Was Pat Riley the only Player to be Drafted by 2 Different Sport Leagues *in the SAME year*

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Never Knew this and was reading it on his Wiki Page.. Says he was drafted into the NBA and the NFL in the same year

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He was selected by the San Diego Rockets in the 1st round of the 1967 NBA Draft, and was also drafted as a flanker by the Dallas Cowboys in the 11th round of the 1967 NFL Draft.
 
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No, there is a long history of this. There have been many players that have done this. Tony Gwynn was drafted by the San Diego Padres for baseball as well asthe San Diego Clippers for basketball. Deion Sanders was drafted in baseball and football. There were many.
 
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Former Dodger Mark Hendrickson immediately comes to mind.

Hendrickson was drafted multiple times by baseball teams. Right after high school he was drafted in the 13th round in 1992 by the Atlanta Braves, but chose to attend college instead. He was also drafted, but did not sign, by the San Diego Padres in the 21st round in 1993, by the Atlanta Braves in the 32nd round in 1994, by the Detroit Tigers in the 16th round in 1995, and by the Texas Rangers in the 19th round of the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft.

Upon his college graduation he was selected by the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers (2nd pick, 2nd round, 31st overall) in the 1996 NBA Draft and MLB's Toronto Blue Jays (20th round) of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft.
 
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Pat White was drafted by the MLB a few years back, same with Dennis Dixon who actually played some minor league ball
 
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Originally Posted by Craftsy21

you were just watching Glory Road weren't you?
yup
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first time too ..

everybody is posting people that were drafted into 2 leagues but not in the SAME year
 
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^ does the "SAME year" really mean @%**?
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EDIT: I see what you did with the thread title after you were monumentally exposed.
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yea i knew theres were double drafted players but to get drafted by two different Leagues in the same year is crazy
 
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Originally Posted by joesarge

Charlie Ward - Knicks/Yankees in 94.
Kansas City wanted him to back up Montana his rookie year...so he would have been drafted in football too
 
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Originally Posted by Executive76

Originally Posted by joesarge

Charlie Ward - Knicks/Yankees in 94.
Kansas City wanted him to back up Montana his rookie year...so he would have been drafted in football too
talkin about being blessed.
 
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In 1973 Dave Winfield was drafted in four leagues - MLB, NBA, ABA, NFL



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