The Detroit Lions selected Oklahoma running back Billy Sims with the First overall selection in the 1980 NFL Draft.
First pick of 1980 was RB Billy Sims.
Tayshaun Prince, who went to college in Kentucky, was born 02/28/1980.
Doug Wickenheiser (F)
1980 NFL Draft - 1980 - TV was released on: USA: 29 April 1980
April 29-30th 1980 by ESPN
The 23rd player chosen in the 1980 NBA draft was guard Carl Nicks from Indiana State University by the Denver Nuggets.
At the end of the 1979-1980 season in the month of June (1980)
With the #2 draft pick in the 1980 NBA Draft, they obtained Darrell Griffith from the University of Louisville. -They passed by Kevin McHale who went on to be a Hall of Famer
RB Billy Sims from the University of Oklahoma by the Detroit Lions.
The first overall selection by the Lions in 2009 will be their fourth: 1) 1943 - Frank Sinkwich, RB, University of Georgia 2) 1950 - Leon Hart, E, Notre Dame 3) 1980 - Billy Sims, RB, University of Oklahoma 4) 2009 - ?