New Orleans Saints in Black Helmets

New Orleans Saints Black Helmets

New Orleans Saints Black Helmets

During the exhibition season of 1969, owner John Mecom had his Saints wearing unauthorized “Black” helmets.

Here Saints running back Tony Lorick dons the controversial cap in preseason action against the Detroit Lions.

The helmets were replaced with the NFL sanctioned ones before the start of the season.


I've been following the Saints since a kid in the 70s watching the likes of Archie Manning and Tommy Myers. We may not have as grandiose a history as some NFL teams, but there are scores of memories the New Orleans Saints have given to their fans and I have done my best to record them here at New Orleans Saints History.

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