1964 NFL draft
General information
Date(s)December 2, 1963
LocationSheraton Hotel & Towers
in Chicago, IL
280 total selections in 20 rounds
First selectionDave Parks, End
San Francisco 49ers
Mr. IrrelevantDick Niglio, RB
Chicago Bears
Most selections (23)Green Bay Packers
Fewest selections (17)Washington Redskins
Hall of Famers
← 1963
1965 →

The 1964 NFL draft was held in Chicago, Illinois, at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers on Monday, December 2, 1963.[1][2]

The first overall pick was Dave Parks, an end from Texas Tech, selected by the San Francisco 49ers.[3]

The AFL draft was two days earlier, on Saturday, November 30.[4] In the next two years, the drafts were held on the same day; following the merger agreement in June 1966, a common draft was instituted for 1967.

The 1964 NFL Draft is notable for the highest number of people enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame with 11 total, 1 player selected was inducted as a coach, Bill Parcells.[5]

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [6] = AFL All-Star[7] = Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
1 San Francisco 49ers Dave Parks End Texas Tech
2 Philadelphia Eagles Bob Brown HOF Offensive tackle Nebraska
3 Washington Redskins Charley Taylor HOF Halfback Arizona State
4 Dallas Cowboys Scott Appleton[8] Tackle Texas
5 Detroit Lions Pete Beathard[9] Quarterback USC
6 Minnesota Vikings Carl Eller HOF Defensive end Minnesota
7 Los Angeles Rams Bill Munson Quarterback Utah State
8 Baltimore Colts Marv Woodson Safety Indiana
9 St. Louis Cardinals Ken Kortas Tackle Louisville
10 Pittsburgh Steelers Paul Martha Safety Pittsburgh
11 Cleveland Browns Paul Warfield HOF Wide receiver Ohio State
12 New York Giants Joe Don Looney Back Oklahoma
13 Green Bay Packers Lloyd Voss Defensive end Nebraska
14 Chicago Bears Dick Evey Tackle Tennessee

Round two

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
15 San Francisco 49ers George Mira Quarterback Miami (FL)
16 Philadelphia Eagles Jack Concannon Quarterback Boston College
17 Dallas Cowboys Mel RenfroHOF Cornerback Oregon
18 Washington Redskins Paul KrauseHOF Safety Iowa
19 Minnesota Vikings Hal Bedsole Wide receiver USC
20 Detroit Lions Matt Snorton End Michigan State
21 Chicago Bears Billy Martin End Georgia Tech
22 Baltimore Colts Tony Lorick Running back Arizona State
23 Chicago Bears Pat Crain Running back Clemson
24 St. Louis Cardinals Herschel Turner Guard Kentucky
25 New York Giants Steve Thurlow Running back Stanford
26 Cleveland Browns Billy Truax Tight end Louisiana State
27 Green Bay Packers Jon Morris Center Holy Cross
28 Pittsburgh Steelers Jim Kelly Wide receiver Notre Dame

Round three

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
29 San Francisco 49ers Dave WilcoxHOF Defensive end Oregon
30 Detroit Lions Pat Batten Halfback Hardin–Simmons
31 Los Angeles Rams John Mims Tackle Rice
32 Los Angeles Rams Willie Brown Defensive back USC
33 Detroit Lions Gerry Philbin Tackle Buffalo
34 Minnesota Vikings George Rose Halfback Auburn
35 Los Angeles Rams Jerry Richardson Back West Texas State
36 Green Bay Packers Ode Burrell Back Mississippi State
37 St. Louis Cardinals Remi Prudhomme Tackle Louisiana State
38 Pittsburgh Steelers Ralph Baker Linebacker Penn State
39 Los Angeles Rams Roger Pillath Tackle Wisconsin
40 Green Bay Packers Joe O'Donnell Guard Michigan
41 Green Bay Packers Tommy Crutcher Back Texas Christian
42 Chicago Bears Sid Blanks Running back Texas A&I

Round four

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
43 San Francisco 49ers Jim Wilson Guard Georgia
44 Green Bay Packers Bob Long End Wichita State
45 Dallas Cowboys Perry Lee Dunn Running back Mississippi
46 Philadelphia Eagles Ray Kubala Center Texas A&M
47 Chicago Bears Mike Reilly Linebacker Iowa
48 Detroit Lions Wally Hilgenberg Guard Iowa
49 New York Giants Matt Snell 3 Running back Ohio State
50 Baltimore Colts Ted Davis End Georgia Tech
51 Pittsburgh Steelers Ben McGee Tackle Jackson State
52 New York Giants George Seals Defensive end Missouri
53 Minnesota Vikings Tom Keating Defensive tackle Michigan
54 Cleveland Browns Don Shackelford Tackle Pacific
55 Green Bay Packers Paul Costa Tackle Notre Dame
56 Chicago Bears Frank Budka Running back Notre Dame

