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1959 NFL Draft
General Information
Date(s) December 2, 1958
January 21, 1959
Location
Picks
First selection Randy Duncan, QB
Green Bay Packers
Last selection Blair Weese, B
Baltimore Colts
Most selections Los Angeles Rams (35)
Fewest selections Pittsburgh Steelers (23)
Overall selections 360
NFL Draft
 < 1958 1960 > 

The 1959 National Football League Draft was held on December 2, 1958 (rounds 1–4) and January 21, 1959 (rounds 5–30).

Player selectionsEdit

= Pro Bowler [1] = Hall of Famer

Round oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1Green Bay PackersRandy DuncanQuarterbackIowa
2Los Angeles RamsDick BassRunning BackPacific
3Chicago CardinalsBilly StacyDefensive BackMississippi State
4Washington RedskinsDon AllardQuarterbackBoston College
5San Francisco 49ersDave BakerQuarterbackOklahoma
6Detroit LionsNick PietrosanteFullbackNotre Dame
7Chicago BearsDon ClarkRunning BackOhio State
8San Francisco 49ersDan JamesCenterOhio State
9Los Angeles RamsPaul DicksonDefensive TackleBaylor
10New York GiantsLee GrosscupQuarterbackUtah
11Cleveland BrownsRich KreitlingWide ReceiverIllinois
12Baltimore ColtsJackie BurkettCenterAuburn

Round twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
13Green Bay PackersAlex HawkinsBackSouth Carolina
14Chicago CardinalsJerry WilsonEndAuburn
15Philadelphia EaglesJ. D. SmithTackleRice
16Los Angeles RamsBuddy HumphreyQuarterbackBaylor
17San Francisco 49ersBob HarrisonCenterOklahoma
18Detroit LionsCharley HortonGuardBaylor
19Detroit LionsMike RaboldTackleIndiana
20Los Angeles RamsDon BrownBackHouston
21Chicago BearsRichie PetitbonQuarterbackTulane
22New York GiantsBuddy DialEndRice
23Cleveland BrownsDick SchafrathGuardOhio State
24Baltimore ColtsDave ShererEndSouthern Methodist

Round threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
25Green Bay PackersBoyd DowlerBackColorado
26Philadelphia EaglesWray CarltonBackDuke
27Chicago CardinalsJimmy ButlerBackVanderbilt
28Washington RedskinsEmil KarasTackleDayton
29San Francisco 49ersEddie DoveBackColorado
30Detroit LionsRon KoesCenterNorth Carolina
31Los Angeles RamsLarry HickmanBackBaylor
32Chicago BearsPete JohnsonBackVirginia Military Inst
33Los Angeles RamsTom FranckhauserEndPurdue
34New York GiantsJoe MorrisonBackCincinnati
35Cleveland BrownsFran O'BrienTackleMichigan State
36Detroit LionsRon LucianoTackleSyracuse

Round fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
37Cleveland BrownsGary PrahstEndMichigan
38Chicago CardinalsKen BeckTackleTexas A&M
39Philadelphia EaglesJim GrazioneQuarterbackVillanova
40Washington RedskinsJim WoodEndOklahoma State
41San Francisco 49ersMonte ClarkTackleUSC
42Detroit LionsArt BrandriffBackVirginia Military Inst
43Los Angeles RamsBlanche MartinBackMichigan State
44Los Angeles RamsJohn TraceyEndTexas A&M
45Los Angeles RamsBob ReifsnyderTackleNavy
46Detroit LionsBob GrottkauGuardOregon State
47Cleveland BrownsDave LloydLinebackerGeorgia
48Baltimore ColtsZeke SmithGuardAuburn

