Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Saints Nation: Joe Horn in Saints' Hall of Fame

It was just a matter of time before Joe Horn was added to the Saints Hall of Fame. Today the Saints will announce he is a member of the 2010 class.

Check out some of the accolades he compiled during his time as a receiver for the Saints:

Most all time receiving TDs in Saints history with 50.
Most all time receiving yards in a season with 1399 (he also holds the 2nd, 3rd and 4th most all time).
Tied with Colston for most receiving TDs in a season all time with 11.
2nd most all time for receptions in a season with 94 (done twice, Colston with 98).

2nd most all time for receptions in a career with Saints with 523 (Eric Martin with  532)
2nd most all time for receiving yard in a career with Saints with 7622 (Eric Martin with 7854)

Along with Eric Martin, Joe "Hollywood" Horn is a top two receiver in Saints history without question. Horn was also a member of the team in 2000 that gave the Saints their first playoff victory in team history. The outspoken receiver is probably most known, though, for his cell phone touchdown celebration (pictured) on National TV. That game was a memorable one for Horn's play on the field too. It was his best game, as he caught 9 passes for 133 yards and 4 touchdowns, in a 45-7 beat down of the Giants. He also had 180 yards receiving in a game against the 49ers in 2000, and a 13 catch, 150 yard and a touchdown performance against the Panthers in 2001. Horn played 102 games for the Saints and was the go to playmaker for most of them. He made the Pro Bowl 4 times in 6 seasons with the Saints. The only black mark on Horn's history with the Saints was his departure from the team in 2007, which led to him signing with the arch rival Falcons. Still,I think it's fair to say that's mostly forgiven at this point.

Thanks for the memories #87, glad to see you in the Saints' hall where you belong!