‘Draftnik’ Fan Wins Path To The Draft Contest

Dundalk’s Michael Pfeiffer will sit with the Ravens at Radio City Music Hall Saturday.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Friday, April 29th, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Categories: 2011 NFL Draft, Ryan Mink

Brett Pfeiffer (a.k.a. Dustin Beaver) will join his father at Radio City Music Hall.

The season is great, but the NFL Draft is Michael Pfeiffer’s favorite time of the year.

The self-proclaimed “total drafnik” hunkers down in his basement with his laptop and big screen television, shouting at each pick as it’s announced.

This year, however, Pfeiffer will have a front-row seat.

The Dundalk resident is this year’s winner of the Path To The Draft Sweepstakes, presented by Bud Light. For correctly guessing the Ravens’ first-round draft pick of cornerback Jimmy Smith, Pfeiffer will sit with Ravens representatives at Radio City Music Hall as they make their fourth-round selection.

“If you’re a kid, you want to go to Disney World,” Pfeiffer, 52, said. “This is my Disney World. I think I’ll just be in total awe to experience all that up close.”

Pfeiffer and his son, Brett, who is a 17-year-old professional wrestler and goes by the name of Dustin Beaver, will board a train to New York at 6 a.m. Saturday. The third day of the draft begins at noon.

It won’t be the first time Pfeiffer has attended the NFL Draft. As a New York native and former Giants fan, he also went in 1996 when Baltimore selected tackle Jonathan Ogden with it’s first-ever pick and Ray Lewis at No. 26 later in the draft.

Pfeiffer has been reading up on the draft prospects for months and actually had a hunch that Baltimore was going to trade back in the first round, as the team tried to do.

“I figured they would get him one way or another,” Pfeiffer said. “Height, weight, speed; he has all the intangibles. I just thought he could be a good fit for the Ravens. It just seems everyone is pass-happy, so you might as well build up the defense more.”

Brett Pfeiffer Announces Ravens 4th-Round Selection
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