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1955 NFL Draft

The 1955 National Football League Draft was held on January 27–January 28, 1955.

Player selections

= Pro Bowler = Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Baltimore Colts (Lottery bonus pick) George Shaw Quarterback Oregon
2 Chicago Cardinals Max Boydston End Oklahoma
3 Baltimore Colts Alan Ameche Fullback Wisconsin
4 Washington Redskins Ralph Guglielmi Quarterback Notre Dame
5 Green Bay Packers Tom Bettis Guard Purdue
6 Pittsburgh Steelers Frank Varrichione Tackle Notre Dame
7 Los Angeles Rams Larry Morris Center Georgia Tech
8 New York Giants Joe Heap Halfback Notre Dame
9 Philadelphia Eagles Dick Bielski Fullback Maryland
10 San Francisco 49ers Dickey Moegle Halfback Rice
11 Chicago Bears Don Drzewiecki Halfback Marquette
12 Detroit Lions Dave Middleton Halfback Auburn
13 Cleveland Browns Kurt Burris Center Oklahoma

Round two

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
14 Chicago Cardinals Lindon Crow Cornerback USC
15 Los Angeles Rams Ron Waller Back Maryland
16 Baltimore Colts Dick Szymanski Center Notre Dame
17 Green Bay Packers Jim Temp End Wisconsin
18 Los Angeles Rams Bob Long Back UCLA
19 Los Angeles Rams Corky Taylor Back Kansas State
20 Los Angeles Rams Sid Fournet Tackle Louisiana State
21 San Francisco 49ers Frank Morze Center Boston College
22 Philadelphia Eagles Alex "Buck" Lansford Tackle Texas
23 Chicago Bears Bobby Watkins Back Ohio State
24 Detroit Lions Jim Salsbury Guard UCLA
25 Cleveland Browns Dean Renfro Back North Texas State

Round three

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
26 Chicago Cardinals Mal Hammack Back Florida
27 Baltimore Colts L.G. "Long Gone" Dupre Back Baylor
28 Washington Redskins Ray Perkins Back Syracuse
29 Green Bay Packers Buddy Leake Back Oklahoma
30 Pittsburgh Steelers Ed Bernet End Southern Methodist
31 New York Giants Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier Defensive Lineman Pennsylvania State University
32 Chicago Cardinals Tony Pasquesi Tackle Notre Dame
33 Philadelphia Eagles Frank Eidom Back Southern Methodist
34 San Francisco 49ers Carroll Hardy Back Colorado
35 Cleveland Browns John Hall Tackle Iowa
36 Detroit Lions Darris McCord Tackle Tennessee
37 Cleveland Browns Bobby Freeman Back Auburn

Round four

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
38 Chicago Cardinals Frank Bernardi Back Colorado
39 Detroit Lions Gordon Malloy Back Miami (FL)
40 Los Angeles Rams Tom Feamster End Florida State
41 Cleveland Browns Paul Reynolds Back Notre Dame
42 Pittsburgh Steelers Fred Broussard Center Northwestern State (LA)
43 Los Angeles Rams Ed Fouch Tackle USC
44 Baltimore Colts Jack Patera Guard Oregon
45 San Francisco 49ers Matt Hazeltine Center California
46 Philadelphia Eagles Dean Dugger End Ohio State
47 Chicago Bears Joe O'Malley End Georgia
48 Detroit Lions Lee Riley Back Detroit
49 Cleveland Browns Sam Palumbo Center Notre Dame

Round five

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
50 Chicago Cardinals Mario De Ra Tackle USC
51 Baltimore Colts George Preas Guard Virginia Tech
52 Washington Redskins Don Glantz Tackle Nebraska
53 Green Bay Packers Hank Bullough Guard Michigan State
54 Pittsburgh Steelers George Mason Tackle Alabama
55 Los Angeles Rams Ed Kelley Back Texas
56 New York Giants Mel Triplett Back Toledo
57 Philadelphia Eagles Gene Lamone Guard West Virginia
58 San Francisco 49ers Eldred Kraemer Tackle Pittsburgh
59 Chicago Bears Leland Kendall Tackle Oklahoma State
60 Detroit Lions Bill "Bud" Brooks Guard Arkansas
61 Cleveland Browns Aramis Dandoy Back USC

