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World Football League 1974 WORLD FOOTBALL LEAGUE
COLLEGE DRAFT - ROUNDS 1-9
World Football League

The inaugural World Football League College Draft was held on January 22, 1974. The entire draft consisted of 36 rounds and as a result, 432 players were drafted by WFL teams. Here is a round-by-round breakdown of the draft. The draft list has been broken down into four separate pages, including this one. This page will show the draft picks from the first nine rounds.


1974 WORLD FOOTBALL LEAGUE COLLEGE DRAFT

FIRST ROUND

TEAM                 PICK   PLAYER                POSITION  COLLEGE       
HOUSTON                 1   DAVID JAYNES             QB     KANSAS        
NEW YORK                2   GARY MARANGI             QB     BOSTON COLLEGE
JACKSONVILLE            3   WOODY GREEN(*)           RB     ARIZONA STATE 
TORONTO                 4   BO MATTHEWS              RB     COLORADO      
BIRMINGHAM              5   WILBUR JACKSON           RB     ALABAMA       
PORTLAND                6   MIKE BORYLA              QB     STANFORD      
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA     7   JAMES McALLISTER         RB     UCLA          
PHILADELPHIA            8   JOHN CAPPELLETTI         RB     PENN STATE    
HONOLULU                9   FRED McNEILL             LB     UCLA          
CHICAGO                10   BILL KOLLAR              DE     MONTANA STATE 
WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE   11   BARTY SMITH              RB     RICHMOND      
DETROIT                12   PAUL SEAL                TE     MICHIGAN      

SECOND ROUND

TEAM                 PICK   PLAYER                POSITION  COLLEGE         
DETROIT                13   RICHARD MIDDLETON        LB     OHIO STATE      
JACKSONVILLE           14   JOHN HICKS               OT     OHIO STATE      
CHICAGO                15   DANNY WHITE              QB     ARIZONA STATE   
HONOLULU               16   ROD McNEILL              RB     USC             
PHILADELPHIA           17   JOE PISARCIK             QB     NEW MEXICO STATE
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA    18   KERMIT JOHNSON           RB     UCLA            
PORTLAND               19   ED O'NEILL               LB     PENN STATE      
WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE   20   WAYMOND BRYANT           LB     TENNESSEE STATE 
TORONTO                21   KIM McQUILKEN            QB     LEHIGH          
BIRMINGHAM             22   DENNY DURON              QB     LOUISIANA TECH  
NEW YORK               23   CARL BARZILAUSKAS        DT     INDIANA         
HOUSTON                24   LYNN SWANN               WR     USC             

THIRD ROUND

TEAM                 PICK   PLAYER                POSITION  COLLEGE             
HOUSTON                25   FRED COOK                DE     SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
NEW YORK               26   RANDY GRADISHAR          LB     OHIO STATE          
JACKSONVILLE           27   JOHN DUTTON              DE     NEBRASKA            
TORONTO                28   NORRIS WEESE             QB     MISSISSIPPI         
BIRMINGHAM             29   DON REESE                DE     JACKSON STATE       
PORTLAND               30   CARLESTER CRUMPLER       RB     EAST CAROLINA       
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA    31   BOOKER BROWN             OG     USC                 
PHILADELPHIA           32   JOHN STALLWORTH          WR     ALABAMA A&M         
HONOLULU               33   AL OLIVER                OT     UCLA                
CHICAGO                34   DAVE CASPER              TE     NOTRE DAME          
WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE   35   PAUL VELLANO             DT     MARYLAND            
DETROIT                36   ED JONES                 DE     TENNESSEE STATE     

FOURTH ROUND

TEAM                 PICK   PLAYER                POSITION  COLLEGE        
DETROIT                37   ED SHUTTLESWORTH         RB     MICHIGAN       
TORONTO                38   GORDON BROWNE            OT     BOSTON COLLEGE 
CHICAGO                39   STEVE CRAIG              TE     NORTHWESTERN   
HONOLULU               40   JON KEYWORTH             RB     COLORADO       
PHILADELPHIA           41   MARK MARKOVICH           OG     PENN STATE     
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA    42   JESSE FREITAS            QB     SAN DIEGO STATE
PORTLAND               43   DARYL WHITE              OG     NEBRASKA       
BIRMINGHAM             44   JIM CAGLE                DE     GEORGIA        
TORONTO                45   STEVE ODOM               WR     UTAH           
JACKSONVILLE           46   WAYNE WHEELER            WR     ALABAMA        
NEW YORK               47   DAVE GALLAGHER           DE     MICHIGAN       
HOUSTON                48   HASKEL STANBACK          RB     TENNESSEE      

