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1956 NFL Draft
Held November 29, 1955 (rounds 1-3) and January 17, 1956 (rounds 4-30)
RoundOverallTeamPlayerPosCollegeNotes
Bonus1Pittsburgh SteelersGary GlickQBColorado State
12San Francisco 49ersEarl MorrallQBMichigan State
13Detroit LionsHoward CassadyBOhio State
14Philadelphia EaglesBob PellegriniCMaryland
15Pittsburgh SteelersArt DavisBMississippi State
16Los Angeles RamsJoe MarconiBWest Virginia
17Chicago CardinalsJoe ChildressBAuburn
18Green Bay PackersJack LoschBMiami (Florida)
19Baltimore ColtsLenny MooreBPenn State
110Chicago BearsTex SchriewerETexas
111Los Angeles RamsCharley HortonBVanderbilt
112Washington RedskinsEd VerebBMaryland
113Cleveland BrownsPreston CarpenterBArkansas
214Los Angeles RamsLeon ClarkeESouthern California
215San Francisco 49ersBruce BosleyTWest Virginia
216Philadelphia EaglesFrank D'AgostinoTAuburn
217Pittsburgh SteelersJoe KrupaTPurdue
218Chicago CardinalsNorm MastersTMichigan State
219New York GiantsHenry MooreBArkansas
220Green Bay PackersForrest GreggTSouthern Methodist
221Baltimore ColtsDick DonlinEHamline
222Chicago BearsM.L. BrackettTAuburn
223Los Angeles RamsHugh PittsCTexas Christian
224Washington RedskinsJohn PaluckEPittsburgh
225Cleveland BrownsBilly KinardBMississippi
326San Francisco 49ersBill HerchmanTTexas Tech
327Detroit LionsDon McIlhennyBSouthern Methodist
328Philadelphia EaglesDon SchaeferBNotre Dame
329Pittsburgh SteelersJim TaylorCBaylor
330New York GiantsSam HuffTWest Virginia
331Chicago CardinalsJohn RoachQBSouthern Methodist
332Los Angeles RamsA.D. WilliamsEPacific
333Baltimore ColtsBob PascalBDuke
334Cleveland BrownsLarry RossEDenver
335Los Angeles RamsJohn MarshallBSouthern Methodist
336Washington RedskinsFreddy WyantBWest Virginia
337Cleveland BrownsBill QuinlanEMichigan State
438Detroit LionsJerry ReichowQBIowa
439Pittsburgh SteelersDick MurleyGPurdue
440San Francisco 49ersFrank PajaczkowskiBRichmond
441Washington RedskinsFran MachinskyTOhio State
442Chicago CardinalsSam SalernoTColorado
443Baltimore ColtsB.C. InabinetTClemson
444Green Bay PackersCecil MorrisGOklahoma
445New York GiantsJim KatcavageEDayton
446Los Angeles RamsWillie BerzinskiBWisconsin-LaCrosse
447Chicago BearsJohn MellekasTArizona
448Los Angeles RamsJim CarmichaelECalifornia
449Cleveland BrownsBobby MossBWest Virginia
550Detroit LionsTom TracyBTennessee
551Los Angeles RamsJim FreemanEIowa
552Pittsburgh SteelersBill MurakowskiBPurdue
553Los Angeles RamsHerb NakkenBUtah
554Philadelphia EaglesFred ThurstonGValparaiso
555Baltimore ColtsHerb GrayETexas
556Green Bay PackersBob SkoronskiTIndiana
557New York GiantsDon ChandlerBFlorida
558Chicago BearsWillie GalimoreBFlorida A&M
559Washington RedskinsGary LoweBMichigan State
560Los Angeles RamsJesse WhittentonBTexas-El Paso
561Cleveland BrownsFrank ClarkeEColorado
662Detroit LionsBob LuskCWilliam & Mary
663Pittsburgh SteelersRay TaylorBTexas Christian
664San Francisco 49ersTony SardiscoLBTulane
665Philadelphia EaglesTirrel BurtonBMiami (Ohio)
666Chicago CardinalsCharlie DupreBBaylor
667Baltimore ColtsDon SchmidtBTexas Tech
668Green Bay PackersBob BurrisBOklahoma
669New York GiantsFred CasonBTampa
670Chicago CardinalsJohn DittrichTWisconsin
671Cleveland BrownsSherman PlunkettEMaryland-Eastern Shore
672Los Angeles RamsEddie VincentBIowa
