Schools with No. 1 picks in two sports

With the Wizards’ selection of John Wall, Kentucky joins nine other Division I schools in producing a first overall pick in both the NBA and NFL drafts — after former ‘Cats QB Tim Couch was selected by the Browns in 1999. Here are the others who have pulled off the double:

LSU

NBA: Shaquille O’Neal, C, Magic, 1992
NFL: JaMarcus Russell, QB, Raiders, 2007

Michigan

NBA: Chris Webber, PF, Magic, 1993; Cazzie Russell, G/F, Knicks, 1966
NFL: Jake Long, OT, Dolphins, 2008

Michigan State

NBA: Magic Johnson, G, Lakers, 1979
NFL: Bubba Smith, DE, Colts, 1967

NC State

NBA: David Thompson, G/F, Hawks, 1975
NFL: Mario Williams, DE, Texans, 2006

Notre Dame

NBA: Austin Carr, G, Cavaliers, 1971
NFL: Walt Patulski, DE, Bills, 1972

Ohio State

NBA: Greg Oden, C, Trail Blazers, 2007
NFL: Orlando Pace, OT, Rams, 1997; Dan Wilkinson, DT, Bengals, 2004; Tom Cousineau, LB, Bills, 1979

Oklahoma

NBA: Blake Griffin, PF, Clippers, 2009
NFL: Sam Bradford, QB, Rams, 2010; Billy Sims, RB, Lions, 1980; Lee Roy Selmon, DE, Buccaneers, 1976

UCLA

NBA: Bill Walton, C, Trail Blazers, 1974; Kareem Abdul Jabbar, C, 1969, Bucks
NFL: Troy Aikman, QB, Cowboys, 1989

Utah

NBA: Andrew Bogut, C, Bucks, 2005; Bill McGill, C, Bulls, 1962
NFL: Alex Smith, QB, 49ers, 2005

With the Wizards’ selection of John Wall, Kentucky joins nine other Division I schools in producing a first overall pick in both the NBA and NFL drafts — after former ‘Cats QB Tim Couch was selected by the Browns in 1999. Here are the others who have pulled off the double:

LSU

NBA: Shaquille O’Neal, C, Magic, 1992
NFL: JaMarcus Russell, QB, Raiders, 2007

Michigan

NBA: Chris Webber, PF, Magic, 1993; Cazzie Russell, G/F, Knicks, 1966
NFL: Jake Long, OT, Dolphins, 2008

Michigan State

NBA: Magic Johnson, G, Lakers, 1979
NFL: Bubba Smith, DE, Colts, 1967

NC State

NBA: David Thompson, G/F, Hawks, 1975
NFL: Mario Williams, DE, Texans, 2006

Notre Dame

NBA: Austin Carr, G, Cavaliers, 1971
NFL: Walt Patulski, DE, Bills, 1972

Ohio State

NBA: Greg Oden, C, Trail Blazers, 2007
NFL: Orlando Pace, OT, Rams, 1997; Dan Wilkinson, DT, Bengals, 2004; Tom Cousineau, LB, Bills, 1979

Oklahoma

NBA: Blake Griffin, PF, Clippers, 2009
NFL: Sam Bradford, QB, Rams, 2010; Billy Sims, RB, Lions, 1980; Lee Roy Selmon, DE, Buccaneers, 1976

UCLA

NBA: Bill Walton, C, Trail Blazers, 1974; Kareem Abdul Jabbar, C, 1969, Bucks
NFL: Troy Aikman, QB, Cowboys, 1989

Utah

NBA: Andrew Bogut, C, Bucks, 2005; Bill McGill, C, Bulls, 1962
NFL: Alex Smith, QB, 49ers, 2005

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