1961 NFL Draft

The 1961 NFL Draft was held on December 27-28, 1960. A total of 280 players were chosen over 20 rounds. The Minnesota Vikings chose Running Back Tommy Mason from Tulane as the first pick in the draft. Future Hall of Famers Mike Ditka, Jimmy Johnson, Herb Adderley, Bob Lilly, Fran Tarkenton, Billy Shaw and Deacon Jones were selected in this draft.

Rnd Pick Team Player Position College
1 1 MIN Tommy Mason RB Tulane
1 2 WAS Norm Snead QB Wake Forest
1 3 WAS Joe Rutgens DT Illinois
1 4 LA Marlin McKeever LB Southern California
1 5 CHI Mike Ditka TE Pittsburgh
1 6 SF Jimmy Johnson DB UCLA
1 7 BAL Tom Matte RB Ohio State
1 8 STL Ken Rice OT Auburn
1 9 SF Bernie Casey WR Bowling Green
1 10 CLE Bob Crespino TE Mississippi
1 11 SF Billy Kilmer QB UCLA
1 12 GB Herb Adderley DB Michigan State
1 13 DAL Bob Lilly DT Texas Christian
1 14 PHI Art Baker RB Syracuse

1961 NFL Draft Results by Team

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