Riley excelled in football and basketball in Kentucky and was picked as a receiver by the Cowboys in the 11th round of the 1967 draft. He was also selected by the San Diego Rockets of the NBA, going on, of course, to play in the league for nearly a decade and coaching the Lakers and Heat to NBA championships.
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The Cowboys are known as draft pioneers and had success with track stars like receiver Bob Hayes. Dallas drafted the Olympic superstar with the 334th of 336 picks in the 1984 draft. Lewis never tried out for the team.
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Gibson was an All-America receiver at Michigan State and was drafted by both the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals football team. Despite an injury-plagued career, he hit one of the most famous home runs in history while with the Dodgers in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series against the A's.
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Goldberg was taken by the Rams in the 11th round of the 1990 draft and played for a short time as a defensive tackle for the Falcons. He then went on to be one of the world's most famous pro wrestlers.
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Buckner was a key player on Indiana's 32-0 basketball team in 1976 and he played safety for the football team. The Redskins drafted him in the ninth round of the 1976 draft, but he went on to the NBA as a player and coach, and has had a successful career as an announcer.
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Keady's college success was in football at Kansas State and he was the 19th round pick of the Steelers in 1958. A knee injury cut his pro career short and he went on to a prolific career as a college basketball coach at Purdue.
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Winfield was a basketball and baseball star at the University of Minnesota and didn't play football, but the Vikings still took a 17th-round flyer on him. Winfield was also selected by the Atlanta Hawks and the San Diego Padres and went on to have a Hall of Fame baseball career.
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Orndorff had a successful college career as a running back at the University of Tampa and was taken by the Saints in the 12th round of the 1973 draft. He didn't make it in the NFL and then became a professional wrestler. Known as "Mr. Wonderful," Orndorff was a big star in the 1980s.
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Crews was a star defensive end at Western Michigan and was picked by the Rams in 11th round of the 1991 draft. He had a short career in the NFL and then went on to have a productive career as an actor. He currently plays the father in "Everybody Hates Chris."
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The Chiefs selected the Northwestern defensive back in the eighth round of the 1971 draft. He never made it in the NFL, but went on to become an award-winning sportswriter for Sports Illustrated and several other publications. He wrote the acclaimed book "Heaven is a Playground."
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