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He’s no sucker

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After being saddled all his life with a name that sounds like a vulgar insult, “Mr. Irrelevant” felt like an identity upgrade. So when he appeared before the Kansas City media during a rookie minicamp Saturday, the last player taken in the 2009 NFL draft was ready for question No. 1. Your last name – uh, exactly how is it pronounced? “It’s ‘suck-up,’ believe it or not,” Ryan Succop said with a big grin. When the room fell silent, he looked around and grinned again. “I’ve heard them all,” he said. “If you come up with something new, I’ll be impressed.”

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