November 23, 1959

On the eve of the official date of the draft, the AFL conducted a first round of picks, with each team expected to choose a player from a college in its region. The choices were:

As the above list makes clear, not all teams made regional choices. Trinity College, for example, was in Connecticut. Some sources indicate that individual teams did not make the choices, but rather that the owners collectively made the choice for each team with an eye toward maximum marketability.

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