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1948 NFL Draft
General Information
Date(s) December 19, 1947
Location Fort Pitt Hotel, Pittsburgh
Picks
First selection Harry Gilmer, HB
Washington Redskins
Last selection Bill Fischer, G
Chicago Cardinals
Most selections New York Giants (33)
Fewest selections Detroit Lions (28)
Chicago Cardinals (28)
Overall selections 300
NFL Draft
 < 1947 1949 > 

The 1948 National Football League Draft was held on December 19, 1947 at the Fort Pitt Hotel in Pittsburgh. [1]

Player selectionsEdit

= Pro Bowler [2] = Hall of Famer

Round oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1Washington Redskins (Lottery bonus pick) Harry GilmerHalfbackAlabama
2New York GiantsTony "Skip" MinisiHalfbackUniversity of Pennsylvania
3Chicago Bears (From Detroit via Pittsburgh)Bobby LayneQuarterbackTexas
4Washington RedskinsLowell TewBackAlabama
5Boston YanksVaughn ManchaCenterAlabama
6Detroit Lions (From Los Angeles)Y. A. TittleQuarterbackLSU
7Green Bay PackersEarl "Jug" GirardBackWisconsin
8Philadelphia EaglesClyde ScottBackArkansas
9Pittsburgh SteelersDan EdwardsEndGeorgia
10Chicago BearsMax BumgardnerEndTexas
11Chicago CardinalsJim SpavitalFullbackOklahoma A&M

Round twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
12New York GiantsJoe ScottBackSan Francisco
13Detroit LionsGeorge QuistBackStanford

Round threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
14Boston YanksJohn NolanTacklePenn State
15Detroit LionsLes BingamanTackleIllinois
16Washington RedskinsTommy ThompsonCenterWilliam & Mary
17Boston YanksEarl CookGuardSouthern Methodist
18Los Angeles RamsTom KeaneBackWest Virginia
19Green Bay PackersEd SmithBackTexas-El Paso
20Pittsburgh SteelersJerry NuzumBackNew Mexico State
21Chicago BearsDub GarrettTackleMississippi State
22Philadelphia EaglesPaul CampbellQuarterbackTexas
23Chicago CardinalsBill SmithTackleNorth Carolina

Round fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
24New York GiantsBruce GehrkeEndColumbia
25Detroit LionsJim MinorTackleArkansas

Round fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
26New York GiantsJohnny WoloskyCenterPenn State
27Green Bay PackersDon RichardsTackleArkansas
28Washington RedskinsDan SandiferBackLouisiana State
29Boston YanksBill HealeyGuardGeorgia Tech
30Los Angeles RamsBruce BaileyBackVirginia
31Green Bay PackersWeyman SellersEndGeorgia
32Chicago BearsKnox RamseyGuardWilliam & Mary
33Philadelphia EaglesJack "Moose" MyersBackUCLA
34Pittsburgh SteelersJohn WozniakGuardAlabama
35Chicago CardinalsJay SmithEndSouthern Mississippi

Round sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
36New York GiantsBill EricksonTackleMississippi
37Detroit LionsBob WilliamsonTackleHobart
38Washington RedskinsJack WeisenburgerBackMichigan
39Boston YanksPhil SlosburgBackTemple
40Los Angeles RamsGeorge GrimesBackVirginia
41Green Bay PackersLarry OlsonoskiGuardMinnesota
42Philadelphia EaglesHoward DuncanCenterOhio State
43Pittsburgh SteelersJoe GasparellaBackNotre Dame
44Chicago BearsBob BruggeBackOhio State
45Pittsburgh SteelersPhil O'ReillyTacklePurdue

Round sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
46New York GiantsBob PfohlBackPurdue
47Detroit LionsFred EnkeBackArizona
48Washington RedskinsJack KurkowskiBackDetroit
49Los Angeles RamsGene RuszkowskiTackleOhio
50Los Angeles RamsNoel CuddTackleWest Texas State
51Green Bay PackersJay RhodemyreCenterKentucky
52Pittsburgh SteelersBill LuongoBackPennsylvania
53Detroit LionsMoroni SchwabTackleUtah State
54Philadelphia EaglesBuddy TinsleyTackleBaylor
55Chicago CardinalsJim CasonBackLouisiana State

