No. 1 to the Hall of Fame


Only 13 players in the history of the National Football League draft have gone from being the first overall pick of a draft to earning election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Click on player image for a recap of the player’s college career, rookie season and Hall of Fame career.

Troy Aikman - 1989 Bruce Smith - 1985 John Elway - 1983
     
Earl Campbell - 1978 Lee Roy Selmon - 1976 Terry Bradshaw - 1970
     
O.J. Simpson - 1969 Ron Yary - 1968 Buck Buchanan - 1963
     
Paul Hornung - 1957 Chuck Bednarik - 1949 Charley Trippi - 1945
     
   
Bill Dudley - 1942