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1980 Draft

1980 NFL Draft & Order

The 1980 NFL Draft consisted of 12 rounds with a total of 333 players drafted. The top pick was Billy Sims out of Oklahoma drafted by the Detroit Lions. Of the 28 players selected in the first round 15 played offense and 13 played defense. Usc and Texas had the most players selected in the first round of the 1980 draft with 3. Some of the top drafted players were Billy Sims (drafted by the Detroit Lions in Round 1), David Woodley (drafted by the Miami Dolphins in Round 8), Mark Malone (drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Round 1), Joe Cribbs (drafted by the Buffalo Bills in Round 2) and Curtis Dickey (drafted by the Baltimore Colts in Round 1). View all of the players selected in the 1980 NFL Draft round by round.
1980 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 Billy Sims RB Oklahoma Detroit Lions
2 Lam Jones WR Texas New York Jets
3 Anthony Munoz OL USC Cincinnati Bengals
4 Bruce Clark DL Penn State Green Bay Packers
5 Curtis Dickey RB Texas A&M Baltimore Colts
6 Curtis Greer DL Michigan St. Louis Cardinals
7 Junior Miller TE Nebraska Atlanta Falcons
8 Mark Haynes DB Colorado New York Giants
9 Doug Martin DL Washington Minnesota Vikings
10 Jacob Green DL Texas A&M Seattle Seahawks
11 Brad Budde OL USC Kansas City Chiefs
12 Stan Brock OL Colorado New Orleans Saints
13 Earl Cooper RB Rice San Francisco 49ers
14 Roland James DB Tennessee New England Patriots
15 Marc Wilson QB Brigham Young Oakland Raiders
16 Jim Ritcher OL North Carolina State Buffalo Bills
17 Johnnie Johnson DB Texas Los Angeles Rams
18 Art Monk WR Syracuse Washington Redskins
19 Otis Wilson LB Louisville Chicago Bears
20 Jim Stuckey DL Clemson San Francisco 49ers
21 Don McNeal DB Alabama Miami Dolphins
22 Ray Snell OL Wisconsin Tampa Bay Buccaneers
23 Roynell Young DB Alcorn State Philadelphia Eagles
24 Derrick Hatchett DB Texas Baltimore Colts
25 Vagas Ferguson RB Notre Dame New England Patriots
26 George Cumby LB Oklahoma Green Bay Packers
27 Charles White RB USC Cleveland Browns
28 Mark Malone QB Arizona State Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
29 Joe Cribbs RB Auburn Buffalo Bills
30 Willie Teal DB Louisiana State Minnesota Vikings
31 Kirby Criswell DL Kansas Cincinnati Bengals
32 Ray Donaldson OL Georgia Baltimore Colts
33 Doug Marsh TE Michigan St. Louis Cardinals
34 Mark Lee DB Washington Green Bay Packers
35 Bob Kohrs LB Arizona State Pittsburgh Steelers
36 Buddy Curry LB North Carolina Atlanta Falcons
37 Gene Bradley Arkansas State Buffalo Bills
38 Angelo Fields OL Michigan State Houston Oilers
39 Keena Turner LB Purdue San Francisco 49ers
40 Darrol Ray DB Oklahoma New York Jets
41 Dave Waymer DB Notre Dame New Orleans Saints
42 Rulon Jones DL Utah State Denver Broncos
43 Matt Millen LB Penn State Oakland Raiders
44 Andre Hines OL Stanford Seattle Seahawks
45 Larry McGrew LB USC New England Patriots
46 Matt Suhey RB Penn State Chicago Bears
47 Ralph Clayton RB Michigan New York Jets
48 Dwight Stephenson OL Alabama Miami Dolphins
49 Kevin House WR Southern Illinois Tampa Bay Buccaneers
50 Irvin Pankey OL Penn State Los Angeles Rams
51 Tim Foley OL Notre Dame Baltimore Colts
52 Daryle Skaugstad California Houston Oilers
53 Perry Harrington RB Jackson State Philadelphia Eagles
54 Cleveland Crosby DL Arizona Cleveland Browns
55 Mat Mendenhall DL Brigham Young Washington Redskins
