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Former Saint Sammy Knight Elected to Teams Hall of Fame

Former Sain Sammy Knight got some good news on Tuesday, as he has been choosen as a memeber coming up to the Saints Hall of Fame.

Former New Orleans Saints safety Sammy Knight has been elected to the Saints Hall of Fame while former long-time media member Bruce Miller has been chosen as the recipient of the Joe Gemelli Fleur De Lis Award for 2011. Knight played six seasons for the Saints from 1997-2002 and led the team in interceptions five of those years. He remains the franchise’s all-time leader in interception returns for touchdowns with four. In addition, Knight was part of the first New Orleans Saints team in franchise history to win a playoff game in the 2000 season under Jim Haslett.

“I got the news I was in the Saints Hall of Fame and I was really shocked,” Knight said. But in comments before and during his announcement ceremony Knight spoke often about the Saints fan base, an element he found unmatched in other cities. “I have plenty of fond memories but I think the most important thing that really stood out for me was the passion New Orleans Saints fans had for football,” Knight said. “One thing that stands out about New Orleans: there’s no franchise like it. I played for the Dolphins and the Chiefs, the Giants and the Jags and the one thing I missed about New Orleans more than anything was the relationship you had with the fans.”

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