The World Football League held their inaugural College Draft on January 22, 1974. It was held at the Marriot - Essex House in New York City. The WFL held the first six rounds on this date and the final thirty rounds on February 5, 1974. The Boston Bulls held the second overall pick in the draft and selected quarterback, Gary Marangi, from Boston College. On Feb. 18, 1974, WFL Commissioner Gary L. Davidson announces that a merger between the Boston Bulls and the unnamed New York entry have merged. Howard Baldwin, owner of the Bulls and Robert Schmertz, owner of the original New York franchise, have moved the Boston franchise (and their draft picks) to New York. On March 4th, the team was renamed New York Stars. Meanwhile, the original New York college draft list went to Boston, and then eventually ended up in Portland, Oregon where that franchise on March 20th became the Portland Storm.
|1974 New York Stars College Draft|
|1||2||Gary Marangi||QB||Boston College|
|3||26||Randy Gradishar||LB||Ohio State|
|6||71||Steve Corbett||C||Boston College|
|12||143||Alvin Maxson||RB||Southern Mississippi|
|13||146||Monroe Eley||RB||Arizona State|
|17||194||Tom Condon||OG||Boston College|
|19||218||Phil Bennett||RB||Boston College|
|20||239||Leroy Jones||DE||Norfolk State|
|23||266||Chris Arnold||DB||Virginia State|
|26||311||Greg Pemberton||DB||Boston University|
|34||407||Riley Moore||DE||Tennessee State|
|35||410||Steve Frager||OT||Brown University|
NOTE: This page was researched by Richie Franklin and Chuck Gardner. The Gary Marangi photo is courtesy of the John Landers WFL Photo Collection.