56 John Goodman DL Oklahoma Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
57 Tom Turnure OL Washington Detroit Lions
58 Jewerl Thomas RB San Jose State Los Angeles Rams
59 Rod Horn DL Nebraska Cincinnati Bengals
60 John Sinnott OL Brown St. Louis Cardinals
61 Syd Kitson OL Wake Forest Green Bay Packers
62 Mike Friede WR Indiana Detroit Lions
63 Earl Jones DB Norfolk State Atlanta Falcons
64 Myron Lapka DL USC New York Giants
65 Jim Miller P Mississippi San Francisco 49ers
66 Jim Hadnot RB Texas Tech Kansas City Chiefs
67 Mark Brammer TE Michigan State Buffalo Bills
68 Brent Boyd OL UCLA Minnesota Vikings
69 Lance Mehl LB Penn State New York Jets
70 LeRoy Irvin DB Kansas Los Angeles Rams
71 John Schmeding Boston College Buffalo Bills
72 Cliff Odom LB Texas-Arlington Cleveland Browns
73 Steve McMichael DL Texas New England Patriots
74 Larry Carter Kentucky Denver Broncos
75 Bill Barnett DL Nebraska Miami Dolphins
76 Scot Brantley LB Florida Tampa Bay Buccaneers
77 Craig Puki LB Tennessee San Francisco 49ers
78 Bill Roe LB Colorado Dallas Cowboys
79 Tim Smith WR Nebraska Houston Oilers
80 James Jones RB Mississippi State Dallas Cowboys
81 Charles Baker LB New Mexico St. Louis Cardinals
82 Phil Murphy DL South Carolina State Los Angeles Rams
83 Ray Sydnor Wisconsin Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
84 Ricky Churchman DB Texas San Francisco 49ers
85 Eric Hipple QB Utah State Detroit Lions
86 William Glass OL Baylor Cincinnati Bengals
87 Fred Nixon WR Oklahoma Green Bay Packers
88 Ray Butler WR USC Baltimore Colts
89 Rusty Lisch QB Notre Dame St. Louis Cardinals
90 Danny Pittman WR Wyoming New York Giants
91 Jim Laughlin LB Ohio State Atlanta Falcons
92 Dennis Johnson LB USC Minnesota Vikings
93 Ervin Parker LB South Carolina State Buffalo Bills
94 Dave Klug LB Concordia (Minn.) Kansas City Chiefs
95 Jesse Johnson DB Colorado New York Jets
96 Mike Jolly DB Michigan New Orleans Saints
97 Terry Dion DL Oregon Seattle Seahawks
98 David Hodge Houston San Francisco 49ers
99 Ron Crews DL Nevada-Las Vegas Cleveland Browns
100 Elmer Bailey WR Minnesota Miami Dolphins
101 Ed Luther QB San Jose State San Diego Chargers
102 Larry Flowers DB Texas Tech Tampa Bay Buccaneers
103 Arland Thompson OL Baylor Chicago Bears
104 I.M. Hipp RB Nebraska Atlanta Falcons
105 Kurt Petersen OL Missouri Dallas Cowboys
106 Chris Combs OL New Mexico Houston Oilers
107 Rick Parros RB Utah State Denver Broncos
108 Bob Gregor DB Washington State San Diego Chargers
109 Paul McDonald QB USC Cleveland Browns
110 Bill Hurley DB Syracuse Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
111 Mark Streeter Arizona Detroit Lions
112 Ken Times DL Southern University San Francisco 49ers
113 Bryan Hicks DB McNeese State Cincinnati Bengals
114 Carlos Carson WR Louisiana State Kansas City Chiefs
115 Dan Pensick Nebraska Kansas City Chiefs
116 Elvis Franks DL Morgan State Cleveland Browns
117 Brad Vassar U. of Pacific Atlanta Falcons
118 Tony Blount DB Virginia New York Giants
119 Jeff Pyburn Georgia Buffalo Bills
120 Tommie Ginn OL Arkansas Detroit Lions
121 Doug Paschal RB North Carolina Minnesota Vikings
122 Paul Jones California Minnesota Vikings
123 Jim Zidd Kansas New York Jets
124 Doug McDougald DL Virginia Tech New England Patriots
125 Kenny Lewis RB Virginia Tech Oakland Raiders
126 John Adams Louisiana State Oakland Raiders
127 Joe Steele Washington Seattle Seahawks
