fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
253Chicago CardinalsJohn McGinnisEndNotre Dame
254Brooklyn TigersDick ManningBackUSC
255Detroit LionsBob McCarthyEndSt. Mary's (CA)
256Philadelphia EaglesBob FrisbeeBackStanford
257New York GiantsBen BabulaBackFordham
258Green Bay PackersLen LissTackleMarquette
259Washington RedskinsJoe "Smokey" MartinBackCornell
260Chicago BearsRoy RuskuskyEndSt. Mary's (CA)
261Pittsburgh SteelersHoward TippeeBackIowa State
262Cleveland RamsBert GianelliGuardSanta Clara
263Boston YanksHoward DebusBackNebraska

Round twenty sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
264Chicago CardinalsWarren HodgesTackleKansas
265Brooklyn TigersRay GriersonEndIllinois
266Detroit LionsStan HendricksonEndColorado
267Pittsburgh SteelersCharley MalmbergTackleRice
268New York GiantsTed FitanidesBackNew Hampshire
269Green Bay PackersRay JordanBackNorth Carolina
270Washington RedskinsLee GustafsonBackOregon State
271Chicago BearsHarry FranckBackNorthwestern
272Philadelphia EaglesEd EidenBackScranton
273Cleveland RamsCharley KuhnBackKentucky
274Boston YanksBill PortwoodEndKentucky

Round twenty sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
275Chicago CardinalsBill EarleyBackNotre Dame
276Brooklyn TigersJoe GoldingBackOklahoma
277Detroit LionsFred BouldinBackMissouri
278Philadelphia EaglesBarney BurdickEndCreighton
279New York GiantsAndy BiresEndAlabama
280Green Bay PackersAl GrubaughTackleNebraska
281Washington RedskinsNick PappasTackleUtah
282Chicago BearsJack McKewanTackleAlabama
283Pittsburgh SteelersRuss AshbaughBackNotre Dame
284Cleveland RamsJim SmithTackleColorado
285Boston YanksHarold CollinsGuardSouthwestern (TX)

Round twenty eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
286Chicago CardinalsBob DavisGuardOregon
287Brooklyn TigersBob ZimnyTackleIndiana
288Detroit LionsDick McElweeBackWest Virginia
289Pittsburgh SteelersPat PetroskiGuardMiami (FL)
290New York GiantsTom RockEndColumbia
291Green Bay PackersA. B. HowardEndMississippi State
292Washington RedskinsLindsey BowenEndRice
293Chicago BearsCharlie MitchellBackTulsa
294Philadelphia EaglesNick DaukasTackleDartmouth
295Cleveland RamsRay DonelliBackDuquesne
296Boston YanksAubrey GillCenterTexas

Round twenty nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
297Chicago CardinalsVince DiFrancescaTackleNorthwestern
298Brooklyn TigersMarty FrohmTackleMississippi State
299Detroit LionsBob DerlethTackleMichigan
300Philadelphia EaglesPasquale DaroneGuardBoston College
301New York GiantsWalt CyhelTackleCreighton
302Green Bay PackersPaul PaladinoGuardArkansas
303Washington RedskinsBill GustafsonTackleWashington State
304Chicago BearsPat BoyleGuardWisconsin
305Pittsburgh SteelersJoe TostiEndScranton
306Cleveland RamsJohn HughesEndMississippi State
307Boston YanksChet WasilewskiBackHoly Cross

Round thirtyEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
308Chicago CardinalsLloyd OttCenterNorth Carolina State
309Brooklyn TigersHoward BloseBackCornell
310Detroit LionsGeorge DickEndKansas
311Pittsburgh SteelersLen SeelingerBackWisconsin
312New York GiantsFrancis NelsonBackBaylor
313Green Bay PackersBob ButchofskyBackTexas A&M
314Washington RedskinsBill YablonskiCenterHoly Cross
315Chicago BearsBernie PepperTackleMissouri
316Philadelphia EaglesBill ClarkTackleColorado College
317Cleveland RamsDick McPheeBackGeorgia
318Boston YanksGus LetchasBackGeorgia

Round thirty oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
319Green Bay PackersRuss DealGuardIndiana
320Washington RedskinsBuster HollingberyCenterWashington State
321Chicago BearsKarl VogtTackleVillanova
322Philadelphia EaglesPete PaskoEndEast Stroudsburg
323Cleveland RamsJim McLeodEndLouisiana State
324Boston YanksRalph CalcagniTacklePennsylvania

Round thirty twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
325Green Bay PackersAbel "Frito" GonzalesBackSouthern Methodist
326Washington RedskinsWillard ShellerBackStanford
327Chicago BearsBob EndresTackleColgate
328Philadelphia EaglesMyron MajewskiTackleAmerican International
329Cleveland RamsStan KudlaczCenterNotre Dame
330 [2]Boston YanksWalton RobertsBackTexas
= Hall of Famer

Hall of famersEdit

  • Otto Graham, Quarterback from Northwestern taken 1st round 4th overall by the Detroit Lions.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1965.[3]
  • Steve Van Buren, Halfback from LSU taken 1st round 5th overall by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1965.[3]
  • Bob Waterfield, Quarterback from UCLA taken 5th round 42nd overall by the Cleveland Rams.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1965.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Angelo Bertelli, 1943 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". http://www.heisman.com/winners/a-bertelli43.php. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 List of 1960s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. http://web.archive.org/web/20080731024937/http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/years.html#1960s. Retrieved 2008-10-05.

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