Round five

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
57 San Francisco 49ers Rudy Johnson Back Nebraska
58 Philadelphia Eagles Mickey Babb End Georgia
59 Washington Redskins Jim Snowden Running back Notre Dame
60 Green Bay Packers Duke Carlisle Back Texas
61 Detroit Lions Benny Nelson Halfback Alabama
62 Minnesota Vikings John Kirby Linebacker Nebraska
63 Los Angeles Rams Ken Henson Center Texas Christian
64 Baltimore Colts Ed Lothamer Tackle Michigan State
65 St. Louis Cardinals Charley Brooks End Memphis State
66 Pittsburgh Steelers T. W. Alley Tackle William & Mary
67 Cleveland Browns Dick Klein Tackle Wichita State
68 New York Giants Tony DiMidio Tackle West Chester
69 Green Bay Packers Steve Wright Tackle Alabama
70 Chicago Bears Dan Conners Tackle Miami (FL)

Round six

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
71 San Francisco 49ers Gary Lewis Back Arizona State
72 Philadelphia Eagles Al Denson End Florida A&M
73 Dallas Cowboys Billy Lothridge Quarterback Georgia Tech
74 Washington Redskins Russ Brown End Florida
75 Minnesota Vikings Bob Lacey End North Carolina
76 Detroit Lions John Hilton End Richmond
77 Los Angeles Rams Herman Johnson Halfback Michigan State
78 Baltimore Colts Jim Majurek Tackle Syracuse
79 Pittsburgh Steelers Tom Gibson Guard South Carolina
80 St. Louis Cardinals Dick Bowman End Syracuse
81 New York Giants Henry Schichtle Quarterback Wichita State
82 Dallas Cowboys Jim Curry End Cincinnati
83 Dallas Cowboys Jim Evans End Texas-El Paso
84 Chicago Bears Jimmy Jones End Wisconsin

Round seven

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
85 San Francisco 49ers Hagood Clarke Back Florida
86 Philadelphia Eagles Pete Goimarac Center West Virginia
87 Washington Redskins Dick Shiner Quarterback Maryland
88 Dallas Cowboys Bob HayesHOF Wide receiver Florida A&M
89 Detroit Lions Bill ParcellsHOF Tackle Wichita State
90 Minnesota Vikings Wes Bryant Tackle Arkansas
91 Los Angeles Rams John Varnell Tackle West Texas State
92 Baltimore Colts Ken Sugarman Tackle Whitworth
93 St. Louis Cardinals Jerry Lamb End Arkansas
94 Pittsburgh Steelers Bobby Smith Halfback North Texas State
95 Cleveland Browns Sammy Odom Linebacker Northwestern State (LA)
96 New York Giants Roger Anderson Tackle Virginia Union
97 Green Bay Packers Dick Herzing Tackle Drake
98 Chicago Bears Chuck Logan End Northwestern

Round eight

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
99 San Francisco 49ers Bob Daugherty Back Tulsa
100 New York Giants Ray Popp Guard Pittsburgh
101 Dallas Cowboys Al Geverink Halfback UCLA
102 San Francisco 49ers Bob Poole End Clemson
103 Minnesota Vikings Bill McWatters Running back North Texas State
104 St. Louis Cardinals George Bednar Guard Notre Dame
105 Los Angeles Rams Bucky Pope Wide receiver Catawba
106 Baltimore Colts John Williamson Linebacker Louisiana Tech
107 Pittsburgh Steelers Bobby Currington Halfback North Carolina Central
108 St. Louis Cardinals Bob Johnson End Wisconsin
109 New York Giants Gary Wood Quarterback Cornell
110 Cleveland Browns Leroy KellyHOF Running back Morgan State
111 Green Bay Packers Ken Bowman Center Wisconsin
112 Chicago Bears Larry Rakestraw Quarterback Georgia

