Sunday, April 26, 2009

Introducing Your Mr. Irrelevant 2009

Pick 256 in the NFL Draft. The final pick this year, affectionately referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.

This year's 'lucky' winner of the prized title: Ryan Succop.

Not familiar with Mr. Succop?

Allow me to introduce you to him, America. Succop, a kicker from South Carolina, who converted on 49 of 69 field goal attempts in four years as a Gamecock, including a long field goal of 55 yards.

If you care to know more about Succop's career and personal life, here is his player page on the South Carolina Web site.

Now, Succop holds a special place in my heart, as he may be best remembered as being the kicker who's kick was blocked in the Swamp by Jarvis Moss on a would-be game-winning field goal as time expired. That block helped keep UF in the running for a shot at the BCS title in 2006.

So that leaves Succop now famous for two things: that blocked kick, and now being 2009's Mr. Irrelevant. As the winner of the, umm, prestigious(?) title, Succop will be greeted with a party and press conference in California where he will be "showered in gifts," be awarded the "Lowsman Trophy" and be given a tour of Huntington Beach. All of these are a part of Irrelevant Week.
So once again, congratulations Ryan Succop.

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