Mr. Irrelevant / Lowsman Trophy Award

    Mr. Irrelevant is the title annually bestowed upon the final pick of the National Football League draft. The term came about in 1976 when Paul Salata, an NFL receiver, founded Irrelevant Week in Newport Beach, California. Following the NFL draft, Mr. Irrelevant is invited to Newport Beach for a week long roast where they will be awarded the Lowsman Trophy a parody of the Heisman Trophy which looks virtually identical except the player is fumbling the football.

"Actually it's a celebration of the underdog. We're trying to say it's irrelevant that he's drafted last, because he's as worthy as the first choice. It's irrelevant that he's last. It's kind of a play on words. It's not mean spirited at all." - Melanie Fitch, Founder & Former NFL Player Paul Salata's daughter and CEO of Irrelevant Week

Mr. Irrelevant

The Lowsman Trophy

The Lowsman Trophy
Image Courtesy of IrrelevantWeek.com

Last Pick of the National Football League Draft

2010

7

48

255

Not Yet Determined Lions

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2009

7

47

256

Ryan Succop Chiefs

K

South Carolina

2008

7

45

252

David Vobora Rams

OLB

Idaho

2007

7

45

255

Ramzee Robinson Lions

CB

Alabama

2006

7

47

255

Kevin McMahan Raiders

WR

Maine

2005

7

41

255

Andy Stokes Patriots

TE

William Penn

2004

7

54

255

Andre Sommersell Raiders

LB

Colorado State

2003

7

48

262

Ryan Hoag Raiders

WR

Gustavus Adolphus

2002

7

50

261

Ahmad Miller Texans

DT

UNLV

2001

7

46

246

Tevita Ofahengaue Cardinals

TE

Brigham Young

2000

7

48

254

Michael Green Bears

DB

Northwestern State

1999

7

47

253

Jim Finn Bears

RB

Pennsylvania

1998

7

52

241

Cam Quayle Ravens

TE

Weber State

1997

7

39

240

Ronnie McAda Packers

QB

Army

1996

7

45

254

Sam Manuel 49ers

LB

New Mexico State

1995

7

41

249

Michael Reed Panthers

DB

Boston College

1994

7

28

222

Marty Moore Patriots

LB

Kentucky

1993

8

28

224

Daron Alcorn Buccaneers

K

Akron

1992

12

28

336

Matt Elliott Redskins

C

Michigan

1991

12

28

334

Larry Wanke Giants

QB

John Carroll

1990

12

27

331

Demetrius Davis Raiders

TE

Nevada

1989

12

28

335

Everett Ross Vikings

WR

Ohio State

1988

12

28

333

Jeff Beathard Rams

WR

Southern Oregon

1987

12

28

335

Norm Jefferson Packers

DB

LSU

1986

12

28

333

Mike Travis Chargers

DB

Georgia Tech

1985

12

28

336

Donald Chumley 49ers

DT

Georgia

1984

12

28

336

Randy Essington Raiders

QB

Colorado

1983

12

28

335

John Tuggle Giants

RB

California

1982

12

28

334

Tim Washington 49ers

DB

Fresno State

1981

12

28

332

Phil Nelson Raiders

TE

Delaware

1980

12

28

332

Kevin Scanlon Rams

QB

Arkansas

12

28

333

Tyrone McGriff Steelers

G

Florida A&M

1979

12

27

330

Mike Almond Steelers

WR

Northwestern State

1978

12

28

333

Bill Kenney Dolphins

QB

Northern Colorado

12

28

334

Lee Washburn Cowboys

G

Montana State

1977

12

27

335

Jim Kelleher Vikings

RB

Colorado

1976

17

28

487

Kelvin Kirk Steelers

WR

Dayton

1975

17

26

442

Stan Hegener Steelers

G

Nebraska

1974

17

26

442

Ken Dickerson Dolphins

DB

Tuskegee

1973

17

26

442

Charlie Wade Dolphins

WR

Tennessee State

1972

17

26

442

Alphonso Cain Cowboys

DT

Bethune-Cookman

1971

17

26

442

Charles Hill Raiders

WR

Sam Houston State

1970

17

26

442

Rayford Jenkins Chiefs

DB

Alcorn

1969

17

26

442

Fred Zirkie Jets

DT

Duke

1968

17

27

462

Jimmy Smith Bengals

TE

Jackson State

1967

17

26

445

Jimmy Walker Saints

WR

Providence

1966

20

15

305

Tom Carr Colts

T

Morgan State

1965

20

14

280

George Haffner Colts

QB

McNeese State

1964

20

14

280

Dick Niglio Bears

RB

Yale

1963

20

14

280

Bobby Brezina Packers

B

Houston

1962

20

14

280

Mike Snodgrass Packers

C

Western Michigan

1961

20

14

280

Jacque MacKinnon Eagles

B

Colgate

1960

20

12

240

Bill Gorman Giants

T

McMurry

1959

30

12

360

Blair Weese Colts

B

West Virginia Tech

1958

30

11

360

Tommy Bronson Lions

B

Tennessee

1957

30

11

360

Don Gest Giants

E

Washington State

1956

30

11

360

Bob Bartholomew Browns

T

Wake Forest

1955

30

11

360

Lamar Leachman Browns

C

Tennessee

1954

30

11

360

Ellis Horton Lions

B

Eureka (IL)

1953

30

11

360

Hal Maus Lions

E

Montana

1952

30

11

360

John Saban Browns

B

Xavier

1951

30

11

362

Sisto Averno Browns

G

Muhlenberg

1950

30

13

391

Dud Parker Eagles

B

Baylor

1949

25

10

251

John Schweder Eagles

G

Pennsylvania

1948

32

7

300

Bill Fischer Cardinals

G

Notre Dame

1947

32

7

300

Don Clayton Giants

B

North Carolina

1946

32

5

300

John West Rams

B

Oklahoma

1945

32

6

330

Billy Joe Aldridge Packers

B

Oklahoma A&M

1944

32

6

330

Walton Roberts Yanks

B

Texas

1943

32

5

300

Bo Bogovich Redskins

G

Delaware

1942

22

5

200

Stu Clarkson Bears

C

Texas A&M

1941

22

2

204

Mort Landsberg Steelers

B

Cornell

1940

22

5

200

Myron Claxton Giants

T

Whittier

1939

22

5

200

Jack Rhodes Giants

G

Texas

1938

12

10

110

Fred Dreher Bears

E

Denver

1937

10

10

100

Solon Holt Rams

G

TCU

1936

9

9

81

Phil Flanagan Giants

G

Holy Cross

Mr. Irrelevant



Did you know that Paul Salata, the founder of Irrelevant Week / Mr. Irrelevant / Lowsman Trophy has an official web site called Irrelevant Week where you can find details about the week-long annual ceremony?

Names of Mr. Irrelevant on the chart above with links actually played in at least one official National Football League game. Those without links never made it to the show. In 1978 there were two Mr. Irrelevant players named because Lee Washburn could not attend training camp due to back injury, Bill Kenney was named his replacement. In 1980 two were named because Kevin Scanlon chose to play in the Canadian Football League and Tyrone McGriff was named as his replacement.

Mr. Irrelevant trivia: Jimmy Walker, the final pick in 1967, never even played college football, but did get selected with the first overall pick in the 1967 NBA Draft; the first official winner of the Lowsman Trophy was Kelvin Kirk in 1976; and Marty Moore, winner in 1994, was the first Mr. Irrelevant to play in a Super Bowl. Share your football trivia with us on Pigskin Fever today.