Gerald Christian, Mr. Irrelevant: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Gerald Christian of Louisville is Mr. Irrelevant 2015. (Getty)

Gerald Christian of Louisville is Mr. Irrelevant 2015. (Getty)

There’s a nickname for the player selected last in the NFL Draft.

That final pick becomes known as Mr. Irrelevant. Not exactly nice, but it’s all in good fun.

This year’s Mr. Irrelevant is Gerald Christian, a tight end from Louisville.

The Arizona Cardinals selected Christian with the 256th overall pick, ending the 2015 NFL Draft.

Here’s what you need to know about Christian:


1. Christian Scored 5 Touchdowns in 2014

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Christian scored 5 touchdowns and racked up 384 yards on 32 receptions for a 12.0 yards per catch average.

His long reception was 45 yards.

Christian had his best game of the season in the opener vs. Miami, Florida, catching 6 passes for 59 yards and a score.

He also scored a touchdown in his final game with Louisville, a loss to Georgia in the Belk Bowl.


2. He Is 6-foot-3 & 244 Pounds

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The Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, native has some size to him at 6-foot-3 and 244 pounds.

NFL scouts rate him as a good athlete, but project him as an in-line blocking tight end.


3. Christian Transferred to UL From Florida

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Christian began his college career as a Florida Gator. He redshirted his freshman year at Gainesville in 2010, then saw action in 8 games the following season.

Christian dressed in all 13 of Florida’s games, playing on the field goal unit and in goal-line packages.


4. He Had 10 Career TDs For the Cardinals

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Christian finished his college career with 10 touchdown receptions, 9 with Louisville. The other TD reception came with Florida, where he had 4 catches for 72 yards.

Overall, Christian had 64 receptions for 882 yards (13.8 average) in 33 games.


5. Christian’s 28 bench press reps at the combine were best among tight ends.

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Christian showed off his strength at the NFL Combine in February, putting 28 repetitions in the bench press, best among tight ends.

He ran a 4.87 in the 40 and timed a 4.70 in the 20-yard shuttle.


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