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Fan favorite New Orleans Saints by the numbers: No. 75-99

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Will Smith, Joe Horn, Jimmy Graham, and Willie Roaf were just some of the unanimous fan favorites to Saints fans.

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As part of our Countdown to New Orleans Saints kickoff, Canal Street Chronicles ran polls in each column to get fans to vote for their favorite players in each respective jersey. Here’s a rundown of the favorites by number for the first batch.

  • No. 99 - Norman Hand (75 percent)
  • No. 98 - Sheldon Rankins (57 percent)
  • No. 97 - La’Roi Glover (79 percent)
  • No. 96 - Alex Brown (75 percent)
  • No. 95 - Tyeler Davison (77 percent)
  • No. 94 - Cam Jordan (55 percent)
  • No. 93 - Wayne Martin (80 percent)
  • No. 92 - Remi Ayodele (67 percent)
  • No. 91 - Will Smith (99 percent)
  • No. 90 - Nick Fairley (88 percent)
  • No. 89 - Wes Chandler (49 percent)
  • No. 88 - Jeremy Shockey (68 percent)
  • No. 87 - Joe Horn (95 percent)
  • No. 86 - Jeff Groth (47 percent)
  • No. 85 - Hoby Brenner (64 percent)
  • No. 84 - Eric Martin (71 percent)
  • No. 83 - Willie Snead (76 percent)
  • No. 82 - Ben Watson (44 percent)
  • No. 81 - Doug Atkins (59 percent)
  • No. 80 - Jimmy Graham (94 percent)
  • No. 79 - Emanuel Zanders (66 percent)
  • No. 78 - Jon Stinchcomb (83 percent)
  • No. 77 - Willie Roaf (95 percent)
  • No. 76 - Jonathan Goodwin (76 percent)
  • No. 75 - Bruce Clark (52 percent)

From the voting, the biggest margin of victory went to the late Will Smith (2004-2012). Joe Horn (2000-2006), Jimmy Graham (2010-2014), and Willie Roaf (1993-2001) were the only other players to receive 90 percent or higher on voting. Newer faces like Sheldon Rankins and Nick Fairley made the list, and arguments could be made for several of the players fans tabbed as their favorites that didn’t make the cut.

Case in point, Cam Jordan may have won the poll for No. 94, but in relation to the likes of Joe Johnson and Jim Wilks (who are both in the Saints Hall of Fame to go along with some big statistical outputs), the comparison is still considerably off. No disrespect intended, but perhaps the poll voting mainly resembles the tenure of fans. And many of the seasoned fans will tell you how much of an impact said player was at that point in Saints history. Still, if you were assembling a roster of the greatest Saints in franchise history, then this wouldn’t be a bad start.