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By Jessica Irizarry | July 3, 2008
The sky was the limit. That’s what I thought, not knowing what to expect for Irrelevant Week, five days full of different events for the last player chosen in the NFL Draft. Arriving at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on June 23, I could see it was a day of celebration. It was a day for Mr. Irrelevant XXXIII, David Vobora. Everything was for the 252nd pick by the St. Louis Rams. Anticipation grew more and more as the time dwindled and the arrival of Mr. Irrelevant grew closer.
FEATURES
July 22, 2008
Mr. Irrelevant XXXIII is getting closer to being relevant in the NFL. David Vobora, dubbed Mr. Irrelevant XXXIII for being the last player chosen in the NFL Draft, signed a three-year contract with the St. Louis Rams on Tuesday. Vobora, a 6-foot-1, 241-pounder from the University of Idaho, has a solid shot to be a backup linebacker and also contribute on special teams as a rookie. The Rams are thin at linebacker, helping the 252nd pick’s cause to make the team out of training camp.
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By TONY DODERO | June 20, 2008
Usually, when I tell people I’m still a fan of the former Los Angeles Rams, they look at me in puzzlement. “Why?” they ask. “They moved away.” Yeah, yeah, they moved away. And my two brothers and my dad and I tried to break our ties to the team. When the late Georgia Frontiere announced she was moving our beloved team to St. Louis, we vowed never to root for them again. But that didn’t last. By the next season, we were back. We were, in essence, Rams junkies.
SPORTS
September 2, 2008
David Vobora is known as Mr. Irrelevant XXXIII for being the last pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. However he is also now known officially as a member of the St. Louis Rams, as he survived the final cuts and earned a spot on the team’s 53-man roster. Vobora, a 6-foot-1, 241-pound linebacker from the University of Idaho, has also been contributing on special teams. As a senior at Idaho, Vobora made 148 tackles to lead the Western Athletic Conference in that category. He ranked fourth nationally in tackles per game at 12.33.
NEWS
June 28, 2008
For any young boy, being drafted by one of the 32 professional teams in the National Football League would be a dream come true. But if he’s been paying attention to the festivities in Newport Beach, he may say that part of that dream is to be drafted last, which means being Mr. Irrelevant. Consider this year’s Mr. Irrelevant, David Vobora, a linebacker from the University of Idaho. Vobora was surrounded by cheerleaders, lavished with gifts, whisked away to the Happiest Place on Earth at Disneyland and then taken to the second Happiest Place on Earth, the Playboy Mansion.
NEWS
June 27, 2008
All week long, media members followed David Vobora around town for simply being the last pick in the NFL Draft. No one really felt sorry for the linebacker. Sure, he?s Mr. Irrelevant XXXIII and the struggling St. Louis Rams might cut the No. 252nd pick when he reports to training camp next month. On Friday, all of that didn?t matter to Vobora because he lived the life of a true star. Vobora hung out at the Playboy Mansion, just him and his sidekick, Roy Schuening, another Rams rookie, and a bunch of bunnies.
FEATURES
August 9, 2008
David Vobora is possibly a future American Idol contestant if he continues to sing. Also, a role in the show RENO 911! is promising with his new mustache. More importantly for Vobora, he’s getting closer to playing with the St. Louis Rams. Vobora, the last player chosen in the NFL Draft, has earned the Western Athletic Conference Stan Bates Award, the conference’s highest academic honor named after the former commissioner. Vobora, a communications and psychology major, becomes the second player from the University of Idaho to receive the award.
FEATURES
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | June 26, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — David Vobora has answered questions thrown at him by a diverse bunch this week. Disney characters, 6-year-olds, bartenders, grandmas and now sailors. Someone finally from a national media outlet interviewed Vobora about football. Mr. Irrelevant XXXIII finally felt relevant. Vobora, the last player chosen in the NFL Draft, was now ready for the rest of Thursday night’s festivities. Sailing the Newport Harbor bay. Picking up his lady later in Huntington Beach.
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SPORTS
August 22, 2011
David Vobora was born in the Pacific Northwest and he played high school and college football in the region. Therefore, the former Mr. Irrelevant is not irrelevant in the Pacific Northwest. Vobora will now get to return home to play for the NFL team in the Pacific Northwest. The 6-foot-1, 239-pound linebacker signed with the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, 10 days after the St. Louis Rams released the last player chosen in the 2008 NFL Draft. Vobora joins an NFC West divisional foe after playing 34 games in three seasons with the Rams.
