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A recap of every #1 pick in NFL and AFL Draft History, along with their conference affiliations:

Year
Draft
Player
Team
Pos
School
Conf (Then)
Conf (Now)
2013NFLEric FisherKANTCentral MichiganMACMAC
2012NFLAndrew LuckINDQBStanfordPac-12Pac-12
2011NFLCam NewtonCARQBAuburnSECSEC
2010NFLSam BradfordSTLQBOklahomaBig 12Big 12
2009NFLMatthew StaffordDETQBGeorgiaSECSEC
2008NFLJake LongMIATMichiganBig TenBig Ten
2007NFLJaMarcus RussellOAKQBLSUSECSEC
2006NFLMario WilliamsHOUDENorth Carolina St.ACCACC
2005NFLAlex SmithSFOQBUtahMWCPac-12
2004NFLEli ManningSDGQBMississippiSECSEC
2003NFLCarson PalmerCINQBUSCPac-10Pac-12
2002NFLDavid CarrHOUQBFresno St.WACWAC
2001NFLMichael VickATLQBVirginia TechBig EastACC
2000NFLCourtney BrownCLEDEPenn St.Big TenBig Ten
1999NFLTim CouchCLEQBKentuckySECSEC
1998NFLPeyton ManningINDQBTennesseeSECSEC
1997NFLOrlando PaceSTLTOhio St.Big TenBig Ten
1996NFLKeyshawn JohnsonNYJWRUSCPac-10Pac-12
1995NFLKi-Jana CarterCINRBPenn St.Big TenBig Ten
1994NFLDan WilkinsonCINDTOhio St.Big TenBig Ten
1993NFLDrew BledsoeNWEQBWashington St.Pac-10Pac-12
1992NFLSteve EmtmanINDDEWashingtonPac-10Pac-12
1991NFLRussell MarylandDALDTMiami (FL)IndependentACC
1990NFLJeff GeorgeINDQBIllinoisBig TenBig Ten
1989NFLTroy AikmanDALQBUCLAPac-10Pac-12
1988NFLAundray BruceATLLBAuburnSECSEC
1987NFLVinny TestaverdeTAMQBMiami (FL)IndependentACC
1986NFLBo JacksonTAMRBAuburnSECSEC
1985NFLBruce SmithBUFDEVirginia TechIndependentACC
1984NFLIrving FryarNWEWRNebraskaBig 8Big Ten
1983NFLJohn ElwayBALQBStanfordPac-10Pac-12
1982NFLKenneth SimsNWEDETexasSWCBig 12
1981NFLGeorge RogersNORRBSouth CarolinaIndependentSEC
1980NFLBilly SimsDETRBOklahomaBig 8Big 12
1979NFLTom CousineauBUFLBOhio St.Big TenBig Ten
1978NFLEarl CampbellHOURBTexasSWCBig 12
1977NFLRicky BellTAMRBUSCPac-8Pac-12
1976NFLLee Roy SelmonTAMDEOklahomaBig 8Big 12
1975NFLSteve BartkowskiATLQBCaliforniaPac-8Pac-12
1974NFLToo Tall JonesDALDETennessee St.----
1973NFLJohn MatuszakHOUDETampaIndependent--
1972NFLWalt PatulskiBUFDENotre DameIndependentIndependent
1971NFLJim PlunkettNWEQBStanfordPac-8Pac-12
1970NFLTerry BradshawPITQBLouisiana Tech--WAC
1969NFLO.J. SimpsonBUFRBUSCPac-8Pac-12
1968NFLRon YaryMINTUSCAAWUPac-12
1967NFLBubba SmithBALDEMichigan St.Big TenBig Ten
1966NFLTommy NobisATLLBTexasSWCBig 12
1966AFLJim GrabowskiMIARBIllinoisBig TenBig Ten
1965NFLTucker FredericksonNYGRBAuburnSECSEC
1965AFLJoe NamathNYJQBAlabamaSECSEC
1964AFLJack ConcannonBOSQBBoston Col.IndependentACC
1964NFLDave ParksSFOWRTexas TechSWCBig 12
1963AFLBuck BuchananKANDTGrambling St.----
1963NFLTerry BakerRAMQBOregon St.IndependentPac-12
1962AFLRoman GabrielOAKQBNorth Carolina St.ACCACC
1962NFLErnie DavisWASRBSyracuseIndependentBig East
1961NFLTommy MasonMINRBTulaneSECCUSA
1961AFLBob GaitersDENRBNew Mexico St.BorderWAC
1960NFLBilly CannonRAMTELSUSECSEC
1959NFLRandy DuncanGNBQBIowaBig TenBig Ten
1958NFLKing HillCRDQBRiceSWCCUSA
1957NFLPaul HornungGNBRBNotre DameIndependentIndependent
1956NFLGary GlickPITDBColorado St.SkylineMWC
1955NFLGeorge ShawBALQBOregonPCCPac-12
1954NFLBobby GarrettCLEQBStanfordPCCPac-12
1953NFLHarry BabcockSFOWRGeorgiaSECSEC
1952NFLBilly WadeRAMQBVanderbiltSECSEC
1951NFLKyle RoteNYGWRSMUSWCCUSA
1950NFLLeon HartDETWRNotre DameIndependentIndependent
1949NFLChuck BednarikPHILBPennsylvaniaIndependent--
1948NFLHarry GilmerWASQBAlabamaSECSEC
1947NFLBob FenimoreCHIRBOklahoma St.MVCBig 12
1946NFLBoley DancewiczBOSQBNotre DameIndependentIndependent
1945NFLCharlie TrippiCRDRBGeorgiaSECSEC
1944NFLAngelo BertelliBOSQBNotre DameIndependentIndependent
1943NFLFrankie SinkwichDETRBGeorgiaSECSEC
1942NFLBill DudleyPITRBVirginiaIndependentACC
1941NFLTom HarmonCHIRBMichiganWesternBig Ten
1940NFLGeorge CafegoCRDFBTennesseeSECSEC
1939NFLKi AldrichCRDCTCUSWCBig 12
1938NFLCorby DavisRAMRBIndianaWesternBig Ten
1937NFLSam FrancisPHIFBNebraskaBig 6Big Ten
1936NFLJay BerwangerPHIRBChicagoWestern--
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