Tuesday, May 02, 2006

As Mr. Irrelevant, McMahan sure is getting lots of attention - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The tradition began 31 years ago and was the brainchild of a former USC football player.

Paul Salata was the guy who first bestowed the tongue-in-cheek nickname Mr. Irrelevant on the last pick of the National Football League draft.

In the years since, Mr. Irrelevant has been made to feel anything but...

...The festivities include a parade, a roast, celebrity appearances and the presentation of the Lowsman Trophy (patterned after the Heisman, only with the player dropping the football.)

"I was aware of the nickname," said this year's winner, Kevin McMahan of Aquinas Institute and the University of Maine. "But I didn't realize all the stuff that goes with it. It's a lot bigger deal than I thought."...

Also, Raiders make UM's McMahan 'Mr. Irrelevant' in NFL draft - Bangor Daily News

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