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2001 New Orleans Saints

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 2001 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.8, Offense: -0.1, Defense: -4.7, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 333 points (20.8/g), 13th of 31 in the NFL. Allowed 409 points (25.6/g), 27th.
 Differential of -76 points (-4.8/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 6.1-9.9.

Coach: Jim Haslett (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike McCarthy
 Defensive Coordinator: Ron Zook

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: Nicholls State (Thibodaux, Louisiana)

Starters

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Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Aaron Brooks 25 1 16 312 for 558, 3,832 yards, 26 td, 22 int, & 80 rushes for 358 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 4th / 131st pick / 1999
RB Ricky Williams 24 2 16 313 rushes for 1,245 yards, 6 td, & 60 catches for 511 yards and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 5th pick / 1999
FB Terrelle Smith 23 1 9 5 rushes for 8 yards, 0 td, & 4 catches for 30 yards and 2 td New Orleans Saints / 4th / 96th pick / 2000
WR Joe Horn* 29 5 16 83 catches for 1,265 yards, 9 td, & 1 rush for 4 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 135th pick / 1996
WR Willie Jackson 30 6 16 81 catches for 1,046 yards, 5 td Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 109th pick / 1994
TE Cam Cleeland 26 3 7 13 catches for 138 yards, 4 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 1998
LT Daryl Terrell 26 2 10
LG Wally Williams 30 8 15
C Jerry Fontenot 35 12 16 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 65th pick / 1989
RG Chris Naeole 27 4 16 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 10th pick / 1997
RT Kyle Turley 26 3 16 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 1998
 Defensive Starters
LDE Darren Howard 25 1 16 6.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2000
LDT Norman Hand 29 5 13 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 5th / 158th pick / 1995
RDT La'Roi Glover* 27 5 16 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 5th / 166th pick / 1996
RDE Joe Johnson 29 7 16 9.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1994
LLB Keith Mitchell 27 4 14 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
MLB Charlie Clemons 29 4 15 13.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
RLB Darrin Smith 31 8 16 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 54th pick / 1993
LCB Kevin Mathis 27 4 13 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Fred Thomas 28 5 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 47th pick / 1996
SS Sammy Knight* 26 4 16 1.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered
FS Jay Bellamy 29 7 16 2.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K John Carney 37 13 0 27 of 31 field goals & 32 of 32 extra points
P Toby Gowin 26 4 0 76 punts for a 41.8 average, 0 blocked
PR Wane McGarity 25 2 0 19 punt returns for a 9.6 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 118th pick / 1999
KR Deuce McAllister 23 Rook 4 45 kick returns for a 24.2 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 23rd pick / 2001

