They Call Me “Mister Irrelevant”: Seven Irrelevants From Seven Decades

June 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"Mister Irrelevant"
Created by former NFL and Southern California receiver Paul Salata in 1976, the "Mister Irrelevant" award has become synonymous with the NFL Draft.
The actual trophy (also called The Lowsman), which depicts a football player fumbling a football, is given to the last player selected in that year's draft.
Aside from receiving the trophy, the last pick is also flown out to California, where he is invited to play in a golf tournament, attend a regatta, and finally, be roasted by a panel who offer advice to the new draftee.
Most "Mister Irrelevants" are not expected to make their team's final roster, which is why the award is not always well received.
Although the award officially began in 1976, I pondered, "what ever happened to the last picks in previous drafts?
Did they make the team they were drafted by? Were their careers cut short by war or the Great Depression? Or did they become one of the NFL greats, despite the 'Mister Irrelevant' ...

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