Ryan Succop is a kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, who selected him with the 256th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Succop was the last pick in the 2009 Draft, earning the title of "Mr. Irrelevant". Succop was the 34th Mr. Irrelevant. He played four seasons at South Carolina. Succop is 6-feet, 3-inches tall and weighs 221 pounds.
Prep Career
While at Hickory High School in North Carolina, Succop was a four-time All-Conference and two-time All-State performer. He was rated the fourth-best kicker in the nation by Rivals.com.
College Career
As a freshman, Succop handled South Carolina's kickoff duties, while attempting just two field goals (both of which he missed). He became the starting placekicker in 2006 and earned second team All-SEC honors. That year, in which he made 16-of-20 field goal attempts, he was also a semifinalist for the Groza Award as the best kicker in the nation. As a junior, Succop also handled South Carolina's punting duties. He made 13-of-17 field goals, while averaging 41.6 yards per punt. Succop attempted a career-high 30 field goals as a senior, making 20 of them. He finished his career with 49 field goals and 104 extra points made in four seasons for the Gamecocks.
NFL Career
As the final pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, Ryan Succop was awarded the title of "Mr. Irrelevant". Mr. Irrelevant and his family are invited to spend a week in Newport Beach, Calif., where he receives the "Lowsman Trophy" -- Mr. Irrelevant's equivalent to the Heisman Trophy. Just before Irrelevant Week 2009, Succop signed a three-year contract with Kansas City.