Round fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
49Washington RedskinsBob WetoskaTackleNotre Dame
50Chicago CardinalsMaury SchleicherEndPenn State
51Philadelphia EaglesNick MumleyTacklePurdue
52Chicago CardinalsTed BatesTackleOregon State
53Cleveland BrownsJohn WootenGuardColorado
54San Francisco 49ersFrank GeremiaTackleNotre Dame
55Green Bay PackersAndy CverckoCenterNorthwestern
56Los Angeles RamsJohn LandsEndMontana State
57Chicago BearsJohn AdamsBackCal State-Los Angeles
58Cleveland BrownsDick LeBeauDefensive BackOhio State
59New York GiantsEllison KellyGuardMichigan State
60Baltimore ColtsDon ChurchwellGuardMississippi

Round sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
61Green Bay PackersWillie TaylorCenterFlorida A&M
62Philadelphia EaglesAl BenecickGuardSyracuse
63Chicago CardinalsTom RedmondTackleVanderbilt
64Chicago CardinalsMac LewisTackleIowa
65Washington RedskinsJim McFallsTackleVirginia Military Inst
66San Francisco 49ersTony BavaroTackleHoly Cross
67Detroit LionsDick GuesmanTackleWest Virginia
68Chicago BearsFred ColeGuardMaryland
69Los Angeles RamsDave PainterCenterTulane
70Cleveland BrownsJim PrestelTackleIdaho
71Cleveland BrownsBob DentonEndPacific
72Baltimore ColtsPalmer PyleTackleMichigan State

Round sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
73Green Bay PackersBobby JacksonBackAlabama
74San Francisco 49ersDon RogersTackleSouth Carolina
75Chicago BearsJim TuckerEndTennessee-Chattanooga
76Washington RedskinsDon LawrenceTackleNotre Dame
77Detroit LionsBen DonnellCenterVanderbilt
78San Francisco 49ersDaniel ColchicoEndSan Jose State
79Washington RedskinsMitch OgiegoQuarterbackIowa
80Los Angeles RamsEddie MeadorBackArkansas Tech
81Washington RedskinsJim KenneyEndBoston University
82Cleveland BrownsGene MillerTackleRice
83Green Bay PackersGary RaidTackleWillamette
84Baltimore ColtsHal LewisBackHouston

Round eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
85Green Bay PackersBuddy MayfieldEndSouth Carolina
86Philadelphia EaglesWilmer FowlerBackNorthwestern
87Cleveland BrownsBob PtacekQuarterbackMichigan
88Detroit LionsJim LendenTackleOregon
89Washington RedskinsGene O'PellaEndVillanova
90San Francisco 49ersLew AikenEndVanderbilt
91Pittsburgh SteelersTom BarnettBackPurdue
92Chicago BearsDick ClarkBackBaylor
93Los Angeles RamsBill ConnerEndJackson State
94Chicago BearsWillie SmithTackleMichigan
95Green Bay PackersBob LarabaBackTexas-El Paso
96Baltimore ColtsTommy Joe CoffeyBackWest Texas State

Round nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
97Green Bay PackersGeorge DixonBackBridgeport
98Chicago CardinalsGary FergusonTackleSouthern Methodist
99Philadelphia EaglesGene JohnsonBackCincinnati
100Washington RedskinsDick HaleyBackPittsburgh
101Detroit LionsCarl SmithBackTennessee
102San Francisco 49ersBobby Joe GreenBackFlorida
103Pittsburgh SteelersHal DavisGuardHouston
104Los Angeles RamsLarry CundiffTackleMichigan State
105Chicago BearsMaury YoumansTackleSyracuse
106Cleveland BrownsKirk WilsonBackUCLA
107New York GiantsJack DelveauxBackIllinois
108Baltimore ColtsTom BrownGuardMinnesota

Round tenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
109Green Bay PackersSam TuccioTackleSouthern Mississippi
110Philadelphia EaglesRollie WestBackVillanova
111Chicago CardinalsEmil DeCantisBackNorth Carolina
112Detroit LionsJack LarawayBackPurdue
113Washington RedskinsRon TothBackNotre Dame
114San Francisco 49ersBronko NagurskiTackleNotre Dame
115Pittsburgh SteelersRiley GunnelsTackleGeorgia
116Chicago BearsBobby CoronadoEndPacific
117Los Angeles RamsAlan GoldsteinEndNorth Carolina
118New York GiantsBob PepeEndNorth Carolina State
119Cleveland BrownsBob ZemanBackWisconsin
120Baltimore ColtsDon StewartEndSouthern Methodist

