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NFL DRAFT: No. 1 draft picks that made the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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1949: Chuck Bednarik was a center and defensive lineman from the University of Pennsylvania drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. The only top overall NFL draft pick to play his entire college and pro careers in the same city, Philadelphia. Bednarik was one of the last of the league's two-way stars, playing center on offense and linebacker on defense, and one of only four Ivy Leaguers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Got a late start in pro football after serving as a B-24 waist gunner in World War II. A member of the Eagles' last championship team, in 1960, when he made a game-saving tackle of Green Bay's Jim Taylor as time expired.

PHOTO: ©Pro Football Hall of Fame

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