Star #4: O.J. Simpson (1968)
Long before his post-playing days made him one of the most infamous men in America, Orenthal James “O. J.” Simpson was both a superstar running back at the University of Southern California, and during his playing days in the NFL.
After being selected with the first overall pick in the 1969 NFL Draft, only a few months after winning the Heisman Trophy (in 1968), Simpson became the first NFL player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season, and won the NFL MVP that same year (1973). After finishing with 11,236 career rushing yards, which remains 21st all time, Simpson was named to the NFL Hall of Fame.