David Voroba--2008's "Mr. Irrelevant"--To Start For the St. Louis Rams In His Rookie Year
Rookie David Voroba, the last player selected in the 2008 NFL Entry Draft, will make his first career start Sunday for the St. Louis Rams. He will become the first "Mr. Irrelevant"--the nickname given to players who are drafted last overall---to start a a game in his rookie season since 1994.
The former University of Idaho linebacker was drafted 252nd overall in this year's draft and has worked his way onto the Rams roster.
"It's been a dream come true to get to this point, but there's no complacency," Vobora said, according to the Post-Dispatch. "I always want more, and this is a good opportunity to get in and contribute and show, 'Hey, this is what I can do; this is what I bring to the table.'"
Before getting the starting nod for Sunday's tilt against Miami, Voroba played in the Rams' past three games, primarily on special teams.
Being Mr. Irrelevant is a surprisingly good deal. Each year, the last player selected in the draft receives national attention and a free trip to Disney World to be part of Irrelevant Week.
Irrelevant Week is a week-long celebration of the Underdog, the final pick of the NFL draft held in Orange County. Events include a golf tournament, a regatta and a sports banquet, and are open to the public. The idea for this celebration was formulated in 1976 by Irrelevant Week's founder and chief spokesperson, Paul Salata.