1) The Pittsburgh Steelers is the only organization to have 4 players from the same draft class, inducted in the Hall of Fame. In 1974, the Pittsburgh Steelers put together one of the greatest draft performances in sports history. Of the players drafted that year, 4 of them played significant roles in their 4 Superbowl championships in that same decade, and eventually were inducted in the Hall of Fame in Canton. Notable mention is 5-time Pro-Bowl Safety Donnie Shell, who went undrafted that year and picked up by the Steelers. To many, Donnie Shell is arguably the greatest undrafted player in NFL history;

Lynn Swann – 1st Rd 21st pick
Jack Lambert – 2nd Rd 46th pick
John Stallworth – 4th Rd 82nd pick
Mike Webster – 5th Rd 125th pick

2) Former Chicago Blackhawks Defenceman and current San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson ended his 16-year career with 872 points (237 goals and 590 assists), and 8 NHL All-Star appearances. Though the impressive resume, Doug Wilson has not been inducted in the NHL hall of fame. To put his stats in perspective, of the Defencemen already inducted in the Hall of Fame, his stats would rank in the top 10 behind Bobby Orr, Brad Park, Denis Potvin, Paul Coffey, Ray Bourque, Larry Murphy, Scott Stevens, Al MacInnis, and Brian Leetch.

3) The winner of the first McDonald’s All-American Dunk Contest in 1987, was Jerome Harmon. Today Jerome Harmon or J-Roc is a successful Pop, Hip-Hop, and R & B producer under Timberland’s production company.

4) Former WWF and WCW Wrestler Kevin Nash was the second-most-recruited player in the state of Michigan, during his senior year in High School. The player ahead of him at that time was Ervin ‘Magic’ Johnson.

5) In 1992, Manon Rheaume of Beauport Quebec, became the first female to try out and sign a professional contract for an NHL team. On September 23rd 1992, she played an exhibition game versus the St. Louis Blues; this becoming the first female to play in and NHL game. She would continue to play professional hockey till 2009 with the Minnesota Whitecaps of the WWHL.


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