128 William Bowens North Alabama Oakland Raiders
129 Keith Lee DB Colorado State Buffalo Bills
130 Paul Tabor OL Oklahoma Chicago Bears
131 Mike Harden DB Michigan Denver Broncos
132 Daniel Jacobs Winston-Salem State Seattle Seahawks
133 Gary Hogeboom QB Central Michigan Dallas Cowboys
134 John Corker LB Oklahoma State Houston Oilers
135 Nate Rivers RB South Carolina State Philadelphia Eagles
136 Laval Short Colorado Denver Broncos
137 Kenny Johnson DB Mississippi State Atlanta Falcons
138 Craig Wolfley OL Syracuse Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
139 Herb Williams DB Southern University San Francisco 49ers
140 Chris Dieterich OL North Carolina State Detroit Lions
141 Jo Jo Heath DB Pittsburgh Cincinnati Bengals
142 Bill Acker DL Texas St. Louis Cardinals
143 Karl Swanke OL Boston College Green Bay Packers
144 Chris Foote OL USC Baltimore Colts
145 Scott Brunner QB Delaware New York Giants
146 Mike Davis Colorado Atlanta Falcons
147 Bubba Garcia WR Texas-El Paso Kansas City Chiefs
148 Ray Yakavonis DL East Stroudsburg Minnesota Vikings
149 George Visger DL Colorado New York Jets
150 Lester Boyd Kentucky New Orleans Saints
151 LaRue Harrington RB Norfolk State San Diego Chargers
152 Tom Schremp Wisconsin New York Jets
153 Mark McNeal Idaho Seattle Seahawks
154 Mike Guman RB Penn State Los Angeles Rams
155 Farley Bell Cincinnati Washington Redskins
156 Mike Guess Ohio State Chicago Bears
157 Keith Bishop OL Baylor Denver Broncos
158 Eugene Byrd Michigan State Miami Dolphins
159 Andrew Melontree LB Baylor Cincinnati Bengals
160 Preston Brown WR Vanderbilt New England Patriots
161 Greg Murtha OL Minnesota Philadelphia Eagles
162 Timmy Newsome RB Winston-Salem State Dallas Cowboys
163 Wayne Hamilton Alabama San Diego Chargers
164 Larry Heater RB Arizona Kansas City Chiefs
165 Tunch Ilkin OL Indiana State Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
166 Eddie Murray K Tulane Detroit Lions
167 Ron Simpkins LB Michigan Cincinnati Bengals
168 Gary Johnson DL Baylor Cincinnati Bengals
169 Buddy Aydelette OL Alabama Green Bay Packers
170 Wes Roberts DL Texas Christian Baltimore Colts
171 Ben Apuna LB Arizona State St. Louis Cardinals
172 Mike Smith WR Grambling State Atlanta Falcons
173 Malcolm Barnwell WR Virginia Union Oakland Raiders
174 Henry Johnson LB Georgia Tech Minnesota Vikings
175 Chuck Loewen OL South Dakota State San Diego Chargers
176 Kirk Collins DB Baylor Los Angeles Rams
177 Mike Morucci Bloomsburg New Orleans Saints
178 Bobby Batton RB Nevada-Las Vegas New York Jets
179 Bud Hebert DB Oklahoma New York Giants
180 Tom Kearns Kentucky New England Patriots
181 Chris Linnin DL Washington New York Giants
182 Craig Bradshaw QB Utah State Houston Oilers
183 Emanuel Tolbert Southern Methodist Chicago Bears
184 John Havekost Nebraska Denver Broncos
185 Joe Rose TE California Miami Dolphins
186 Jim Leonard OL Santa Clara Tampa Bay Buccaneers
187 Melvin Jones OL Houston Washington Redskins
188 Terrell Ward San Diego State Philadelphia Eagles
189 Lester Brown Clemson Dallas Cowboys
190 Bennie Leverett Bethune-Cookman New York Jets
191 Stuart Dodds Montana State San Diego Chargers
192 Gerry Ellis RB Missouri Los Angeles Rams
193 Nate Johnson WR Hillsdale Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
194 Kenny Hill DB Yale Oakland Raiders
195 Ken Walter Texas Tech Baltimore Colts
196 Mark Lyles Florida State Cincinnati Bengals
