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Encyclopedia > 1941 NFL Draft

The 1941 NFL Draft was held on December 10, 1940. The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ...


Round One

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Chicago Bears1 Tom Harmon Halfback Michigan
2 Chicago Cardinals John Kimbrough Fullback Texas A&M
3 Chicago Bears2 Norm Standlee Fullback Stanford
4 Cleveland Browns Rudy Mucha Center Washington
5 Detroit Lions Jim Thomason Halfback Texas A&M
6 New York Giants George Franck Halfback Minnesota
7 Green Bay Packers George Paskvan Center Wisconsin
8 Brooklyn Dodgers Dean McAdams Halfback Washington
9 Chicago Bears Don Scott Quarterback Ohio State
10 Washington Redskins Forest Evashevski Quarterback Michigan

City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Thomas Dudley Harmon (September 28, 1919 - March 15, 1990) was a star player of United States college football and a sports broadcaster. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... UM also has campuses in Dearborn and Flint. ... The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona. ... John Kimbrough (1919-2006) was a college athlete, a member of the Texas Legislature, and the star of two western movies. ... Most football games include a position called fullback or full back. ... Texas A&M University at College Station Texas A&M University, often Texas A&M, A&M or TAMU for short, is one of the flagship universities of Texas, and is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. ... Stanford redirects here. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Team colors Seal Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950–present) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... Center (C) is a position in American football. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, the Giants, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner The Mara and Tisch Families General manager Ernie Accorsi League/Conference affiliations National Football League... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers was an American football team that played in the National Football League from 1930 to 1943, and in 1944 as the Brooklyn Tigers. ... NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Forest Evashevski (born February 19, 1918 in Detroit, Michigan) was a college football player at the University of Michigan and a college football coach and athletic director at the University of Iowa. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football...

Hall of Famers

  • Tony Canadeo, HB, Gonzaga - taken 9th round, 77th overall by the Green Bay Packers. Inducted in 1974.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Anthony Robert Canadeo The Gray Ghost of Gonzaga (born May 5, 1919, in Chicago, Illinois, USA; died November 29, 2003 at age of 84) was a professional football halfback and quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. ... Gonzaga University is a private, co-educational university located in Spokane, Washington. ...

Other notable players selected

The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[1]), located in the downtown district of Los Angeles, California, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ... The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ... This article is about Boston College; for the unaffiliated urban university see Boston University. ... Leonard A. Younce (born January 8, 1917 in Clayton, Oregon) was an NFL player in 1941, 1943-44, and 1946-48. ... Oregon State University (OSU) is a research and degree-granting four-year public university located in Corvallis, Oregon. ...


  • Despite having three picks in the first round, none of the players taken by the Chicago Bears ever played for the team.

See also

This is a list of professional football drafts. ...

External links

  • Complete draft information from databaseFootball.com
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame
Preceded by:
1940 NFL Draft
NFL Draft
Succeeded by:
1942 NFL Draft



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