Saturday, February 6, 2010

Saints Nation: Rickey Jackson Elected to the Hall of Fame

Just 24 hours before the team's first SuperBowl appearance, the New Orleans Saints proudly received it's first Hall of Fame player in club history. Rickey Jackson has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Congratulations Rickey, you are without question very deserving. The leader of the "Dome Patrol" played 13 seasons in New Orleans from 1981 to 1993, before he jumped shipped to the 49ers for 2 seasons and won a SuperBowl. He's in elite company as he's joined by Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, John Randle, Floyd Little, Dick LeBeau and Russ Grimm as the year's inductees.

Jackson was a 6 time Pro Bowler, and his 28 career fumble recoveries ranks 3rd all time for a defensive player in NFL history.

This weekend is off to a good start and it's about to get better. Please feel free to share any of your favorite Rickey Jackson memories.