Sport: Football
Years: 1996-1997, 1999
When the St. Louis Rams selected Lawrence Phillips with the 6th pick in the 1996 NFL Draft, they knew what type of player he was: high risk, high reward. In the last game of his collegiate career, Phillips lead the Nebraska to a 62-24 victory over Florida with 165 yards rushing on 25 carries and 3 touchdowns. The Rams were so convinced that Lawrence was their running back of the future that they traded away Jerome Bettis to make room for the Cornhuskers back. After two short years with St. Louis, which included inconsistent play and plenty of locker room conflicts with then-coach Dick Vermeil, Phillips moved onto the Dolphins and played only one season. Currently, Phillips is in prison serving time for attacking his girlfriend and driving his car into three teens. He won't be eligible for release until the age of 57.