Redskins Select WR Trey Quinn as Mr. Irrelevant
The Washington Redskins picked one wide receiver in the 2018 NFL Draft and they made it count with the selection of Trey Quinn, out of Southern Methodist, who becomes Mr. Irrelevant XLIII as the final pick (No. 256) of the draft.
Quinn, as Mr. Irrelevant will be celebrated, roasted and toasted during Irrelevant Week events held in Newport Beach, Calif. Irrelevant Week was launched in 1976 by NFL alumnus Paul Salata, a Newport Beach resident. Irrelevant Week is the annual celebration recognized by the NFL that honors the last player to be picked in the NFL Draft.
Quinn started all 13 games for the Mustangs last fall, when he led the nation with 8.8 receptions per game. He compiled a team-high 114 receptions (SMU single-season record) for 1,236 yards (4th all-time at SMU) and 13 touchdowns (2nd at SMU). He ranked fourth nationally in receiving touchdowns, 21st in receiving yards and 10th in receiving yards per game.
Quinn was also a standout receiver in high school. He stands as the national all-time career leader in receiving yards with 6,566 in four seasons at Barbe in Louisiana and holds the Louisiana state record for career receptions (357) and receiving yards (6,566).
He threw a no-hitter in the opening round of the 2008 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
Quinn, who hails from Lake Charles, Louisiana, says he is thoroughly excited to be Mr. Irrelevant XLIII. He’s never been to Disneyland, the site for the annual Mr. Irrelevant to visit. Quinn, whose favorite food is crawfish, was at home with family and friends when he was announced as Mr. Irrelevant.
“We established Irrelevant Week to drive home an important message – that it’s not a negative to be picked last in the NFL Draft; rather, it’s an honor to be drafted at all,” Salata said. “The last draft pick’s demonstration of perseverance is lesson that resonates not only with NFL players and fans, but also with people everywhere.”
Over the past 40 years, Irrelevant Week has become a much-anticipated and beloved celebration honoring football’s underdog, while also making charitable contributions to the community. In fact, through Irrelevant Week, the organization has donated more than $1 million to charities over the past three decades. Previous beneficiaries include the American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Goodwill Industries, YMCA, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, NFL Alumni, and the American Red Cross, among others.
For interviews and media inquiries, contact Irrelevant Week CEO Melanie Salata Fitch, firstname.lastname@example.org.