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By Jim DeBoom | June 16, 2009
The nationwide celebration that honors the last draftee in the NFL Draft begins Monday with the “Arrival Beach Party” at 5 p.m. at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. The event is open to the public at $20 a person, which includes food from some of the areas best restaurants, a no-host bar and lots of music and fun! Mr. Irrelevant, Ryan Succop, from University of South Carolina, a kicker drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs, will be introduced by Irrelevant Week founder Paul Salata and showered with more than 200 gifts from local companies and teams from the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA and elected officials.
SPORTS
September 2, 2008
David Vobora is known as Mr. Irrelevant XXXIII for being the last pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. However he is also now known officially as a member of the St. Louis Rams, as he survived the final cuts and earned a spot on the team’s 53-man roster. Vobora, a 6-foot-1, 241-pound linebacker from the University of Idaho, has also been contributing on special teams. As a senior at Idaho, Vobora made 148 tackles to lead the Western Athletic Conference in that category. He ranked fourth nationally in tackles per game at 12.33.
FEATURES
August 9, 2008
David Vobora is possibly a future American Idol contestant if he continues to sing. Also, a role in the show RENO 911! is promising with his new mustache. More importantly for Vobora, he’s getting closer to playing with the St. Louis Rams. Vobora, the last player chosen in the NFL Draft, has earned the Western Athletic Conference Stan Bates Award, the conference’s highest academic honor named after the former commissioner. Vobora, a communications and psychology major, becomes the second player from the University of Idaho to receive the award.
FEATURES
July 22, 2008
Mr. Irrelevant XXXIII is getting closer to being relevant in the NFL. David Vobora, dubbed Mr. Irrelevant XXXIII for being the last player chosen in the NFL Draft, signed a three-year contract with the St. Louis Rams on Tuesday. Vobora, a 6-foot-1, 241-pounder from the University of Idaho, has a solid shot to be a backup linebacker and also contribute on special teams as a rookie. The Rams are thin at linebacker, helping the 252nd pick’s cause to make the team out of training camp.
FEATURES
By Jessica Irizarry | July 3, 2008
The sky was the limit. That’s what I thought, not knowing what to expect for Irrelevant Week, five days full of different events for the last player chosen in the NFL Draft. Arriving at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on June 23, I could see it was a day of celebration. It was a day for Mr. Irrelevant XXXIII, David Vobora. Everything was for the 252nd pick by the St. Louis Rams. Anticipation grew more and more as the time dwindled and the arrival of Mr. Irrelevant grew closer.
NEWS
June 28, 2008
For any young boy, being drafted by one of the 32 professional teams in the National Football League would be a dream come true. But if he’s been paying attention to the festivities in Newport Beach, he may say that part of that dream is to be drafted last, which means being Mr. Irrelevant. Consider this year’s Mr. Irrelevant, David Vobora, a linebacker from the University of Idaho. Vobora was surrounded by cheerleaders, lavished with gifts, whisked away to the Happiest Place on Earth at Disneyland and then taken to the second Happiest Place on Earth, the Playboy Mansion.
NEWS
June 27, 2008
All week long, media members followed David Vobora around town for simply being the last pick in the NFL Draft. No one really felt sorry for the linebacker. Sure, he?s Mr. Irrelevant XXXIII and the struggling St. Louis Rams might cut the No. 252nd pick when he reports to training camp next month. On Friday, all of that didn?t matter to Vobora because he lived the life of a true star. Vobora hung out at the Playboy Mansion, just him and his sidekick, Roy Schuening, another Rams rookie, and a bunch of bunnies.
FEATURES
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | June 26, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — David Vobora has answered questions thrown at him by a diverse bunch this week. Disney characters, 6-year-olds, bartenders, grandmas and now sailors. Someone finally from a national media outlet interviewed Vobora about football. Mr. Irrelevant XXXIII finally felt relevant. Vobora, the last player chosen in the NFL Draft, was now ready for the rest of Thursday night’s festivities. Sailing the Newport Harbor bay. Picking up his lady later in Huntington Beach.
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