Cunningham earns Mr. Irrelevant title
Wed, 01 May 2013 18:53:07 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH)- For the second time in four years, a South Carolina Gamecock has been named "Mr. Irrelevant." Tight end Justice Cunningham was selected with the 254th overall pick in the seventh round by the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday.
Cunningham had already stopped watching the draft when he got the call.
"I was at my mom's house with a small group, and when I got the call I had already stopped watching," Cunningham said.
Elated at that moment, the 6-4 264-pounder from Pageland, SC ran into the house to see his name announced as the NFL's famous last pick.
"It was one of the best days of my life," Cunningham said.
Named a co-captain at the beginning of the 2012 season, Cunningham made his final season in the garnet and black his best. He caught 23 passes for 324 yards, including a number of big catches down the stretch of games in conference play. His performance earned him an NFL Combine invite at Lucas Oil Stadium, where surprisingly enough, is home to his now current team in Indianapolis.
Being the last pick deems the term Mr. Irrelevant, but Cunningham wants to change that. He wants to become relevant by making a spot on the Colts roster and help the team win.
"I just want to bring my hardwork, physicality and dedication to them so I can help make them a better team," Cunningham said.
The addition of Cunningham now gives the Colts two former Gamecock tight ends. Weslye Saunders signed with Indianapolis in October last season.