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1972 Drafted Running Backs

There were 32 Running Backs drafted in the 1972 NFL draft. The highest drafted RB was Franco Harris drafted in round 1 out of Penn State by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Some of the 1972 drafted Running Backs were Jeff Kinney drafted in round 1 out of Nebraska by the Kansas City Chiefs, Bill Thomas drafted in round 1 out of Boston College by the Dallas Cowboys, Jim Bertelsen drafted in round 2 out of Texas by the Los Angeles Rams, Robert Newhouse drafted in round 2 out of Houston by the Dallas Cowboys, Lydell Mitchell drafted in round 2 out of Penn State by the Baltimore Colts, Ed Marinaro drafted in round 2 out of Cornell by the Minnesota Vikings, Lewis Jolley drafted in round 3 out of North Carolina by the Houston Oilers, Johnny Musso drafted in round 3 out of Alabama by the Chicago Bears and Gary Hammond drafted in round 3 out of Southern Methodist by the New York Jets. View all of the Running Backs selected in the 1972 Draft.
1972 Drafted Running Backs
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 13   Franco Harris   Penn State   Pittsburgh Steelers
1 23   Jeff Kinney   Nebraska   Kansas City Chiefs
1 26   Bill Thomas   Boston College   Dallas Cowboys
2 30   Jim Bertelsen   Texas   Los Angeles Rams
2 35   Robert Newhouse   Houston   Dallas Cowboys
2 48   Lydell Mitchell   Penn State   Baltimore Colts
2 50   Ed Marinaro   Cornell   Minnesota Vikings
3 56   Lewis Jolley   North Carolina   Houston Oilers
3 62   Johnny Musso   Alabama   Chicago Bears
3 66   Gary Hammond   Southern Methodist   New York Jets
3 67   Les Goodman   Yankton   Atlanta Falcons
3 70   Lawrence McCutcheon   Colorado State   Los Angeles Rams
3 77   Gary Kosins   Dayton   Miami Dolphins
4 79   Randy Jackson   Wichita State   Buffalo Bills
4 92   Po James   New Mexico State   Philadelphia Eagles
5 111   Bill Butler   Kansas State   New Orleans Saints
6 135   Don Heater   Montana Tech   St. Louis Cardinals
6 147   Bob Hudson   Northeastern State (Okla.)   Green Bay Packers
7 166   John Tarver   Colorado   New England Patriots
7 169   John Sykes   Morgan State   Baltimore Colts
8 201   Hugh McKinnis   Arizona State   Cleveland Browns
8 203   Moses Denson   Maryland East. Shore   Washington Redskins
9 230   Billy Lefear   Henderson State   Cleveland Browns
12 290   Willie Rodgers   Kentucky State   Houston Oilers
12 299   Hank Bjorklund   Princeton   New York Jets
13 313   Eddie Moss   Southeast Missouri State   Buffalo Bills
14 358   Dennis Cambal   William & Mary   Oakland Raiders
14 361   Marv Owens   San Diego State   Minnesota Vikings
15 377   Roger Lawson   Western Michigan   Chicago Bears
15 378   Tom Sullivan   Miami (Fla.)   Philadelphia Eagles
15 387   Larry Marshall   Maryland   Kansas City Chiefs
17 423   Oscar Dragon   Arizona State   San Diego Chargers
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