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1949
Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
1949 11 102 #62 Ernie Settembre
Height/Weight: 6’0”/246 lbs

1948 North-South College All-Star Shrine Game

T Buffalo Bills (AAFC) (Drafted #11/83rd
Overall, 1949 Camp or Traded)
Baltimore Colts (AAFC) (1949 Camp)
Detroit Lions (Drafted #11/102nd, 1949 Camp)
1949 FA FA #71 Mario DeMarco
Height/Weight: 5’11″/220 lbs

1957-Present DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy to top
lineman in CFL West Div.; Co-named in his honor
1954 CFL All-Star
1952 CFL All-Star
1951 CFL All-Star
1948 North-South College All-Star Shrine Game
1945 Little All-American Honorable Mention

G/LB Detroit Lions (1949-50)
Edmonton Eskimos (1951-52 CFL)
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1953-56 CFL)
1949 FA FA #30 Harry Ghaul
Height/Weight: 6’0″/218 lbs

2001 Athlon Sports All-Time UM Team (Punter)
1972 University of Miami Hall of Fame
1946 Blue-Gray Game
1945 Little All-American Honorable Mention

FB/P/K Detroit Lions (1948 Offered FA Contract – DNS)
Pittsburgh Steelers (1949 Camp)
Bethlehem Bulldogs (1949 AFL IV)
1949 FA FA #17 Al Hudson
Height/Weight: 5’11”/163 lbs

1980 Orange Bowl Hall of Fame

DB/WR
1949 FA FA # Art Russo
Height/Weight: 6’2”/235 lbs
T Wilmington Clippers (1949 AFL IV)
1949 FA FA #63 Art Saey
Height/Weight: 190 lbs

1975 University of Miami Hall of Fame
1947 and 1948 UM Athlete of the Year
1947 Intercollegiate Heavyweight Boxing Champ

T Post-grad: Professional Boxer
1948
Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
1948 4 24 # Charley Hoover
Height/Weight: 6’4”/240 lbs

Transferred back to Vanderbilt (1940-41, 1946-48)
U.S. Navy 1942-45; at UM 1946 (DNP)

C Baltimore Colts (AAFC) (Drafted
#4/24th Overall as a Future in ’48)
Baltimore Colts (AAFC) (1949 Camp)
1948 FA FA #56 Ed Houck
Height/Weight: 173 lbs
E/DE Pittsburgh Steelers (1948 Camp)
1948 FA FA #39 Ernest “Inky” Mazejka
Height/Weight: 183 lbs
QB/P Pittsburgh Steelers (1948 Camp)
1948 FA FA #62 William “Bulldog” Frantz
Height/Weight:

1945 Little All-American Honorable Mention

T
1948 FA FA #40 Bob Bowman
Height/Weight:
HB
1947
Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
1947 7 51 #58 Tony Yovicsin
Height/Weight: 6’4″/205 lbs

Transferred from Gettysburg (1940-41) (at UM 1946-47)
1942-45 Military Service
1942 All-Pennsylvania Colleges 1st Team (UPI)
Also on UM Basketball Team

E Philadelphia Eagles (Drafted as Future #7/51, 1947 – DNS)
Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) (FA, 1948 Camp)

Also Played Minor-league Basketball for
Hamburg [PA] in the Tri-County League

1947 8 56 #81 Harvey James
Height/Weight: 203 lbs

1982 University of Miami Hall of Fame

C Detroit Lions (Drafted)
Cleveland Browns (AAFC) (“Several Seasons”
in late 1940s; possibly on PS)
1947 9 72 #19 Bob McDougal
Height/Weight: 6’2″/205 lbs

1946 Returned to Miami
1943-45 Military Service (WWII)
1940-42 at Miami
1940 Transfer from Duke (1939)

FB Green Bay Packers (Drafted, 1947)

