Date: July 6, Author: thegregger63 5 Comments They all died in a certain shroud of mystery to varying degrees. And they all, once, might have had the world at their fingertips, at least from a basketball sense. Reggie Harding. Howard Porter.
The name evolved because the last pick in the draft was often considered irrelevant because the player failed many times to make the selecting team's roster. Irrelevant moniker did not start until when Kelvin Kirk was selected th in the NFL draft that year and bestowed the Mr.
Irrelevant Award. Irrelevant Award, which he called the "Lowsman Trophy," a spoof on the Heisman Trophy , college football's highest honor. The trophy depicts a player fumbling a football.
During the summer after the draft, the new Mr. Irrelevant and his family are invited to spend an "Irrelevant Week" in Newport Beach, California, where they enjoy a golf tournament, a regatta, as well as a draftee roast and award ceremony.
The NFL Commissioner forced the teams to pick and created a new rule, the "Salata Rule," which prohibits teams from passing to get the final pick. Relevant Achievements Although the odds are stacked against the Mr.
Irrelevants, there were a handful of players with some noteworthy achievements. Marty Moore from the Draft became the first Mr. Irrelevant , Mike Green, played a significant role in the Chicago Bears secondary from to Giants fullback Jim Finn was Mr.
Irrelevant in Irrelevant, Ryan Succop, a starting star kicker since his rookie season for the Kansas City Chiefs and then the Tennessee Titans, has tied the NFL record for the highest field goal percentage by a rookie in a season with He scored points in his rookie year, the most of any other rookie.
In , he was signed to the Tennessee Titans. In , Succop earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after achieving the game-winning yard field goal in the final seconds of a Week 15 game against his former team, the Chiefs.
Walker is the only athlete in pro ball history to be drafted first by one professional league and last by another. He predated the Mr.
Irrelevant nickname and award ceremony. Irrelevant Winners.