University of Louisville tight end Gerald Christian got more than he bargained for at this year’s NFL Draft. After being selected as the final draft pick by the Arizona Cardinals, Christian soon learned that he was the recipient of another title – Mr. Irrelevant 2015. As Mr. Irrelevant, Christian will become the center of attention during The Foundation for the Undefeated’s 40th Irrelevant Week, an annual celebration in Newport Beach, California.
In a recent speech to Farm Bureau insurance agents at the Lafayette Hilton, inspirational hero Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger pointed out the importance of persevering and believing in yourself, despite the thoughts of others. Ruettiger related how on a visit to the White House for the viewing of the ‘Rudy’ movie, he recalled an incident that happened during grade school.
The final pick in the NFL’s 2015 Annual Draft has been awarded to the Arizona Cardinals. The draft is set to be held in Chicago, Illinois from April 30 to May 2, 2015. Being the last pick in the NFL Draft is actually an honor, because that player earns the distinction of being named ‘Mr. Irrelevant,’ and is an honored participant in one of the NFL’s greatest traditions.
Frank Gore is a 2012 NFC champion and five-time Pro Bowler who just completed four straight seasons with over 1,000 yards rushing in his starting position as running back for the San Francisco 49ers. Why should someone who has already had so much professional success be profiled here? Quite simply, he personifies the term “undefeated” and the characteristics that are almost always associated with it … hard work, determination, resilience, accountability and commitment, to name a few.
The Foundation for the Undefeated recently announced that Global Cash Card will be the presenting sponsors for Unified Games and Family Field Day, which is being held as part of Irrelevant Week 2015. The Special Olympics Southern California, and the NFL’s Play 60 and Punt, Pass, & Kick program, will also be a part of the event. The Unified Games and Family Field Day is designed to unite the entire Orange County Community, in an afternoon of fun and recreation.