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Fan favorite New Orleans Saints by the numbers: No. 25-49

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Two Saints running backs were the only unanimous choices in our latest installment of fan favorites.

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Our daily Countdown to Kickoff series featuring histories of New Orleans Saints players that have represented the corresponding player numbers is reaching its end. In each column, we’ve asked for your votes to get the best ‘fan favorites’ for each number. You can get caught up on 75-99 here, and 50-74 here.

Here’s the winners from the latest batch.

  • No. 49 - Frank Wattelet (89 percent)
  • No. 48 - Vonn Bell (69 percent)
  • No. 47 - Justin Drescher (57 percent)
  • No. 46 - Hokie Gajan (51 percent)
  • No. 45 - Craig Heyward (75 percent)
  • No. 44 - Dave Waymer (59 percent)
  • No. 43 - Darren Sproles (79 percent)
  • No. 42 - Darren Sharper (45 percent)
  • No. 41 - Roman Harper (hand picked, no poll)
  • No. 40 - Delvin Breaux (69 percent)
  • No. 39 - Brett Maxie (63 percent)
  • No. 38 - George Rogers (83 percent)
  • No. 37 - Steve Gleason (62 percent)
  • No. 36 - Reuben Mayes (96 percent)
  • No. 35 - Earl Campbell (61 percent)
  • No. 34 - Tony Galbreath (35 percent)
  • No. 33 - Jabari Greer (71 percent)
  • No. 32 - Kenny Vaccaro (64 percent)
  • No. 31 - Jim Taylor (68 percent)
  • No. 30 - Wayne Wilson (83 percent)
  • No. 29 - Sammy Knight (79 percent)
  • No. 28 - Gene Atkins (51 percent)
  • No. 27 - Malcolm Jenkins (86 percent)
  • No. 26 - Deuce McAllister (96 percent)
  • No. 25 - Reggie Bush (71 percent)

Hokie Gajan edged out Danny Abramowicz by three votes for No. 46, while Darren Sharper beat out Chuck Muncie by five votes in the two biggest close calls. The only unanimous selections saw Reuben Mayes and Deuce McAllister. Even though Craig ‘Ironhead’ Heyward wore No. 45 for one season, he still won the voting. Tony Galbreath was engaged in the most divided battle at No. 34, with Mike McKenzie and Heyward both taking votes.