Best Saints By The Numbers: #46
All summer long, we’re going to list the best players in New Orleans Saints history to wear every number, 00-99.
Yesterday, we did #45.
The pick: Danny Abramowicz
When deciding who is the best New Orleans Saints player to ever wear #46, the choice is limited to receiver Danny Abramowicz, fullback Hokie Gajan, defensive backs Jim Kearney and Sean Lumpkin, and long snapper Kendall Gammon.
The pick is going to be Abramowicz, a wide receiver, who played seven years for the Saints, from 1967-1973.
After playing his college football at Xavier (Ohio), Abramowicz was selected by the Saints in the 17th round of the 1967 NFL Draft.
The pick paid immediate dividends, as Abramowicz caught 50 passes for 721 yards and 6 touchdowns in his rookie season, and followed that up with 54 catches for 890 yards and seven scores in 1968.
In 1969, Abramowicz had the best season of his career, catching 73 passes for 1,015 yards and 7 touchdowns, while garnering All-Pro honors.
Abramowicz remained a starter for the Saints for the next three-and-a-half years, catching 132 passes, to go along with 17 touchdowns.
The Saints traded Abramowicz to the San Francisco 49ers during the 1973 season, where he played through the 1974 season, prior to retiring.
In his 7 seasons with the Saints, Abramowicz accumulated 309 receptions, which ranks 6th in franchise history, for 4,875 yards and 37 touchdowns.
In 9 season in the NFL, Abramowicz totaled 369 receptions for 5,686 yards and 39 touchdowns.
Following his playing days, Abramowicz spent five years as an analyst for Saints games broadcast on radio, before becoming the special teams coach for the Chicago Bears in 1992.
In 1997, Abramowicz he was hired became the offensive coordinator for the Saints, a role he served in through the 1999 season.
Abramowicz was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.