Round elevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
121Green Bay PackersBob WebbBackSt. Ambrose
122Chicago CardinalsFloyd FaucetteBackGeorgia Tech
123Philadelphia EaglesArt PowellWide ReceiverSan Jose State
124Washington RedskinsGerry MarciniakGuardMichigan
125Detroit LionsHarry JacobsGuardBradley
126San Francisco 49ersJack HayesBackTrinity (TX)
127Pittsburgh SteelersOverton CurtisBackUtah State
128Los Angeles RamsJoe KellyBackNew Mexico State
129Chicago BearsEd GrayTackleNorth Texas State
130Cleveland BrownsJerry KingGuardKent State
131New York GiantsBob SawyerBackWyoming
132Baltimore ColtsTom StephensBackSyracuse

Round twelveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
133Green Bay PackersLarry HallGuardMissouri Valley
134Philadelphia EaglesHoward KeysTackleOklahoma State
135Chicago CardinalsTed EdmondsonEndHardin-Simmons
136Detroit LionsRon StehouwerTackleColorado State
137Washington RedskinsRoger WypyszynskiTackleSt. Norbert
138San Francisco 49ersBill KorutzCenterDayton
139Pittsburgh SteelersBill PavliskaBackBaylor
140Chicago BearsJustin RowlandEndTexas Christian
141Los Angeles RamsMike ConnellyCenterUtah State
142New York GiantsCharlie FlowersBackMississippi
143Cleveland BrownsFrank PalandraniTackleNorth Carolina State
144Baltimore ColtsDick WoodQuarterbackAuburn

Round thirteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
145Green Bay PackersJim HurdBackAlbion
146Chicago CardinalsPat LambertiEndRichmond
147Philadelphia EaglesDick StillwagonBackPurdue
148Washington RedskinsBilly ShoemakeEndLouisiana State
149Detroit LionsJim SteffenBackUCLA
150San Francisco 49ersBill LopaskyGuardWest Virginia
151Pittsburgh SteelersDewey BohlingBackHardin-Simmons
152Los Angeles RamsAl WitcherEndBaylor
153Chicago BearsGene JonesBackRice
154Cleveland BrownsRay ReeseBackBowling Green
155New York GiantsJohn KomparaTackleSouth Carolina
156Baltimore ColtsRudi SmithTackleMississippi

Round fourteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
157Green Bay PackersKen KerrGuardArizona State
158Philadelphia EaglesJack SmithTackleClemson
159Chicago CardinalsBob BoboTackleTexas-El Paso
160Detroit LionsJim BaldwinCenterMcMurry
161Washington RedskinsKurt SchwarzGuardMaryland
162San Francisco 49ersMike DukesBackClemson
163Pittsburgh SteelersJohn PeppercornEnd Kansas
164Chicago BearsJoe RobbTackleTexas Christian
165Los Angeles RamsPete DavidsonTackle Citadel
166New York GiantsRoger EllisCenter Maine
167Cleveland BrownsElbert "Golden Wheels" DubenionWide ReceiverBluffton
168Baltimore ColtsFerdie BurketBackSoutheastern Oklahoma

Round fifteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
169Green Bay PackersDick TeteakGuardWisconsin
170Chicago CardinalsJohn SchroederEndNorth Carolina
171Philadelphia EaglesJim PoteeteCenterMississippi State
172Washington RedskinsFred HoodEndNortheastern Oklahoma
173Detroit LionsBruce MaherBackDetroit
174San Francisco 49ersJoe BellandBackArizona State
175Pittsburgh SteelersJ.W. "Red" BrodnaxBackLouisiana State
176Los Angeles RamsWalt KellyBackHouston
177Chicago BearsRoger LeClercCenterTrinity (CT)
178Cleveland BrownsTom SalwockiCenterPittsburgh
179New York GiantsBob BercichBackMichigan State
180Baltimore ColtsTed ForetTackleAuburn