HC College of DuPage

1947 10 85 #17 Y. Arnold “Tuck” Tucker
Height/Weight: 5’9″/172 lbs

2011 South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame
2008 College Football Hall of Fame
2008 West Point Hall of Fame
1947 College All-Star Football Classic
1946 Sullivan Award (Top Amateur Athlete)
1946 All-American 1st Team (Coaches)
1946 All-American 2nd Team (UPI, Central Press,
Newspaper Ent. Assoc., International News)
1946 All-American 3rd Team (AP)
1946 Heisman Trophy Finalist (5th)
1945 All-American 1st Team (Newspaper Ent. Assoc.)
1945 All-American 2nd Team (International News)
1945 All-American 3rd Team (Central Press)
1944 Resigned from U.S. Navy; Transferred to Army
1943 University of Miami Iron Man Trophy (as FR.)
1942 High School All-Southern

QB Transferred to West Point (at UM in 1943)
Chicago Bears (Drafted 10th Rd./85th overall in ’47)
Baltimore Colts (AAFC) (1947 Draft “Special Top 2”
by Miami Seahawks, reorganized as the Colts)

C.O. University of Miami Army ROTC (1971-74)
University of Miami Asst. A.D. (1975-76)

1947 29 274 # Claude “Red” Harrison
Height/Weight: 5’10″/183 lbs

1948 North-South College All-Star Shrine Game
Transferred to University of South Carolina (1947-48)
1943 at University of Miami
Transferred from Vanderbilt (1942)

HB/FB Military Service (1944-46)
New York Giants (Drafted as future in
1947, played 2 more college seasons)
1947 FA FA #63 Morris “Chuck” Klein
Height/Weight:

1974 University of Miami Hall of Fame
1945 All-Service All-American 2nd Team (AP)
1944 All-Service All-American 2nd Team (AP)
1943 UM’s Frank Spain Cup- Team MVP Award

T/G Military Service (1944-45; at UM 1941-43, ’46)
Cleveland Browns (AAFC) (1946 Offer – DNS)
1947 FA FA #41 Dave “Lil’ Davey” Eldredge
Height/Weight: 160 lbs

1946 Blue-Gray Game
Transferred from Georgia Tech

HB/TB Military Service including
Football at Maxwell Field (1943-45)
(at Georgia Tech 1940-42, at UM 1946)
1947 FA FA # Phil Kaplan
Height/Weight: 5’11”/200 lbs
OL/LB Pittsburgh Steelers (1947 Camp)
Long Island Indians (1947 AFL IV)
Richmond Rebels (1947 AFL IV)
1947 FA FA #33 Don Deerwester
Height/Weight: 6’0”/195 lbs
FB/HB Chicago Cardinals (NFL) (Dates/Status Unknown)
Cleveland Browns (Unknown Dates/Possibly on PS)
Bloomfield Cardinals (1947 AFL IV)
Racine Raiders (Sometime Post-1952, Bi-StatesFL)
1947 FA FA # Lou Caridad
Height/Weight: 5’11”/177 lbs
QB/HB Bloomfield (N.J.) Cardinals (1947 AFL IV)
Military Service: U.S. Army (1948)
Paterson (NJ) Panthers (1949 AFL IV)
1946
Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
1946 23 212 #63 Bill Levitt
Height/Weight: 207 lbs

1945 Consensus Little All-American 1st Team (NCAA, AP)

C/G Boston Yanks (NFL) (Drafted)
1946 23 217 #42 Edward “Red” Cameron
Height/Weight: 5’11 1/2″/190 lbs

1978 University of Miami Hall of Fame
1945 Consensus Little All-American 1st Team (NCAA, AP)
1942-44 WWII Military Service – U.S. Navy
1939-41 at Miami (also UM Boxing Team^)

G Philadelphia Eagles (Drafted)

^As a junior on Jan. 17, 1942, Cameron won a decision
over the reigning National Intercollegiate Heavyweight
Champion, Louis Campbell of Southwestern Louisiana