673Cleveland BrownsPaul WigginEStanford
774Detroit LionsGene CroninGPacific
775San Francisco 49ersLarry BarnesBColorado State
776Pittsburgh SteelersDick GaspariCGeorge Washington
777Chicago CardinalsBob KonovskyTWisconsin
778Philadelphia EaglesJohn WaedekinTHardin-Simmons
779Baltimore ColtsBill WatersTAustin
780Green Bay PackersHank GremmingerEBaylor
781New York GiantsRon NeryTKansas State
782Chicago BearsJ.C. CarolineBIllinois
783Washington RedskinsDonnie CarawayBHouston
784Los Angeles RamsJack MorrisBOregon
785Cleveland BrownsChuck GriffithESouthern California
886Detroit LionsJack PowellTTexas A&M
887Pittsburgh SteelersVere WellmanGWichita State
888San Francisco 49ersCharley SmithEAbilene Christian
889Philadelphia EaglesElroy PayneBMcMurry
890Chicago CardinalsDave LuncefordTBaylor
891Baltimore ColtsBill KomanGNorth Carolina
892Green Bay PackersRuss DennisEMaryland
893New York GiantsDon HollederEArmy
894Washington RedskinsDick JamesBOregon
895Chicago BearsDick KlawitterCSouth Dakota State
896Los Angeles RamsGeorge BoyerLBFlorida State
897Cleveland BrownsLen HellyerBMarshall
998Detroit LionsCal JonesGIowa
999San Francisco 49ersJim CoxECal Poly (San Luis Obispo)
9100Pittsburgh SteelersWayne EdmondsGNotre Dame
9101Chicago CardinalsBob LovelyTTampa
9102Philadelphia EaglesJohn BrediceEBoston University
9103Baltimore ColtsJohn LewisEMichigan State
9104Green Bay PackersGordy DuvallBSouthern California
9105New York GiantsKen BradenCTexas A&M-Commerce
9106Chicago BearsKen VargoCOhio State
9107Washington RedskinsWhitey RouviereBMiami (Florida)
9108Los Angeles RamsMaury WolfordTLouisville
9109Cleveland BrownsJack HeckerEBowling Green State
10110Detroit LionsJoe SilasDESouth Carolina
10111Pittsburgh SteelersLou BaldacciBMichigan
10112San Francisco 49ersJerry ZaleskiBColorado State
10113Philadelphia EaglesTom DimmickCHouston
10114Chicago CardinalsWillis TowneEWichita State
10115Baltimore ColtsGene ScottBCentre
10116Green Bay PackersBob LaugheryBMaryland
10117New York GiantsJohnny HermannBUCLA
10118Pittsburgh SteelersBob NolanEMiami (Florida)
10119Chicago BearsDick LucasEBoston College
10120Los Angeles RamsCharlie StickaBTrinity (Connecticut)
10121Cleveland BrownsEddie RayburnTRice
11122Detroit LionsLou WackerBRichmond
11123San Francisco 49ersStew PellTNorth Carolina
11124Detroit LionsTom SelepBMaryland
11125Chicago CardinalsFob JamesBAuburn
11126Philadelphia EaglesKenny KellerBNorth Carolina
11127Baltimore ColtsDennis ShawENorth Texas
11128Green Bay PackersMike HudockCMiami (Florida)
11129New York GiantsDick MoloneyBKentucky
11130Chicago BearsJohn JankansEArizona State
11131Washington RedskinsTom PowellGColgate
11132Los Angeles RamsJim DeckerBUCLA
11133Cleveland BrownsBill UnderdonkTWest Virginia
12134Detroit LionsR.B. NunneryTLouisiana State
12135Pittsburgh SteelersPhil TarasovicEYale
12136San Francisco 49ersRodger SwedbergTIowa
12137Philadelphia EaglesTommy HarkinsEVanderbilt
12138Chicago CardinalsJerry WalkerTTexas Tech
12139Baltimore ColtsSteve MyhraGNorth Dakota
12140Green Bay PackersMax BurnettBArizona
12141Washington RedskinsJerry PlanutisBMichigan State
12142Washington RedskinsGil MorenoTUCLA
12143Chicago BearsBuddy CruzeETennessee
12144Los Angeles RamsEm LindbeckQBIllinois
12145Cleveland BrownsHarry JavernickTColorado