Round six

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
62 Chicago Cardinals Jack Bowersox Guard Maryland
63 Chicago Bears Dan Shannon End Notre Dame
64 Baltimore Colts Leo Lewis Back Lincoln (MO)
65 Green Bay Packers Norm Amundsen Guard Wisconsin
66 Pittsburgh Steelers Lem Harkey Back Emporia State
67 Los Angeles Rams Tom "Corky" Tharp Back Alabama
68 New York Giants Ron Locklin End Wisconsin
69 San Francisco 49ers Bobby Luna Back Alabama
70 Philadelphia Eagles Billy Quinn Back Texas
71 Chicago Bears Henry Mosely Back Morris Brown
72 Detroit Lions Elijah Childers Tackle Prairie View A&M
73 Cleveland Browns Leroy Bolden Back Michigan State

Round seven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
74 Chicago Cardinals Dave Leggett Back Ohio State
75 Baltimore Colts Frank McDnald End Miami (FL)
76 Washington Redskins Erik Christensen End Richmond
77 Green Bay Packers Bob Clemens Back Georgia
78 Pittsburgh Steelers Hal Reeve Tackle Oregon
79 Los Angeles Rams Frank Clayton Back USC
80 Washington Redskins Ron Marciniak Guard Kansas State
81 Philadelphia Eagles Bill McKenna End Brandeis
82 San Francisco 49ers Johnny Dean Back Virginia Tech
83 Chicago Bears Bruce Sturgess Back William & Mary
84 Detroit Lions Bert Zagers Back Michigan State
85 Cleveland Browns Jack Locklear Center Auburn

Round eight

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
86 Chicago Cardinals Sam Irvine Center Maryland
87 Washington Redskins Johhny Allen Center Purdue
88 Baltimore Colts Dale Meinert Guard Oklahoma State
89 Green Bay Packers Johnny Crouch End Texas Christian
90 Detroit Lions Leon Cunningham Guard South Carolina
91 Los Angeles Rams Billy Teas Back Georgia Tech
92 New York Giants Jimmy Patton Back Mississippi
93 San Francisco 49ers Freddie Meyers Back Oklahoma State
94 Philadelphia Eagles Herman Watson Tackle Vanderbilt
95 Chicago Bears Gene Verkerk Tackle North Texas State
96 Detroit Lions Bill Walker End Maryland
97 Detroit Lions Lamoine Holland End Rice

Round nine

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
98 Chicago Cardinals Charlie McGinty End North Texas State
99 Baltimore Colts Bryan Walter Back Texas Tech
100 Washington Redskins John Miller Tackle Boston College
101 Green Bay Packers Ed Culpepper Tackle Alabama
102 Pittsburgh Steelers Johnny Unitas Quarterback Louisville
103 Los Angeles Rams John Witte Tackle Oregon State
104 Baltimore Colts Bill Evans Guard Miami (OH)
105 Philadelphia Eagles Von Morgan End Abilene Christian
106 San Francisco 49ers Fred Preziosio Tackle Purdue
107 Chicago Bears Jim Lavery Back Scranton
108 Detroit Lions Walt Jenkins Tackle Wayne State
109 Cleveland Browns Henry Ford Back Pittsburgh

Round ten

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
110 Chicago Cardinals Frank Scafidi Tackle Marquette
111 Washington Redskins Tom Louderback Guard San Jose State
112 Los Angeles Rams Jesse Arnelle End Penn State
113 Green Bay Packers George Rogers Tackle Auburn
114 Pittsburgh Steelers Terry Boyle Tackle Cincinnati
115 Los Angeles Rams Claude Harland End Texas Tech
116 New York Giants Lea Paslay Back Mississippi
117 San Francisco 49ers Ron Aschbacker End Oregon State
118 Philadelphia Eagles Talmadge "Duke" Washington Back Washington State
119 Chicago Bears John Allen End Arizona State
120 Detroit Lions Tom Gastall Back Boston University
121 Cleveland Browns Glen Dillon End Pittsburgh