Round eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
56New York GiantsRalph HutchinsonTackleTennessee-Chattanooga
57New York GiantsRay CoatesBackLouisiana State
58Washington RedskinsJerry CadyTackleGustavus Adolphus
59Boston YanksRobert "Tex" FurseBackYale
60Los Angeles RamsBob WalkerBackColorado Mines
61Green Bay PackersBob CunzTackleIllinois
62Chicago BearsTom "Shorty" McWilliamsBackMississippi State
63Philadelphia EaglesMarty WendellGuardNotre Dame
64Pittsburgh SteelersJim CooperCenterNorth Texas State
65Chicago CardinalsJim CampBackNorth Carolina

Round nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
66New York GiantsDick OtteleBackWashington
67Detroit LionsDon DollBackUSC
68Washington RedskinsBob AndersonBackStanford
69Boston YanksJim BurtonEndWesleyan
70Los Angeles RamsMike GrahamBackCincinnati
71New York GiantsKen WiltgenEndNorthwestern
72Philadelphia EaglesScott BeasleyEndNevada-Reno
73Pittsburgh SteelersEd RyanEndSt. Mary's (CA)
74Chicago BearsMalachi MillsTackleVirginia Military Inst
75New York GiantsEd RoystonGuardWake Forest

Round tenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
76New York GiantsStan MagdziakBackWilliam & Mary
77Detroit LionsPaul ClearyEndUSC
78Washington RedskinsMike KatrishenTackleSouthern Mississippi
79Boston YanksBob ForbesBackFlorida
80Los Angeles RamsGlenn JohnsonTackleArizona State
81Green Bay PackersGeorge WalmsleyBackRice
82Pittsburgh SteelersDick DeranekBackIndiana
83Chicago BearsDick FlanaganEndOhio State
84Philadelphia EaglesRay RichesonGuardAlabama
85Chicago CardinalsCarl WeisnerEndSt. Louis

Round elevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
86New York GiantsPete LanziEndYoungstown State
87Detroit LionsFred LandTackleLouisiana State
88Washington RedskinsEd MarshallTacklePennsylvania
89Boston YanksGeorge RomanTackleCase Western Reserve
90Los Angeles RamsJohnny ZischEndColorado
91Green Bay PackersBob HodgesTackleBradley
92Chicago BearsJim McDowellGuardWilliam & Mary
93Philadelphia EaglesGil JohnsonQuarterbackSouthern Methodist
94Pittsburgh SteelersPaul RedfieldTackleColgate
95Chicago CardinalsGene CorumGuardWest Virginia

Round twelveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
96New York GiantsLen ModzeleskiTackleScranton
97New York GiantsJim BrieskeCenterMichigan
98Washington RedskinsTed AndrusGuardSouthwestern Louisiana
99Boston YanksAbner WimberlyEndLouisiana State
100Los Angeles RamsAtherton "Pinky" PhlegerTackleStanford
101Green Bay PackersBob RennebohmEndWisconsin
102Philadelphia EaglesBill WymanTackleRice
103Pittsburgh SteelersGeorge PapachBackPurdue
104Chicago BearsMel SheehanEndMissouri
105Chicago CardinalsClarence SelfBackWisconsin

Round thirteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
106New York GiantsBob HatchBackBoston University
107Detroit LionsRuss StegerBackIllinois
108Washington RedskinsCarl RussBackRice
109Boston YanksBob JensenEndIowa State
110Los Angeles RamsBob HeckEndPurdue
111Green Bay PackersPerry MossBackIllinois
112Pittsburgh SteelersTom FinicalEndPrinceton
113Chicago BearsDick ScottCenterNavy
114Philadelphia EaglesJim WalthallBackWest Virginia
115Chicago CardinalsJohn HollarBackAppalachian State

Round fourteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
116New York GiantsJohn HanzelGuardGuilford
117Detroit LionsHal EnsticeBackUnion (NY)
118Washington RedskinsHarry "Chick" JagadeBackIndiana
119Boston YanksHal "Bus" EntsmingerBackMissouri
120Los Angeles RamsBill SchrollBackLouisiana State
121Green Bay PackersFred ProvoBackWashington
122Chicago BearsOllie ClineBackOhio State
123Philadelphia EaglesDick KempthornBackMichigan
124Pittsburgh SteelersClayton LaneTackleNew Hampshire
125Chicago CardinalsBob HanlonBackLoras

