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Encyclopedia > 1972 NFL Draft

The 1972 NFL Draft was held on February 1-2, 1972 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. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...

Contents

Player selections

= Pro Bowler

The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...

Round one

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Buffalo Bills Walt Patulski Defensive End Notre Dame
2 Cincinnati Bengals Sherman White Defensive End California
3 Chicago Bears 1 Lionel Antoine Offensive Tackle Southern Illinois
4 St. Louis Cardinals Bobby Moore Wide Receiver Oregon
5 Denver Broncos Riley Odoms Tight End Houston
6 Houston Oilers Greg Sampson Defensive End Stanford
7 Green Bay Packers Willie Buchanon Defensive Back San Diego State
8 New Orleans Saints Royce Smith Guard Georgia
9 New York Jets Jerome Barkum Wide Receiver Jackson State
10 Minnesota Vikings 2 Jeff Siemon Linebacker Stanford
11 Green Bay Packers 3 Jerry Tagge Quarterback Nebraska
12 Chicago Bears Craig Clemons Defensive Back Iowa
13 Pittsburgh Steelers Franco Harris Running Back Penn State
14 Philadelphia Eagles John Reaves Quarterback Florida
15 Atlanta Falcons Clarence Ellis Defensive Back Notre Dame
16 Detroit Lions Herb Orvis Defensive End Colorado
17 New York Giants 4 Eldridge Small Defensive Back Texas A&I
18 Cleveland Browns Thom Darden Defensive Back Michigan
19 San Francisco 49ers Terry Beasley Wide Receiver Auburn
20 New York Jets 5 Mike Taylor Linebacker Michigan
21 Oakland Raiders Mike Siani Wide Receiver Villanova
22 Baltimore Colts Tom Drougas Offensive Tackle Oregon
23 Kansas City Chiefs Jeff Kinney Running Back Nebraska
24 New York Giants 6 Larry Jacobson Defensive End Nebraska
25 Miami Dolphins Mike Kadish Defensive Tackle Notre Dame
26 Dallas Cowboys Bill Thomas Running Back Boston College
= Pro Bowler

City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Walter George Patulski (Born:February 3,1950) is a former NFL player. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... 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... Sherman White (born August 12, 1948 in Manchester, NH) is a retired American football lineman who played in the National Football League between 1972 and 1983. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... 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 Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... 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. ... Southern Illinois University is a university in southern Illinois with two institutions and multiple campuses. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner William V. Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... Ahmad Rashad Ahmad Rashad (born Bobby Moore November 19, 1949 in Portland, Oregon, raised in Tacoma, Washington) is an Emmy award-winning sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and former American football wide receiver for the St. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970... Riley Mackey Odoms (born March 1, 1950 in Luling, Texas) played tight end for the Denver Broncos from 1972-1983. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... The University of Houston, formerly University of Houston–University Park, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, 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... The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university located approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco and approximately 20 miles northwest of San José in an unincorporated area of Santa Clara County. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders (Green Bay Packers Foundation) 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... Willie Buchanon (born in San Diego) was a graduate of Oceanside High School and San Diego State University and was a cornerback for the Green Bay Packers and was defensive rookie of the year in 1972 and a three-time Pro Bowl Player. ... 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. ... San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in the greater San Diego area (generally the City and County of San Diego), and is part of the California State University system. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present... 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. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson 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... Jerome Barkum was a wide receiver in the NFL. He played his entire career with the New York Jets. ... Jackson State University, often abridged as Jackson State or by its initials JSU is a historically black university located in Jackson, Mississippi founded in 1877. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Jeffrey Glenn Siemon (born June 2nd, 1950 in Rochester, Minnesota) is a former professional American football player. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jerry Tagge (born April 12, 1950) is a member of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Hall of Fame. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Seal of the University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska is one of two public university systems in the state of Nebraska, USA. The system has four universities and a technical college: University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska Medical... The University of Iowa, or Iowa for short, is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Franco Harris (born March 7, 1950) was an American football player. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related, land-grant university. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Thomas Johnson John Reaves (born March 2, 1950 in Anniston, Alabama) was a former American professional football player. ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public land-grant, space-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino 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 Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Herbert Orvis (born October 17, 1946) is a former American football defensive tackle who played for the Detroit Lions and the Baltimore Colts in a ten year career that lasted from 1972 to 1981 in the National Football League. ... 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 East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... Texas A&M University–Kingsville is a regional university with a multicultural student body that is 62 percent Hispanic and includes students from 35 states and 43 foreign countries. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Thomas Vincent Darden (August 28, 1950) was an American football player for the Cleveland Browns. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UM, U of M or U-M) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers 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... — Fingers-of-Pyrex 02:21, 29 September 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, in the United States. ... Mike Taylor (born May 5, 1945 in San Francisco, California) is a retired American football offensive tackle. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin 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... Mike Siani (born May 27, 1950 in Staten Island, New York) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for nine seasons for the Oakland Raiders and Baltimore Colts. ... Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family[1] 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... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... Larry Jacobson is President of World Audience. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, White, and Navy Blue Head Coach Cam Cameron 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... 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. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... 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 St. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold and White Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder 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 Division (1967... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...