Round eleven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
122 Chicago Cardinals Tom Pepsin End Miami (FL)
123 Baltimore Colts Emil Radik Back Nebraska-Omaha
124 Washington Redskins Larry Parker Back North Carolina
125 Green Bay Packers Ron Clark Back Nebraska
126 Pittsburgh Steelers Vic Eaton Back Missouri
127 Los Angeles Rams Joe Ray Tackle UCLA
128 New York Giants Bill Hillen End West Virginia
129 Philadelphia Eagles Bob Hardy Back Kentucky
130 San Francisco 49ers Rudy Rotella End Nebraska-Omaha
131 Chicago Bears Tom Redfield End Delaware
132 Detroit Lions Herb McDermott Tackle Iowa State
133 Cleveland Browns Eric Knebel Tackle Southern Methodist

Round twelve

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
134 Chicago Cardinals Dale Sandstrom Back Concordia (MN)
135 Washington Redskins John Barish Tackle Waynesburg
136 Baltimore Colts Dick Chorovich Tackle Miami (OH)
137 Green Bay Packers Art Walker Tackle Michigan
138 Pittsburgh Steelers Jim Cooke End Lincoln (PA)
139 Los Angeles Rams Jim Hanifan End California
140 New York Giants Hank Burnine End Missouri
141 San Francisco 49ers Lou Palatella Tackle Pittsburgh
142 Philadelphia Eagles Andy Nacrelli End Fordham
143 Chicago Bears Clarence Bratt Back Wisconsin
144 Detroit Lions Dick Goist Back Cincinnati
145 Cleveland Browns Jack Eaton Tackle New Mexico

Round thirteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
146 Chicago Cardinals Tom McLuckie Guard Maryland
147 Baltimore Colts Pat Abbruzzi Back Rhode Island
148 Washington Redskins Len Oniskey Tackle Cornell
149 Green Bay Packers Ed Adams Back South Carolina
150 Pittsburgh Steelers Jim Whitmer Back Purdue
151 Los Angeles Rams Dave Parkinson Back Texas
152 New York Giants John Damore Center Northwestern
153 Philadelphia Eagles Jerry Krisher Center Ohio State
154 San Francisco 49ers Richie Gaskell End George Washington
155 Chicago Bears Norm Cash Back Sul Ross
156 Detroit Lions Don Henderson Tackle Utah
157 Cleveland Browns Johnny Borton Quarterback Ohio State

Round fourteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
158 Chicago Cardinals Gordy Brown End Louisiana Tech
159 Washington Redskins Tom Braatz End Marquette
160 Baltimore Colts John Lee Back Georgia Tech
161 Green Bay Packers Fred Baer Back Michigan
162 Pittsburgh Steelers John "Buck" Byrne Guard John Carroll
163 Los Angeles Rams George Elliot Back Northeastern Oklahoma
164 New York Giants Elwood Kettler Back Texas A&M
165 San Francisco 49ers Nick McKeithan Back Duke
166 Philadelphia Eagles Tommy Bell Back Army
167 Chicago Bears Ed Nickla Guard Tennessee
168 Detroit Lions Jerry Gajda Back St. Benedict's (KS)
169 Cleveland Browns Fred Robinson Guard Washington

Round fifteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
170 Chicago Cardinals Dick Brubaker End Ohio State
171 Baltimore Colts Gerry Peterson Tackle Texas
172 Washington Redskins Charley Horton Back Vanderbilt
173 Green Bay Packers George Machoukas Center Toledo
174 Pittsburgh Steelers Ellis Duckett Back Michigan State
175 Los Angeles Rams Bob Hoerning Back St. Norbert
176 New York Giants Ed Stowers End Wake Forest
177 Philadelphia Eagles Don Brougher Center Maryland
178 San Francisco 49ers Burdette Hess Guard Idaho
179 Chicago Bears J.D. Smith Back North Carolina A&T
180 Detroit Lions George Atkins Guard Auburn
181 Cleveland Browns Bob Smith Back Nebraska