13146Detroit LionsO.K. FergusonBLouisiana State
13147San Francisco 49ersRalph MoodyBKansas
13148Pittsburgh SteelersWeldon HolleyBBaylor
13149Chicago CardinalsBo BolingerGOklahoma
13150Philadelphia EaglesJim SidesBTexas Tech
13151Baltimore ColtsJack HillBUtah State
13152Green Bay PackersJim MenseCNotre Dame
13153New York GiantsEddie CrawfordBMississippi
13154Chicago BearsDick GroggGMinnesota
13155Washington RedskinsJerry WardGDayton
13156Los Angeles RamsMike NorciaBKent State
13157Cleveland BrownsJim FureyCKansas State
14158Detroit LionsRonnie FallsLBDuke
14159Pittsburgh SteelersJim EmmonsTAlabama
14160San Francisco 49ersR.C. OwensECollege of Idaho
14161Philadelphia EaglesFrank ReichCPenn State
14162Chicago CardinalsCarnell NeumanBIllinois-Navy Pier
14163Baltimore ColtsTed SchwangerBTennessee Tech
14164Green Bay PackersCharlie ThomasBWisconsin
14165New York GiantsJohn McMullanGNotre Dame
14166Washington RedskinsPat UebelBArmy
14167Chicago BearsMilt GrahamEColgate
14168Los Angeles RamsTommy RunnelsBNorth Texas
14169Cleveland BrownsCharlie SidwellBWilliam & Mary
15170Detroit LionsHorace AllertDETexas State
15171San Francisco 49ersReed HendersonTUtah State
15172San Francisco 49ersGene BoydBAbilene Christian
15173Chicago CardinalsCharlie AndersonELouisiana Tech
15174Philadelphia EaglesDon BrantBMontana
15175Baltimore ColtsJohn PolzerLBVirginia
15176Green Bay PackersBuddy AllistonGMississippi
15177New York GiantsRon MelnikTArmy
15178Chicago BearsDick FitzgeraldBNotre Dame
15179Chicago CardinalsTommy SpiersQBArkansas State
15180Los Angeles RamsDick ShattoBKentucky
15181Cleveland BrownsWillie DavisEGrambling State
16183Pittsburgh SteelersLionel ReedBCentral State (Ohio)
16184San Francisco 49ersGeorge HerringQBSouthern Mississippi
16185Philadelphia EaglesBilly HixTMiddle Tennessee State
16186Chicago CardinalsGeorge WelshQBNavy
16187Baltimore ColtsGene HendrixBDrake
16188Green Bay PackersCurt LynchTAlabama
16189New York GiantsAl PortneyTMissouri
16190Washington RedskinsWells GrayGWisconsin
16191Chicago BearsRay BrownBFlorida
16192Los Angeles RamsArnie PelluerEWashington State
16193Cleveland BrownsThurlow CooperEMaine
17194Detroit LionsKen WindEHouston
17195San Francisco 49ersDick WeissTMississippi
17196Pittsburgh SteelersBill SchmittGPittsburgh
17197Chicago CardinalsRon BeagleENavy
17198Philadelphia EaglesJoe MastrogiovanniBWyoming
17199Baltimore ColtsBill DanenhauerECollege of Emporia
17200Green Bay PackersBart StarrQBAlabama
17201New York GiantsTom MooneyTMiami (Ohio)
17202Chicago BearsTom AdamsEUCLA
17203Washington RedskinsEagle DayQBMississippi
17204Los Angeles RamsJack ButlerTKentucky
17205Cleveland BrownsEddie WestQBNorth Carolina State
18206Detroit LionsTurk PetrarcaBBoston College
18207Pittsburgh SteelersJohn StephansQBHoly Cross
18208San Francisco 49ersBilly YelvertonTMississippi
18209Philadelphia EaglesNick ConsolesQBWake Forest
18210Chicago CardinalsJim BrownGUCLA
18211Baltimore ColtsEarl LoomanGStetson
18212Green Bay PackersStan IntiharECornell
18213New York GiantsMatt BooneBNorth Carolina Central
18214Washington RedskinsJim PyburnEAuburn
18215Chicago BearsEarl PaytonBPrairie View A&M
18216Los Angeles RamsJack KlotzTWidener
18217Cleveland BrownsHal CarrollBCase Western Reserve
19218Detroit LionsDale VaughnBVirginia Military Institute
