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Countdown to New Orleans Saints Kickoff: A History of No. 67

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The countdown to Saints-Vikings rolls on, as we look at some of the greats to sport No. 67.

Stan Brock

The New Orleans Saints begin their 2017 regular season 67 days from now, travelling to Minneapolis, MN. to face the Minnesota Vikings. Canal Street Chronicles continues rolling along to kickoff by continuing our numerical history of players. Today, we look back at the Saints players that have worn No. 67.

Stan Brock (OT, 1980-1992)

The Saints drafted Brock out of Colorado with the 12th selection in the 1st round in 1980. They would get a fixture at the right tackle position for the next 13 years. Brock started 182 games, and remains one of the most respected players in New Orleans Saints history. The mammoth (6-foot-6, 295-lbs) tackle was a road grader for talented running backs such as George Rogers, Dalton Hilliard, and Reuben Mayes while also providing outstanding pass protection to Saints quarterbacks.

Brock left the Saints after the '92 season to play his final 3 years with the San Diego Chargers, where he was a starter on the team's Super Bowl XXIX loss to San Francisco. Stan Brock was a unanimous selection to the New Orleans 45th Anniversary team, and in 1997 was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame.

Jamar Nesbit (OG, 2004-2009)

Nesbit joined the Saints in 2004 from the Jacksonville Jaguars, after spending the first four years of his career with Carolina. He only started 8 games over his first two years in New Orleans, but saw action in all 32 games along the offensive line. Nesbit earned a starting guard spot in 2006, on coach Sean Payton's first team in New Orleans. He was a key part of an offensive line that year in helping the Saints reach the Conference Championship game for the first time in team history.

After another 16 straight starts in 2007, Nesbit received a four game PED suspension from the league in 2008. Upon his return, Nesbit had lost his starting job to a future Saints Hall of Famer named Carl Nicks. Nesbit's final NFL season was 2009, and he was a key reserve on the Saints Super Bowl Championship squad.

Larry Warford (OG, 2017/current)

Warford was a free agent signing by New Orleans this past offseason, and will wear No 67 for the Saints this season. He may prove to be the biggest bonanza of their free agent class. The 26-year-old 5th-year pro seems to be coming into his prime, and the Saints are hoping that Warford will be a key component in their offensive line for the forseeable future.

Other Saints players that have worn No. 67: George Harvey (1967), John Shinners (1969-71), Bob Kuziel (1972), Phil LaPorta (1974-75), John Watson (1977-79), Andy McCollum (1995-98), Andrew Tiller (2012), Nick Becton (2014), Avery Young (2016)

Poll

Who was your favorite Saints player to wear No. 67?

This poll is closed

  • 87%
    Stan Brock
    (160 votes)
  • 4%
    Jamar Nesbit
    (8 votes)
  • 8%
    Maybe/Hopefully Warford someday, but that's it (did you SEE this list???)
    (15 votes)
183 votes total Vote Now