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1961 Drafted Running Backs

There were 19 Running Backs drafted in the 1961 NFL draft. The highest drafted RB was Tom Matte drafted in round 1 out of Ohio State by the Baltimore Colts. Some of the 1961 drafted Running Backs were Tommy Mason drafted in round 1 out of Tulane by the Minnesota Vikings, Bill Brown drafted in round 2 out of Illinois by the Chicago Bears, Bob Gaiters drafted in round 2 out of New Mexico State by the New York Giants, Jerry Hill drafted in round 3 out of Wyoming by the Baltimore Colts, Bill Cooper drafted in round 3 out of Muskingum by the San Francisco 49ers, Jim Cunningham drafted in round 3 out of Pittsburgh by the Washington Redskins, Paul Dudley drafted in round 4 out of Arkansas by the Green Bay Packers, Dick Hoak drafted in round 7 out of Penn State by the Pittsburgh Steelers and Preston Powell drafted in round 7 out of Grambling State by the Cleveland Browns. View all of the Running Backs selected in the 1961 Draft.
1961 Drafted Running Backs
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 1   Tommy Mason   Tulane   Minnesota Vikings
1   Tom Matte   Ohio State   Baltimore Colts
2   Bob Gaiters   New Mexico State   New York Giants
2   Bill Brown   Illinois   Chicago Bears
3   Bill Cooper   Muskingum   San Francisco 49ers
3   Jerry Hill   Wyoming   Baltimore Colts
3   Jim Cunningham   Pittsburgh   Washington Redskins
4   Paul Dudley   Arkansas   Green Bay Packers
7   Dick Hoak   Penn State   Pittsburgh Steelers
7   Preston Powell   Grambling State   Cleveland Browns
10   Roger Hagberg   Minnesota   Green Bay Packers
10   Doug Mayberry   Utah State   Minnesota Vikings
10   Bob Clemens   Pittsburgh   Baltimore Colts
10   Red Mack   Notre Dame   Pittsburgh Steelers
11   Billy Gault   Texas Christian   Cleveland Browns
13   Ray Hayes   Central Oklahoma   Minnesota Vikings
13   Don Jonas   Penn State   Philadelphia Eagles
13   Elijah Pitts   Philander Smith   Green Bay Packers
17   Willie Jones   Purdue   Minnesota Vikings
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