On this day, April 17th, in 1999, quarterback Tim Couch was drafted into the NFL. Couch was selected first overall by the Cleveland Browns.
Couch played college football at the University of Kentucky, where he set numerous records and was a consensus All-American in 1998. He was highly sought after in the 1999 NFL Draft, ultimately being chosen by the Browns as their first-ever draft pick after returning to the league as an expansion team.
In his five seasons with the Browns, Couch helped lead the team to the playoffs in 2002. He also had stints with the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars before retiring from the NFL in 2007.