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Getting a Closer Look at Mr. Irrelevant Tim Toone

Weber State receiver Tim Toone earned the Mr. Irrelevant moniker by being the last player drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft.  At the end of June, Toone will be awarded with the Lowsman Trophy as he participates in Irrelevant Week in Newport Beach California.

Toone was drafted by the Lions, and with the help of Coach Schwartz, he is becoming a fan favorite.  Shortly after Toone was drafted Schwartz said “He’s a white guy with dreadlocks who looks like Jeff Spicoli (a character in Fast Times at Ridgemont High).”  Schwartz also thinks that Toone will give current fan favorite Zach Follett a run for his money.

Toone did drop some in the draft due to his age (he is the oldest incoming rookie at 25) and his two year absence from the game, both were a result of a church mission.  Toone came from a small school in a small conference, but he was a dominant player whose talent jumps out on film.  Here are some of his career highlights (two seasons):

  • Tied for all time receptions leader at WSU (206)
  • Career leader in Receiving Yards at WSU (3,607)
  • Career leader in TD Receptions at WSU (29)
  • Longest punt return for touchdown in Big Sky conference history (95 yds.)
  • His 4,499 career All-Purpose Yards are the 3rd most in WSU school history
  • He is tied for 7th in Big Sky Conference history in Receptions and is 4th in Receiving Yards.
  • In 2008 led WSU to their first Big Sky football title since 1968 and only the 3rd playoff berth in school history with Big Sky Conference single season record 1,525 yards.
  • Had 10 catches, for 199 yards and one TD in WSU’s 49-35 win at #3 ranked Cal Poly in the opening round of the NCAA Division I FCS playoffs

The Mr. Irrelevant title, along with the Lowsman Trophy, has been a fitting title for the majority of the 34 players that have been the final player drafted since the title was coined in 1976.  However, there are a few standouts and the last three Mr. Irrelevants are all contributors on their teams:

  • 1977 QB Bill Kenney made a Pro Bowl with the Chiefs
  • 1988 RB Jeff Beathard was the son of long time NFL GM Bobby Beathard
  • 1994 LB Marty Moore became the first Mr. Irrelevant to play in a Super Bowl when he played in Super Bowl XXXI
  • 1999 FB Jim Finn started 45 games for the Colts and Giants and was the lead blocker for Tiki Barber during his breakout seasons
  • 2007 Ramzee Robinson played a couple seasons for the Lions and is currently on the 49ers active roster
  • 2008 LB David Vobora started 10 games for the Rams in 2009
  • 2009 K Ryan Succop started all 16 games for the Chiefs in 2009

For more information on Irrelevant Week and the corresponding festivities,  check out

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