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Sammy Knight Elected To Saints Hall Of Fame

Former New Orleans Saints safety Sammy Knight has been elected to the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame. Knight played six seasons for the Saints from 1997-2002, leading the team in interceptions five of those six years. He is third all-time in Saints history with 28 INTs, and is the all-time franchise leader in INTs returned for a touchdown with 4. He was a pro-bowl starter at safety in 2001. Here is more from, followed by more blogging from Scott.

Knight was durable with the Saints, starting all 16 games for four consecutive years from 1999-2002. He had ten fumble recoveries and forced five fumbles in his New Orleans Saints career.
Knight had  a career-high three interceptions in the season opener at Buffalo on September 9, 2001, tying a club record.
Knight Inducted To Saints HOF

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It’s hard to believe Knight only played 6 years for the Saints. He made so many highlight plays during his tenure that it feels like he was in the Crescent City for over a decade. Knight was always a fan favorite. Having played linebacker at USC, nobody expected much out of Knight as an undrafted free agent. However, he was an immediate difference maker, earning a spot in the staring lineup at Safety his rookie year.

Knight played through the lowly Ditka years, then was part of the first Saints playoff win in 2000 against the Rams. I was in attendance that day, and I’ll never forget watching him on one particular play. Knight snagged an interception off of Kurt Warner when he was playing up at the line of scrimmage. He was blitzing on the play, but after it was picked up, he stepped back two feet, then read Kurt’s eyes. Simply put, the man always made plays for the fleur-de-lis. Sammy Knight is absolutely deserving of his spot in the Saints Hall of Fame. He earned it.

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