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

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1957: Paul Hornung was a Notre Dame quarterback drafted by the Green Bay Packers. Hornung has the distinction of being the only player to win the Heisman Trophy as college football's outstanding player (in 1956) as a member of a losing team. Oddly, that was at Notre Dame, which had a miserable 2-8 record his senior season. Split time between quarterback and fullback until Vince Lombardi became the Packers' head coach in 1959, when he was moved to halfback. Nicknamed the Golden Boy. During the second year of a three-year run as the NFL's scoring champion, he set a league record in 1960 by scoring 176 points, with a combination of TD runs and placekicks.

PHOTO: ©Pro Football Hall of Fame

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