The Brigham Young Cougars never played Stanford when Andrew Luck, who will soon be the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, was their quarterback. In other years, that has not been the case. Did you know that BYU has faced nine players who were the eventual first pick overall in the NFL draft? Five of the nine times, BYU played against the eventual first pick overall in their final season of college football. They are bolded in the list below.
2010: The St. Louis Rams selected Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma.
2005: The San Francisco 49ers selected Alex Smith, QB, Utah.
1997: The St. Louis Rams selected Orlando Pace, OT, Ohio State.
1995: The Cincinnati Bengals selected Ki-Jana Carter, RB, Penn State.
1994: The Cincinnati Bengals selected Dan Wilkinson, DT, Ohio State.
1993: The New England Patriots selected Drew Bledsoe, QB, Washington State.
1991: The Dallas Cowboys selected Russell Maryland, DT, Miami.
1963: The Los Angeles Rams selected Terry Baker, QB, Oregon State.
1956: The P...