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Top 50 New Orleans Saints of All-Time: No. 30-26

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We’re counting down the Top 50 New Orleans Saints in franchise history in honor of the team’s 50th Anniversary Season.

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We’re back with another installment in our Top 50 New Orleans Saints of All-Time, in honor of the team’s 50th Anniversary Season. We’re just about to the halfway point, and here’s where we stand as we count down from No. 30-26.

50. Tracy Porter
49. Scott Fujita
48. John Carney
47. Dave Whitsell
46. Tommy Barnhardt
45. Tyrone Hughes
44. Thomas Morstead
43. Michael Lewis
42. Tom Dempsey
41. Joe Johnson
40. Fred McAfee
39. John Hill
38. Reggie Bush
37. Frank Warren
36. Jonathan Vilma
35. Derland Moore
34. Jim Wilks
33. Aaron Brooks
32. Jim Dombrowski
31. Will Smith

Sammy Knight #29, Jerry Fontenot #62

30. Sammy Knight (1997-2002)

Sammy Knight beat major odds, as he joined the black and gold as an undrafted free agent in 1997. Knight spent the first 6 seasons of his career with the Saints, and played in all but two games. He finished with 28 interceptions during his tenure, which is good for third all-time in franchise history. Knight also found the end zone four times. Knight's hard work paid off, as he was selected to the Pro Bowl in the 2001 season. In 2011, Knight was selected to the Saints Hall of Fame.

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29. Hoby Brenner (1981-1993)

Hoby Brenner played all 13 years of his career for the Saints. Brenner was primarily known for his blocking, but was a key piece in helping the Saints become winners. Brenner, who has been in the Saints Hall of Fame since 2001, was in a league of his own during a time when NFL teams didn't have tight ends as a big factor in the passing game. Brenner's 267 receptions, 3,849 yards, and 21 touchdowns were all franchise records at tight end until Jimmy Graham showed up.

Stan Brock

28. Stan Brock (1980-1992)

The Saints didn't get many things right in 1980, but Stan Brock was the exception. As the team's 12th overall pick in the NFL Draft, Brock's 16-year career consisted of 234 games. Nearly 80 percent of those were spent with the Saints in 13 seasons. Brock played in all 16 games from 1989-1995, including a Super Bowl appearance with the San Diego Chargers in the 1994 season. Brock entered the Saints Hall of Fame with Rickey Jackson in 1997.

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27. Jahri Evans (2006-Present)

Bloomsburg's Jahri Evans was the 'Second Coming' of another historic guard you'll find on this list. As a fourth-round pick and converted tackle, Evans became the Saints' definitive right guard starter early on. He would start and play in every single game from 2006-2013.

Evans has a laundry list of accomplishments from his time with New Orleans, including: Six-time Pro Bowl selection, four-time All-Pro, second-team All-Pro, and two-time Madden Most Valuable Protector Award. Without Evans, the Saints offense would not have had the type of success it did.

After a brief exit from the black and gold, Evans recently returned to the team for at least one more season.

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26. Dave Waymer (1980-1989)

Dave Waymer played 149 games for the Saints in his 10-year stint, and is the franchise's interception leader with 37. Waymer was Mr. Dependable in the Saints secondary, and made the Pro Bowl in 1987. He also had 15 fumble recoveries for the Saints defense. Unfortunately, Waymer passed away at 34 in May 1993 due to an irregular heartbeat from a cocaine overdose. He was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 1996 with Dave Whitsell.