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2005 New Orleans Saints

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3-13-0, Finished 4th in NFC South Division  · 2005 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -11.1, Offense: -6.2, Defense: -4.9, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 235 points (14.7/g), 31st of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 398 points (24.9/g), 28th.
 Differential of -163 points (-10.2/g), 30th.  Expected W-L: 3.6-12.4.

Coach: Jim Haslett (3-13-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Sheppard
 Defensive Coordinator: Rick Venturi

Stadium: Tiger Stadium (LSU)
 Training Camp: New Orleans Saints Training Facility (Metairie, Louisiana)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Aaron Brooks 29 5 13 240 for 431, 2,882 yards, 13 td, 17 int, & 45 rushes for 281 yards and 2 td Green Bay Packers / 4th / 131st pick / 1999
RB Antowain Smith 33 8 7 166 rushes for 659 yards, 3 td, & 12 catches for 46 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1997
FB Mike Karney 24 1 14 6 rushes for 12 yards, 0 td, & 10 catches for 61 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 5th / 156th pick / 2004
WR Joe Horn 33 9 13 49 catches for 654 yards, 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 135th pick / 1996
WR Donte' Stallworth 25 3 13 70 catches for 945 yards, 7 td, & 2 rushes for 2 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 2002
TE Ernie Conwell 33 9 8 13 catches for 165 yards, 1 td St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 59th pick / 1996
LT Wayne Gandy 34 11 16 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 1994
LG Kendyl Jacox 30 7 15
C LeCharles Bentley* 26 3 14 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 44th pick / 2002
RG Montrae Holland 25 2 10 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 4th / 102nd pick / 2003
RT Jammal Brown 24 Rook 13 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 2005
 Defensive Starters
LDE Darren Howard 29 5 9 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2000
LDT Brian Young 28 5 16 St. Louis Rams / 5th / 139th pick / 2000
RDT Willie Whitehead 32 6 15 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDE Charles Grant 27 3 14 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 25th pick / 2002
LLB Sedrick Hodge 27 4 12 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 70th pick / 2001
MLB Ronald McKinnon 32 9 9
RLB Colby Bockwoldt 24 1 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 7th / 240th pick / 2004
LCB Mike McKenzie 29 6 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 87th pick / 1999
RCB Fred Thomas 32 9 11 3.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 47th pick / 1996
SS Dwight Smith 27 4 15 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 84th pick / 2001
FS Josh Bullocks 22 Rook 13 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 2005
 Special Teams Starters
K John Carney 41 17 0 25 of 32 field goals & 22 of 22 extra points
P Mitch Berger 33 11 0 71 punts for a 43.2 average, 0 blocked Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 193rd pick / 1994
PR Az-Zahir Hakim 28 7 2 34 punt returns for a 7.6 average and 0 td St. Louis Rams / 4th / 96th pick / 1998
KR Aaron Stecker 30 5 4 31 kick returns for a 21.7 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
50 James Allen 26 3 0 240 6-2 Oregon St. 11/11/1979 3 0 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 82nd pick / 2002
60 Ben Archibald 27 5 0 320 6-3 BYU 8/26/1978 Rook 0
20 Jay Bellamy 33 db 3 3 200 5-11 Rutgers 7/8/1972 11 1
65 LeCharles Bentley* 26 C 14 14 313 6-2 Ohio St. 11/7/1979 3 7 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 44th pick / 2002
17 Mitch Berger 33 P 16 0 220 6-4 Colorado 6/24/1972 11 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 193rd pick / 1994
57 Colby Bockwoldt 24 RLB 16 16 235 6-1 BYU 4/14/1981 1 7 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 240th pick / 2004
23 Fred Booker 27 12 0 199 5-9 LSU 6/4/1978 Rook 1
4 Todd Bouman 33 qb 16 3 229 6-2 St. Cloud St. 8/1/1972 4 2
2 Aaron Brooks 29 QB 13 13 220 6-4 Virginia 3/24/1976 5 8 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 131st pick / 1999
35 Fakhir Brown 28 db 12 4 192 5-11 Grambling St. 9/21/1977 6 2
70 Jammal Brown 24 RT 13 13 313 6-6 Oklahoma 3/30/1981 Rook 5 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 2005
92 Tony Bryant 29 de 16 1 282 6-6 Florida St. 9/3/1976 6 2 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 40th pick / 1999
29 Josh Bullocks 22 FS 16 13 207 6-0 Nebraska 2/28/1983 Rook 5 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 2005
3 John Carney 41 K 16 0 180 5-11 Notre Dame 4/20/1964 17 2
85 Ernie Conwell 33 TE 8 8 255 6-2 Washington 8/17/1972 9 1 St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 59th pick / 1996
