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Cougar Kickoff Countdown: 91 Days

91 days left in the Cougar Kickoff Countdown!

Gene Sweeney Jr.

Former Cougar, #91 Tevita Ofahengaue, is proud to tell people that he is Mr. Irrelevant. In 2001 he was the 246th player to have his name called and quickly found out that it is much better to be the last guy drafted than the second to the last guy drafted. He was invited to attend Mr. Irrelevant festivities in Newport Beach and was told he could bring his family, which promptly led to the Ofahengaue Rule (62 people traveled with him and by the time Ofahengaue's retinue went to Disneyland there were 130 of them). When the plane landed the captain thanked him over the plane's PA for traveling with them and the passengers applauded him. Jerry Rice met him in the airport and a limousine took his immediate family, wife and four kids, to the hotel. He- received electronics and a down payment on a new Suburban; his wife received jewelry. His mom made 100 leis for people who were at the festivities. Ofahengaue is proud to be Mr. Irrelevant because he says his entire life has been irrelevant. He was a father at 16. Walked on at BYU five years after high school and earned a scholarship. Then, he was dead last in the draft.