Ohio State's NFL Draft History: 1950s and 1960s

Remy's picture
May 5, 2014 at 4:29p
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Another day down and another day closer to Ohio State's first game of the season. Another milestone to the first game is the NFL Draft. Since 1936, 347 Buckeyes have been selected in the draft. 69 of the players were first-round draft picks. Information in this article came from The 2013 Ohio State Football Team Guide.

81 Buckeyes were selected in the NFL Draft between 1950 and 1969. Some notable names in order of the year they were drafted were: Vic Janwicz, Howard "Hopalong" Cassidy, Jim Parker, Jim Marshall and Paul Warfield.

Before we get to the 81 players from the '50s and '60s here is some trivia.

Cliff Clavin's Trivia Corner

Cliff Going for Broke

 

How many Ohio State players were drafted in the first-round in the 1950s?

 

Can you name the former mayor of Columbus who was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 18th round of the 1966 draft?

 

What team drafted Paul Warfield in the 4th round of the 1964 draft?

 

 

 

The 36 Buckeyes Drafted in the 1950s

1950 1st Fred Morrison (B)................................Chicago Bears
1950 11th Jack Wilson (T) ......................................Detroit Lions
1950 14th Bill Trautwein (T) ..........................Los Angeles Rams
1950 23rd George Mattey (G).......................Green Bay Packers

1951 7th Bob Monsen (T) .....................................Detroit Lions
1951 26th Bill Miller (T) ................................Green Bay Packers
 

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1952 7th Vic Janowicz (B) .............Washington Redskins
1952 9th Sherwin Gandee (E) .....................Detroit Lions
1952 15th Julius Wittman (T) ........Washington Redskins

1953 11th Jim Ruehl (C) ........................New York Giants
1953 16th John Hlay (FB) .................Green Bay Packers

1954 6th George Jacoby (T) .................New York Giants
1954 13th Mike Takacs (G) ...............Green Bay Packers
1954 22nd Robert Meyer (T) ...................Baltimore Colts

1955 2nd Bobby Watkins (HB) .................Chicago Bears
1955 28th James Hoffman (B).............Los Angeles Rams
1955 28th Robert Myers (T).....................Baltimore Colts
1955 28th Dave Williams (G) ............ Pittsburgh Steelers

1956 1st Howard Cassady (B) .....................Detroit Lions
1956 4th Fran Machinsky (T) ........Washington Redskins
1956 9th Ken Vargo (C) ...........................Chicago Bears
1956 22nd Jerry Harkrader (B) .............New York Giants

 

Jim Parker

1957 1st Jim Parker (T) ...........................Baltimore Colts
1957 2nd Bill Michael (T) .................. Pittsburgh Steelers
1957 11th Jim Roseboro (HB)............Green Bay Packers
1957 16th Joe Cannavino (HB) ...............Baltimore Colts
1957 18th Richard Guy (G)..............San Francisco 49ers
1957 22nd Aurelius Thomas (G) ....... Pittsburgh Steelers
1957 27th Don Vicic (FB) ................San Francisco 49ers
1957 30th Lee Williams (B) ................Los Angeles Rams

1958 7th Bill Jobko (G) .......................Los Angeles Rams
1958 8th Don Sutherin (B) .....................New York Giants

1959 1st Don Clark (B) .............................Chicago Bears
1959 1st Dan James (C) .................San Francisco 49ers
1959 23rd Frank Kremblas (QB) ...........New York Giants
1959 26th John Scott (T) .................. Pittsburgh Steelers

 

 

 

The 45 Buckeyes Drafted in the 1960s

Jim Marshall

1960 *1st Birtho Arnold (OL) .........................Buffalo Bills
1960 *1st James Houston (E) .......................Buffalo Bills
1960 *1st Bob White (FB) ........................Houston Oilers
1960  2nd Jim Marshall (DT).....................Houston Oilers