Round sixteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
182 Chicago Cardinals Bob Herndon Back Oklahoma
183 Washington Redskins Hal Norris Back California
184 Baltimore Colts Dick Laswell Tackle Texas Christian
185 Green Bay Packers Charley Brackins Quarterback Prairie View A&M
186 Pittsburgh Steelers Frank Vincent Center Glenville State
187 Los Angeles Rams Charley Coates Tackle Tulane
188 New York Giants Dave Kragthorpe Guard Utah State
189 San Francisco 49ers Jim Hall End Auburn
190 Philadelphia Eagles Clyde White Guard Clemson
191 Chicago Cardinals Al Dennis End Middlebury
192 Detroit Lions Al Marr End Bradley
193 Cleveland Browns Don Suchy Center Iowa

Round seventeen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
194 Chicago Cardinals Larry White Center New Mexico
195 Baltimore Colts Wes Clark Tackle Southern Mississippi
196 Washington Redskins Don Shea Guard Georgia
197 Green Bay Packers Lynn Beightol Back Maryland
198 Pittsburgh Steelers Ed Merchant Back Miami (OH)
199 Los Angeles Rams Gene Mitcham End Arizona State
200 New York Giants Bob Bills Back Brigham Young
201 Philadelphia Eagles Nick Maravic Back Wake Forest
202 San Francisco 49ers Bob Newton Guard San Diego State
203 Chicago Bears Mel Harrison Center Sam Houston State
204 Detroit Lions Don Daly Back Eastern Kentucky
205 Cleveland Browns Bob Leonard Back Purdue

Round eighteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
206 Chicago Cardinals Fred Campbell Tackle Duke
207 Washington Redskins Don Bailey Back Penn State
208 Baltimore Colts Charley Shephard Back North Texas State
209 Green Bay Packers Doyle Nix Back Southern Methodist
210 Pittsburgh Steelers Albie Maier Guard Marshall
211 Los Angeles Rams Clyde Sweeney Tackle West Virginia
212 New York Giants Joe Stout Back Temple
213 San Francisco 49ers Ron Pheister Center Oregon
214 Philadelphia Eagles Duane Nutt Back Southern Methodist
215 Chicago Bears Claude Roach Guard Texas Christian
216 Detroit Lions Pat Oleksiak Back Tennessee
217 Cleveland Browns Steve Champlin Tackle Oklahoma

Round nineteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
218 Chicago Cardinals Dick Coy Tackle St. John's (MN)
219 Baltimore Colts Jim Cobb Tackle Abilene Christian
220 Washington Redskins Bb Dee End Holy Cross
221 Green Bay Packers Bob Carter Tackle Grambling
222 Pittsburgh Steelers Ed Smith Back Texas Southern
223 Los Angeles Rams John Davis End Miles
224 New York Giants John Jacobs End Colby
225 Philadelphia Eagles Terry Fails End Vanderbilt
226 San Francisco 49ers John Garzoli Tackle California
227 Chicago Bears Allen Jones Back Baylor
228 Detroit Lions Bob Muller Fullback Eastern Kentucky
229 Cleveland Browns Tom Ebert End Kansas State

Round twenty

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
230 Chicago Cardinals Jim Burst Back Washington (St. Louis)
231 Washington Redskins Ron Geyer Tackle Michigan
232 Baltimore Colts Charley Cianciola End Lawrence
233 Green Bay Packers Carl Bolt Back Southern Mississippi
234 Pittsburgh Steelers Lou Matykiewicz End Iowa
235 Los Angeles Rams Jack Muldowney Tackle Dayton
236 Green Bay Packers Bob Anowiak End Bucknell
237 San Francisco 49ers Glen Dyer Back Texas
238 Philadelphia Eagles Jimmy Wade Back Tennessee
239 Chicago Bears Joe James Tackle Howard Payne
240 Detroit Lions Fred Mahaffey Back Denver
241 Cleveland Browns Bill Proctor Tackle Florida State

