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1965 NFL Draft
General Information
Date(s) November 28, 1964
Location
Picks
First selection Tucker Frederickson, Back
New York Giants
Last selection George Haffner, QB
Baltimore Colts
Most selections
Fewest selections
Overall selections 280
NFL Draft
 < 1964 1966 > 

The 1965 National Football League Draft took place on November 28, 1964. The first player selected was Tucker Frederickson, back from Auburn, by the New York Giants. The draft was marked by the failure of the St. Louis Cardinals to sign Joe Namath, who signed with the American Football League's New York Jets.

Player selectionsEdit

= Pro Bowl or All-Pro [1] = AFL All-Star [2] = Hall of Famer

Round oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1New York GiantsTucker FredericksonBackAuburn
2San Francisco 49ersKen WillardFullbackNorth Carolina
3Chicago Bears (Pick acquired from the Pittsburgh Steelers) Dick ButkusLinebackerIllinois
4Chicago Bears Gale SayersHalfbackKansas
5Dallas CowboysCraig MortonQuarterbackCalifornia
6Chicago Bears (Pick acquired from the Washington Redskins)Steve DeLong [3]TackleTennessee
7Green Bay Packers (Pick acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles)Donny AndersonHalfbackTexas Tech
8Minnesota VikingsJack SnowEndNotre Dame
9Los Angeles RamsClancy WilliamsHalfbackWashington State
10Green Bay PackersLarry ElkinsWide receiverBaylor
11Detroit LionsTom NowatzkeFullbackIndiana
12St. Louis CardinalsJoe Namath [4]QuarterbackAlabama
13San Francisco 49ers (Pick acquired from the Cleveland Browns)George DonnellyBackIllinois
14Baltimore ColtsMike CurtisLinebackerDuke

Round twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
15Minnesota VikingsArchie SuttonTackleIllinois
16San Francisco 49ersJoe CerneCenterNorthwestern
17Cleveland BrownsJim GarciaTacklePurdue
18Pittsburgh SteelersRoy JeffersonWide receiverUtah
19Dallas CowboysMalcolm WalkerLinebackerRice
20Philadelphia EaglesRay RissmillerTackleGeorgia
21Washington RedskinsBob BreitensteinTackleTulsa
22Cleveland BrownsGerry BussellRunning backGeorgia Tech
23Minnesota VikingsLance RentzelWide receiverOklahoma
24Green Bay PackersAlphonse DotsonTackleGrambling
25Detroit LionsJerry RushTackleMichigan State
26St. Louis CardinalsDave SimmonsLinebackerGeorgia Tech
27Cleveland BrownsWalter JohnsonDefensive tackleCal State-Los Angeles
28Baltimore ColtsRalph NeelyTackleOklahoma

Round threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
29San Francisco 49ersBob SchweickertBackVirginia Tech
30San Francisco 49ersJim NortonTackleWashington
31New York GiantsChuck MerceinRunning backYale
32Cleveland BrownsBo ScottRunning backOhio State
33New York GiantsBob TimberlakeQuarterbackMichigan
34Washington RedskinsKent McCloughanBackNebraska
35Philadelphia EaglesAl NelsonRunning backCincinnati
36Baltimore ColtsGlenn ResslerCenterPenn State
37Los Angeles RamsFred BrownEndMiami (FL)
38Green Bay PackersAllen BrownEndMississippi
39Detroit LionsFred Biletnikoff [5]Wide receiverFlorida State
40St. Louis CardinalsRay OgdenEndAlabama
41Cleveland BrownsBobby MaplesLinebackerBaylor
42San Francisco 49ersJack ChappleLinebackerStanford

Round fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
43New York GiantsHenry CarrRunning backArizona State
44San Francisco 49ersLarry ToddWide receiverArizona State
45Chicago BearsJim Nance [6]Running backSyracuse
46Detroit LionsTommy MyersQuarterbackNorthwestern
47Dallas CowboysJimmy SidleRunning backAuburn
48Philadelphia EaglesFred HillWide receiverUSC
49Baltimore ColtsMarty Schottenheimer [7]LinebackerPittsburgh
50Los Angeles RamsMike StrofolinoLinebackerVillanova
51Minnesota VikingsJim WhalenEndBoston College
52Green Bay PackersWally MahleBackSyracuse
53Dallas CowboysBob Svihus [8] TackleUSC
54St. Louis CardinalsJohnny RolandRunning backMissouri
55Minnesota VikingsJim HarrisTackleUtah State
56Baltimore ColtsDave JohnsonWide receiverSan Jose State