1946 FA FA #22 Jim Vaccaro
Height/Weight: 5’11″/178 lbs

Transfer from Univ. of Pennsylvania

QB/HB Wilkes-Barre Barons (1947 AFL IV)
1946 FA FA # Al “Flip” Rosen, “The Hebrew Hammer”
Height/Weight: 5’10”/180 lbs

2020 All-Time Cleveland Indians Starting 9 (3B, stadiumtalk.com)
2006 Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame
2005 Texas League Hall of Fame
1991 Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Hall of Champions
1989 National League Executive of the Year^
1980 National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
1980 International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
1971 University of Miami Hall of Fame
1953 American League MVP^
1952–1955 AL All-Star
1943 Transferred from Florida (at UF 1941-42)

E/DB Military Service (1944-45; at UM in ’43)
Signed with MLB’s Cleveland Indians in 1946
MLB Career: all with Cleveland, mostly at 3B (B:R,T:R), 1947-56

New York Yankees President/CEO (1978–79)
Houston Astros President/CEO (1980–85)
San Francisco Giants President/GM (1985–92)

^Only League MVP who was later selected
as MLB Executive of Year

1945
Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
1945 3 18 #52 Walt Watt, “the Zanesville Zephyr (or Zipper)”
Height/Weight: 6’0″/187 lbs
HB/DB Chicago Cardinals (NFL) (1945)
Chicago Cardinals (1946 Camp)
1945 FA FA # Bill Parker
Height/Weight: 6’2″/190 lbs
E San Francisco Clippers (1945 PCFL)
1944
Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
1944 18 183 #39 Howard “Howie” Plasman
Height/Weight: 6’2″/210 lbs
FB/P Chicago Bears (Drafted)
Cleveland Browns (AAFC) (1946 Camp)
1944 28 289 #29 Joseph “Pat” Petroski
Height/Weight: 230 lbs
G/FB/K Pittsburgh Steelers (Drafted)
1943
Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
1943 FA FA #21 George Gagliardi
Height/Weight: 207 lbs

1942 Little All-American 2nd Team (AP)
1942 All-Florida First Team (AP)
1941 All-Florida First Team (AP)
1941 Named UM Team’s Most Durable Player

T/K 3rd Army Air Force Gremlins, out of Tampa (1945)
Military Service (1943-46 or ’47)

(UM Letterman: 1941-42; UM Freshman Team: 1940;
Intended to return to UM for his Senior year in either
’46 or ’47, but no signs that he ever played again)

1942
Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
1942 8 68 #20 Tom “Kutch” Kearns
Height/Weight: 6’5″/247 lbs

2010 Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Miami Sports Founder
1989 Tom Kearns UM Hall of Fame Building (on Campus)
1970 University of Miami Hall of Fame
1941 Little All-American
1939 All-Florida Honorable Mention (AP)

T New York Giants (Drafted in ’42)
U.S. Navy (1942-44) [at UM 1937-41]
Pensacola Naval Air Base: Director of Athletics (1944)
New York Giants (1945)
Chicago Cardinals (NFL) (1946)
Miami Seahawks (AAFC) (1947 Camp)

University of Miami Board of Trustees

1942 15 140 #11 Joe Krutulis
Height/Weight: 5’11″/200 lbs

1941 Named UM Team’s Top Lineman

E Chicago Bears (Drafted in ’42)
U.S. Navy (1942-45) [at UM 1938-41]
1942 FA FA #41 John “Red” Tobin
Height/Weight: 6’1″/185 lbs

1969 University of Miami Hall of Fame

HB/DB
1941
Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
1941 17 153 #36 Terry Fox
Height/Weight: 6’1 1/2″/208 lbs

1939 All-Florida 1st Team (AP)
also on UM Baseball Team

FB/LB/K Pittsburgh Steelers (Drafted)
Philadelphia Eagles (1941)
Military Service (1942-44)
Philadelphia Eagles (1945)
Miami Seahawks (AAFC) (1946)
1941 FA FA #48 Bill Steiner
Height/Weight: 6’1″/185 lbs