Round nine

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
113 San Francisco 49ers Howard Mudd Guard Hillsdale
114 Philadelphia Eagles Larry Smith Back Mississippi
115 Washington Redskins Len Hauss Center Georgia
116 Dallas Cowboys Jake Kupp End Washington
117 Detroit Lions Wayne Rasmussen Halfback South Dakota State
118 Minnesota Vikings Darrell Lester Running back McNeese State
119 Los Angeles Rams Jerry Burton Back Northwestern State (LA)
120 Baltimore Colts Vince Turner Back Missouri
121 St. Louis Cardinals Willie Ross Back Nebraska
122 Pittsburgh Steelers Bob Nichols Tackle Stanford
123 Cleveland Browns John Briscoe Linebacker Arizona
124 New York Giants Mickey Bitsko Linebacker Dayton
125 Green Bay Packers John McDowell Tackle St. John's (MN)
126 Chicago Bears Jay Wilkinson Running back Duke

Round ten

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
127 San Francisco 49ers Fred Polser Tackle East Texas State
128 Philadelphia Eagles Tom Boris Back Purdue
129 Dallas Cowboys Roger StaubachHOF [10] Quarterback Navy
130 Washington Redskins Rick Leeson Back Pittsburgh
131 Los Angeles Rams Ron Smith Quarterback Richmond
132 Detroit Lions Larry Hand Defensive tackle Appalachian State
133 Los Angeles Rams Gary Larsen Tackle Concordia (Moorhead)
134 Detroit Lions Glenn Holton Halfback West Virginia
135 Cleveland Browns Bobby Robinson Guard Mississippi
136 St. Louis Cardinals Tony Lawrence Tackle Bowling Green
137 New York Giants Jim Moran Tackle Idaho
138 Cleveland Browns Dick Van Raaphorst Kicker Ohio State
139 Green Bay Packers Allen Jacobs Back Utah
140 Chicago Bears Mike Brown Back Delaware

Round eleven

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
141 San Francisco 49ers Dennis Almquist Guard Idaho
142 Philadelphia Eagles Bob Berry Quarterback Oregon
143 Washington Redskins Gene Donaldson Linebacker Purdue
144 Dallas Cowboys Bob Crenshaw Guard Baylor
145 Detroit Lions Don Hyne Tackle Baldwin–Wallace
146 Minnesota Vikings H.O. Estes Guard East Central (OK)
147 Los Angeles Rams John Farris Tackle San Diego State
148 Baltimore Colts John Paglio Tackle Syracuse
149 St. Louis Cardinals Richard Hard Tackle Wenatchee Valley J.C.
150 Pittsburgh Steelers Bob Soleau Guard William & Mary
151 Cleveland Browns Eddie Versprille Running back Alabama
152 New York Giants Glen Condren Tackle Oklahoma
153 Green Bay Packers Jack Petersen Tackle Nebraska-Omaha
154 Chicago Bears Dick Leeuwenberg Tackle Stanford

Round twelve

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
155 San Francisco 49ers Jim Long Back Fresno State
156 Philadelphia Eagles John Sapinsky Tackle William & Mary
157 Dallas Cowboys Johnny Norman End Northwestern State (LA)
158 Washington Redskins Bob Zvolerin Tackle Tennessee
159 Minnesota Vikings Sandy Sands End Texas
160 Detroit Lions Warren Wells End Texas Southern
161 Los Angeles Rams Bill Dawson End Florida State
162 Baltimore Colts Kenny Graham Safety Washington State
163 Pittsburgh Steelers Bob Sherman Halfback Iowa
164 St. Louis Cardinals Rick Sortun Guard Washington
165 New York Giants Jim McNaughton End Utah State
166 Cleveland Browns Ed Mitchell Tackle Southern
167 Green Bay Packers Dwain Bean Back North Texas State
168 Chicago Bears Bob Horton Running back Boston University

Round thirteen

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
169 San Francisco 49ers Bob Brown Tackle Arkansas A&M
170 Philadelphia Eagles Howard Kindig Center Cal State-Los Angeles
171 Washington Redskins Tom MacDonald Back Notre Dame
172 Dallas Cowboys Jerry Rhome Quarterback Tulsa
173 Detroit Lions John Miller Tackle Idaho State
174 Minnesota Vikings Russ Vollmer Halfback Memphis State
175 Los Angeles Rams Marvin Harris Center Stanford
176 Baltimore Colts Charlie Parker Tackle Southern Mississippi
177 St. Louis Cardinals Jake Adams End Virginia Tech
178 Pittsburgh Steelers Glenn Baker Tackle Washington State
179 Cleveland Browns Bob Meehan Guard Syracuse
180 New York Giants John Delbert Tackle Penn State
181 Green Bay Packers Jack Mauro Tackle Northern Michigan
182 Chicago Bears Cloyd Webb End Iowa

