The 2010 "Mr. Irrelevant" is…
The first overall pick in the NFL draft may get the glory, but the last pick gets the parade.
Wide receiver Tim Toone from Weber State is your 2010 "Mr. Irrelevant." Toone was selected by the Detroit Lions with the 255th and final pick in this year's draft.
Former NFL wide receiver Paul Salata created Mr. Irrelevant in 1976 to honor the last player selected in the NFL draft. Salata is invited to New York every year to announce the final selection.
And earning one of football’s most interesting honors has some perks.
Every summer, Mr. Irrelevant and his family are invited to Newport Beach, Calif. to take part in a golf tournament, roast and parade.
There’s also a trophy!
It’s awesome, too. It looks like the Heisman but instead, has a player fumbling a football.
Previous "winners" include Kansas City Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop (2009) and St. Louis Rams linebacker David Vobora (2008), who started ten games last season.
So congratulations to Tim Toone. We at the NFP wish you the best.
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