Stay Connected:

1961 Draft

1961 NFL Draft & Order

The 1961 NFL Draft consisted of 20 rounds with a total of 108 players drafted. The top pick was Tommy Mason out of Tulane drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. Of the 12 players selected in the first round 8 played offense and 4 played defense. Ucla had the most players selected in the first round of the 1961 draft with 2. Some of the top drafted players were Fran Tarkenton (drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in Round 3), Norm Snead (drafted by the Washington Redskins in Round 1), Billy Kilmer (drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in Round 1), Tom Matte (drafted by the Baltimore Colts in Round 1) and Tommy Mason (drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in Round 1). View all of the players selected in the 1961 NFL Draft round by round.
1961 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 Tommy Mason RB Tulane Minnesota Vikings
Bob Crespino TE Mississippi Cleveland Browns
Herb Adderley DB Michigan State Green Bay Packers
Bernie Casey WR Bowling Green State San Francisco 49ers
Joe Rutgens DL Illinois Washington Redskins
Mike Ditka TE Pittsburgh Chicago Bears
Billy Kilmer QB UCLA San Francisco 49ers
Marlin McKeever TE USC Los Angeles Rams
Tom Matte RB Ohio State Baltimore Colts
Norm Snead QB Wake Forest Washington Redskins
Jim Johnson DB UCLA San Francisco 49ers
Bob Lilly DL Texas Christian Dallas Cowboys
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Rip Hawkins LB North Carolina Minnesota Vikings
Tom Gilburg P Syracuse Baltimore Colts
Elbert Kimbrough DB Northwestern Los Angeles Rams
Roland Lakes OL Wichita State San Francisco 49ers
Bruce Tarbox OL Syracuse New York Giants
Ed Nutting OL Georgia Tech Cleveland Browns
Myron Pottios LB Notre Dame Pittsburgh Steelers
Dan LaRose OL Missouri Detroit Lions
Ron Kostelnik DL Cincinnati Green Bay Packers
Bob Gaiters RB New Mexico State New York Giants
Bill Brown RB Illinois Chicago Bears
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill Cooper RB Muskingum San Francisco 49ers
Fran Tarkenton QB Georgia Minnesota Vikings
Don Oakes OL Virginia Tech Philadelphia Eagles
Dick Mills OL Pittsburgh Detroit Lions
Ron Miller QB Wisconsin Los Angeles Rams
Jerry Hill RB Wyoming Baltimore Colts
Jim Cunningham RB Pittsburgh Washington Redskins
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Charley Cowan OL New Mexico Highlands Los Angeles Rams
Ben Davidson DL Washington New York Giants
Ken Gregory DL Whittier Baltimore Colts
Paul Dudley RB Arkansas Green Bay Packers
Chuck Lamson DB Wyoming Minnesota Vikings
Aaron Thomas TE Oregon State San Francisco 49ers
Dale Messer DB Fresno State San Francisco 49ers
Ron McDole DL Nebraska St. Louis Cardinals
Sonny Davis LB Baylor Dallas Cowboys
John Brown OL Syracuse Cleveland Browns
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Willie Hector OL U. of Pacific Los Angeles Rams
Bob McCreary OL Wake Forest San Francisco 49ers
Mike Lucci LB Tennessee Cleveland Browns
Ed Sharockman DB Pittsburgh Minnesota Vikings
Clark Miller DL Utah State San Francisco 49ers
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Lee Folkins DL Washington Green Bay Packers
Greg Larson OL Minnesota New York Giants
Joe Krakoski DB Illinois Washington Redskins
Frank Parker DL Oklahoma State Cleveland Browns
Mike McClellan DB Oklahoma San Francisco 49ers
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Irv Cross DB Northwestern Philadelphia Eagles
Dick Hoak RB Penn State Pittsburgh Steelers
Jim Collier TE Arkansas New York Giants
Preston Powell RB Grambling State Cleveland Browns
Bobby Smith DB UCLA Los Angeles Rams
George Hultz DL Southern Mississippi St. Louis Cardinals
Mike Pyle OL Yale Chicago Bears
Jim Kerr DB Penn State Washington Redskins
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Fred Cox K Pittsburgh Cleveland Browns
Allen Green K Mississippi New York Giants
Marshall Starks DB Illinois St. Louis Cardinals
Don Talbert OL Texas Dallas Cowboys
Paul Lindquist DL New Hampshire Minnesota Vikings
Jim Beaver DL Florida Philadelphia Eagles
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Duane Allen TE Rancho Santiago Coll. CA (J.C.) Los Angeles Rams
Leon Donohue OL San Jose State San Francisco 49ers
Glynn Gregory DB Southern Methodist Dallas Cowboys
Bobby Bethune DB Mississippi State Chicago Bears
Pete Nicklas OL Baylor Baltimore Colts
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Roger Hagberg RB Minnesota Green Bay Packers
Doug Mayberry RB Utah State Minnesota Vikings
Errol Linden OL Houston Detroit Lions
Bob Clemens RB Pittsburgh Baltimore Colts
Joe Scibelli OL American International Los Angeles Rams
Red Mack RB Notre Dame Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 11
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Billy Gault RB Texas Christian Cleveland Browns
Riley Mattson OL Oregon Washington Redskins
Larry Vargo DB Detroit Detroit Lions
Val Keckin QB Southern Mississippi Green Bay Packers
Henry Clement TE North Carolina Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 12
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
John Denvir OL Colorado Green Bay Packers
Steve Stonebreaker LB Detroit Minnesota Vikings
Dick Lage DL Lenoir-Rhyne Cleveland Browns
Round 13
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jerry Fields LB Ohio State New York Giants
Ray Hayes RB Central Oklahoma Minnesota Vikings
Don Jonas RB Penn State Philadelphia Eagles
Elijah Pitts RB Philander Smith Green Bay Packers
Ernie McMillan OL Illinois St. Louis Cardinals
Doug Elmore DB Mississippi Washington Redskins
Round 14
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ken Petersen OL Utah Minnesota Vikings
Nelson Toburen LB Wichita State Green Bay Packers
Bob Schmitz LB Montana State Pittsburgh Steelers
Doyle Schick LB Kansas Washington Redskins
Deacon Jones DL Mississippi Valley State Los Angeles Rams
Round 15
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Mike Mercer K Arizona State Minnesota Vikings
Bobby Richards DL Louisiana State Philadelphia Eagles
Round 16
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Wayne Frazier LB Auburn Chicago Bears
Wilbert Scott LB Indiana Pittsburgh Steelers
Roger Shoals OL Maryland Cleveland Browns
Round 17
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Pat Fischer DB Nebraska St. Louis Cardinals
Terry Nofsinger QB Utah Pittsburgh Steelers
Jim Brewington OL North Carolina Central Green Bay Packers
Willie Jones RB Purdue Minnesota Vikings
Round 18
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Kay McFarland WR Colorado State San Francisco 49ers
Bob Voight DL Los Angeles State Minnesota Vikings
Round 19
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Lynn Hoyem OL Long Beach State Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romeo TE Florida State Washington Redskins
Round 20
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Leo Reed OL Colorado State St. Louis Cardinals

Welcome to Fantasy Football Challenge.
Get free fantasy football advice, cheatsheets, stats, and more.
Copyright © 2016 Fantasyfootballchallenge.com. All Rights Reserved This website, it's parent company or any subsidiaries are NOT endorsed by, and do not imply endorsement from, the NFL, the NFL Player's Association (Players, Inc.), any NFL Team, or any NFL player.