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When the Colts selected Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish with the 253rd and final pick in the 2012 NFL draft, they forever catapulted him into the most esteemed annals of football history. Chandler Harnish is no longer just another small-time conference QB with two last names. He is Mr. Irrelevant.
I’d be lying if I told you I watched ten seconds of NIU football this season, so if you’re expecting analysis of Harnish’s NFL future, you’re in the wrong place. If that’s what you want, email Mel Kiper Jr. and hope he’s not too busy with 2013 mock drafts or *****-slapping Todd McShay to reply.
The Mr. Irrelevant thing is a pretty sweet gig, as it turns out. For starters, Chandler Harnish will be the proud recipient of the Lowsman Trophy, the greatest trophy in all of sports. Harnish will follow the steps of every Mr. Irrelevant since 1976 as he and his family head to Newport Beach, CA for the ingeniously named celebration that is Irrelevant Week.
At Irrelevant Week, ...
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OK, that last part wasn't true.
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The 2012 NFL Draft is in the books and so is the 2012 Mr. Irrelevant Winner! With the 253rd pick of the draft the Indianapolis Colts selected the quarterback from Northern Illinois, Chandler Harnish.
Harnish is the most accomplished gun slinger in the history of the school. He ranks first in nearly every single category in career and season records. He also is ranked high in all...