Round sixteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
181Green Bay PackersDan EdgingtonEndFlorida
182Philadelphia EaglesKen PaduchTackleAuburn
183Chicago CardinalsJohn DingensTackleDetroit
184Detroit LionsGeorge McGeeTackleSouthern
185Washington RedskinsDick SplainTackleNew Haven
186San Francisco 49ersBob CookBackIdaho State
187Pittsburgh SteelersBill CarricoGuardNorth Texas State
188Chicago BearsDon ReddingTackleNorth Carolina
189Los Angeles RamsTed RoyalCenterDuke
190New York GiantsBob SoltisBackMinnesota
191Cleveland BrownsJamie CalebRBackGrambling
192Baltimore ColtsMorris KellerTackleClemson

Round seventeenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
193Green Bay PackersTom SeculesBackWilliam & Mary
194Chicago CardinalsPete HartBackHardin-Simmons
195Philadelphia EaglesBill CraigTackleVillanova
196Washington RedskinsJim HealyGuardHoly Cross
197Detroit LionsJack RudolphEndGeorgia Tech
198San Francisco 49ersJerome JurczakCenterBenedictine
199Pittsburgh SteelersBill LeekaTackleUCLA
200Los Angeles RamsDave WilemonTackleSouthern Methodist
201Chicago BearsWillie NealBackJackson State
202Cleveland BrownsHomer SchmittanEndTennessee Tech
203New York GiantsAustin "Goose" GonsoulinEndBaylor
204Baltimore ColtsLeroy BerganTackleSouth Dakota State

Round eighteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
205Green Bay PackersDick NearentsTackleEastern Washington
206Philadelphia EaglesJim BensonBackGeorgia Tech
207Chicago CardinalsDarrell DeDeckerTackleIllinois
208Detroit LionsDave HoldenTackleCal State-Los Angeles
209Washington RedskinsJoe KappQuarterbackCalifornia
210San Francisco 49ersJack CowleyTackleTrinity (TX)
211Pittsburgh SteelersJohn SeinturierTackleUSC
212Chicago BearsKen AsburyBackMissouri Valley
213Los Angeles RamsDave Van MetreEndColorado College
214New York GiantsAl EcuyerGuardNotre Dame
215Cleveland BrownsEd HillGuardMiami (OH)
216Baltimore ColtsOpie BandyTackleTulsa

Round nineteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
217Green Bay PackersBill ButlerBackTennessee-Chattanooga
218Chicago CardinalsBilly DunnBackSouthern Methodist
219Philadelphia EaglesAlan MillerBackBoston College
220Washington RedskinsBobby LauderBackAuburn
221Detroit LionsRufus GrandersonTacklePrairie View A&M
222San Francisco 49ersTom OsborneBackHastings
223Pittsburgh SteelersDave KocourekWide ReceiverWisconsin
224Los Angeles RamsCarver ShannonBackSouthern Illinois
225Chicago BearsChris PlainTackleStanford
226Cleveland BrownsJoe SchroederTackleXavier
227New York GiantsGeorge ScottBackMiami (OH)
228Baltimore ColtsMilt CrainCenterMississippi

Round twentyEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
229Green Bay PackersCharley SampleBackArkansas
230Philadelphia EaglesJim PayneGuardClemson
231Chicago CardinalsJerry Lee MurphyTackleOhio State
232Detroit LionsDan McGrewTacklePurdue
233Washington RedskinsBilly BrewerBackMississippi
234San Francisco 49ersToby DeeseTackleGeorgia Tech
235Pittsburgh SteelersRudy HayesBackClemson
236Chicago BearsTony CarcaterraEndElon
237Los Angeles RamsRoss CoyleEndOklahoma
238New York GiantsJerry ShetlerGuardMinnesota
239Cleveland BrownsAl McClainTackleShaw
240Baltimore ColtsPaul BalonickCenterNorth Carolina State