197 Don Coleman Oregon Denver Broncos
198 Dupree Branch Colorado State St. Louis Cardinals
199 Tim Smith Oregon State Green Bay Packers
200 Ken Harris Alabama New York Giants
201 Al Richardson LB Georgia Tech Atlanta Falcons
202 Todd Krueger QB Northern Michigan Buffalo Bills
203 Sam Stepney Boston U. Kansas City Chiefs
204 Vic Minor DB Louisiana-Monroe Seattle Seahawks
205 Jeff Dziama Boston College New York Jets
206 Chuck Evans LB Stanford New Orleans Saints
207 Jack Cosgrove U. of Pacific Seattle Seahawks
208 Mike House U. of Pacific New England Patriots
209 Jeff Copeland Texas Tech Cleveland Browns
210 Bobby Leopold LB Notre Dame San Francisco 49ers
211 Grant Hudson Virginia St. Louis Cardinals
212 Jeffrey Allen DB California-Davis Miami Dolphins
213 Derrick Goddard Drake Tampa Bay Buccaneers
214 David Woodley QB Louisiana State Miami Dolphins
215 Randy Clark OL Northern Illinois Chicago Bears
216 Larry Savage Michigan State Dallas Cowboys
217 Harold Bailey WR Oklahoma State Houston Oilers
218 Mike Curcio LB Temple Philadelphia Eagles
219 Curtis Sirmones North Alabama San Diego Chargers
220 Tom Pettigrew Eastern Illinois Los Angeles Rams
221 Ted Walton Connecticut Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
222 DeWayne Jett Hawaii Detroit Lions
223 Tom Tuinei DL Hawaii Detroit Lions
224 Greg Bright DB Morehead State Cincinnati Bengals
225 Stafford Mays DL Washington St. Louis Cardinals
226 Kelly Saalfeld OL Nebraska Green Bay Packers
227 Mark Bright Temple Baltimore Colts
228 Glen Keller West Texas A&M Atlanta Falcons
229 Otis Wonsley RB Alcorn State New York Giants
230 Tom Donovan WR Penn State Kansas City Chiefs
231 Kent Davis Southeast Missouri State Buffalo Bills
232 Dennis Mosley Iowa Minnesota Vikings
233 Frank Mordica Vanderbilt New Orleans Saints
234 Joe Peters Arizona State New York Jets
235 Barry Burget Oklahoma New England Patriots
236 Roy Dewalt Texas-Arlington Cleveland Browns
237 Dan Hartwig California Lutheran San Francisco 49ers
238 Jim Swift Iowa Seattle Seahawks
239 Mark Goodspeed OL Nebraska Miami Dolphins
240 Gerald Carter WR Texas A&M Tampa Bay Buccaneers
241 Lawrence McCullough Illinois Washington Redskins
242 Turk Schonert QB Stanford Chicago Bears
243 Greg Bracelin LB California Denver Broncos
244 Ed Harris Bishop Houston Oilers
245 Bob Harris Bowling Green State Philadelphia Eagles
246 Jackie Flowers Florida State Dallas Cowboys
247 Steve Whitman Alabama San Diego Chargers
248 George Farmer WR Southern University Los Angeles Rams
249 Ron McCall Arkansas-Pine Bluff Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
250 Woodrow Wilson North Carolina State Pittsburgh Steelers
251 Henry Henderson Utah State Detroit Lions
252 Sandro Vitiello K Massachusetts Cincinnati Bengals
253 Jafus White Texas A&M - Kingsville Green Bay Packers
254 Larry Stewart Maryland Baltimore Colts
255 Rush Brown DL Ball State St. Louis Cardinals
256 Joe Sanford Washington New York Giants
257 Walt Bellamy Virginia Military Inst. Atlanta Falcons
258 Ken Brown Nebraska Minnesota Vikings
259 Greg Cater P Tennessee-Chattanooga Buffalo Bills
260 Guy Bingham OL Montana New York Jets
261 Rob Martinovich Notre Dame Kansas City Chiefs
262 Tanya Webb Michigan State New Orleans Saints
263 Kevin Fidel San Diego State Cleveland Browns
264 Walter Carter DL Florida State Oakland Raiders
265 Ron Essink OL Grand Valley State Seattle Seahawks
266 Tom Daniel Georgia Tech New England Patriots
