Contact Us

Saints Select George Rogers In 1981 NFL Draft – VIDEO

This is video form the 1981 NFL Draft, as aired by ESPN.

The New Orleans Saints, with the top pick in the draft, and the first under new head coach Bum Phillips, select running back George Rogers, the 1980 Heisman Trophy winner, out of South Carolina.

The Saints have been criticized for the pick of Rogers over north Carolina linebacker Lawrence Taylor, but you knew it was coming, as Bum Phillips relied on a ground attack, and Rogers was the closest thing to Earl Campbell that he was going to get in New Orleans.

And no, Rogers didn’t have the Hall of Fame NFL career that Taylor had, but it’s not like he was a bust. Rogers, not counting the strike-shortened 1982 season, played in three other season for the Saints, eclipsing 1,000 twice, including his rookie season in 1981, when he rushed for 1,674 yards, which is still a team record to this day.

Best of ESPN 1420

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://espn1420.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Locker Room quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The Locker Room contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.