Mr. Irrelevant matters. That's what former NFL wide receiver Paul Salata has been trying to get across to people for the past 37 years. Since 1976, Salata has hosted Irrelevant Week as a charity event in honor of the last player taken in the NFL draft. This year's Mr. Irrelevant is Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish, taken by the Colts with the 253rd pick.
Salata, 85, considers himself an underdog in many ways and says he started the Mr. Irrelevant honor as a way to celebrate the game's unsung heroes -- the equipment managers, the assistant coaches, the practice squad guys hustling to make the cut.
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