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The 1968 American Football League Draft was part of the Common Draft in the first year in which the NFL and AFL held a joint draft of college players.

AFL Player selectionsEdit

= AFL All-Star

Round oneEdit

Overall Pick # AFL Team Player Position College
4Miami DolphinsBob GrieseQuarterbackPurdue
5Houston OilersGeorge Webster 1LinebackerMichigan State
6Denver BroncosFloyd LittleRunning BackSyracuse
12New York JetsPaul SeilerOffensive GuardNotre Dame
14San Diego ChargersRon BillingsleyDefensive TackleWyoming
17Oakland RaidersGene UpshawOffensive GuardTexas A&I
21Boston PatriotsJohn CharlesDefensive BackPurdue
22Buffalo BillsGeorge DaneyOffensive GuardArizona State
23Houston OilersTom RegnerOffensive GuardNotre Dame
24Kansas City ChiefsGene TroschDefensive TackleMiami (FL)

Hall of FamersEdit

  • Gene Upshaw, Offensive Guard, Texas A&I -- Taken in the 1st round, 17th overall by the AFL's Oakland Raiders. Inducted in 1987.
  • Bob Griese, Quarterback, Purdue—taken 1st round, 4th overall by the AFL's Miami Dolphins. Inducted in 1990.
  • Ken Houston, Defensive Back, Prairie View—Taken in the 9th Round by the AFL's Houston Oilers. Inducted in 1986.

See alsoEdit

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