Round twenty oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
241Green Bay PackersDave SmithBackRipon
242Chicago CardinalsDale MemmelaarGuardWyoming
243Philadelphia EaglesBob SalernoGuardColorado
244Washington RedskinsMel ReightBackWest Virginia
245Detroit LionsBuddy DavisBackRichmond
246San Francisco 49ersLuther CarrBackWashington
247Pittsburgh SteelersJohnny GreenQuarterbackTennessee-Chattanooga
248Los Angeles RamsMarv BergmannTackleWashington
249Chicago BearsDonnie StoneBackArkansas
250Cleveland BrownsJim FraserGuardWisconsin
251New York GiantsFred SwearingenGuardNorth Carolina
252Baltimore ColtsJohn HernsteinBackMichigan

Round twenty twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
253Green Bay PackersCharlie AndersonEndDrake
254Philadelphia EaglesJim BowieTackleKentucky
255Chicago CardinalsGlenn ShamblinBackWest Virginia
256Detroit LionsLebron ShieldsTackleTennessee
257Washington RedskinsArt GobEndPittsburgh
258San Francisco 49ersBurnio McQueenEndNorth Carolina A&T
259Pittsburgh SteelersBurley PolkTackleHardin-Simmons
260Chicago BearsLennie RubalBackWilliam & Mary
261Los Angeles RamsBill MeglenGuardUtah State
262New York GiantsGale GibsonEndIowa State
263Cleveland BrownsJoe WenzelEndLehigh
264Baltimore ColtsLonny LeathermanEndTexas Christian

Round twenty threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
265Green Bay PackersBen LawverTackleLewis & Clark
266Chicago CardinalsFreddie GlickDefensive BackColorado State
267Philadelphia EaglesDick WilliamsEndSouthern
268Washington RedskinsClarence AlexanderBackSoutheastern Louisiana
269Detroit LionsSal CesarioTackleDenver
270San Francisco 49ersBruce DollahanTackleIllinois
271Pittsburgh SteelersEmye DavisBackMcMurry
272Los Angeles RamsGeorge DeiderichGuardVanderbilt
273Chicago BearsBob HallerTackleNorthwest Missouri State
274Cleveland BrownsJim GardnerTackleDuke
275New York GiantsFrank KremblasQuarterbackOhio State
276Baltimore ColtsBob DavisBackHouston

Round twenty fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
277Green Bay PackersJoe HergertCenterFlorida
278Philadelphia EaglesGerry BennTackleOklahoma State
279Chicago CardinalsJim ReedGuardEast Texas State
280Detroit LionsFred RiddleBackPittsburgh
281Washington RedskinsGeorge DarrahBackFranklin & Marshall
282San Francisco 49ersCraig ChudyEndUCLA
283Pittsburgh SteelersWayne FarmerTacklePurdue
284Chicago BearsBob SpainTackleBaylor
285Los Angeles RamsTom CampbellBackIndiana
286New York GiantsCharley JamesBackMissouri
287Cleveland BrownsRuss GoingsGuardXavier
288Baltimore ColtsBob NovagratzGuardArmy

Round twenty fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
289Green Bay PackersLeroy HardeeBackFlorida A&M
290Chicago CardinalsJim JefferyTackleAuburn
291Philadelphia EaglesDick JamiesonQuarterbackBradley
292Washington RedskinsBob SargentTackleColby
293Detroit LionsDan ChamberlainEndCal State-Sacramento
294San Francisco 49ersRoy GeeGuardTrinity (TX)
295Pittsburgh SteelersRon MillerEndVanderbilt
296Los Angeles RamsBob BorahEndHouston
297Chicago BearsTom HuhnCenterSt. Joseph's (IN)
298Cleveland BrownsErnie SpycholskiTackleOhio State
299New York GiantsLou RealeCenterBuffalo
300Baltimore ColtsEd KiefferBackSyracuse