Round fifteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
126New York GiantsDan GarzaEndOregon
127Detroit LionsPete ElliottBackMichigan
128Washington RedskinsEd QuirkBackMissouri
129Boston YanksCarmen RagoneseBackNew Hampshire
130Los Angeles RamsBob DementTackleSouthern Mississippi
131Green Bay PackersLou AgaseTackleIllinois
132Philadelphia EaglesDick RifenburgEndMichigan
133Pittsburgh SteelersDick MazucaGuardCanisius
134Chicago BearsRob GoodeBackTexas A&M
135Chicago CardinalsGeorge PetrovichTackleTexas

Round sixteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
136New York GiantsDan YovetichEndMontana State
137Detroit LionsDave TempletonGuardOhio State
138Washington RedskinsArt PollardBackArizona
139Boston YanksGeorge RattermanQuarterbackNotre Dame
140Los Angeles RamsCharley SchoenherrBackWheaton
141Green Bay PackersTravis RavenBackTexas
142Pittsburgh SteelersBill McPeakEndPittsburgh
143Chicago BearsClyde GrimensteinEndPurdue
144Philadelphia EaglesDon StantonTackleOregon
145Chicago CardinalsJim StillBackGeorgia Tech

Round seventeenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
146New York GiantsJoe GrothusGuardIowa
147Detroit LionsQuentin SickelsGuardMichigan
148Washington RedskinsChuck NewmanEndLouisiana Tech
149Boston YanksNute TrotterTackleOklahoma
150Los Angeles RamsLarry BrinkEndNorthern Illinois
151Washington RedskinsDale SchwartzkopfEndTexas
152Chicago BearsJohn FallonGuardNotre Dame
153Philadelphia EaglesRalph KohlTackleMichigan
154Pittsburgh SteelersFrank MessolineBackScranton
155Chicago CardinalsClay DavisCenterOklahoma State

Round eighteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
156New York GiantsGeorge MathewsBackGeorgia Tech
157Detroit LionsJim SpruillTackleRice
158Washington RedskinsRay PearcyCenterOklahoma
159Boston YanksJack MendelEndCanisius
160Los Angeles RamsBill "Zeke" O'ConnorGuardNotre Dame
161Green Bay PackersKen BalgeEndMichigan State
162Philadelphia EaglesAubrey FowlerBackArkansas
163Pittsburgh SteelersTom LaneTackleMuhlenberg
164Chicago BearsRay BrownBackVirginia
165Chicago CardinalsHarry CaughronTackleWilliam & Mary

Round nineteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
166New York GiantsDon "Red Dog" EttingerGuardKansas
167Detroit LionsBarney HafenEndUtah
168Washington RedskinsGene VellelaTackleScranton
169Boston YanksMel JowellGuardMcMurry
170Los Angeles RamsBill NelsonBackMontana State
171Green Bay PackersCharley TatomTackleTexas
172Pittsburgh SteelersPete BarbolakTacklePurdue
173Chicago BearsBob HilemanCenterCalifornia
174Philadelphia EaglesRudy KrallBackNew Mexico
175Chicago CardinalsJerry DavisBackSoutheastern Louisiana

Round twentyEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
176New York GiantsFrank WilliamsBackUtah State
177Detroit LionsAldo DellosobelleTackleLoyola (CA)
178Washington RedskinsCloyce BoxBackWest Texas State
179Boston YanksFrank NelsonBackUtah
180Los Angeles RamsJim ReesTackleNorth Carolina State
181Green Bay PackersFloyd ThomasCenterArkansas
182Chicago BearsThurman GayTackleOklahoma State
183Philadelphia EaglesEd ClaunchCenterLouisiana State
184Pittsburgh SteelersFred FolgerBackDuke
185Chicago CardinalsGene DwyerEndSt. Ambrose