FIFTH ROUND

TEAM                 PICK    PLAYER               POSITION  COLLEGE       
HOUSTON                49    CLIFTON TAYLOR          RB     MEMPHIS STATE 
NEW YORK               50    KEITH FAHNHORST         OT     MINNESOTA     
JACKSONVILLE           51    NAT MOORE               WR     FLORIDA       
TORONTO                52    BEN MALONE              RB     ARIZONA STATE 
BIRMINGHAM             53    ROGER CARR              WR     LOUISIANA TECH
PORTLAND               54    J. V. CAIN              TE     COLORADO      
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA    55    BILL SANDIFER           DT     UCLA          
PHILADELPHIA           56    MARTY WOOLBRIGHT        TE     SOUTH CAROLINA
HONOLULU               57    JOHN KELSEY             TE     MISSOURI      
CHICAGO                58    CHARLES GETTY           OT     PENN STATE    
WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE   59    BILL WYMAN               C     TEXAS         
DETROIT                60    NEIL PENNINGTON         QB     MASSACHUSETTS 

SIXTH ROUND

TEAM                 PICK   PLAYER                POSITION  COLLEGE       
DETROIT                61   CLINT HASELRIG           WR     MICHIGAN      
WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE   62   GERALD TINKER            WR     KENT STATE    
CHICAGO                63   CHARLES DAVIS            RB     COLORADO      
HONOLULU               64   LEVI STANLEY             DT     HAWAII        
PHILADELPHIA           65   JACK LAMBERT             LB     KENT STATE    
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA    66   JERIS WHITE              DB     HAWAII        
PORTLAND               67   CARL CAPRIA              DB     PURDUE        
BIRMINGHAM             68   GREG GANTT                K     ALABAMA       
TORONTO                69   LUCIOUS SELMON           DT     OKLAHOMA      
JACKSONVILLE           70   MIKE TOWNSEND            DB     NOTRE DAME    
NEW YORK               71   STEVE CORBETT             C     BOSTON COLLEGE
HOUSTON                72   BUTCH VEAZEY             TE     MISSISSIPPI   

SEVENTH ROUND

TEAM                 PICK   PLAYER                POSITION  COLLEGE             
JACKSONVILLE(*)        73   HENRY LAWRENCE           OT     FLORIDA A&M         
NEW YORK               74   JIMMY ALLEN              DB     UCLA                
JACKSONVILLE           75   ANDY JOHNSON             RB     GEORGIA             
TORONTO                76   CLYDE POWERS             DB     OKLAHOMA            
BIRMINGHAM             77   STEVE TAYLOR              C     AUBURN              
PORTLAND               78   MONTE DORIS              DE     USC                 
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA    79   DURWOOD KEETON           DB     OKLAHOMA            
PHILADELPHIA           80   ALAN CHADWICK            RB     EAST TENNESSEE STATE
HONOLULU               81   GREG HORTON              OT     COLORADO            
CHICAGO                82   MARK KELLAR              RB     COLORADO            
WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE   83   BART PURVIS              OT     MARYLAND            
DETROIT                84   BILL SIMPSON             DB     MICHIGAN STATE      

EIGHTH ROUND

TEAM                 PICK   PLAYER                POSITION  COLLEGE             
DETROIT               85    TONY BELL                DB     BOWLING GREEN       
WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE  86    BILLY YOEST              OG     NORTH CAROLINA STATE
CHICAGO               87    GLENN ROBINSON           DE     OKLAHOMA STATE      
HONOLULU              88    GARY BACCUS              LB     OKLAHOMA            
PHILADELPHIA          89    EZIL BIBBS               DE     GRAMBLING           
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   90    MIKE RAINES              DT     ALABAMA             
PORTLAND              91    RICHARD BISHOP           DT     LOUISVILLE          
BIRMINGHAM            92    ROSCOE WARD              CB     JACKSON STATE       
TORONTO               93    HAROLD HART              RB     TEXAS SOUTHERN      
JACKSONVILLE          94    KEITH KREPFLE            TE     IOWA STATE          
NEW YORK              95    STEVE NEIL               LB     MINNESOTA           
JACKSONVILLE(*)       96    WAYNE JONES              RB     MISSISSIPPI STATE   

NINTH ROUND

TEAM                 PICK   PLAYER                POSITION  COLLEGE         
HOUSTON                97   GREG HARE                RB     OHIO STATE      
NEW YORK               98   MATT HERKENHOFF          OT     MINNESOTA       
JACKSONVILLE           99   HENRY CHILDS             TE     KANSAS STATE    
TORONTO               100   BOB LALLY                LB     CORNELL         
BIRMINGHAM            101   JIM KREGEL               OG     OHIO STATE      
PORTLAND              102   BILL HOWARD              DT     ALCORN A&M      
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   103   CALVIN PETERSON          LB     UCLA            
PHILADELPHIA          104   TIM GUY                  OT     OREGON          
HONOLULU              105   LARRY BAILEY             DT     PACIFIC         
CHICAGO               106   ISAAC JACKSON            RB     KANSAS STATE    
WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE  107   CARL SUMMERELL           QB     EAST CAROLINA   
DETROIT               108   JIM PIETRZAK              C     EASTERN MICHIGAN
* - acquired the picks from Houston in exchange for the rights to RB Woody Green.
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