Round fourteen

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
183 San Francisco 49ers Ed Beard Tackle Tennessee
184 Philadelphia Eagles Ernie Arizzi Back Maryland
185 Dallas Cowboys Jim Worden Linebacker Wittenberg
186 Washington Redskins Tom Urbank Back Penn State
187 Minnesota Vikings Tom Michel Halfback East Carolina
188 Detroit Lions Doug Bickle End Hillsdale
189 Los Angeles Rams John Garrett Linebacker Oklahoma
190 Baltimore Colts John Case End Clemson
191 Pittsburgh Steelers Tom Jenkins Guard Ohio State
192 St. Louis Cardinals Len Slaby Center Syracuse
193 New York Giants Bill Harris Halfback Colorado
194 Cleveland Browns Terry Sieg Halfback Virginia
195 Green Bay Packers Tom O'Grady End Northwestern
196 Chicago Bears Kent Francisco Tackle UCLA

Round fifteen

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
197 San Francisco 49ers Jim Griffin End Grambling
198 Philadelphia Eagles Bob Burrows Tackle East Texas State
199 Washington Redskins Dick Evers Tackle Colorado State
200 Dallas Cowboys Bill Van Burkleo Back Tulsa
201 Detroit Lions Roger LaLonde Tackle Muskingum
202 Minnesota Vikings Monte Kiffin Tackle Nebraska
203 Los Angeles Rams Mike Mayne End Idaho
204 Baltimore Colts Larry Kramer Tackle Nebraska
205 St. Louis Cardinals Cliff Stallings Back New Mexico
206 Pittsburgh Steelers Barry Brown End Florida
207 Cleveland Browns John Houtman Tackle Michigan
208 New York Giants Chuck Hinton Guard Mississippi
209 Green Bay Packers Alex Zerko Tackle Kent State
210 Chicago Bears George Burman Tackle Northwestern

Round sixteen

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
211 San Francisco 49ers Cornell Gordon Back North Carolina A&T
212 Philadelphia Eagles Will Radosevich Tackle Wyoming
213 Dallas Cowboys Paul Cercel Center Pittsburgh
214 Washington Redskins Tom Walters Back Southern Mississippi
215 Minnesota Vikings Carleton Oats Defensive end Florida A&M
216 Detroit Lions Allan Robinson Halfback Brigham Young
217 Los Angeles Rams Phil Zera Back St. Joseph's (IN)
218 Baltimore Colts Roger Lopes Running back Michigan State
219 Pittsburgh Steelers Ed Kesler Running back North Carolina
220 St. Louis Cardinals Jack Ankerson Quarterback Ripon
221 New York Giants Wynn Lembright Tackle Toledo
222 Cleveland Browns Sid Williams Linebacker Southern
223 Green Bay Packers Andrew Ireland Back Utah
224 Chicago Bears Roderick Butler Running back Eastern Illinois

Round seventeen

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
225 San Francisco 49ers Ken Brusven Tackle Oregon State
226 Philadelphia Eagles Mike Morgan End Louisiana State
227 Washington Redskins Ozzie Clay Back Iowa State
228 Dallas Cowboys Bud Abell End Missouri
229 Detroit Lions Joe Provenzano Tackle Kansas State
230 Minnesota Vikings Jerry McClurg End Colorado
231 Los Angeles Rams Jim Galmin End Tampa
232 Baltimore Colts Don Green Halfback Susquehanna
233 St. Louis Cardinals John Evans Tackle Memphis
234 Pittsburgh Steelers Dennis Shaw Center Detroit
235 Cleveland Browns Larry Bartolameolli Tackle Western Michigan
236 New York Giants Dave Humenik Tackle Notre Dame
237 Green Bay Packers Len St. Jean End Northern Michigan
238 Chicago Bears Constantinos Kasapis Tackle Iowa

Round eighteen

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
239 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Cole End Southwest Texas State
240 Philadelphia Eagles Izzy Lang Running back Tennessee State
241 Dallas Cowboys Theo Viltz Defensive back USC
242 Washington Redskins Bob Jones Guard Nebraska
243 Minnesota Vikings Carl Robinson Tackle Prairie View A&M
244 Detroit Lions Willis Langley Tackle Louisiana State
245 Los Angeles Rams Tom Smith Guard Villanova
246 Baltimore Colts Alvin Haymond Running back Southern
247 Pittsburgh Steelers Oliver Dobbins Halfback Morgan State
248 St. Louis Cardinals Dave Hoover Back Iowa State
249 New York Giants Jim Garrett Halfback Grambling
250 Cleveland Browns Sherman Lewis Running back Michigan State
251 Green Bay Packers Mike Hicks Guard Marshall
252 Chicago Bears Bob Batts Running back Texas Southern