1939 All-Florida Second Team (AP)

HB/DB Los Angeles Bulldogs (1943 PCFL)
Los Angeles Wildcats (1944 AFL IV)
1941 FA FA #49 John F. Douglas
Height/Weight: 6’2″/195 lbs

^ 1st Hurricane Baseball Player to make it to Majors

HB/Punter Signed with baseball’s Miami Wahoos (1941 “D”-Level
Fla. East Coast League)
1942-44 Military Service
Brooklyn Dodgers (1945 MLB)^
Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, N.Y. Yankees (1946-53 AAA)
Played exclusively at 1B (B:L,T:L)
1941 FA FA #26 Crumpton “Jolly” Snowden
Height/Weight: 6’1 1/2″/185 lbs

1940 Little All-American Honorable Mention
1939 All-Florida Honorable Mention (AP)

G U.S. Army Officer beginning in 1941 (thru WWII)

^ A graduate of Miami Edison HS, Jolly Snowden’s
1st-ever train trip was to Des Moines, Iowa as a
Soph on UM’s football team playing Drake in 1938.
The former paperboy told the Miami News that
he enjoyed the food served on the train.

1940
Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
1940 13 113 #50 “Joltin’ John” Noppenberg, “the Mad Bull”
Height/Weight: 6’0″/196 lbs

2001 University of Miami Hall of Fame
1939 All-Florida First Team (AP)
1939 All-Southeast First Team
1939 Frank O. Spain Award (UM’s Top Back)

HB/FB/P Pittsburgh Pirates (NFL) (Drafted, 1940-41)
Detroit Lions (1941)
1940 22 197 #29 Walt Kichefski
Height/Weight: 6’1″/212 lbs

1969 University of Miami Hall of Fame
1939 Little All-American Honorable Mention
1939 All-Florida Second Team (AP)
1939 George Washbish Award (UM’s Top Lineman)
1938 Little All-American Honorable Mention
1938 All-Florida First Team
1937 Little All-American Honorable Mention
1937 All-Florida

E/DE/G/K Chicago Bears (Drafted, Camp or Traded)
Pittsburgh Pirates (NFL) (1940-42)
Military Service (1943)
Chicago Cardinals/Pittsburgh Steelers-“Card-Pitt” (1944)

University of Miami Football HC & AD (1970)

1940 FA FA #46 Mike “Lefty” Schemer^
Height/Weight: 6’0″/180 lbs

1940 U.S. Olympic Baseball Team
(Tokyo Games Cancelled: WWII)
1940 Quit football to concentrate on baseball
1938-39 at Miami
1938 Inaugural Amateur World Series (played in England)

^Mike Schemer’s given 1st name was “Milton”

HB/TB Signed with MLB’s New York Giants (1940-42,
1944 B,C,D Leagues)
1943 Military Service – U.S. Army
Jersey City Giants (1944-45 AA)
New York Giants (1945-46 MLB)^^
Jersey City Giants (1946 AAA)
1947 Sacramento Solons (1947 PCL)
Played 1B (B:L,T:L)

^^ 1st Miami/Dade County HS Player to make it to Majors

1940 FA FA #22 Charles “Chuck” Guimento
Height/Weight: 5’11″/190 lbs

1939 Little All-American Honorable Mention
1939 All-Florida First Team (AP)
1938 Little All-American Honorable Mention
1938 All-Florida First Team
1937 Little All-American Honorable Mention
1937 All-Florida
also UM Basketball Letterman (1938-40)

G/K
1940 FA FA #18 Stan Raski
Height/Weight: 190 lbs

1939 All-Florida Second Team (AP)

T
1940 FA FA #32 Joe Dixon
Height/Weight: 190 lbs

1939 All-Florida Second Team (AP)

C
1940 FA FA #14 Frank Paskewich
Height/Weight: 165 lbs

1939 All-Florida Honorable Mention (AP)

E
1940 FA FA #29 James “Jimmy” Poore
Height/Weight: 185 lbs

1939 All-Florida Honorable Mention (AP)

T
1940 FA FA #33 Don Salisbury
Height/Weight: 188 lbs

1939 All-Florida Honorable Mention (AP)

C
1939
Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
1939 FA FA #32 Eddie Dunn
Height/Weight: 6’3″/195 lbs