Round fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
57Detroit LionsTommy VaughnBackIowa State
58San Francisco 49ersDave McCormickTackleLouisiana State
59Green Bay PackersJim HarveyTackleMississippi
60Los Angeles RamsFrank MarchlewskiCenterMinnesota
61Dallas CowboysRoger PetteeLinebackerFlorida
62New York GiantsFrank LambertEndMississippi
63Philadelphia EaglesJohn HendersonEndMichigan
64Detroit LionsEd FlanaganCenterPurdue
65Los Angeles RamsDoug WoodliefEndMemphis State
66Green Bay PackersDoug GoodwinRunning backMaryland-Eastern Shore
67Detroit LionsJohn FlynnEndOklahoma
68St. Louis CardinalsBob BondsRunning backSan Jose State
69Cleveland BrownsBill IrwinTackleMississippi
70Baltimore ColtsJohn McGuireWide receiverSyracuse

Round sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
71Baltimore ColtsBobby FeltsRunning backFlorida A&M
72Cleveland BrownsArnie SimkusTackleMichigan
73Chicago BearsTony CareyRunning backNotre Dame
74Green Bay PackersRichard KoeperTackleOregon State
75Dallas CowboysSonny UtzRunning backVirginia Tech
76Philadelphia EaglesJohn Huarte [9][10]QuarterbackNotre Dame
77Philadelphia EaglesGary GarrisonWide receiverSan Diego State
78Los Angeles RamsBill HarrisonEndElon
79Minnesota VikingsJim GrishamBackOklahoma
80Green Bay PackersBill SymonsRunning backColorado
81Detroit LionsEarl HawkinsBackEmory & Henry
82St. Louis CardinalsGlen Ray HinesTackleArkansas
83Cleveland BrownsCorwyn AldredgeWide receiverNorthwestern State (LA)
84Baltimore ColtsAl AtkinsonTackleVillanova

Round sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
85Green Bay PackersJerry RobertsBackBaldwin-Wallace
86Green Bay PackersRoger JacobazziTackleWisconsin
87Pittsburgh SteelersCharley BrowningBackWashington
88Chicago BearsDick GordonRunning backMichigan State
89Dallas CowboysBrig OwensQuarterbackCincinnati
90Chicago BearsMickey SuttonBackAuburn
91Philadelphia EaglesErwin WillTackleDayton
92Detroit LionsGregg KentTackleUtah
93Los Angeles RamsTony GuilloryGuardLamar
94Green Bay PackersJunior CoffeyRunning backWashington
95Detroit LionsBob KowalkowskiGuardVirginia
96St. Louis CardinalsFrank RoyEndUtah
97Cleveland BrownsDale LindseyLinebackerWestern Kentucky
98Baltimore ColtsJohn KolocekTackleCorpus Christi State

Round eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
99New York GiantsWillie WilliamsBackGrambling
100Minnesota VikingsJohn HankinsonQuarterbackMinnesota
101Chicago BearsBrian SchwedaTackleKansas
102Pittsburgh SteelersBill HowleyEndPittsburgh
103Dallas CowboysRussell WaytLinebackerRice
104Philadelphia EaglesAl PirainoTackleWisconsin
105Washington RedskinsDon CroftcheckGuardIndiana
106Los Angeles RamsStan DzuraTackleCalifornia
107Minnesota VikingsJeff JordonBackTulsa
108Green Bay PackersMike ShinnEndKansas
109Detroit LionsLarry HarbinBackAppalachian State
110St. Louis CardinalsJohn MeyerLinebackerNotre Dame
111Cleveland BrownsMike HowellDefensive backGrambling
112Baltimore ColtsRoosevelt DavisTackleTennessee State

