“We didn’t have this many people when I played in the Super Bowl,” Marinaro said, adding he hoped fans “appreciated” his purple sport coat because it was difficult to find.
He then started to talk about his own draft experience and how it wasn’t like the thousands of fans who packed the NFL Draft Theater in Las Vegas this weekend.
“I gotta be honest, they weren’t on the top of my list of teams I wanted to draft me. 事实上, there was only one team I wanted to be drafted by less. But I’m not going to mention Green Bay,” 他说.
最终, a producer had to come and remind him to stick to the script.
The 72-year-old played four seasons with the Vikings. He was selected No. 50 overall in the second round of the 1972 草案. He ran for 1,007 码上 306 carries and four touchdowns. He also played for the 纽约喷气机 和 西雅图海鹰队.
After all of that, Minnesota drafted cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. out of Clemson.