1975 NAFL season (Jayverse)

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The 1975 NAFL Season was the 56th Season of the North American Football League

Draft

The San Francisco 49ers got top honors in the 1975 NAFL Draft as the #1 Pick in which they got the rights to California QB Steve Bartkowski

Other Selections chosen in the 1975 NAFL Rookie Draft are:

Buffalo Bills draft Tom Ruud (LB)

Miami Dolphins draft Darryl Carlton (T)

Chicago Bears draft Walter Payton (RB)

Minnesota Vikings draft Mark Mullaney (DE)

St. Louis Gunners draft Tim Gray (CB)

Pittsburgh Steelers draft Dave Brown (SS)

New Orleans Saints draft Larry Burton (WR)

Los Angeles Chargers draft Gary Johnson (DT)

Detroit Lions draft Lynn Boden (G)

Vancouver Lumberjacks draft Pat Donovan (T)

Boston Patriots draft Russ Francis (TE)

Calgary Stampeders draft Lloyd Fairbanks (G)

Washington Capitals draft Robert Brazile (LB)

Toronto Huskies draft Randy White (DT)

Baltimore Colts draft Ken Huff (G)

Cleveland Browns draft Mack Mitchell (DE)

New York Jets draft Richard Wood (LB)

Memphis Steamers draft Bob Breunig (LB)

Philadelphia Eagles draft Jeff Bleamer (T)

Houston Oilers draft Emmett Edwards (WR)

Ottawa Canadians draft Jeff Turcotte (T)

Green Bay Packers draft Bill Bain (G)

Brooklyn Barons draft Mike Hartenstine (DE)

Oakland Raiders draft Neal Colzie (FS)

Los Angeles Rams draft Mike Fanning (DT)

Edmonton Eskimos draft Pete Lavorato (FS)

Dallas Texans draft Burton Lawless (G)

Denver Broncos draft Louis Wright (CB)

San Diego Destroyers draft Monte Jackson (CB)

New York Giants draft Danny Buggs (WR)

Atlanta Falcons draft Ralph Ortega (LB)

San Francisco 49ers draft Cleveland Elam (DT)

Miami Dolphins draft Joe Fields (C)

Los Angeles Chargers draft Louie Kelcher (DT)

Detroit Lions draft Doug English (DT)

Vancouver Lumberjacks draft Fred Dean (DE)

Jacksonville Sharks draft Jeff Merrow (DE)

Washington Capitals draft Mike Thomas (RB)

Toronto Huskies draft Condredge Holloway (QB)

Baltimore Colts draft Dave Pear (DT)

Cleveland Browns draft Tony Peters (FS)

Oakland Raiders draft Mike Reinfeldt (SS)

Kansas City Kings draft Herbert Scott (G)

Los Angeles Rams draft Rod Perry (FS)

Indianapolis Racers draft Rubin Carter (DT)

Denver Broncos draft Rick Upchurch (WR)

Seattle Orcas draft Jim Zorn (QB)

Atlanta Falcons draft Alfred Jenkins (WR)

San Francisco 49ers draft Fulton Kuykendall (LB)

Buffalo Bills draft Steve Grogan (QB)

MIami Dolphins draft Doug Plank (FS)

Jacksonville Sharks draft Tom Clements (QB)

Pittsburgh Steelers draft Billy Shields (T)

Denver Broncos draft Bob Swenson (LB)

Final Standings

NFC North: Indianapolis Racers (11-7), Chicago Bears (8-10), St. Louis Gunners (7-11), Green Bay Packers (7-11), Detroit Lions (6-12)

NFC South: Dallas Texans (12-6), Jacksonville Sharks (10-8), Baltimore Colts (10-8), New Orleans Saints (10-8), Kentucky Bourbons (7-11)

NFC East: New York Giants (12-6), Montreal Beavers (12-6), Toronto Huskies (11-7), Washington Capitals (9-9), Philadelphia Eagles (7-11)

NFC West: Seattle Orcas (13-5), Portland Storm (11-7), Denver Bronocs (9-9), Los Angeles Rams (8-10), San Francisco 49ers (3-15)

AFC North: Minnesota Vikings (12-6), Calgary Stampeders (8-10), PIttsburgh Steelers (8-10), Cleveland Browns (8-10), Edmonton Elks (7-11)

AFC South: Birmingham Vulcans (16-2), Memphis Steamers (11-7), Atlanta Falcons (8-10), Houston Oilers (8-10), Miami Dolphins (4-14)

AFC East: Ottawa Canadians (11-7), Boston Patriots (9-9), Brooklyn Barons (8-10), New York Jets (8-10), Buffalo Bills (7-11)

AFC West: Vancouver Lumberjacks (11-7), Oakland Raides (11-7), San Diego Destroyers (10-8), Los Angeles Chargers (8-10), Kansas City Kings (4-14)

Playoffs

AFC Wildcard: Vancouver def. Memphis 33-9, Ottawa def. Oakland 16-14

NFC Wildcard: Portland def. Dallas 41-7, Indianapolis def. Montreal 34-20

AFC Divisional: Vancouver def. Minnesota 27-17, Birmingham def. Ottawa 38-7

NFC Divisional: Portland def. NY Giants 20-13, Indianapolis def. Seattle 24-17

AFC Championship: Vancouver def. Birmingham 23-19

NFC Championship: Indianapolis def. Portland 37-17

Super Bowl X (at The Orange Bowl in Miami, FL): Indianapolis def. Portland 34-17

NAFL All-Star Game (at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, PA): NFC Def. AFC 41-31

League Leaders

Passing Yards: Ken Anderson (Washington) 5,479

Passing TD's: Dan Fouts (Birmingham) & Marcel Tate (Portland) 49

Passing Rating: Dan Fouts (Birmingham) 122.3

Rushing Yards: Ernie Davis (Vancouver) 1,762

Receiving Yards: John Gilliam (Washington) 2,167

Total Points: Walt McKee (Vancouver) 165

Tackles: Roger Wehrli (St. Louis) 151

Sacks: James Prentice (Boston) & Brian Shafer (Oakland) 20

Interceptions: Randy McDermott (Pittsburgh) 10