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THE ALLTIME SAINTS TEAM
Compiled by David Sabino
February 11, 2010
THE LIST OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN FRANCHISE HISTORY 'AINT NO JOKE
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February 11, 2010

The Alltime Saints Team

THE LIST OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN FRANCHISE HISTORY 'AINT NO JOKE

OFFENSE

QB

DREW BREES

2006-present

Super Bowl MVP has thrown for NFL-high 18,298 yards and 122 TDs since signing with New Orleans.

RB

DEUCE MCALLISTER

2001-09

Top runner in the team record book (6,096 yards) twice overcame catastrophic knee injuries.

RB

DALTON HILLIARD

1986-93

Led the NFL with 18 TDs in '89 and retired as the franchise's alltime TD scorer (53).

WR

JOE HORN

2000-06

Fourth in receiving TDs and fifth in yards and catches among all NFL WRs in his first five Saints seasons.

WR

DANNY ABRAMOWICZ

1967-73

An original Saint, he caught at least one ball in a then-record 105 consecutive games.

TE

HOBY BRENNER

1981-93

Known mostly for blocking, he remains atop the team's catches and yards lists among TEs.

T

STAN BROCK

1980-92

Appeared in 186 games as a Saint, including eight he played with a ruptured disk in his back in '86.

G

JIM DOMBROWSKI

1986-96

Played 147 straight games from '87 to '96; was on the field for every offensive snap in four seasons.

C

JOHN HILL

1975-84

Seized a starting job two weeks after being claimed off waivers; started the next nine years.

G

JAKE KUPP

1967, '68-75

Originally a tight end for Dallas, he was the team's only Pro Bowl offensive lineman in its first 20 seasons.

T

WILLIE ROAF

1993-2001

The most decorated Saint in team history was named to seven Pro Bowls and two first-team All-Pro squads.

DEFENSE

DE

JOE JOHNSON

1994-98, 2000-01

After sitting out all of '99, he made 12 sacks in '00 and was the Comeback Player of the Year.

DE

WAYNE MARTIN

1989-99

The Iron Man started the final 144 games of his career and ranks second in team history in sacks (82½).

DT

JIM WILKS

1981-93

Played both nosetackle and defensive end in his 13 seasons; had three games of at least 2½ sacks.

DT

LA'ROI GLOVER

1997-2001

Had a team-record-tying 17 sacks in '00, the second most for any NFL defensive tackle in one year.

LB

PAT SWILLING

1986-92

From '87 to '92 only Reggie White had more sacks than Swilling, who led the league with 17 in '91.

LB

RICKEY JACKSON

1981-93

A six-time Pro Bowl linebacker, he had 115 sacks during his 13-year New Orleans career.

LB

SAM MILLS

1986-94

The Field Mouse overcame a relative lack of height (5' 9") to top the Saints in tackling five times.

CB

DAVE WAYMER

1980-89

The longest-tenured DB in team history holds the record for most picks in a career (37).

CB

JOHNNIE POE

1981-87

A sixth-round pick in '81, he excelled in both the secondary (17 interceptions) and on special teams.

S

SAMMY KNIGHT

1997-2002

He started at free and strong safety and holds the team record with four interception returns for TDs.

S

TOM MYERS

1972-81

This ball-hawking Pro Bowl safety ranks second in franchise annals with 49 career takeaways.

SPECIAL TEAMS AND COACH

K

MORTEN ANDERSEN

1982-94

NFL's alltime leading scorer (2,544 points) also holds team marks for field goals (302) and games (196).

P

TOMMY BARNHARDT

1987, '89-94, '99

Over three stints in black and gold he set Saints records for most punts (515) and top gross average (42.5).

KR/PR

TYRONE HUGHES

1993-96

Three of his five career return scores came during his Pro Bowl rookie campaign.

COACH

JIM MORA

1986-96

He directed the team to its first winning record, in '87, and became the Saints' alltime wins leader (93).

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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