2010 NFL Draft: Scott Sicko Turns Down Chiefs, Other NFL Teams

We've got an odd but very cool story coming out of the 2010 NFL draft.

Scott Sicko -- other than having a great name -- is a tight end out of New Hampshire. NFL teams showed interest in the pre-draft process and he even worked out for the Patriots. He was a fringe draft pick.

After all 255 picks came and went over the weekend, Sicko's name wasn't called.

The Chiefs, among other teams, called him about an undrafted free agent contract. His response?

No, thanks.

Peter King of SI.com picks up the story:

So with the final few picks winding down, Sicko told his family the truth: If he didn't get drafted, he wanted to go back to college full-time and see what direction the road took him. "I love football,'' he said. "I've been playing since I was seven years old, and playing in the NFL was always a dream of mine. I can't say if I would have made it if I'd have signed with somebody and tried to make it as a free-agent. I don't know. But this ... this just felt right.''

He might want to be a teacher. He loves American history.

In an age where one of these draft picks will receive nearly $50 million in guaranteed money, and others will hold out of training camp for more money, this is a refreshing story.

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