Round nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
113New York GiantsJohn FrickEndOhio
114San Francisco 49ersWayne SwinfordRunning backGeorgia
115Pittsburgh SteelersTom NevilleTackleMississippi State
116Chicago BearsKen AmbruskoBackMaryland
117Dallas CowboysJim ZaniosRunning backTexas Tech
118Washington RedskinsJerry SmithTight endArizona State
119Philadelphia EaglesFloyd HudlowBackArizona
120Minnesota VikingsFrank McClendonTackleAlabama
121Los Angeles RamsRonnie CavenessLinebackerArkansas
122Green Bay PackersLarry BulaichBackTexas Christian
123Detroit LionsBruce McLennaBackHillsdale
124St. Louis CardinalsJimmy HeidelBackMississippi
125Cleveland BrownsGary LaneQuarterbackMissouri
126Baltimore ColtsTom BleickBackGeorgia Tech

Round tenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
127New York GiantsBen CrenshawBackJackson State
128San Francisco 49ersBob CappadonaRunning backNortheastern
129Chicago BearsDennis MurphyTackleFlorida
130Pittsburgh SteelersDave TobeyCenterOregon
131Dallas CowboysGaylon McCulloughCenterAlabama
132Philadelphia EaglesRick RedmanCenterWashington
133Washington RedskinsBob BriggsRunning backCentral State (OK)
134Los Angeles RamsJim BurtRunning backKentucky
135Minnesota VikingsJerald SchweigerTackleWisconsin–Superior
136Green Bay PackersBud MarshallTackleStephen F. Austin
137Detroit LionsFrank PennieTackleFlorida
138St. Louis CardinalsChuck DrulisEndDuke
139Cleveland BrownsPat ScreenQuarterbackLouisiana State
140Baltimore ColtsGeorge HaroldBackAllen

Round elevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
141New York GiantsErnie KoyRunning backTexas
142San Francisco 49ersSteve MassTackleDetroit
143Pittsburgh SteelersFrank MoldenTackleJackson State
144Chicago BearsFrank CornishTackleGrambling
145Dallas CowboysJethro PughTackleElizabeth City State
146Washington RedskinsWillie AdamsGuardNew Mexico State
147Philadelphia EaglesLouis JamesRunning backTexas-El Paso
148Minnesota VikingsJohn ThomasEndUSC
149Los Angeles RamsMerlin WaletRunning backMcNeese State
150Green Bay PackersJim WeatherwaxTackleCal State-Los Angeles
151Detroit LionsJim KearneBackPrairie View A&M
152St. Louis CardinalsBud FrenchBackAlabama
153Cleveland BrownsOlie CordillBackMemphis State
154Baltimore ColtsLamar RichardsonWide receiverFisk

Round twelveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
155New York GiantsJim CarrollLinebackerNotre Dame
156San Francisco 49ersDave PlumpRunning backFresno State
157Chicago BearsSteve CoxTackleSouth Carolina
158Pittsburgh SteelersCraig LofquistBackMinnesota
159Dallas CowboysErnie KellermanQuarterbackMiami (OH)
160Washington RedskinsJohn StrohmeyerTackleNebraska
161Philadelphia EaglesJohn KuznieskiRunning backPurdue
162Los Angeles RamsBob WerlEndMiami (FL)
163Minnesota VikingsMike TillemanTackleMontana
164Green Bay PackersGene JeterRunning backArkansas-Pine Bluff
165Detroit LionsJim MooreLinebackerNorth Texas State
166St. Louis CardinalsGlen SasserEndNorth Carolina State
167Cleveland BrownsJustin CanaleGuardMississippi State
168Baltimore ColtsTed RodosovichGuardCincinnati

Round thirteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
169New York GiantsCarl LockhartDefensive backNorth Texas State
170San Francisco 49ersGregg SchumacherEndIllinois
171Pittsburgh SteelersJ.R. WilburnBackSouth Carolina
172Chicago BearsDave DanielsTackleFlorida A&M
173Dallas CowboysJack SchraubEndCalifornia
174Washington RedskinsBiff BracyRunning backDuke
175Philadelphia EaglesJohn FouseEndArizona
176Minnesota VikingsDave OsbornBackNorth Dakota
177Los Angeles RamsBrent BerryTackleSan Jose State
178Green Bay PackersRoy SchmidtGuardLong Beach State
179Detroit LionsJack JacobsonBackOklahoma State
180St. Louis CardinalsSteve MurphyRunning backNorthwestern
181Cleveland BrownsHenry PickettRunning backBaylor
182Baltimore ColtsBruce AirheartRunning backNorth Dakota State

