Clemson's Highest Draft Choices in Any Sport


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CLEMSON --
Daniel Moskos was the number-four selection of the Major League draft on Thursday, June 7. That is a tie for the third highest draft selection in any sport in Clemson history. It is the highest draft pick for a Clemson student-athlete in any sport in six weeks. Gaines Adams was the fourth selection of the 2007 NFL draft in April, the highest selection by a Clemson football player since 1939.

Moskos tied for the second highest draft selection among Clemson baseball players. Kris Benson was the number-one selection of the
1996 baseball draft, also by the Pirates. Billy Koch was chosen
fourth in the baseball draft by Toronto in 1996, the same year as Benson's selection.

With Moskos' selection, Clemson is the only school in the nation to have a first round draft choice in football and baseball in each of the last two years. Tyler Colvin was taken by the Cubs with the 13th pick in 2006. Adams was taken in the first round of the football draft earlier this year and Tye Hill was a first round selection of the St. Louis Rams in the 2006 NFL draft.

This is the first academic year in history Clemson has had two top five picks in two different sports. The only previous year Clemson had two top five picks total was 1996 when Koch and Benson were both taken within the first five picks of the Major League Baseball draft.
Clemson and Missouri State are the only schools in the nation with a first-round baseball draft choice each of the last two years.


Clemson's Highest Draft Choices in Any Sport

Year	Name			Sport		Team			#
1996	Kris Benson		Baseball	Pittsburgh Pirates	1
2001	Mark Lisi		Men's Soccer	D.C United		3
1940	Banks McFadden		Football	Brooklyn Dodgers	4
1996	Billy Koch		Baseball	Toronto Blue Jays	4
2007	Daniel Moskos		Baseball	Pittsburgh Pirates	4
2007	Gaines Adams		Football	Tampa Bay Bucs		4
1979	Jerry Butler		Football	Buffalo Bills		5
1982	Jeff Bryant		Football	Seattle Seahawks	6
1949	Bobby Gage		Football	Pittsburgh Steelers	6
1994	Sharone Wright		Basketball	Philadelphia 76ers	6
2003	Deliah Arrington	Women's Soccer	Philadelphia		6
2000	John Wilson		Men's Soccer	Kansas City		9
2000	Alan Woods		Men's Soccer	Colorado		10
1997	Danny Care		Men's Soccer	D.C. United		10
1987	Horace Grant		Basketball	Chicago Bulls		10
1983	Terry Kinard		Football	New York Giants		10
1997	Matt Jordan		Men's Soccer	Colorado		10

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