1961 1st Tom Matte (HB) .........................Baltimore Colts
1961 3rd Jim Tyrer (T) .......................Kansas City Chiefs
1961 5th Tom Matte (HB) ..........................New York Jets
1961 14th Jim Tyrer (T) ............................Chicago Bears
1961 15th Jerry Fields (HB) ..................New York Giants
1961 15th Ernie Wright (T) .................Los Angeles Rams
1961 18th George Tolford (T) ........Washington Redskins
1961 20th Mike Ingram (G).............Washington Redskins
1961 21st Bob Brooks (FB) .......................New York Jets

1962 1st Bob Ferguson (FB) .............Pittsburgh Steelers
1962 1st Bob Ferguson (FB) ...........San Diego Chargers
1962 13th Charles Bryant ................San Diego Chargers
1962 20th Jack Roberts (T) ......................Chicago Bears
1962 20th Sam Tidmore (E) ..........................Buffalo Bills
 

Bob Vogel

 

1963 1st Daryl Sanders (T) .........................Detroit Lions
1963 1st Bob Vogel (T) ............................Baltimore Colts
1963 3rd Bob Vogel (T) ...........................Boston Patriots
1963 4th Daryl Sanders (G) ...............Kansas City Chiefs
1963 5th Gary Moeller (LB)..............San Francisco 49ers
1963 7th Dave Francis (B).............Washington Redskins
1963 8th Rod Foster (G) ..........................Boston Patriots
1963 10th Rod Foster (G) .............Washington Redskins
1963 13th Dave Katterhenrich (B) ......Cleveland Browns
1963 23rd Bob Middleton (E) ........................Buffalo Bills

1964 1st Matt Snell (FB) ..........................New York Jets
1964 4th Matt Snell (FB) ......................New York Giants
1964 4th Paul Warfield (WR) .......................Buffalo Bills
1964 14th Tom Jenkins (G) .............. Pittsburgh Steelers

1965 1st Jim Davidson (T) ............................Buffalo Bills

 

Paul Warfield

 

1966 3rd Tom Barrington (FB) .......Washington Redskins
1966 4th Doug Van Horn (G) .......................Detroit Lions
1966 5th Doug Van Horn (G) ............Kansas City Chiefs
1966 16th Tom Barington (RB) ..........Kansas City Chiefs
1966 18th Greg Lashutka (E) ........................Buffalo Bills

1967 3rd Mike Current (T) ......................Denver Broncos
1967 7th Bo Rein (FL) .............................Baltimore Colts
1967 12th Ron Sepic (E) ...............Washington Redskins

1968 3rd Dick Himes (T) ...................Green Bay Packers

1969 1st Dave Foley (T) ...........................New York Jets
1969 1st Rufus Mayes (T) ........................Chicago Bears
1969 10th Steve Howell (TE) .............Cincinnati Bengals

 

 

Through Thursday I will post an article about Ohio State players and the NFL Draft:
Sunday- 1930s and 1940s
Monday- 1950s and 1960s
Tuesday- 1970s and 1980s
Wednesday- 1990s and 2000s 
Thursday- 2010s and Recap

Cliff Clavin's Trivia Corner Answers

Cliff

 

How many Ohio State players were drafted in the first-round in the 1950s?
Answer: Five (1959 Don Clark,
1959 Dan James 
1957 Jim Parker
1956 Howard Cassady 
1950 Fred Morrison) 


Can you name the former mayor of Columbus who was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 18th round of the 1966 draft?

Answer: Grag Lashutka who severed as Columbus' mayor (1992 to 2000) before Mayor Coleman.

 

What team drafted Paul Warfield in the 4th round of the 1964 draft?

Answer: The Buffalo Bills

Comments

BroJim's picture

Awesome man, thanks a lot!

I season my simple food with hunger

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Remy's picture

To view my article on the Buckeyes drafted in the 1930s and 1940s go here.

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

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Unky Buck's picture

Can we give Remy the title of official 11-dubs historian? His countdown from last year (but started by AndyVance) was remarkable.

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Hovenaut's picture

Second that.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

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Hovenaut's picture

See a good many heroes of my elders on here, what a list.

The people, the tradition, the excellence indeed.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

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