Round fourteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
183New York GiantsOlin UnderwoodEndTexas
184San Francisco 49ersFrank AndruskiRunning backUtah
185Chicago BearsDave PivecWide receiverNotre Dame
186Pittsburgh SteelersJim (Cannonball) ButlerBackEdward Waters
187Dallas CowboysGary PorterfieldWide receiverTulsa
188Philadelphia EaglesTom LongoBackNotre Dame
189Washington RedskinsDave EstradaRunning backArizona State
190Los Angeles RamsBill RobertsonEndAustin
191Minnesota VikingsMax LeetzowEndIdaho
192Green Bay PackersJohn PutnamRunning backDrake
193Detroit LionsLarry BrownBackOklahoma
194St. Louis CardinalsMike AlfordCenterAuburn
195Cleveland BrownsDan SimrellQuarterbackToledo
196Baltimore ColtsJerry FishmanLinebackerMaryland

Round fifteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
197New York GiantsMike GiersGuardUSC
198San Francisco 49ersJoe PabianTackleWest Virginia
199Pittsburgh SteelersJohn CarrellTackleTexas Tech
200Chicago BearsArt RobinsonBackCal State-Los Angeles
201Dallas CowboysGene FosterBackArizona State
202Washington RedskinsBen BaldwinBackVanderbilt
203Philadelphia EaglesOtis Taylor [11]Wide receiverPrairie View A&M
204Minnesota VikingsPhillip MorganBackEast Tennessee State
205Los Angeles RamsMarvin DavisEndWichita State
206Green Bay PackersChuck HurstonTackleAuburn
207Detroit LionsWallace DickeyEndSouthwest Texas State
208St. Louis CardinalsHarlan LaneBackBaylor
209Cleveland BrownsLarry GagnerTackleFlorida
210Baltimore ColtsRoy HiltonRunning backJackson State

Round sixteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
211New York GiantsTom GoodBackMarshall
212San Francisco 49ersDave HettemaTackleNew Mexico
213Chicago BearsFrank PittsWide receiverSouthern
214Pittsburgh SteelersDoug DusenburyKickerKansas State
215Dallas CowboysDoug McDougalEndOregon State
216Philadelphia EaglesJim GrayBackToledo
217Washington RedskinsBob ReedGuardTennessee A&I
218Los Angeles RamsCharlie BrownTackleTulsa
219Minnesota VikingsPaul LabinskiTackleSt. John's (MN)
220Green Bay PackersPhil VanderseaRunning backMassachusetts
221Detroit LionsJohn SmithTackleMaryland-Eastern Shore
222St. Louis CardinalsCarl SilvestriBackWisconsin
223Cleveland BrownsMel AnthonyRunning backMichigan
224Baltimore ColtsSteve TensiQuarterbackFlorida State

Round seventeenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
225New York GiantsDave PowlessGuardIllinois
226San Francisco 49ersLen FrketichEndOregon State
227Pittsburgh SteelersWhit CanaleRunning backTennessee
228Chicago BearsTom LaFramboiseQuarterbackLouisville
229Dallas CowboysMitch JohnsonTackleUCLA
230Washington RedskinsGary HartEndVanderbilt
231Philadelphia EaglesDave AustinEndGeorgia Tech
232Minnesota VikingsVeran SmithBackUtah State
233Los Angeles RamsEd BlecksmithBackUSC
234Green Bay PackersSteve ClarkKickerOregon State
235Detroit LionsSonny OdomRunning backDuke
236St. Louis CardinalsMike MelinkovichTackleGray's Harbor J.C.
237Cleveland BrownsJohn BoyetteTackleClemson
238Baltimore ColtsRick ReichardtRunning backWisconsin

