Former All-Pro NFL kicker Morten Andersen will be inducted into the New Orleans Saints Ring of Honor in recognition for his accomplishments both on and off the playing field during his 25 year NFL Career. He joins former Saints players Rickey Jackson, Archie Manning and William Roaf.
New Orleans Saints Players from the Past
There are dozens of players worth remembering when it comes this teams history.
Another article in the All-Time Saints Players Series at BigEasyBeliever.com covering the All-Time Best Defensive Players in New Orleans Saints History and it lists some of the defensive greats we have. And while I agree totally with sports writer Barry Hirstius, I wish the list could have included a couple of other names like Linebacker Joe Federspiel and NFL Legend Doug Atkins but hey, you can only have so many.
New Orleans Saints Linebacker and Dome Patrol member Vaughan Johnson played 8 seasons with the Saints and played in 4 Pro Bowls. Another portrait by New Orleans artist Bob Graham.
All-Time leading rusher Deuce McAllister joined the New Orleans Saints after being picked with the Saints First Round Draft selection. Here is a highlight video that showcases over 5 minutes worth of memorable runs during Deuce’s 9 year career in New Orleans.
Sam Mills joined the New Orleans Saints in 1986 to become one the 4 All-Pro linebackers of the heralded Dome Patrol. Mills played 8 seasons with the Saints and will always be remembered by fans. Here is a portrait of him painted by New Orleans Artist Bob Graham.
The New Orleans Saints have actually had a few really good quarterbacks throughout the years before Drew Brees joined the Saints 2006. BigEasyBeliever.com has posted an article about The Top Saints QB’s NOT Named Drew Brees. Well worth the read to remember some of the better players of New Orleans Saints History.
The third and final video of one of the original episodes of WWL’s “Hey Buddy D” where New Orleans Sports caster Buddy Diliberto concludes his interview with Billy Kilmer, the original New Orleans Saints quarterback from the Saints first season of 1967.
WWL’s Buddy D interviews former New Orleans Saints Quarterback Billy Kilmer during the Saints 1994 season. Billy Kilmer was a member of the original Saints squad of 1967 and is best remembered for his tough-guy image he portrayed as a team leader during those early years of New Orleans Saints football. The second of 3 videos.
Buddy Diliberto’s show from 1994 interviewing former Saints players on New Orleans Saints Alumni Day.
An excellent article on Saints running back Wayne Wilson
A little article posted at WhoDatZone.com on one of the most cherished players in New Orleans Saints History, Pierre Thomas
A portrait of 13-year New Orleans Saints veteran Hoby Brenner by New Orleans artist Bob Graham.
Andy Livingston and Jake Kupp of the 1969 New Orleans Saints where each were named to the 1969 NFL Pro Bowl
Morten Andersen – The All Time leading scorer in NFL History and Hall of Fame Finalist.
The All-Time leading rusher in New Orleans Saints History. Deuce McAllister of Ol’ Miss.
Archie Manning as a rookie in 1971 scrambling against the San Fransisco 49ers.
Hoby Brenner in 1986 action against the New York Giants
Dalton Hilliard New Orleans Saints 1986-1992