2009 University of Miami Ring of Honor
2009 Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Miami Sports Founder
1967 University of Miami Hall Of Fame (inaugural year)
1938 Blue-Gray Game (inaugural year)
1938 All-SIAA Conference 1st Team
1938 All-Florida 1st Team (AP)
1938 UM’s Frank O. Spain Award (UM’s POY)
1937 All-Florida 1st Team (AP)
1936 All-Florida 1st Team (AP)

HB/QB
PR/KR
Philadelphia Eagles (1939 Offer)

University of Miami Football HC & AD (1943-44)
University of Miami Baseball HC (1946-1954)
University of Miami Boxing HC
President, Univ. of Miami Alumni Assoc. (1963-64)
University of Miami Board of Trustees (1964-80)

1938
Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
1938 6 50 #75 Bob Masterson
Height/Weight: 6’1″/220 lbs

2006 University of Toronto Hall of Fame
1990 Florida Sports Hall of Fame
1969 University of Miami Hall of Fame
1943 All-Pro 1st Team (1 of 11, Int. News Service)
1943 All-Pro 2nd Team (AP, UPI, Chicago Herald-American)
1942 All-Pro 1st Team (1 of 11, Official NFL)
1942 All-Pro 2nd Team (AP, NY Daily News)
1942 NFL All-Star Game
1937 Little All-American Honorable Mention
1937 All-Florida 1st Team (AP)

E/K/P/T Chicago Bears (Drafted, 1938 Camp/Traded)
Washington Redskins (1938-43)
Washington Redskins (1944 Camp/Traded)
Brooklyn Tigers (NFL) (1944)
Boston Yanks (NFL) (1945)
New York Yankees (AAFC) (1946)
Hamilton Tigers (1947 CFL)

HC University of Toronto (1948-55)
GM Calgary Stampeders (1956-57 CFL)

1937
Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
1937 FA FA #22 Nick “Whitey” Wolcuff
Height/Weight: 6’2”/220 lbs

1971 University of Miami Hall of Fame

T/P New York Yankees (1937 AFL II)
Brooklyn Eagles (1937-39 AA)
1937 FA FA # Gardner “Gar” Mulloy
Height/Weight: 6’1”

2014 Miami Dade County Public Schools Alumni Hall of Fame
1990 Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Hall of Champions
1984 Southern Tennis Hall of Fame
1973 Florida Sports Hall of Fame
1972 International Tennis Hall of Fame
1967 University of Miami Hall of Fame (inaugural year)
[plus 3 other HOFs]
1934 Quit Football to join (Amateur) Tennis Tour,
Began UM Tennis Program (at UM 1933-40: B.A., J.D.)

QB U.S. Navy: Served in WWII Europe (French Legion of Honor in 2015)
Postwar: Returned to Tennis Tour (played 1934-62, excluding WWII)
Ranked No. 1 Singles in 1952 & ’54 (Top 10: 14 times between 1939 & 1954)
Member of 3 Winning Davis Cup Teams (1946, 1948, 1949)
Won 5 Grand Slam Doubles Tournaments (+ Finalist 11 more times)
Singles Finalist: US Open (1952, Frank Sedgman won)
Singles Semifinals: Australian Open (1947), Wimbledon (1948)
Singles Quarterfinals: French Open (1952-54)
Tour Singles Career Record: 918–310 (74.7%), including 60 titles
Combined tour/senior play: 127 national & 25 international titles

1st HC Univ. of Miami Men’s Tennis Team (while still a UM
undergrad in mid-1930s, then as a UM Law Student, up until
WWII; recruited Pancho Segura & George Toley to Miami);
Established senior tennis’ international Mulloy Cup

