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UP Players Drafted into the NFL

Postby quarterbackgr » Wed May 13, 2020 5:03 am

1939 NFL

#76 Overall / 9th round - Ray Bray (West Iron / Western Michigan) - Chicago
#105 Overall / 12th round - Ralph Heikkinen (Bessemer / Michigan) – Brooklyn

1940 NFL:
#113 Overall / 13th round - John Noppenberg (Menominee / Miami-FL) - Pittsburgh

1944 NFL:
#299 Overall / 29th round - Bob Derleth (Bishop Baraga / Michigan) – Detroit

1952 NFL:
#136 Overall / 12th round - Joe Masnaghetti (Bessemer / Marquette) – Arizona

1954 NFL:
#261 Overall / 22nd round - James Wojciehowski (Wakefield-Marenisco / Purdue) – Philadelphia

1956 NFL:
#357 Overall / 30th round - Buck Nystrom (Graveraet / Michigan State) – Washington

1961 NFL:

#262 Overall / 19th round - Geno Valesano (Wakefield / Northern Michigan) – Detroit

1962 NFL:

#145 Overall / 11th round - Bob Wills (Ishpeming / California) – Pittsburgh

1964 AFL:
#67 Overall / 9th round - Len St. Jean (Newberry / Northern Michigan) - Boston
#188 Overall / 24th round - Larry Bartolameolli (Iron Mountain / Western Michigan) – Boston

1964 NFL:
#237 Overall / 17th round - Len St. Jean (Newberry / Northern Michigan) - Green Bay

1968:

#268 Overall / 10th round - Tom Domres (Gladstone / Wisconsin) - Houston
#278 Overall / 11th round - Paul Feldhausen (Iron Mountain / Northland) – Boston

1969:
#361 Overall / 14th round - Gerald Lutri (Stephenson / Northern Michigan) – Dallas

1970:

#127 Overall / 5th round - Barry Pierson (Saint Ignace LaSalle / Michigan) - St. Louis
#298 Overall / 12th round - Lonnie Holton (Alma / Northern Michigan) – Atlanta

1972:

#83 Overall / 4th round - Tim Kearney (Kingsford / Northern Michigan) – Dallas

1975:
#328 Overall / 13th round - Joe Harvey (Escanaba / Northern Michigan) - New England

1977:
#183 Overall / 7th round - Jim Van Wagner (Novi / Michigan Tech) - San Francisco
#288 Overall / 11th round - Maurice Mitchell (Bangor / Northern Michigan) - Kansas City

1982:

#326 Overall / 12th round - Rob Rubick (Newberry / Grand Valley State) – Detroit
#236 Overall / 9th round - Mike Hirn (Escanaba / Central Michigan) – Pittsburgh

1985:

#329 Overall / 12th round - Bret Pearson (Menominee / Wisconsin) - San Diego

1986:

#149 Overall / 6th round - Bob Landsee (Iron Mountain / Wisconsin) – Philadelphia

1987:
#307 Overall / 11th round - Dave Walter (Sanford Meridian / Michigan Tech) - New York Giants

2005:
#207 Overall / 6th round - Joe Berger (Newaygo / Michigan Tech) - Carolina
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Re: UP Players Drafted into the NFL

Postby quarterbackgr » Sat May 16, 2020 1:57 pm

Also Herman Gundlach from Houghton went to Harvard and joined the NFL in 1935, the year before the draft was established.

https://www.mininggazette.com/sports/local-sports/2020/05/legends-houghtons-gundlach-was-all-american-at-harvard/
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