Round twenty one

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
242 Chicago Cardinals Howie Wright Back Virginia Tech
243 Baltimore Colts Nick Manych End Eastern Michigan
244 Washington Redskins Buck George Back Clemson
245 Green Bay Packers Lavell Isbell Tackle Houston
246 Pittsburgh Steelers Rees Phenix Tackle Georgia Tech
247 Los Angeles Rams Jerry Cvengros Tackle Wisconsin
248 New York Giants Gary Dilby Center Louisiana State
249 Philadelphia Eagles John Anderson End Kansas
250 San Francisco 49ers George Maderos End Cal State-Chico
251 Chicago Bears Choyce Hall Center Midwestern State (TX)
252 Detroit Lions Jim Walters Tackle Mississippi
253 Cleveland Browns Rick Spinks Back Texas Tech

Round twenty two

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
254 Chicago Cardinals Vic Berra End Montana State
255 Washington Redskins Joe Boland Back George Washington
256 Baltimore Colts Jerry Welch Back South Dakota State
257 Green Bay Packers Bill Brunner Back Arkansas Tech
258 Pittsburgh Steelers Richie McCabe Back Pittsburgh
259 Los Angeles Rams Ken Elmore Tackle Texas Tech
260 New York Giants Al Doggett Back Louisiana State
261 San Francisco 49ers Pete Vann Quarterback Army
262 Philadelphia Eagles Ernie Lewis Guard Arizona
263 Chicago Bears Carl Allison Back Oklahoma
264 Detroit Lions George Albrecht Back Maryland
265 Cleveland Browns Jerry Stone Tackle Southeastern Louisiana

Round twenty three

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
266 Chicago Cardinals Karl Bays Tackle Eastern Kentucky
267 Baltimore Colts Dick McNamara Back Minnesota
268 Washington Redskins Chick Donaldson Center West Virginia
269 Green Bay Packers Elton Shaw Tackle Louisiana State
270 Pittsburgh Steelers Gordy Holz Tackle Minnesota
271 Los Angeles Rams George Medved Tackle Florida
272 New York Giants Jerry Callahan Back Colorado State
273 Philadelphia Eagles Cecil Ingram Back Alabama
274 San Francisco 49ers Tom Gunnari End Washington State
275 Chicago Bears Jerry Barger Back Duke
276 Detroit Lions Geoerge Galuska Back Wyoming
277 Cleveland Browns Jim Greer End Elizabeth City State

Round twenty four

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
278 Chicago Cardinals Max Pierce Back Utah
279 Washington Redskins Bob Ready Tackle Notre Dame
280 Baltimore Colts Alex Esquivel Back Mexico City College
281 Green Bay Packers Charley Bryant Guard Nebraska
282 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Mayock End Villanova
283 Los Angeles Rams Bill Andrews Back Trinity (TX)
284 New York Giants Matt Vujevich Back San Jose State
285 San Francisco 49ers Bob Heaston Guard Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
286 Philadelphia Eagles Vic "Hootie" Postula Back Michigan State
287 Chicago Bears Joe Young End Marquette
288 Detroit Lions Bob Flacke Guard Holy Cross
289 Cleveland Browns John Matsock Back Michigan State

Round twenty five

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
290 Chicago Cardinals Bob Scott End Evansville
291 Baltimore Colts Dick Grann Tackle Rhode Island
292 Washington Redskins Frank Radella Center Wyoming
293 Green Bay Packers Nate Borden End Indiana
294 Pittsburgh Steelers Charlie Bull Guard Missouri
295 Los Angeles Rams Ralph Cook Tackle Ball State
296 New York Giants Ken Dement Tackle Southeast Missouri State
297 Philadelphia Eagles Frank Pavich Guard USC
298 San Francisco 49ers Dewey Wade End Kansas State
299 Chicago Bears Charley Dees Tackle Tyler J.C.
300 Detroit Lions Dick Miller Tackle Illinois
301 Cleveland Browns Ernie Lindo Back Pacific

