Larry Wanke

American football player (born 1968)
American football player
Larry Wanke
Personal information
Born: (1968-04-02) April 2, 1968 (age 56)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Benedictine (OH)
John Carroll
NFL draft:1991 / Round: 12 / Pick: 334
Career history
  • New York Giants (1991)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Larry Wanke (/ˈwɒŋki/ WONG-kee[1]) (born April 2, 1968) is a former American football quarterback and in the 1991 NFL Draft, was Mr. Irrelevant.

High school career

Wanke attended Benedictine High School in Cleveland, Ohio.[2]

College career

Wanke initially attended the University of Pittsburgh, but ultimately transferred to John Carroll University.[2] The transfer was due to a quarterback competition at Pittsburgh and health problems of his father.[3][2]

Professional career

New York Giants

Wanke was drafted by the New York Giants in the 1991 NFL Draft, which earned him the title of Mr. Irrelevant.[4] Wanke, however, never made an NFL roster.[5]


  1. ^ "Larry Wanke testimonial". YouTube. August 14, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Smith, Timothy W. (April 29, 1991). "FOOTBALL - Giants' Last Pick Seeks Last Laugh". New York Times. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  3. ^ "DOLPHINS TRY OUT RECEIVER, END UP WITH A QUARTERBACK". Sun Sentinel. April 25, 1991. Retrieved November 18, 2023.
  4. ^ "1991 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved May 7, 2023.
  5. ^ Wright, Branson (April 25, 2013). "NFL Draft 2013: John Carroll's Larry Wanke remains relevant as Mister Irrelevant: Talking Shop (video)". Retrieved November 18, 2023.
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