19219San Francisco 49ersPete ArrigoniBArizona
19220Pittsburgh SteelersJerry JacobsGFlorida State
19221Chicago CardinalsRay ZagarBMarquette
19222Philadelphia EaglesDelano WomackBTexas
19223Baltimore ColtsBob FyvieTLafayette
19224Green Bay PackersKen VakeyETexas Tech
19225New York GiantsRay DetringBMissouri
19226Chicago BearsJohn SmithBUCLA
19227Washington RedskinsRay LemekGNotre Dame
19228Los Angeles RamsCharley DeesTMcNeese State
19229Cleveland BrownsJohn SebestEEastern Kentucky
20230Detroit LionsJoe StephensonEVanderbilt
20231Pittsburgh SteelersFred GlatzEPittsburgh
20232San Francisco 49ersBob ScarbroughCAuburn
20233Philadelphia EaglesDarrell GloverTMaryland-Eastern Shore
20234Chicago CardinalsDickie MattisonBGeorgia Tech
20235Baltimore ColtsBob HillBJackson State
20236Green Bay PackersClyde LetbetterTBaylor
20237New York GiantsMike FallsGMinnesota
20238Washington RedskinsVince GonzalesBLouisiana State
20239Chicago BearsChuck MaximeGAuburn
20240Los Angeles RamsJohn CoyneTEastern Kentucky
20241Cleveland BrownsJoe MobraEOklahoma
21242Detroit LionsBob BlechenCWhittier
21243San Francisco 49ersL.C. JoynerEDiablo Valley JC
21244Pittsburgh SteelersGene MartellTNotre Dame
21245Chicago CardinalsRonnie HerrBTexas Tech
21246Philadelphia EaglesJack AdamsTSan Jose State
21247Baltimore ColtsJim HarnessBMississippi State
21248Green Bay PackersHal O'BrienBSouthern Methodist
21249New York GiantsDon McCombEVillanova
21250Chicago BearsJimmy WaddellBCompton JC
21251Washington RedskinsHoward SchnellenbergerEKentucky
21252Los Angeles RamsMilt RobichauxETrinity (Texas)
21253Cleveland BrownsGene KapishENotre Dame
22254Detroit LionsDick MarazzaTClemson
22255Pittsburgh SteelersRay DiPasqualeBPittsburgh
22256San Francisco 49ersClarence WessmanESan Jose State
22257Philadelphia EaglesJoe MillerBCincinnati
22258Chicago CardinalsJimmy MurphyTStephen F. Austin State
22259Baltimore ColtsPat Del VicarioGSouthern Mississippi
22260Green Bay PackersJohnny PopsonBFurman
22261New York GiantsJerry HarkraderBOhio State
22262Washington RedskinsGeorge NiculaTNotre Dame
22263Chicago BearsJoe BillingsTMemphis
22264Los Angeles RamsDick FoutsEMissouri
22265Cleveland BrownsSam BrownBUCLA
23266Detroit LionsBobby GarrardBGeorgia
23267San Francisco 49ersMike MonroeBWashington
23268Pittsburgh SteelersPete NeftQBPittsburgh
23269Chicago CardinalsTony BranoffBMichigan
23270Philadelphia EaglesChet SpencerEOklahoma State
23271Baltimore ColtsAl StephensonTIdaho State
23272Green Bay PackersJesse BirchfieldGDuke
23273New York GiantsBob McCoolBMississippi
23274Chicago BearsLou HoltEHoward Payne
23275Washington RedskinsDon St. JohnBXavier (Ohio)
23276Los Angeles RamsAl PaulsonBWashington State
23277Cleveland BrownsDon AlthouseESyracuse
24278Detroit LionsJarv WalzECentral Michigan
24279Pittsburgh SteelersBryan EngramETexas Christian
24280San Francisco 49ersEd WallaceTSan Diego JC
24281Philadelphia EaglesJohn ParhamBWake Forest
24282Chicago CardinalsOrville TraskTRice
24283Baltimore ColtsBobby FoxQBTexas A&M-Commerce
24284Green Bay PackersDon WilsonCRice
24285New York GiantsGerry HuthGWake Forest
24286Washington RedskinsJohnny TatumCTexas
24287Chicago BearsJesse CasteteBMcNeese State
24288Los Angeles RamsSam WilliamsDEMichigan State
24289Cleveland BrownsJim HughesGSan Jose State
25290Detroit LionsJerry HallBRice