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
69 Tom Ackerman 29 16 0 290 6-3 East. Washington 9/6/1972 5 1 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 145th pick / 1996
20 Jay Bellamy 29 FS 16 16 200 5-11 Rutgers 7/8/1972 7 5
18 Jeff Blake 31 1 0 223 6-1 East Carolina 12/4/1970 9 0 New York Jets / 6th / 166th pick / 1992
2 Aaron Brooks 25 QB 16 16 220 6-4 Virginia 3/24/1976 1 15 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 131st pick / 1999
3 John Carney 37 K 15 0 180 5-11 Notre Dame 4/20/1964 13 5
41 Tim Carter 23 2 0 183 6-0 Tulane 7/15/1978 Rook 0
92 Martin Chase 27 dt 16 3 310 6-2 Oklahoma 12/19/1974 2 1 Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 124th pick / 1998
50 Phil Clarke 24 13 0 241 6-0 Pittsburgh 1/9/1977 2 1
85 Cam Cleeland 26 TE 9 7 272 6-5 Washington 8/15/1975 3 1 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 1998
56 Charlie Clemons 29 MLB 16 15 250 6-2 Georgia 7/4/1972 4 6
83 Albert Connell 27 wr 11 1 179 6-0 Texas A&M 5/13/1974 4 2 Washington Redskins / 4th / 115th pick / 1997
27 James Fenderson 25 4 0 200 5-9 Hawaii 10/24/1976 Rook 0
62 Jerry Fontenot 35 C 16 16 300 6-3 Texas A&M 11/21/1966 12 8 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 65th pick / 1989
37 Steve Gleason 24 7 0 215 5-11 Washington St. 3/19/1977 1 0
97 La'Roi Glover* 27 RDT 16 16 285 6-2 San Diego St. 7/4/1974 5 8 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 166th pick / 1996
4 Toby Gowin 26 P 16 0 167 5-10 North Texas 3/30/1975 4 2
81 Lamont Hall 27 te 16 6 260 6-4 Clemson 11/16/1974 2 0
99 Norman Hand 29 LDT 13 13 310 6-3 Mississippi 9/4/1972 5 4 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 158th pick / 1995
36 Michael Hawthorne 24 db 11 2 200 6-3 Purdue 1/26/1977 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 195th pick / 2000
52 Sedrick Hodge 23 lb 16 1 244 6-4 North Carolina 9/13/1978 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 70th pick / 2001
57 Curtis Holden 22 12 0 232 6-2 Washington St. 3/17/1979 Rook 1
87 Joe Horn* 29 WR 16 16 206 6-1 Itawamba JC 1/16/1972 5 12 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 135th pick / 1996
47 Kevin Houser 24 16 0 250 6-2 Ohio St. 8/23/1977 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 228th pick / 2000
93 Darren Howard 25 LDE 16 16 275 6-3 Kansas St. 11/19/1976 1 6 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2000
21 Steve Israel 32 db 9 1 194 5-11 Pittsburgh 3/16/1969 9 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 30th pick / 1992
58 Jonathan Jackson 24 1 0 248 6-2 Oregon St. 9/2/1977 Rook 0
88 Willie Jackson 30 WR 16 16 212 6-1 Florida 8/16/1971 6 10 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 109th pick / 1994
94 Joe Johnson 29 RDE 16 16 275 6-4 Louisville 7/11/1972 7 6 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1994
53 Roger Knight 23 1 0 245 6-0 Wisconsin 10/11/1978 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 182nd pick / 2001
29 Sammy Knight* 26 SS 16 16 215 6-0 USC 9/10/1975 4 9
84 Michael Lewis 30 8 0 165 5-8 none 11/14/1971 Rook 0
23 Kevin Mathis 27 LCB 14 13 185 5-9 Texas A&M-Commerce 4/29/1974 4 4
25 Fred McAfee 33 16 0 193 5-10 Mississippi Col. 6/20/1968 10 0 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 154th pick / 1991
26 Deuce McAllister 23 KR 16 4 232 6-1 Mississippi 12/27/1978 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 23rd pick / 2001
89 Wane McGarity 25 PR 9 0 197 5-8 Texas 9/30/1976 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 118th pick / 1999
59 Keith Mitchell 27 LLB 15 14 236 6-2 Texas A&M 7/24/1974 4 5
55 DeShone Myles 27 1 0 235 6-2 Nevada-Reno 10/31/1974 3 0 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 108th pick / 1998
65 Chris Naeole 27 RG 16 16 317 6-3 Colorado 12/25/1974 4 8 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 10th pick / 1997
31 Richard Newsome 24 11 0 202 5-11 Michigan St. 12/6/1977 Rook 1
33 Moran Norris 23 5 0 250 6-1 Kansas 6/16/1978 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 115th pick / 2001
28 Chris Oldham 33 db 16 1 200 5-9 Oregon 10/26/1968 11 2 Detroit Lions / 4th / 105th pick / 1990
70 Marcus Price 29 12 0 310 6-4 LSU 3/3/1972 4 1 Jacksonville Jaguars / 6th / 172nd pick / 1995
76 Tutan Reyes 24 1 0 310 6-3 Mississippi 10/28/1977 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 131st pick / 2000
77 Willie Roaf 31 lt 7 7 320 6-5 Louisiana Tech 4/18/1970 8 4 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 8th pick / 1993
54 Darrin Smith 31 RLB 16 16 236 6-1 Miami (FL) 4/15/1970 8 5 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 54th pick / 1993
90 Kenny Smith 24 6 0 295 6-4 Alabama 9/8/1977 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 81st pick / 2001
44 Terrelle Smith 23 FB 14 9 246 6-0 Arizona St. 3/12/1978 1 0 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 96th pick / 2000
89 Dave Stachelski 24 5 0 250 6-3 Boise St. 3/1/1977 1 0 New England Patriots / 5th / 141st pick / 2000
78 Daryl Terrell 26 LT 16 10 317 6-4 Southern Miss 1/25/1975 2 6
22 Fred Thomas 28 RCB 16 16 184 5-9 Miss. Valley St.,Mississippi,Tenn-Martin 9/11/1973 5 4 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 47th pick / 1996
68 Kyle Turley 26 RT 16 16 309 6-5 San Diego St. 9/24/1975 3 8 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 1998
24 Fred Weary 27 db 14 1 181 5-10 Florida 4/12/1974 3 1 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 97th pick / 1998
98 Willie Whitehead 28 14 0 300 6-3 Auburn 1/26/1973 2 1
82 Boo Williams 22 te 11 4 270 6-4 Arkansas 6/22/1979 Rook 2
51 Brian Williams 29 4 0 240 6-1 USC 12/17/1972 6 1 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1995
34 Ricky Williams 24 RB 16 16 226 5-10 Texas 5/21/1977 2 14 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 5th pick / 1999
63 Wally Williams 30 LG 15 15 305 6-2 Florida A&M 2/20/1971 8 8
42 Jerry Wilson 28 1 0 190 5-11 Southern 7/17/1973 5 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 105th pick / 1995
80 Robert Wilson 27 wr 15 1 176 5-11 Florida A&M 6/23/1974 3 3
Team Total 27.0 16 240.0 6-1.1 3.6