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Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010

NFL Draft: No. 1 Selections


The Associated Press

The first choice in the annual selection of college players by professional football with player, team, position and college:

2010 Sam Bradford, St. Louis, QB, Oklahoma.

2009 Matthew Stafford, Detroit, QB, Georgia.

2008 Jake Long, Miami, OT, Michigan.

2007 JaMarcus Russell, Oakland, QB, LSU.

2006 Mario Williams, Houston, DE, North Carolina State.

2005 Alex Smith, San Francisco, QB, Utah.

2004 Eli Manning, San Diego, QB, Mississippi.

2003 Carson Palmer, Cincinnati, QB, Southern California.

2002 David Carr, Houston, QB, Fresno State.

2001 Michael Vick, Atlanta, QB, Virginia Tech.

2000 Courtney Brown, Cleveland, DE, Penn State.

1999 Tim Couch, Cleveland, QB, Kentucky.

1998 Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, QB, Tennessee.

1997 Orlando Pace, St. Louis Rams, T, Ohio State.

1996 Keyshawn Johnson, New York Jets, WR, Southern California.

1995 Ki-Jana Carter, Cincinnati, RB, Penn State.

1994 Dan Wilkinson, Cincinnati, DE, Ohio State.

1993 Drew Bledsoe, New England, QB, Washington State.

1992 Steve Emtman, Indianapolis, DE, Washington.

1991 Russell Maryland, Dallas, DL, Miami.

1990 Jeff George, Indianapolis, QB, Illinois.

1989 Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB, UCLA.

1988 Aundray Bruce, Atlanta, LB, Auburn.

1987 Vinny Testaverde, Tampa Bay, QB, Miami.

1986 Bo Jackson, Tampa Bay, RB, Auburn.

1985 Bruce Smith, Buffalo, DT, Virginia Tech.

1984 Irving Fryar, New England, WR, Nebraska.

1983 John Elway, Baltimore, QB, Stanford.

1982 Kenneth Sims, New England, DT, Texas.

1981 George Rogers, New Orleans, RB, South Carolina.

1980 Billy Sims, Detroit, RB, Oklahoma.

1979 Tom Cousineau, Buffalo, LB, Ohio State.

1978 Earl Campbell, Houston, RB, Texas.

1977 Ricky Bell, Tampa Bay, RB, Southern California.

1976 Lee Roy Selmon, Tampa Bay, DE, Oklahoma.

1975 Steve Bartkowski, Atlanta, QB, California.

1974 Ed Jones, Dallas, DE, Tennessee State.

1973 John Matuszak, Houston, DE, Tampa.

1972 Walt Patulski, Buffalo, DE, Notre Dame.

1971 Jim Plunkett, New England, QB, Stanford.

1970 Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB, Louisiana Tech.

1969 O.J. Simpson, Buffalo (AFL), RB, Southern California.

1968 Ron Yary, Minnesota, T, Southern California.

1967 Bubba Smith, Baltimore, DT, Michigan State.

1966 Tommy Nobis, Atlanta, LB, Texas.

1966 Jim Grabowski, Miami (AFL), RB, Illinois.

1965 Tucker Frederickson, N.Y. Giants, RB, Auburn.

1965 Lawrence Elkins, Houston (AFL), WR, Baylor.

1964 Dave Parks, San Francisco, WR, Texas Tech.

1964 Jack Concannon, Boston (AFL), QB, Boston College.

1963 Terry Baker, Los Angeles, QB, Oregon State.

1963 Buck Buchanan, Kansas City (AFL), DT, Grambling.

1962 Ernie Davis, Washington, RB, Syracuse.

1962 Roman Gabriel, Oakland (AFL), QB, North Carolina State.

1961 Tommy Mason, Minnesota, RB, Tulane.

1961 Ken Rice, Buffalo (AFL), G, Auburn.

1960 Billy Cannon, Los Angeles, RB, LSU.

1959 Randy Duncan, Green Bay, QB, Iowa.

1958 King Hill, Chicago Cardinals, QB, Rice.

1957 Paul Hornung, Green Bay, HB, Notre Dame.

1956 Gary Glick, Pittsburgh, DB, Colorado A&M.

1955 George Shaw, Baltimore, QB, Oregon.

1954 Bobby Garrett, Cleveland, QB, Stanford.

1953 Harry Babcock, San Francisco, WR, Georgia.

1952 Bill Wade, Los Angeles, QB, Vanderbilt.

1951 Kyle Rote, New York Giants, HB, SMU.

1950 Leon Hart, Detroit, WR, Notre Dame.

1949 Chuck Bednarik, Philadelphia, C, Pennsylvania.

1948 Harry Gilmer, Washington, QB, Alabama.

1947 Bob Fenimore, Chicago Bears, HB, Oklahoma A&M.

1946 Frank Dancewicz, Boston, QB, Notre Dame.

1945 Charley Trippi, Chicago Cardinals, HB, Georgia.

1944 Angelo Bertelli, Boston, QB, Notre Dame.

1943 Frank Sinkwich, Detroit, HB, Georgia.

1942 Bill Dudley, Pittsburgh, HB, Virginia.

1941 Tom Harmon, Chicago Bears, HB, Michigan.

1940 George Cafego, Chicago Cardinals, HB, Tennessee.

1939 Ki Aldrich, Chicago Cardinals, C, TCU.

1938 Corbett Davis, Cleveland, FB, Indiana.

1937 Sam Francis, Philadelphia, FB, Nebraska.

1936 Jay Berwanger, Philadelphia, HB, Chicago.