Michael Jordan was drafted third overall in 1984. Hakeem Olajuwon was drafted first overall by the Houston Rockets. He led the Rockets to back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.
On November 28, 1979, Billy Smith of the New York Islanders became the first goaltender to score an NHL goal when he was given credit following an own goal. On December 8, 1987, Ron Hextall of the Philadelphia Flyers became the second goalkeeper to score, and the first to score by taking a shot.
Bob Lilly earned the title of "Mr. Cowboy" by being the first Dallas player to achieve, well, pretty much everything. He was the first player inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor in 1975. He was also the first player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after spending his entire career with Dallas.
Larry Brown won the 1988 NCAA Division I title at the University of Kansas. After moving onto the NBA to coach the San Antonio Spurs in 1988 and after a long stint with the Philadelphia 76ers, Brown finally made coaching history by leading the Detroit Pistons to an NBA championship in 2004.