Pronounced, “oh-ZOO-goo.” Cheta Ozougwu the 254th pick in this years NFL draft arrived for “Mr. Irrelevant Week” yesterday. The name of the week arose in 1976, when former Southern California and NFL receiver Paul Salata founded “Irrelevant Week” in Newport Beach, California.
A 12-year-old boy pegged him as this year’s “Mr. Irrelevant” and walked away with $1000 for doing so. Park said Ozougwu’s name was the funniest, so it made sense Ozougwu was going dead last at No. 254.
Cheta “Mr. Irrelevant” Ozougwu is anything but irrelevant. His family is from Nigeria and moved to the United States in the ‘80s but Cheta himself attending Houston area schools and recently graduated from Rice University in economics.
During the 2011 Draft Show Mike Mayock stated that Ozougwu is a player with lots of speed off the edge but that he still doesn’t know the game. Let’s hope Wade Phillips and the rest of the Houston Texans coaching staff can remedy and get this hometown kid on the field to make an impact.
Reading up on Cheta Ozougwu you just can’t help but get the feeling that this kid is destined for great things whether its on or off the field.
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