Cheta Ozougwu said he spent a lot of time praying during the 2011 NFL Draft. A devout Christian, the 22-year-old said he believed God's will would be done. Ozougwu, a 6-foot-2, 247-pound defensive end out of Rice University, believed he would be picked.
If anyone tries to tease him now, he can use a bible verse for where he was taken as the Houston Texans made him the 254th and dead last pick in the draft.
A part of Mark 10:31 reads, "The last will be first."
"I like that," Ozougwu said with a laugh.
Ozougwu (pronounced oh-zoo-goo), who pronounces his first name "Cheddah," became Mr. Irrelevant XXXVI Saturday when Irrelevant Week Founder Paul Salata announced his name at the podium at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
The newest Mr. Irrelevant said it was fulfilling to be picked and that he doesn't mind having the new nickname. He's also excited to stay in Houston, where he was born and raised.