21 Jason Craft 29 db 16 4 187 5-10 Colorado St. 2/13/1976 6 3 Jacksonville Jaguars / 5th / 160th pick / 1999
56 Alfred Fincher 22 11 0 241 6-1 Connecticut 8/15/1983 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 82nd pick / 2005
72 Wayne Gandy 34 LT 16 16 308 6-4 Auburn 2/10/1971 11 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 1994
37 Steve Gleason 28 db 13 1 215 5-11 Washington St. 3/19/1977 5 1
94 Charles Grant 27 RDE 16 14 282 6-3 Georgia 9/3/1978 3 7 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 25th pick / 2002
81 Az-Zahir Hakim 28 PR 12 2 189 5-10 San Diego St. 6/3/1977 7 3 St. Louis Rams / 4th / 96th pick / 1998
89 Lamont Hall 31 te 16 5 260 6-4 Clemson 11/16/1974 6 0
19 Devery Henderson 23 wr 14 3 200 5-11 LSU 3/26/1982 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 50th pick / 2004
86 Zachary Hilton 25 te 15 6 262 6-8 North Carolina 7/2/1980 2 3
52 Sedrick Hodge 27 LLB 13 12 244 6-4 North Carolina 9/13/1978 4 5 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 70th pick / 2001
61 Montrae Holland 25 RG 15 10 322 6-2 Florida St. 5/21/1980 2 4 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 102nd pick / 2003
87 Joe Horn 33 WR 13 13 206 6-1 Itawamba JC 1/16/1972 9 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 135th pick / 1996
47 Kevin Houser 28 16 0 250 6-2 Ohio St. 8/23/1977 5 1 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 228th pick / 2000
93 Darren Howard 29 LDE 12 9 275 6-3 Kansas St. 11/19/1976 5 5 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2000
64 Kendyl Jacox 30 LG 15 15 330 6-2 Kansas St. 6/10/1975 7 6
44 Mike Karney 24 FB 16 14 254 5-11 Arizona St. 7/6/1981 1 0 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 156th pick / 2004
77 Rodney Leisle 24 1 0 315 6-3 UCLA 2/5/1981 1 0 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 139th pick / 2004
84 Michael Lewis 34 2 0 165 5-8 none 11/14/1971 4 0
75 Jermane Mayberry 32 RG 11 8 325 6-4 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/29/1973 9 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 25th pick / 1996
25 Fred McAfee 37 16 0 193 5-10 Mississippi Col. 6/20/1968 14 0 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 154th pick / 1991
26 Deuce McAllister 27 rb 5 5 232 6-1 Mississippi 12/27/1978 4 3 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 23rd pick / 2001
34 Mike McKenzie 29 LCB 15 15 194 6-0 Memphis 4/26/1976 6 6 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 87th pick / 1999
59 Ronald McKinnon 32 MLB 16 9 246 6-0 North Alabama 9/20/1973 9 4
80 Shad Meier 27 1 0 255 6-4 Kansas St. 6/7/1978 4 0 Tennessee Titans / 3rd / 90th pick / 2001
51 Terrence Melton 28 lb 15 2 235 6-1 Rice 1/1/1977 1 2
40 Mel Mitchell 26 13 0 220 6-1 West. Kentucky 2/10/1979 3 1 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 150th pick / 2002
67 Jamar Nesbit 29 g 16 4 329 6-4 South Carolina 12/17/1976 6 2
88 Nate Poole 28 7 0 204 6-2 Marshall 2/1/1977 3 0
28 Siddeeq Shabazz 24 2 0 200 5-11 New Mexico St. 2/5/1981 2 0 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 246th pick / 2003
53 T.J. Slaughter 28 lb 10 1 234 6-0 Southern Miss 2/20/1977 5 1 Jacksonville Jaguars / 3rd / 92nd pick / 2000
32 Antowain Smith 33 RB 16 7 232 6-2 Houston 3/14/1972 8 4 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1997
24 Dwight Smith 27 SS 15 15 201 5-10 Akron 8/13/1978 4 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 84th pick / 2001
91 Will Smith 24 LDE 16 9 282 6-3 Ohio St. 7/4/1981 1 6 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 18th pick / 2004
83 Donte' Stallworth 25 WR 16 13 197 6-0 Tennessee 11/10/1980 3 6 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 2002
27 Aaron Stecker 30 KR 15 4 213 5-10 Wisconsin,West. Illinois 11/13/1975 5 4
97 Johnathan Sullivan 24 15 0 313 6-3 Georgia 1/21/1981 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 6th pick / 2003
28 Anthony Thomas 28 4 0 228 6-2 Michigan 11/7/1977 4 0 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 2001
22 Fred Thomas 32 RCB 16 11 184 5-9 Miss. Valley St.,Mississippi,Tenn-Martin 9/11/1973 9 6 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 47th pick / 1996
33 Joey Thomas 25 5 0 195 6-1 Washington,Montana St. 8/29/1980 1 0 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 70th pick / 2004
79 Jimmy Verdon 24 4 0 280 6-3 Arizona St. 11/4/1981 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 232nd pick / 2005
55 Courtney Watson 25 mlb 9 6 246 6-1 Notre Dame 9/18/1980 1 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 60th pick / 2004
98 Willie Whitehead 32 RDT 16 15 300 6-3 Auburn 1/26/1973 6 6
66 Brian Young 28 LDT 16 16 298 6-2 Texas-El Paso 7/8/1977 5 7 St. Louis Rams / 5th / 139th pick / 2000
Team Total 28.3 16 243.9 6-1.4 4.7