Round twenty six

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
302 Chicago Cardinals Billy Hooper Back Baylor
303 Washington Redskins Walt Houston Guard Purdue
304 Baltimore Colts Marion Minker Tackle Bucknell
305 Green Bay Packers Jim Jennings End Missouri
306 Pittsburgh Steelers Jim Soltau End Minnesota
307 Los Angeles Rams Lou Hallow Center Wake Forest
308 New York Giants Abe Cohen Guard Tennessee-Chattanooga
309 San Francisco 49ers Johnny Kerr End Purdue
310 Philadelphia Eagles George Palachunik Guard Maryland
311 Chicago Bears Perry Jeter Back Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
312 Detroit Lions Duncan McDonald Back Michigan
313 Cleveland Browns Don Fife Center Purdue

Round twenty seven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
314 Chicago Cardinals Bruce Schwager Tackle Merchant Marine
315 Baltimore Colts Jim Locke Tackle Virginia Tech
316 Washington Redskins A.J. Baker Back Arkansas
317 Green Bay Packers Bob Peringer End Washington State
318 Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Sanford Back Hofstra
319 Los Angeles Rams Bruce Nevitt Center Washington State
320 New York Giants Paul Blanda Back Pittsburgh
321 Philadelphia Eagles Bob Gringrass Back Wisconsin
322 San Francisco 49ers Dick Shockey Back Marquette
323 Chicago Bears Joel Kinley Guard Tennessee
324 Detroit Lions Mike Troka Back Trinity (CT)
325 Cleveland Browns Bobby Baldwin Back Sam Houston State

Round twenty eight

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
326 Chicago Cardinals Bob Ems Back Southern Illinois
327 Washington Redskins Arch Cassidy Tackle Florida
328 Baltimore Colts Bob Meyer Tackle Ohio State
329 Green Bay Packers Jack Spears Tackle Tennessee-Chattanooga
330 Pittsburgh Steelers Dave Williams Guard Ohio State
331 Los Angeles Rams Jim Hoffman Back Cincinnati
332 New York Giants Al Crow Tackle William & Mary
333 San Francisco 49ers Don Sanders Back Stanford
334 Philadelphia Eagles Wingo Avery Center Clemson
335 Chicago Bears Charley Wright End Prairie View A&M
336 Detroit Lions Harry Lovell Guard South Carolina
337 Cleveland Browns Ed Tokus End Georgia

Round twenty nine

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
338 Chicago Cardinals Gene Renzi Tackle Northeastern
339 Baltimore Colts Bill Waters Tackle Austin
340 Washington Redskins Bing Bordier End USC
341 Green Bay Packers Sam Pino Back Boston University
342 Pittsburgh Steelers Bernie Sinclair End Texas A&M
343 Los Angeles Rams Bob Howe Back Cincinnati
344 New York Giants Harold Jackson Back Southern
345 Philadelphia Eagles Ron Lloyd Tackle Bucknell
346 San Francisco 49ers Otto Kniedinger Tackle Penn State
347 Chicago Bears Dick Klein Tackle Iowa
348 Detroit Lions Bill Dearing Back Florida
349 Cleveland Browns Ted "Tex" Robinson Back Temple

Round thirty

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
350 Chicago Cardinals Bob Sweet Back Trinity (TX)
351 Washington Redskins Tom Petty End Virginia Tech
352 Green Bay Packers Bob Saia Back Tulane
353 Pittsburgh Steelers Jim Caruzzi Back Marquette
354 Los Angeles Rams K.C. Jones End San Francisco
355 New York Giants Bill Toole Back Oregon
356 San Francisco 49ers Bob Gongola Back Illinois
357 Philadelphia Eagles Dave Finney Back Texas Christian
358 Chicago Bears Jerry Fouts Back Midwestern State (TX)
359 Detroit Lions Charley Hatch End Utah State
360 Cleveland Browns Lamar Leachman Center Tennessee

= Pro Bowler = Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers

  • Johnny Unitas, Quarterback from the University of Louisville taken 9th round 102nd overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1979.

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