Round twenty sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
301Green Bay PackersKen HigginbothamEndTrinity (TX)
302Philadelphia EaglesJim BurksTackleVirginia Tech
303Chicago CardinalsJoe ChuhaCenterUSC
304Detroit LionsJim BradleyBackLincoln (MO)
305Washington RedskinsGene GraboskyTackleSyracuse
306San Francisco 49ersEd YoungEndLouisville
307Pittsburgh SteelersJohn ScottTackleOhio State
308Chicago BearsBob KundeTackleCapital
309Los Angeles RamsBill StrumkeBackGeorgia
310New York GiantsFrank DorettiCenterCalifornia
311Cleveland BrownsHomer FloydBackKansas
312Baltimore ColtsRene LorioBackSouthern Mississippi

Round twenty sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
313Green Bay PackersTimothy BrownRunning BackBall State
314Chicago CardinalsBob CorriganGuardIndiana
315Philadelphia EaglesLowell JenkinsTackleWisconsin
316Washington RedskinsNorm OdyniecBackNotre Dame
317Detroit LionsBill JerryTackleSouth Carolina
318San Francisco 49ersMel SemenkoTackleColorado
319Pittsburgh SteelersCharley TolarBackNorthwestern State (LA)
320Los Angeles RamsAlex KrollCenterRutgers
321Chicago BearsJohn AveniEndIndiana
322Cleveland BrownsLarry BakerTackleBowling Green
323New York GiantsJoe BiscahaEndRichmond
324Baltimore ColtsTerry ThurmanBackRice

Round twenty eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
325Green Bay PackersJerry EppsGuardWest Texas State
326Philadelphia EaglesLeo SextonEndAuburn
327Chicago CardinalsDon FlemingDefensive BackFlorida
328Detroit LionsVince MatthewsBackTexas
329Washington RedskinsBilly AustinBackRutgers
330San Francisco 49ersMike McCluskeyBackWashington
331Pittsburgh SteelersRonnie HallBackMissouri Valley
332Chicago BearsBob WilliamsBackNotre Dame
333Los Angeles RamsRafer JohnsonBackUCLA
334New York GiantsDolphus WilliamsTackleMorgan State
335Cleveland BrownsPete AbadieEndTulane
336Baltimore ColtsFred LongBackIowa

Round twenty nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
337Green Bay PackersJack FlaraBackPittsburgh
338Chicago CardinalsJim O'ConnorCenterMarshall
339Philadelphia EaglesJohn StolteTackleKansas State
340Washington RedskinsDon LockwoodGuardTulane
341Detroit LionsDave SimeEndDuke
342San Francisco 49ersJack BoltonTacklePuget Sound
343Pittsburgh SteelersDick LoncarTackleNotre Dame
344Los Angeles RamsErnie MooreEndAlabama State
345Chicago BearsEddie SouthernEndTexas
346Cleveland BrownsRon NietupskiTackleIllinois
347New York GiantsHenry ChristopherEndSouthern Methodist
348Baltimore ColtsPerry McGriffEndFlorida

Round thirtyEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
349Green Bay PackersDick EmerichTackleWest Chester
350Philadelphia EaglesAngelo MoscaTackleNotre Dame
351Chicago CardinalsRabe WaltonBackNorth Carolina
352Detroit LionsRon StoverEndOregon
353Washington RedskinsJim ColcloughBackBoston College
354San Francisco 49ersBob CarterTackleDenver
355Pittsburgh SteelersWillus FjerstadBackMinnesota
356Chicago BearsCliff JacksonBackNorth Carolina Central
357Los Angeles RamsDon MillichBackWashington
358New York GiantsDave SingtonTackleAlabama
359Cleveland BrownsCarl KetchieBackWashington State
360 [2]Baltimore ColtsBlair WeeseBackWest Virginia Tech
= Pro Bowler [1]

Hall of famersEdit

  • Dick LeBeau, Defensive Back from Ohio State University taken 5th round 58th overall by the Cleveland Browns.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  2. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  3. Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010 announced "Pro Football Hall of Fame". http://www.profootballhof.com/enshrinement/2010/2/6/pro-football-hall-of-fame-class-of-2010-announced/. Retrieved 2010-02-07.

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