Hall of Famers

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Franco Harris (born March 7, 1950) was an American football player. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ...

Other notable players selected

Larry Lauren Ball (born September 27, 1949 in Iowa City, Iowa) is a retired American football linebacker. ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ... Jim Bertelsen was a defensive back in the NFL. He played his entire career with the Los Angeles Rams. ... The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is a doctoral/research university located in Austin, Texas. ... Larry Brooks (born June 10, 1950), is a former American Football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams eleven seasons from 1972 to 1982 in the National Football League. ... Virginia State University, located in Ettrick, Virginia (near Petersburg, in the Richmond area), was founded on March 6, 1882. ... Tommy Casanova played football for LSU and for the Cincinnati Bengals. ... Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College at Baton Rouge, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... David Dalby (born October 19, 1950 in Alexandria, Minnesota; died August 30, 2002 in Dana Point, California) was a Center who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League, all with the Oakland Raiders. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... Joseph Michael Federspiel (born May 6, 1950] was an American football linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Colts. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Stephen Robert Furness (born December 5, 1950, Providence, Rhode Island; died February 9, 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was a defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions of the National Football League, and a member of the Steelers famed Steel Curtain defense. ... The University of Rhode Island, commonly abbreviated as URI, is the principal public research university in the State of Rhode Island, with its main campus in Kingston, Rhode Island, and three other campuses located throughout the state. ... Joe Gilliam (1950-2000) was an American football player. ... Tennessee State University (TSU) is a comprehensive, urban, coeducational land-grant university founded in 1912. ... Gordon Gravelle is a former tackle in the National Football League. ... // BYUs origin can be traced back to 1862. ... John Stark Hill (born April 16, 1950 in East Orange, New Jersey) was a center and tackle in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints. ... Lehigh University is a highly selective private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the United States. ... Czeslaw Chester Marcol (born October 24, 1949 in Opole, Poland) is a former American Football Placekicker for the Green Bay Packers. ... Hillsdale College is an independent, co-educational, nonsectarian, liberal arts college located on the north side of the city of Hillsdale in central-southern Michigan, United States. ... Lawrence McCutcheon played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1972-1979. ... Colorado State University is a public land grant institution of higher learning located in Fort Collins, Colorado in the United States. ... Lydell Mitchell (born May 30, 1949 in Salem, New Jersey) was a running back in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers & Los Angeles Rams spanning 1972-1980. ... Thomas Patrick Myers (born October 24, 1950] was an American football safety who played ten seasons in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... Alonzo (Skip) Thomas (aka Dr. Death) is a retired american football cornerback. ... A cornerback (also referred to as a corner) is a position in American and Canadian football, more broadly classified as a defensive back. ... The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[4]), located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ... John Vella (born April 21, 1950 in Cleveland) is a former Offensive Tackle who played for the National Football League Oakland Raiders between 1972 and 1979. ... Stanley Peter Walters (b. ...

See also

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

External links

  • Complete draft information from databaseFootball.com
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame

 
 

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