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1949 Drafted Running Backs

There were 11 Running Backs drafted in the 1949 NFL draft. The highest drafted RB was Doak Walker drafted in round 1 out of Southern Methodist by the New York Bulldogs. Some of the 1949 drafted Running Backs were John Panelli drafted in round 2 out of Notre Dame by the Detroit Lions, Billy Grimes drafted in round 2 out of Oklahoma State by the Chicago Bears, Joe Geri drafted in round 4 out of Georgia by the Pittsburgh Steelers, John Hoffman drafted in round 5 out of Arkansas by the Chicago Bears, Gerry Krall drafted in round 6 out of Ohio State by the Chicago Bears, Rip Collins drafted in round 6 out of Louisiana State by the New York Bulldogs, Jack Salscheider drafted in round 8 out of St. Thomas by the New York Giants, Chuck Drazenovich drafted in round 9 out of Penn State by the Detroit Lions and Veto Kissell drafted in round 16 out of Holy Cross by the Pittsburgh Steelers. View all of the Running Backs selected in the 1949 Draft.
1949 Drafted Running Backs
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1   Doak Walker   Southern Methodist   New York Bulldogs
2   Billy Grimes   Oklahoma State   Chicago Bears
2   John Panelli   Notre Dame   Detroit Lions
4   Joe Geri   Georgia   Pittsburgh Steelers
5   John Hoffman   Arkansas   Chicago Bears
6   Gerry Krall   Ohio State   Chicago Bears
6   Rip Collins   Louisiana State   New York Bulldogs
8   Jack Salscheider   St. Thomas   New York Giants
9   Chuck Drazenovich   Penn State   Detroit Lions
16   Veto Kissell   Holy Cross   Pittsburgh Steelers
18   Wally Triplett   Penn State   Detroit Lions
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