25291San Francisco 49ersPaul GoadBAbilene Christian
25292Pittsburgh SteelersBilly O'DellBClemson
25293Chicago CardinalsBill WheelerTKentucky
25294Philadelphia EaglesJohnny GroganTDayton
25295Baltimore ColtsBrad MillsBKentucky
25296Green Bay PackersFranz KoenekeEMinnesota
25297New York GiantsHarry SpearsBFlorida
25298Chicago BearsJerry HentschelTSam Houston State
25299Washington RedskinsFrank BrooksGGeorgia Tech
25300Los Angeles RamsGlen TunningGPittsburgh
25301Cleveland BrownsBob DavenportBUCLA
26302Detroit LionsJoe WaldenBWest Texas A&M
26303Pittsburgh SteelersFrank SweeneyGXavier (Ohio)
26304San Francisco 49ersRommie LouddEUCLA
26305Philadelphia EaglesEarl LunsfordBOklahoma State
26306Chicago CardinalsChuck ZickefooseEKansas State
26307Baltimore ColtsJim LohrTSoutheast Missouri State
26308Green Bay PackersDick GoeheTMississippi
26309New York GiantsJohn BullerBKansas
26310Washington RedskinsDave BurnhamBWheaton
26311Chicago BearsDon OrrBVanderbilt
26312Los Angeles RamsHardiman CuretonTUCLA
26313Cleveland BrownsJack KammermanEUtah
27314Detroit LionsBryan BurnthorneGTulane
27315San Francisco 49ersJerry GustafsonQBStanford
27316Pittsburgh SteelersBuddy BensonBArkansas
27317Chicago CardinalsJack HutchinsonTOklahoma State
27318Philadelphia EaglesAlvin EllettTAlabama
27319Baltimore ColtsHerb HartwellBVirginia
27320Green Bay PackersDick KolianEWisconsin
27321New York GiantsGerry NesbittBArkansas
27322Chicago BearsWaylon BuchannonETexas A&M-Commerce
27323Washington RedskinsRoyce FlippinBPrinceton
27324Los Angeles RamsRoger SieselTMiami (Ohio)
27325Cleveland BrownsEd DwyerEPurdue
28326Detroit LionsJohn SmithGNorthwestern
28327Pittsburgh SteelersBill DeGraafBCornell
28328San Francisco 49ersJerry DrewBCalifornia
28329Philadelphia EaglesBill StrawnLBWestern Kentucky
28330Chicago CardinalsJim MillerQBWisconsin
28331Baltimore ColtsJohn ShearerQBShepherd
28332Green Bay PackersBobby LanceQBFlorida
28333New York GiantsBill FullerTArkansas
28334Washington RedskinsBilly HicksBJacksonville State
28335Chicago BearsBob AlexanderBTrinity (Connecticut)
28336Los Angeles RamsJohn MorrowTMichigan
28337Cleveland BrownsOllie SparksGIowa State
29338Detroit LionsDoug PetersBUCLA
29339San Francisco 49ersDean BensonGWillamette
29340Pittsburgh SteelersWes ThompsonTAlabama
29341Chicago CardinalsJim TroglioBNorthwestern
29342Philadelphia EaglesBobby HughesBSouthern Mississippi
29343Baltimore ColtsJim RusherEKansas State
29344Green Bay PackersVester NewcombCSouthwest Mississippi CC
29345New York GiantsJim NelsonGDuke
29346Chicago BearsBilly KreitemeyerBVanderbilt
29347Washington RedskinsPat BiscegliaGNotre Dame
29348Los Angeles RamsMickey BatesBIllinois
29349Cleveland BrownsJohn BattosEVanderbilt
30350Detroit LionsJohn GibbensTTexas State
30351San Francisco 49ersBob MitchellTPuget Sound
30352Philadelphia EaglesJoe UlmBSan Jose State
30353Chicago CardinalsBill KuceraTColorado
30354Baltimore ColtsTerry SweeneyBMiddle Tennessee State
30355Green Bay PackersRod HermesQBBeloit
30356New York GiantsWayne WilliamsESouthern Illinois
30357Washington RedskinsBuck NystromGMichigan State
30358Chicago BearsJim BucklerGAlabama
30359Los Angeles RamsDick KackmeisterCCentral Michigan
30360Cleveland BrownsBob BartholomewTWake Forest
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