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CSC All-Time Saints Team Nominations: Strong Safety

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More all-time Saints team talk. Today we're discussing safeties of Saints past. Below is a list of players I've researched and deemed worthy of inclusion in our discussion of great Saints safeties. As usual I will leave it up to you guys, the readers, to nominate any other players you feel should be included. 

The poll will open at 6am Central on Tuesday morning and will be open for exactly 48 hours, ending on Thursday, July 23rd.

I now open it up for any other nominations or players that you just can't believe I missed. There very well may be a glaring omission. Talk it out in the comment section. I would also love to hear some personal rumination from our readers who've actually watched these guys plays. 

 

Year Games Int. Yards Avg. TD
2002 16 5 36 7.2 0
2001 16 6 114 19.0 0
2000 16 5 68 13.6 2
1999 16 1 0 0.0 0
1998 14 6 175 28.5 2
1997 16 5 75 15.0 0
Total 94 28 468 16.7 4

Sammy Knight

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 215

D.O.B.: 9/10/1975

College: USC

NFL Experience: 12 Seasons

Seasons with Saints: 1997-2002

Notables: One-time Pro-Bowler (2001)

 

Year Games Int. Yards Avg. TD
1993 16 3 59 19.7 0
1992 16 3 0 0.0 0
1991 16 5 198 39.6 0
1990 16 2 15 7.5 0
1989 14 1 -2 -2.0 0
1988 16 4 41 10.5 0
1987 13 3 12 4.0 0
Total 107 21 323 15.4 0

Gene Atkins

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 201

D.O.B.: 11/22/1964

College: Florida A&M

NFL Experience: 10 Seasons

Seasons with Saints: 1987-1993

 

 

 

Year Games Int. Yards Avg. TD
1981 16 2 70 35.0 0
1980 16 5 96 19.2 0
1979 15 7 127 18.1 1
1978 16 6 167 27.8 1
1977 12 1 2 2.0 0
1976 14 1 0 0.0 0
1975 9 5 83 16.6 0
1974 12 3 43 14.3 0
1973 13 3 33 11.0 0
1972 13 3 0 0.0 0
Total 136 36 621 17.25 2

Tommy Myers

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 184

D.O.B.: 10/24/1950

College: Syracuse

NFL Experience: 10 Seasons

Seasons with Saints: 1972-1981

Notables: One-time Pro-Bowler (1979)