Round twenty oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
186New York GiantsDick WoodwardCenterIowa
187Detroit LionsDean DillBackUSC
188Washington RedskinsBryan BellBackWashington & Lee
189Boston YanksJim LukensEndWashington & Lee
190Los Angeles RamsRay BornemanBackTexas
191Green Bay PackersHerb St. JohnGuardGeorgia
192Philadelphia EaglesNegley NortonTacklePenn State
193Pittsburgh SteelersCharley SnyderTackleMarshall
194Chicago BearsRalph "Peppy" BlountEndTexas
195Chicago CardinalsHarry WatersBackColorado College

Round twenty twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
196New York GiantsGeorge KisidayTackleColumbia
197Detroit LionsJack McEwenBackColorado
198Washington RedskinsJoel WilliamsCenterTexas
199Boston YanksFran O'BrienBackDartmouth
200Los Angeles RamsRay YagielloTackleCatawba
201Green Bay PackersDon "Red" AndersonBackRice
202Pittsburgh SteelersTally StevensEndUtah
203Chicago BearsJ. R. BooneBackTulsa
204Philadelphia EaglesLockwood FrizzellCenterVirginia
205Chicago CardinalsDick MonroeCenterKansas

Round twenty threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
206New York GiantsTheron RobertsGuardArkansas
207Detroit LionsRoy "Rebel" SteinerEndAlabama
208Washington RedskinsLou HoitsmaEndWilliam & Mary
209Boston YanksJim ZitoTackleMichigan State
210Los Angeles RamsJohn PesekEndNebraska
211Green Bay PackersFred KlingBackMissouri
212Chicago BearsJim DuncanEndWake Forest
213Philadelphia EaglesJack SwanerBackCalifornia
214Pittsburgh SteelersDike NormanCenterWashington & Lee
215Chicago CardinalsH.M. "Hindu" ReynoldsEndSouthern Mississippi

Round twenty fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
216New York GiantsWalt McCormickCenterUSC
217Detroit LionsJoe SuarezGuardSt. Mary's (CA)
218Washington RedskinsFloyd LawhornGuardTexas Tech
219Boston YanksJack RoderickEndYale
220Los Angeles RamsCharlie DeAutremontBackSouthern Oregon
221Green Bay PackersClyde BiggersTackleCatawba
222Philadelphia EaglesArt LittletonEndPennsylvania
223Pittsburgh SteelersFloyd SimmonsBackNotre Dame
224Chicago BearsJimmy GatewoodBackGeorgia
225Chicago CardinalsDick WedelGuardWake Forest

Round twenty fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
226New York GiantsDick WilkinsEndOregon
227Detroit LionsCoy McGeeBackNotre Dame
228Washington RedskinsDick WestBackPrinceton
229Boston YanksEddie SikorskiBackMuhlenberg
230Los Angeles RamsBob LevenhagenGuardWashington
231Green Bay PackersStan HeathQuarterbackNevada-Reno
232Pittsburgh SteelersPaul HausserTackleWichita State
233Chicago BearsGeorge BrummCenterPacific
234Philadelphia EaglesJim ParmerBackOklahoma State
235Chicago CardinalsPaul ShoultsBackMiami (OH)

Round twenty sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
236New York GiantsVince MarottaBackMount Union
237Detroit LionsPhil AlexanderTackleSouth Carolina
238Washington RedskinsRoland OakesEndMissouri
239Boston YanksBruce MatherBackNew Hampshire
240Los Angeles RamsLeon CooperTackleHardin-Simmons
241Green Bay PackersAubrey AllenTackleColorado
242Chicago BearsPaul DietzelCenterMiami (OH)
243Philadelphia EaglesLou Creekmur [3]TackleWilliam & Mary
244Pittsburgh SteelersBob RamseyBackSouthern Methodist
245Chicago CardinalsFred WendtBackTexas-El Paso

Round twenty sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
246New York GiantsTom SalisburyTackleClemson
247Detroit LionsFrank PizzaTackleToledo
248Washington RedskinsEd WatkinsTackleIdaho
249Boston YanksJim ShoafTackleIowa
250Los Angeles RamsJim WadeBackOklahoma City
251Green Bay PackersStan GorskiEndSt. Mary's (MN)
252Philadelphia EaglesBill StantonEndNorth Carolina State
253Pittsburgh SteelersFelton WhitlowTackleNorth Texas State
254Chicago BearsEd ClasbyBackBoston College
255Chicago CardinalsDoug BeldenBackFlorida