267 Andy Hawkins LB Texas A&M - Kingsville Tampa Bay Buccaneers
268 Lewis Walker Utah Washington Redskins
269 Willie Stephens Texas Tech Chicago Bears
270 Virgil Seay WR Troy State Denver Broncos
271 Doug Lantz Miami (Ohio) Miami Dolphins
272 Ben Long South Dakota Miami Dolphins
273 Matthew Teague DL Prairie View A&M Dallas Cowboys
274 Billy Reaves Morris Brown Seattle Seahawks
275 Brett Davis Nevada-Las Vegas Tampa Bay Buccaneers
276 Bob Gruber OL Pittsburgh Los Angeles Rams
277 Ken Fritz Ohio State Pittsburgh Steelers
279 Phil Driscoll Minnesota State-Mankato Miami Dolphins
280 Eddy Whitley Kansas State Baltimore Colts
Round 11
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
278 Wayne Smith DB Purdue Detroit Lions
281 Alton Alexis WR Tulane Cincinnati Bengals
282 Delrick Brown Houston St. Louis Cardinals
283 Ricky Skiles Louisville Green Bay Packers
284 Mike Babb Oklahoma Atlanta Falcons
285 Steve Bernish South Carolina New York Giants
286 Joe Gordon Grambling State Buffalo Bills
287 Dale Markham DL North Dakota Kansas City Chiefs
288 Sam Harrell RB East Carolina Minnesota Vikings
289 George Woodard Texas A&M New Orleans Saints
290 James Zachery Texas A&M New York Jets
291 Mike Massey Arkansas Oakland Raiders
292 Tali Ena Washington State Seattle Seahawks
293 Mike Hubach P Kansas New England Patriots
294 Roland Sales Arkansas Cleveland Browns
295 Mike Matocha Texas-Arlington Washington Redskins
296 Chris Judge Texas Christian Chicago Bears
297 Phil Farris North Carolina Denver Broncos
298 Lee Jukes North Carolina State Philadelphia Eagles
299 Terry Jones Central Oklahoma Tampa Bay Buccaneers
300 Gary Padjen LB Arizona State Dallas Cowboys
301 Ed Preston Western Kentucky Houston Oilers
302 Thomas Brown DL Baylor Philadelphia Eagles
303 John Singleton Texas-El Paso San Diego Chargers
304 Terry Greer WR Alabama State Los Angeles Rams
305 Frank Pollard RB Baylor Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 12
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
306 Charles Vaclavik Texas Pittsburgh Steelers
307 Ray Williams RB Washington State Detroit Lions
308 Mike Wright Vanderbilt Cincinnati Bengals
309 Tyrone Gray Washington State St. Louis Cardinals
310 James Stewart Memphis Green Bay Packers
311 Randy Bielski Towson Baltimore Colts
312 Mike Lansford K Washington New York Giants
313 Quinn Jones Tulsa Atlanta Falcons
314 Mike Brewington East Carolina Kansas City Chiefs
315 Thomas Lane Florida A&M Minnesota Vikings
316 Roger Lapham Maine Buffalo Bills
317 David Dumars Louisiana-Monroe New York Jets
318 Kiser Lewis Florida A&M New Orleans Saints
319 Presnell Gilbert U.S. International (CA) Seattle Seahawks
320 Jimmy Jordan Florida State New England Patriots
321 Marcus Jackson DL Purdue Cleveland Browns
322 Calvin Muhammad WR Texas Southern Oakland Raiders
323 Bob Fisher TE Southern Methodist Chicago Bears
324 Marvin Sims RB Clemson Baltimore Colts
325 Chuck Stone North Carolina State Miami Dolphins
326 Gene Coleman Miami (Fla.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
327 Marcene Emmett North Alabama Washington Redskins
328 Wiley Pitts Temple Houston Oilers
329 Howard Fields Baylor Philadelphia Eagles
330 Norm Wells DL Northwestern Dallas Cowboys
331 Harry Price McNeese State San Diego Chargers
332 Kevin Scanlon Arkansas Los Angeles Rams
333 Tyrone McGriff OL Florida A&M Pittsburgh Steelers

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