Round eighteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
239New York GiantsMike CiccolellaLinebackerDayton
240San Francisco 49ersLeon StandridgeEndSan Diego State
241Chicago BearsMike SchwagerTackleNorthwestern
242Pittsburgh SteelersBob HowardBackStanford
243Dallas CowboysMarty AmslerTackleEvansville
244Philadelphia EaglesBill MarcordesEndBradley
245Washington RedskinsChris HanburgerLinebackerNorth Carolina
246Los Angeles RamsLeo LoweryRunning backTexas Tech
247Minnesota VikingsRich KotiteEndWagner
248Green Bay PackersJeff WhiteEndTexas Tech
249Detroit LionsKarl SweetanQuarterbackWake Forest
250St. Louis CardinalsEd McQuartersGuardOklahoma
251Cleveland BrownsDick ArringtonGuardNotre Dame
252Baltimore ColtsCharley KingRunning backPurdue

Round nineteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
253New York GiantsSmith ReedBackAlcorn State
254San Francisco 49ersDale FordRunning backWashington State
255Pittsburgh SteelersLonnie PriceBackSouthwestern Louisiana
256Chicago BearsLou BobichKickerMichigan State
257Dallas CowboysMarv RettenmundRunning backBall State
258Washington RedskinsRoosevelt EllerbeBackIowa State
259Philadelphia EaglesCharley EnglehartTackleJohn Carroll
260Minnesota VikingsEllis JohnsonRunning backSoutheastern Louisiana
261Los Angeles RamsBilly Guy AndersonQuarterbackTulsa
262Green Bay PackersLen SearsTackleSouth Carolina
263Detroit LionsPreston LoveBackNebraska
264St. Louis CardinalsRoy ShiversRunning backUtah State
265Cleveland BrownsEd OrazenGuardOhio State
266Baltimore ColtsBarry BrownEndFlorida

Round twentyEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
267New York GiantsJohn TorokQuarterbackArizona State
268San Francisco 49ersDennis DuncanBackLouisiana College
269Chicago BearsRalph KurekRunning backWisconsin
270Pittsburgh SteelersCraig FertigQuarterbackUSC
271Dallas CowboysDon BarlowTackleKansas State
272Philadelphia EaglesBobby ShannEndBoston College
273Baltimore ColtsRay JohnsonCenterPrairie View A&M
274Los Angeles RamsBilly ScottEndNortheast Oklahoma
275Minnesota VikingsCosmo IacavazziBackPrinceton
276Green Bay PackersJim ChandlerRunning backBenedictine
277Detroit LionsGeorge WilsonQuarterbackXavier
278St. Louis CardinalsTony GiacobazziEndIowa
279Cleveland BrownsFrank GoldbergLinebackerCentral Michigan
280 [12] Baltimore ColtsGeorge HaffnerQuarterbackMcNeese State
= Pro Bowler [1] = AFL All-Star [2] = Hall of Famer

Hall of famersEdit

Five members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were taken in the 1965 NFL draft:

  • Gale Sayers, Halfback from University of Kansas taken 1st round 4th overall by the Chicago Bears.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1977.[13]
  • Dick Butkus, Linebacker from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign taken 1st round 3rd overall by the Chicago Bears.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1979.[13]
  • Joe Namath, Quarterback from Alabama taken 1st round 12th overall by the St. Louis Cardinals but signed with the New York Jets.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1985.[14]
  • Fred Biletnikoff, Wide receiver from Florida State taken 3rd round 39th overall by the Detroit Lions but signed with the Oakland Raiders.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1988.[14]
  • Chris Hamburger, Linebacker from the University of North Carolina taken in the 18th round, 245th overall by the Washington Redskins.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2011.

See alsoEdit

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. 2.0 2.1 Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star team at any time in their career.
  3. Steve DeLong signed with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League.
  4. Joe Namath signed with the New York Jets of the American Football League.
  5. Fred Biletnikoff signed with the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League
  6. Jim Nance signed with the Boston Patriots of the American Football League.
  7. Marty Schottenheimer signed with the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League.
  8. Bob Svihus signed with the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League.
  9. John Huarte, 1964 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". http://www.heisman.com/winners/j-huarte64.html. Retrieved 2008-08-04.[dead link]
  10. John Huarte signed with the Boston Patriots of the American Football League.
  11. Otis Taylor signed with the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League.
  12. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  13. 13.0 13.1 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 2008-10-07.
  14. 14.0 14.1 List of 1980s 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#1980s. Retrieved 2008-10-07.

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