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1951 Drafted Running Backs

There were 22 Running Backs drafted in the 1951 NFL draft. The highest drafted RB was Leon Heath drafted in round 1 out of Oklahoma by the Washington Redskins. Some of the 1951 drafted Running Backs were Butch Avinger drafted in round 1 out of Alabama by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pete Schabarum drafted in round 2 out of California by the San Francisco 49ers, Whizzer White drafted in round 3 out of Arizona State by the Chicago Bears, Sonny Grandelius drafted in round 3 out of Michigan State by the New York Giants, Bob Smith drafted in round 4 out of Texas A&M by the Cleveland Browns, Pete D'Alonzo drafted in round 4 out of Villanova by the Detroit Lions, Brad Rowland drafted in round 5 out of McMurry by the Chicago Bears, Bishop Strickland drafted in round 6 out of South Carolina by the San Francisco 49ers and Jack Christiansen drafted in round 6 out of Colorado State by the Detroit Lions. View all of the Running Backs selected in the 1951 Draft.
1951 Drafted Running Backs
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1   Butch Avinger   Alabama   Pittsburgh Steelers
1   Leon Heath   Oklahoma   Washington Redskins
2   Pete Schabarum   California   San Francisco 49ers
3   Whizzer White   Arizona State   Chicago Bears
3   Sonny Grandelius   Michigan State   New York Giants
4   Pete D'Alonzo   Villanova   Detroit Lions
4   Bob Smith   Texas A&M   Cleveland Browns
5   Brad Rowland   McMurry   Chicago Bears
6   Jack Christiansen   Colorado State   Detroit Lions
6   Bishop Strickland   South Carolina   San Francisco 49ers
7   Ray Mathews   Clemson   Pittsburgh Steelers
7   Johnny Papit   Virginia   Washington Redskins
9   Don Shula   John Carroll   Cleveland Browns
12   Jim Brandt   St. Thomas   Pittsburgh Steelers
14   Rex Berry   Brigham Young   San Francisco 49ers
16   Bob White   Stanford   San Francisco 49ers
17   Ray Pelfrey   Eastern Kentucky   Green Bay Packers
22   Billy Baggett   Louisiana State   Los Angeles Rams
22   Dick Hendley   Clemson   Pittsburgh Steelers
24   Billie Cross   West Texas A&M   Chicago Cardinals
25   Tom Calvin   Alabama   Pittsburgh Steelers
26   Johnny Williams   USC   Washington Redskins
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