Sunday, April 29, 2012
Colts tab NIU's Harnish as Mr. Irrelevant
By Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS -- Mr. Irrelevant suddenly has a whole new meaning for Chandler Harnish.
The Northern Illinois quarterback who was taken with the 253rd and final pick of the draft Saturday didn't just get a title and a vacation. He got a chance to play for his favorite NFL team and potentially to be a backup for Andrew Luck.
The Colts made N. Illinois quarterback and Indiana native Chandler Harnish the new Mr. Irrelevant.
First, he'll make the trip to Disneyland, appear in the Irrelevant Week parade in Newport Beach, Calif., and put his Colts license plate back on his car. Hey, it's OK -- he's an Indiana native.
"I'm happy to be wanted by a team and I'm happy to be an Indianapolis Colt because that's been my favorite team all the way through," he told local reporters on a conference call shortly after the selection was announced.
For the Colts and the NFL, it was a historic first.