1936
Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
1936 FA FA #41 Cecil Cook
Height/Weight: 155 lbs
HB Boston Shamrocks (1936 Camp AFL II)
Boston Shamrocks (1937 AFL II)
1936 FA FA #35 Pete Petrowski
Height/Weight: 195 lbs
HB/K New York Yankees (1936 AFL II)
Brooklyn Bay Parkways (1936 AA)
Brooklyn Eagles (1937-39 AA)
1936 FA FA #38 Dennis Leonard
Height/Weight: 160 lbs

1969 University of Miami Hall of Fame
also UM Boxing Team

C/E
1936 FA FA #43 Martin Kalix
Height/Weight: 175 lbs

1934/35 UM Junior Class Vice President

E/C White Plains Bears (1936-37 AA)
1936 FA FA # John Poggi
Height/Weight: 180 lbs

1936 Signed with American Professional Football
Association foregoing his remaining college eligibilty
1934-35 at Miami (also UM Wrestling)
1933 UM Freshman Team

HB Brooklyn Bay Parkways (1936 AA)
Brooklyn Eagles (1937 AA)
1936 FA FA # Willard “Jess” Gilmer
Height/Weight: 250 lbs

Transferred from Vanderbilt
1931 High School All-Southern

T Pittsburgh Pirates (NFL) (1936 Camp)
Boston Shamrocks (1938 Independent)
1936 FA FA #31 Charles Baker
Height/Weight:
FB/QB/DB
1930
Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
1930 FA FA #19 Evan “Lindy” Lindstrom
Height/Weight: 5’10″/195 lbs

1932 Fellowship in Physics at Univ. of Florida
1930 Graduated from Miami with B.S.
1929/30 President of UM Student Association
1929/30 UM Wrestling Team Captain
1929 UM Gold Football Award (1 of 6 given in 1930)
1929 UM Football Team Captain
1928/29 UM Honor Court
1926 Entered 1st-ever Freshman Class at UM

G/T U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials (1928)
[Light-heavyweight lost in Nationals to
Heywood Edwards, who went to Amsterdam Olympics]
A.A.U. Wrestling Nat’l. Championship:
Heavyweight Runner-up (1930 and again in 1931)
U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials (1932)
[Finished 3rd Nationally as Light-heavyweight]
Univ. of Florida Wrestling Head Coach (1932/33)
UM Wrestling Head Coach (1933 into the 1940s)
Also was an UM Football Asst. Coach
University of Miami Assoc. Prof. of Physics
(1933-49, when he died at age 44)
1930 FA FA # Chester “Swede” Johnston
Height/Weight: 5’9″/205 lbs

1981 Green Bay Packers’ Team Hall of Fame
1937 Official All-MWFL

Also attended Marquette University (1928)
and Elmhurst College (1929)

FB/LB/P Oshkosh All-Stars (1930 Semipro)
Green Bay Packers (1931)
St. Louis Gunners (NFL) (1932-33)
Chicago Cardinals (NFL) (1933)
Cincinnati Reds/St. Louis Gunners (NFL) (1934)
Green Bay Packers-2nd stint (1934-37/Traded to Rams)
Cleveland Rams (NFL) (1937)
St. Louis Gunners (1937 MWFL)
Green Bay Packers-3rd stint (1938)
Pittsburgh Pirates (NFL) (1939)
Pittsburgh Steelers (1940)
1929
Year Rd Sel# Player Pos. Team
1929 FA FA #16 Bill Kimbrough
Height/Weight: 5’10″/200 lbs

1969 University of Miami Hall of Fame
1927-28 UM’s 1st-ever Football Team Captain

C/FB HC University of Miami Boxing Team
1929 FA FA #17 Rodger “Rod” Ashman
Height/Weight: 6’1″/180 lbs

1971 University of Miami Hall of Fame
1926/27, ’27/28 and ’28/29 UM’s 1st-ever Basketball Team Capt.

E/DB/K