Saints All-Pro Defensive Tackle La’Roi Glover 1997-2001

New Orleans Saints Pro Bowler La Roi Glover
Saints Pro Bowler La Roi Glover

La’Roi Glover – New Orleans Saints All-Pro Defensive Tackle

A four year starter at San Diego State University where he enjoyed a very successful career, Glover was originally a 5th round draft pick by the Oakland Raiders in 1996. By 1997 though he was cut and picked up by New Orleans. He quickly became one of the most productive defensive tackles in the NFL. His first year as a Saint he recorded 6½ sacks. In 1998 that total rose to 10 as he led the team in sacks that season. As well as 1998, he would be the team’s sack leader during the 1999 and the 2000 campaigns as well.

He was a vital part of Jim Haslett’s defense in 2000 that helped the Saints claim an NFC West title and bring New Orleans their first ever playoff victory over the St. Louis Rams that year. That season he earned 1st Team All-Pro honors as he led not only the Saints but the NFL in sacks with 17. He was also named 2000 NFC Defensive Player of the Year.

He left in 2002 to become a Dallas Cowboy and continued to dominate player going to the Pro Bowl each year he was in Dallas and tallying 21½ sacks during those 4 years.

He finished the final 3 seasons of his 13 year NFL career with the St. Louis Rams. He is still #7 on the All-Time New Orleans Saints Career Sack Leaders List with 50 sacks.

 

La’Roi Glover’s New Orleans Saints Career

Games Sacks Solo Tackles Asst Tackles Fumbles
Forced
Fumbles
Recovered
Interceptions Touchdowns Safeties
1997 15 6.5 24 9 1 1 0 0 0
1998 16 10 59 8 3 0 1 0 0
1999 16 8.5 46 16 1 1 0 0 0
2000*+ 16 17.0 54 13 3 1 0 0 0
2001* 16 8 36 11 3 1 0 0 0
Totals 195 50 219 57 11 4 1 0 0
Tackles Are Both Solo & Assists Combined
* – Pro Bowl
+ – All Pro
† – Led Team for Year
– NFL Best for the Year
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