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Encyclopedia > 1970 NFL Draft

The 1970 NFL Draft was held on January 27-28, 1970 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. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...

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Round One

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Pittsburgh Steelers Terry Bradshaw Quarterback Louisiana Tech
2 Green Bay Packers From Chicago Bears Mike McCoy Defensive Tackle Notre Dame
3 Cleveland Browns From Miami Dolphins Mike Phipps Quarterback Purdue
4 Boston Patriots Phil Olsen Defensive Tackle Utah State
5 Buffalo Bills Al Cowlings Defensive End USC
6 Philadelphia Eagles Steve Zabel Tight End Oklahoma
7 Cincinnati Bengals Mike Reid Defensive Tackle Penn State
8 St. Louis Cardinals Larry Stegent Running Back Texas A&M
9 San Francisco 49ers Cedrick Hardman Defensive End North Texas State
10 New Orleans Saints Ken Burrough Wide Receiver Texas Southern
11 Denver Broncos Bobby Anderson Running Back Colorado
12 Atlanta Falcons John Small Linebacker The Citadel
13 New York Giants Jim Files Linebacker Oklahoma
14 Houston Oilers Doug Wilkerson Guard North Carolina Central
15 San Diego Chargers Walker Gilette Wide Receiver Richmond
16 Green Bay Packers Rich McGeorge Tight End Elon
17 San Francisco 49ers From Washington Redskins Bruce Taylor Defensive Back Boston University
18 Baltimore Colts Norm Bulaich Running Back TCU
19 Detroit Lions Steve Owens Running Back Oklahoma
20 New York Jets Steve Tannen Defensive Back Florida
21 Cleveland Browns Bob McKay Offensive Tackle Texas
22 Los Angeles Rams Jack Reynolds Linebacker Tennessee
23 Dallas Cowboys Duane Thomas Running Back West Texas State
24 Oakland Raiders Raymond Chester Tight End Morgan State
25 Minnesota Vikings John Ward Offensive Tackle Oklahoma State
26 Kansas City Chiefs Sid Smith Offensive Tackle USC
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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... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. ... Louisiana Tech University, located in Ruston, Louisiana, is a coeducational public university with an approximate enrollment of 12000 students. ... 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... City Chicago 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 League... 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. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a leading Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... 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... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Navy Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Michael Elston Phipps (born January 19, 1947) was an football quarterback who played collegiately for the Purdue University Boilermakers (1967-1969), and professionally for both the Cleveland Browns (1970-1976) and Chicago Bears (1977-1981). ... Purdue University is a public land-grant university whose primary campus is located in West Lafayette, Indiana on the bluffs above the Wabash River. ... The New England Patriots are a National Football League team based in Foxboro, Massachusetts Founded: 1960, as a charter American Football League member. ... Utah State Universitys main campus is located in Logan, Utah. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... Al Cowlings (born June 16, 1947 in San Francisco, California) first gained fame as an American football player, but is now probably better known for his role in the saga of O. J. Simpsons murder trial. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... 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. ... 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... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... The University of Oklahoma, often called OU or Oklahoma, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... It has been suggested that University Park, Pennsylvania be merged into this article or section. ... 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. ... Texas A&M University, often Texas A&M, A&M or TAMU for short, is the flagship[4] institution of The Texas A&M University System. ... 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... The University of North Texas (informally UNT or North Texas) is a public university located in Denton, Texas. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967-present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... Ken Burrough (WR) was a 1st Round Draft pick from Texas Southern by the Saints in 1970. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Texas Southern University is a historically black university in Houston, Texas, USA. The university was established on March 3, 1947 by the Texas Legislature and it was initially named Texas State University for Negroes. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, UCB officially[2]; Colorado, CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Other nicknames Dirty Birds Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966-present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football... A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, is a state-supported, comprehensive college with 14 academic departments divided into five schools offering 20 majors and 23 minors. ... 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... The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... 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. ... North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a historically black college located in Durham, North Carolina. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... The University of Richmond describes itself as a premier, private, liberal arts university featuring highly selective, primarily undergraduate programs, as well as graduate programs in arts and sciences, business and law. ... Elon University is a private liberal arts university in Elon, North Carolina founded in 1889 by the Christian Church, which is now the United Church of Christ. ... 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... 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. ... For the unrelated Jesuit university in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Norm Bulaich (Bulajic in Serbian) was affectionately known to his teammates as Boo. ... Texas Christian University (TCU) is a private, coeducational university located in Fort Worth, Texas. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Steve Owens was the 1969 Heisman Trophy winner. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970-present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... 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 Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. ... The St. ... Jack Reynolds was a coach of Ajax Amsterdam and inventor of Total Football. ... 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 Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal, Navy, Silver-Green, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... Duane Thomas (born June 21, 1947) is a former american football running back who played four seasons for the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins from 1970 to 1974. ... West Texas A&M University West Texas A&M University (also known as WTAMU), part of the Texas A&M University System, is a public university located in Canyon, Texas. ... City Oakland, California Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970-present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC West (1970-present) Team history Oakland Raiders (1960... Morgan State University, located in residential Baltimore, Maryland, awards Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctorate degrees. ... 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 Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... Oklahoma State University, located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is an institution of higher learning founded in 1890 as a land-grant university, known as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (Oklahoma A&M). ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Yellow, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970-present) American Football Conference...

Hall of Famers

  • Terry Bradshaw, QB, Louisiana Tech - taken 1st round, 1st overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Inducted in 1989.
  • Mel Blount, CB, Southern - taken 3rd round, 53rd overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Inducted in 1989.
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The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Melvin Carnell Blount (Born April 10, 1948 in Vidalia, Georgia) was a 5-time All Pro-Bowl defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... 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. ... For other Southern University campuses, see Southern University System. ...

Other notable players drafted

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Bill Brundige (born November 13, 1948 in Holyoke, Colorado) was a former defensive end for the Washington Redskins for eight seasons between 1970 and 1977. ... The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, UCB officially[2]; Colorado, CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system. ...

See also

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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:
1969 NFL Draft
NFL Draft
1970
Succeeded by:
1971 NFL Draft

 
 

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