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Encyclopedia > 1965 NFL Draft

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 National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Auburn University (AU) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama in the United States. ... 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 Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660...

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Round one

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 New York Giants Tucker Frederickson back Auburn
2 San Francisco 49ers Ken Willard fullback North Carolina
3 Chicago Bears 1 Dick Butkus linebacker Illinois
4 Chicago Bears Gale Sayers halfback Kansas
5 Dallas Cowboys Craig Morton quarterback California
6 Chicago Bears 2 Steve DeLong tackle Tennessee
7 Green Bay Packers 3 Donny Anderson halfback Texas Tech
8 Minnesota Vikings Jack Snow end Notre Dame
9 Los Angeles Rams Clancy Williams halfback Washington State
10 Green Bay Packers Lawrence Elkins end Baylor
11 Detroit Lions Tom Nowatzke fullback Indiana
12 St. Louis Cardinals Joe Namath quarterback Alabama
13 San Francisco 49ers 4 George Donnelly back Illinois
14 Baltimore Colts Mike Curtis linebacker Duke
  • 1Pick acquired from the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 2Pick acquired from the Washington Redskins
  • 3Pick acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles
  • 4Pick acquired from the Cleveland Browns

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 Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660... Auburn University (AU) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama in the United States. ... 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 Local radio Flagship stations: KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM) and KSAN (107. ... Kenneth Henderson Willard (born July 14, 1943 in Richmond, Virginia) is a former American football running back/fullback in the NFL. He played nine seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and one with the St. ... Most football games include a position called fullback or full back. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... 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... Richard Marvin Dick Butkus (born December 9, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football player and actor. ... A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, also known as UIUC and the U of I (the officially preferred abbreviation), is the flagship campus in the University of Illinois system. ... 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... Gale Eugene Sayers (born May 30, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas), also known as The Kansas Comet, was a professional football player in the National Football League who spent his entire career 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. ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as just KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Silver-Green, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] Local radio Flagship stations: THE TICKET (1310 AM) Announcers: Brad Sham (play-by-play), Charlie... Craig Morton Larry Craig Morton (born February 5, 1943) was a quarterback in the National Football League for three teams: the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, and by other names, see below) is the oldest and flagship campus of the ten-campus University of California system. ... 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 offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the primary institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee system, Tennessees flagship public university. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner A public company General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! Local radio Flagship stations: Milwaukee - WTMJ (620 AM) Green Bay - WNFL (1440 AM) and WIXX (101. ... Donny Anderson played professional football for nine years in the NFL. A halfback and punter from Texas Tech, Anderson was the first round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in 1965, the seventh overall selection in the draft that included future hall-of-famers Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers. ... 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. ... Texas Tech University is a nationally recognized doctoral/research university located in Lubbock, Texas (USA) established in 1923 originally as Texas Technological College. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex Local radio Flagship stations: KFAN (1130 AM) Announcers: Paul Allen, Greg Coleman, and... Jack Snow (born in 1943, exact date not publicly known) is an American Football player who played Wide Receiver at Notre Dame and for 10 NFL seasons (1965-75) with the LA Rams. ... The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The St. ... 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. ... For the state of Washington in the United States, please see Washington. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner A public company General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! Local radio Flagship stations: Milwaukee - WTMJ (620 AM) Green Bay - WNFL (1440 AM) and WIXX (101. ... 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. ... Most football games include a position called fullback or full back. ... Indiana University Bloomington is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Joseph William Namath (born May 31, 1943 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania), is a former American football quarterback for the American Football Leagues New York Jets and the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960s and the 1970s. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA, or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ... 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 Local radio Flagship stations: KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM) and KSAN (107. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, also known as UIUC and the U of I (the officially preferred abbreviation), is the flagship campus in the University of Illinois system. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Mike Curtis (born March 27, 1943) is a former American Football player for the Baltimore Colts, the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins who played fourteen seasons from 1965 to 1978 in the National Football League. ... A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. The school, which officially became Duke University in 1924, traces its institutional roots back to 1838. ...

Other draft choices

Ralph Neely (born September 12, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is a former American Football offensive tackle who played thirteen seasons and 172 games for the Dallas Cowboys from 1965 to 1977. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Frederick S. Biletnikoff (born February 23, 1943 in Erie, Pennsylvania) is a retired American football player. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... James S. Jim Nance (December 30, 1942 - June 16, 1992) was a fullback with the Boston Patriots during their days in the American Football League. ... 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... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Black, Silver, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop Local radio Flagship stations: WYSP (94. ... Martin Edward Schottenheimer is the current head coach of the San Diego Chargers football team. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Bob Svihus (born June 21, 1943, in Los Angeles) is a former American college and professional football offensive tackle. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Silver-Green, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] Local radio Flagship stations: THE TICKET (1310 AM) Announcers: Brad Sham (play-by-play), Charlie... John played for the University of Notre Dame after graduating from Mater Dei High School. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Black, Silver, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop Local radio Flagship stations: WYSP (94. ... Otis Taylor (born August 11, 1942, in Houston, Texas) was an American college and professional football player, drafted and signed out of Prairie View A&M University by the American Football Leagues Kansas City Chiefs in 1965. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Black, Silver, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop Local radio Flagship stations: WYSP (94. ... Rich Kotite is a former National Football League player and coach. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex Local radio Flagship stations: KFAN (1130 AM) Announcers: Paul Allen, Greg Coleman, and...

Notes

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Richard Marvin Dick Butkus (born December 9, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football player and actor. ... Gale Eugene Sayers (born May 30, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas), also known as The Kansas Comet, was a professional football player in the National Football League who spent his entire career with the Chicago Bears. ... Joseph William Namath (born May 31, 1943 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania), is a former American football quarterback for the American Football Leagues New York Jets and the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960s and the 1970s. ... Frederick S. Biletnikoff (born February 23, 1943 in Erie, Pennsylvania) is a retired American football player. ...

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