Round twenty eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
256New York GiantsRoy LiljaCenterColorado College
257Detroit LionsGeorge SchutteTackleUSC
258Washington RedskinsDon CorbittCenterArizona
259Boston YanksJoe McCaryBackVirginia
260Los Angeles RamsKen SinofskyGuardNevada-Reno
261Green Bay PackersDon SharpCenterTulsa
262Pittsburgh SteelersDinky BowenBackGeorgia Tech
263Chicago BearsFred HardisonEndDuke
264Philadelphia EaglesBennie EllenderBackTulane
265Chicago CardinalsRay StackhouseTackleXavier

Round twenty nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
266New York GiantsBobby GreenhalghBackSan Francisco
267Detroit LionsTony PabalisBackCentral Michigan
268Washington RedskinsBuddy BowenBackMississippi
269Boston YanksAl SicaBackPennsylvania
270Los Angeles RamsBobby Jack StuartBackTulsa/Army
271Green Bay PackersJohn "Pep" PanelliBackNotre Dame
272Chicago BearsFrank Van DerenEndCalifornia
273Philadelphia EaglesRex GrossmanBackIndiana
274Pittsburgh SteelersAbe GibronGuardPurdue
275Chicago CardinalsBernie ReidGuardGeorgia

Round thirtyEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
276New York GiantsEd KelleyTackleTexas
277Detroit LionsBob McCurryCenterMichigan State
278Washington RedskinsVic PaulsonEndCalifornia-Santa Barbara
279Boston YanksHarry BonkBackMaryland
280Los Angeles RamsHilliard "Junior" CrumEndArizona
281Green Bay PackersClarence "Clink" McGearyTackleNorth Dakota State
282Philadelphia EaglesA. B. KitchensTackleTulsa
283Pittsburgh SteelersBruce HilkeneTackleMichigan
284Chicago BearsAl PietkiewiczEndSan Francisco
285Chicago CardinalsJim PowellEndTennessee

Round thirty oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
286Washington RedskinsBarney WelchBackTexas A&M
287Boston YanksBernor LangsjoenBackGustavus Adolphus
288Los Angeles RamsTony KunkiewiczBackTrinity (CT)
289Green Bay PackersGayland "Mike" MillsEndBrigham Young
290Pittsburgh SteelersTed ZuchowskiTackleToledo
291Chicago BearsNorm CoxBackTexas Christian
292Philadelphia EaglesArt StatutoCenterNotre Dame
293Chicago CardinalsBob PolidorBackVillanova

Round thirty twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
294Boston YanksGeorge NeffBackVirginia
295Los Angeles RamsBill TaylorEndRice
296Green Bay PackersRalph EarhartEndTexas Tech
297Chicago BearsTruett SmithBackMississippi State
298Philadelphia EaglesTom NovakCenterNebraska
299Pittsburgh SteelersTony DeMatteaBackPittsburgh
300 [4]Chicago CardinalsBill FischerGuardNotre Dame
= Pro Bowler [2] = Hall of Famer

Hall of famersEdit

  • Bobby Layne, Quarterback from Texas taken 1st round 3rd overall by the Chicago Bears.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1967.[5]
  • Y.A. Tittle, Quarterback from LSU taken 1st round 4th overall by the Detroit Lions.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1971.[6]
  • Lou Creekmur, Tackle from William & Mary taken 243rd overall by the Philadelphia Eagles, and again in the 2nd round of the 1950 special draft by the Detroit Lions.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1996.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Steeler Fans Mob Ticket Office As Team Drills for Eagle Battle". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. December 16, 1947. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kdwvAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UmoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4633,1316269&hl=en. Retrieved May 9, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.
  3. Lou Creekmur was also drafted in the 2nd round of the 1950 special draft by the Detroit Lions. "History: 1950 Draft - Pro Football Hall of Fame". http://www.profootballhof.com/history/general/draft/1950.jsp. Retrieved 2008-08-03.
  4. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  5. 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 2008-10-06.
  6. List of 1970s 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#1970s. Retrieved 2008-10-06.
  7. "History: 1950 Draft - Pro Football Hall of Fame". http://www.profootballhof.com/history/general/draft/1950.jsp. Retrieved 2008-08-03.

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