Round nineteen

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
253 San Francisco 49ers Larry Rawson Back Auburn
254 Philadelphia Eagles Dick Bowe Tackle Rice
255 Washington Redskins John Seedborg Guard Arizona State
256 Dallas Cowboys H.D. Murphy Back Oregon
257 Detroit Lions Bruce Zellmer Halfback Winona State
258 Minnesota Vikings Dick Schott End Louisville
259 Los Angeles Rams Bob Cherry End Wittenberg
260 Baltimore Colts Owen Dejanovich Tackle Northern Arizona
261 St. Louis Cardinals Bob Young Tackle Howard Payne
262 Pittsburgh Steelers Don Marshall Tackle Lehigh
263 Cleveland Browns Jim Higgins Guard Xavier
264 New York Giants Frank Kinard Halfback Mississippi
265 Green Bay Packers John Baker End Norfolk State
266 Chicago Bears Jim Whitehead Tackle Georgia

Round twenty

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
267 San Francisco 49ers Gene Baker Guard Whitworth
268 Philadelphia Eagles Tommy Lucas Guard Mississippi
269 Dallas Cowboys John Hughes Linebacker Southern Methodist
270 Washington Redskins Gordon Guest Back Arkansas
271 Minnesota Vikings Milt Sunde Tackle Minnesota
272 Detroit Lions Steve Barilla Tackle Wichita State
273 Los Angeles Rams Bob Hohn Halfback Nebraska
274 Baltimore Colts John Butler Running back San Diego State
275 Pittsburgh Steelers Brian Generalovich End Pittsburgh
276 St. Louis Cardinals Ralph Kubinski Guard Missouri
277 New York Giants Tony Gibbons Tackle John Carroll
278 Cleveland Browns Dave Archer Tackle Syracuse
279 Green Bay Packers Bill Curry Center Georgia Tech
280 [11] Chicago Bears Dick Niglio Running back Yale
= Pro Bowler [6] = AFL All-Star [7] = Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers

The 1964 NFL draft class has more Hall of Famers than any other class, with 11.

Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1983.[12]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1984.[12]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1985.[12]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1994.[13]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1996.[13]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1998.[13]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2000.[14]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2004.[14]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2004.[14]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2009.[14]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2013 as a Head Coach.

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[6]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Chicago Bears Andy Livingston  RB Phoenix College N/A
Chicago Bears Jim Purnell  LB Wisconsin Big Ten
Cleveland Browns Walter Roberts  WR San Jose State Ind.
Dallas Cowboys Peter Gent  WR/TE Michigan State Big Ten
Dallas Cowboys Les Josephson  RB Augustana NCC
Green Bay Packers Doug Hart  CB Texas–Arlington Ind. (Coll.)
Los Angeles Rams Bruce Gossett  K Richmond SoCon
Los Angeles Rams Aaron Martin  CB North Carolina Central CIAA
Los Angeles Rams Fred Whittingham  LB Brigham Young WAC
New York Giants Ernie Wheelwright  RB Southern Illinois Ind.
Pittsburgh Steelers John Stofa  QB Buffalo Ind. (Univ.)
Pittsburgh Steelers Tommy Wade  QB Texas SWC
San Francisco 49ers David Kopay  RB Washington AAWU

See also


  1. ^ "NFL Draft Locations". www.footballgeography.com. October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  2. ^ Salomone, Dan (October 2, 2014). "NFL Draft headed to Chicago in 2015". Giants.com. New York Giants. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "49er club tabs end for 1st draft choice". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. December 2, 1963. p. 20.
  4. ^ "Boston picks QB to begin draft". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. November 30, 1963. p. 8.
  5. ^ ""1964 draft was one to remember"".
  6. ^ a b c Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their careers.
  7. ^ a b Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star team at any time in their careers.
  8. ^ Scott Appleton signed with the Houston Oilers of the American Football League
  9. ^ Pete Beathard signed with the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League
  10. ^ Roger Staubach, 1963 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on November 8, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  11. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  12. ^ a b c List of 1980s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com"Pro Football Hall of Fame". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  13. ^ a b c List of 1990s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com"Pro Football Hall of Fame". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  14. ^ a b c d List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com"Pro Football Hall of Fame". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 25, 2011.