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Encyclopedia > 1957 NFL Draft

The 1957 NFL Draft was held on November 27, 1956. 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. ... November 27 is the 331st day (332nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents


Round One

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Green Bay Packers Lottery bonus pick Paul Hornung Quarterback Notre Dame
2 Los Angeles Rams Jon Arnett Halfback USC
3 San Francisco 49ers John Brodie Quaterback Stanford
4 Green Bay Packers Ron Kramer End Michigan
5 Pittsburgh Steelers Len Dawson Quarterback Purdue
6 Cleveland Browns Jim Brown Fullback Syracuse
7 Philadelphia Eagles Clarence Peaks Fullback Michigan State
8 Baltimore Colts Jim Parker Guard Ohio State
9 Washington Redskins Don Bosseler Fullback Miami (FL)
10 Chicago Cardinals Jerry Tubbs Center Oklahoma
11 Los Angeles Rams From New York Giants Del Shofner Back Baylor
12 Detroit Lions Bill Glass Guard Baylor
13 Chicago Bears Earl Leggett Tackle LSU

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... Paul Vernon Hornung (born December 23, 1935 in Louisville, Kentucky) was an outstanding all-around athlete who played college basketball but is best known as an American football player. ... NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The St. ... Jon Arnett was a first-team All American out of USC. He was a 5 time pro bowler with the Los Angeles Rams from 1957-1961 and also played with the Chicago Bears. ... 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. ... Edward L. Doheny Jr. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950-present... Categories: Pages needing attention | Sportspeople stubs | American football players ... Stanford redirects here. ... In the long tradition of outstanding Michigan athletes, Ron Kramer deserves to be ranked among the best. ... An End in American football is a player that lines up at the very end of the line of scrimmage. ... This article is about the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... 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... Len Dawson (born June 20, 1935) was an American football quarterback from Purdue University who played for three professional teams, most notably the Kansas City Chiefs. ... See also: Purdue University System Purdue University is a public land-grant university whose primary campus is located in West Lafayette, Indiana on the bluffs above the Wabash River. ... 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... James Nathaniel Jim Brown (born February 17, 1936) is a retired American professional football player who also made his mark as an actor and social activist. ... Most football games include a position called fullback or full back. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles 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... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... James Thomas Parker (b. ... In American football, the guards are the two players that line up between the center and the tackles on the offensive line of a football team. ... 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... Don Bosseler (born 1936) is a former American Football running back who played for eight season with the Washington Redskins from 1957 to 1964. ... The University of Miami, sometimes called UM or The U, is a private university, founded in 1925, with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona. ... Center (C) is a position in American football. ... The University of Oklahoma, often called OU or Oklahoma, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... 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... Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... Baylor University is a private, Baptist-affiliated research university located in Waco, Texas. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak... The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... Memorial Tower. ...

Hall of Famers

  • Paul Hornung, QB, Notre Dame - taken 1st round, 1st overall by the Green Bay Packers. Inducted in 1986.
  • Len Dawson, QB, Purdue - taken 1st round, 5th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Inducted in 1987.
  • Jim Brown, FB, Syracuse - taken 1st round, 6th overall by the Cleveland Browns. Inducted in 1971.
  • Jim Parker, G, Ohio State - taken 1st round, 8th overall by the Baltimore Colts. Inducted in 1973.
  • Tommy McDonald, WR, Oklahoma - taken 3rd round, 31st overall by the Philadelphia Eagles. Inducted in 1998.
  • Sonny Jurgensen, QB, Duke - taken 4th round, 43rd overall by the Philadelphia Eagles. Inducted in 1983.
  • Henry Jordan, DT, Virginia - taken 5th round, 52nd overall by the Cleveland Browns. Inducted in 1995.
  • Don Maynard, WR, Texas Western - taken 9th round, 109th overall by the New York Giants. Inducted in 1987.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Thomas Franklin McDonald (born July 26, 1934) was a great running back for the University of Oklahoma. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Christian Adolph Sonny Jurgensen III (born August 23, 1934) is a famed American football quarterback. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, US. The school, which officially became Duke University in 1924, traces its institutional roots to 1838. ... Henry Jordan (born January 26, 1935 in Emporia, Virginia) was a former American football defensive tackle who played for two teams, the Green Bay Packers and the Cleveland Browns during his thirteen year National Football League career from 1957 to 1969. ... Mascot Cavalier Website www. ... The very first New York Titan, Don Maynard (born 1935) of Texas Western College (now University of Texas at El Paso) was an example of the lack of player-evaluation skills of NFL teams in the 1960s. ... The UTEP athletics logo The University of Texas at El Paso, popularly known as UTEP, is a public, coeducational university, and it is a member of the University of Texas System. ... 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...

Other notable players selected

  • Billy Barnes, RB, Wake Forest - taken 2nd round, 19th overall by the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Terry Barr, WR, Michigan - taken 3rd round, 36th overall by the Detroit Lions.
  • Jack Kemp, QB, Occidental - taken 17th round, 203rd pick by the Detroit Lions.
  • Milt Plum, QB, Penn State - taken 2nd round, 17th overall by the Cleveland Browns.
  • Karl Rubke, C, USC - taken 5rd round, 56th overall by the San Francisco 49ers.

Wake Forest University is a private coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, renown for its programs in the liberal arts. ... Terry Barr was a wide receiver in the NFL. For his whole career, he played for the Detroit Lions. ... This article is about the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... Jack Kemp Jack French Kemp, Jr. ... Johnson Student Center and Freeman College Union Johnson Hall, one of the three original buildings of the 1914 campus Occidental College, located in Los Angeles, California, is a small coeducational liberal arts college. ... Milton Ross Plum (b. ... The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university with a flagship campus located in University Park, Pennsylvania and 23 additional campuses located throughout Pennsylvania, including a virtual World Campus. ...

See also

This is a list of Professional Football Drafts: 1936 NFL Draft 1937 NFL Draft 1938 NFL Draft 1939 NFL Draft 1940 NFL Draft 1941 NFL Draft 1942 NFL Draft 1943 NFL Draft 1944 NFL Draft 1945 NFL Draft 1946 AAFC Draft 1946 NFL Draft 1947 AAFC Draft 1947 NFL Draft...

External links

  • Complete draft information from databaseFootball.com
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame
Preceded by:
1956 NFL Draft
NFL Draft
1957
Succeeded by:
1958 NFL Draft

 
 

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