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Fleur-De-Facts: Wide Receivers

Posted Jul 8, 2011

Notes and stats on the eight Saints wideouts

NewOrleansSaints.com will look at each position group on the Saints roster over the summer. So far we have looked at six groups: Tight Ends, Safeties, Quarterbacks, Defensive Linemen, Specialists, Cornerbacks.

This week we look at the wide receivers:

Wide Receivers (8)

# NAME HT WT AGE YRs SCHOOL
87 Adrian Arrington 6-3 192 25 2 Michigan
89 Montez Billings 6-1 181 25 1 Auburn
12 Marques Colston 6-4 225 28 6 Hofstra
19 Devery Henderson 5-11 200 29 8 LSU
17 Robert Meachem 6-2 210 26 5 Tennessee
16 Lance Moore 5-9 190 27 6 Toledo
15 Courtney Roby 6-0 189 28 6 Indiana
14 Andy Tanner 6-0 183 23 1 Midwestern State

 2010 Saints Wide Receiver Stats:

NAME RECs YDs AVG LG TDs
Marques Colston 84 1023 12.2 43 7
Lance Molore 66 763 11.6 80 8
Robert Meachem 44 638 14.5 55 5
Devery Henderson 34 464 13.6 57 1
Adrian Arrington 7 79 11.3 17 -
TOTAL 235 2967 12.6 80 21

87 Adrian Arrington

Did you know?
* He made his NFL playing debut against Tampa Bay in the Superdome on Jan. 2 and led the team with seven receptions for 79 yards.
*He had the longest reception by a Saints receiver in the preseason last year with a 51-yard reception against the Patriots on Aug. 12.
*He played in 35 games with 18 starts for the University of Michigan. He caught 109 passes for 1,438 yards, with 16 TDs.
*He was the recipient of the Desmond Howard Award, given to the team's top receiver as a redshirt junior in 2007.

YEAR RECs YDs AVG LG TDs
2010 - NO 7 79 11.3 17 -

#89 Montez Billings

Did you know?
*Last season, he spent a month on the Saints practice squad and also was a member of the Bills and Texans practice rosters.
*He played in 34 games over three seasons for Auburn, catching 55 passes for 645 yards with a TD.

Career Stats: None

#12 Marques Colston

Did you know?
*He ranks third in club history in receptions (369), receiving yards (5,097) and touchdowns (40).
*He’s only the sixth NFL player to reach 1,000 receiving yards in four of his first five seasons.  
*His 57 first down receptions last season tied for eigth in the NFL.
*His 107 receiving yards in the red zone last season ranked third in the league and his 13 red zone receptions tied for fifth.
*According to ProFootballFocus.com, he led the NFL in receiving yards in the slot position with 696 and third in receptions with 53.
*He came in at No. 53 on the NFL Network’s “Top 100: Players of 2011” that was voted on by current NFL players.

Career Stats:

YEAR RECs YDs AVG LG TDs
2010 - NO 84 1,023 12.2 43 7
2009 - NO 70 1,074 15.3 68 9
2008 - NO 47 760 16.2 70T 5
2007 - NO 98 1,202 12.3 45 11
2006 - NO 70 1,038 14.8 86T 8
TOTAL 369 5,097 13.8 86T 40

#19 Devery Henderson

Did you know?
*He has averaged an NFL-best 19.0 yards per reception over the last five seasons, and has 17 catches of more than 50 yards during his career.
*His career receiving average (18.6) is the highest in club record books and his receiving yardage total (3,558) is ranked seventh.
*He scored the first touchdown of the 2010 NFL regular season vs the Vikings in the Superdome on Sept. 9 with a 29-yard TD grab.
*He tied with Colston for team receiving lead with seven catches for 63 yards in Super Bowl XLIV.  
*He was on the receiving end of one of the most memorable plays in NCAA football history, when he hauled in a 75-yard TD pass as time expired to defeat Kentucky on Nov. 9 2002. The play was named the Play of the Year by the AP and won the “Best Play” award at the 2003 ESPYs.
*He was a member of LSU’s national champion indoor track and field team in 2001.

Career Stats:

YEAR RECs YDs AVG LG TDs
2010 - NO 34 464 13.6 57 1
2009 - NO 51 804 15.8 75T 2
2008 - NO 32 793 24.8 84T 3
2007 - NO 20 409 20.5 54 3
2006 - NO 32 745 23.3 76T 5
2005 - NO 22 343 15.6 66 3
2004 - NO - - - - -
TOTAL 191 3,558 18.6 8 17

#17 Robert Meachem

Did you know?
*He was the club’s top deep threat last season, averaging a team-leading 14.5 yards per catch, including receptions of 55, 52 and 50 yards.
*He is ranked third all-time on the club’s list for yards per catch (16.3) and tied for tenth with Henderson in touchdown grabs (17).
*He started 15 of 37 games in his three-year career at the University of Tennessee and totaled 125 catches for 2,140 yards (17.1 avg.) with 17 touchdowns.
*He was just the sixth player in UT history to gain more than 2,000 receiving yards and left ranked fifth in TD catches.

YEAR RECs YDs AVG LG TDs
2010 - NO 44 638 14.5 55 5
2009 - NO 45 722 16.0 54T 9
2008 - NO 12 289 24.1 74 3
2007 - NO - - - - -
TOTAL 101 1,649 16.3 74 17


#16 Lance Moore

Did you know?
*His 112 red zone receiving yards last season ranked second in the NFL and his 14 receptions ranked third.
*According to ProFootballFocus.com, he had the sixth-lowest drop percentage in the league last season at 4.11%.
*His 22 career touchdowns rank eighth in the Saints record books.
*His team-high 21 third down grabs last season tied for eighth in the conference and 13th in the league.
*He set school records at Toledo with 222 receptions for 2,776 yards and 25 touchdowns in 50 games from 2001-04.
*He was inducted into the University of Toledo’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
*His brother, Nick, is a receiver on the B.C. Lions of the CFL.

 Career Stats:

YEAR RECs YDs AVG LG TDs
2010 - NO 66 763 11.6 80T 8
2009 - NO 14 153 10.9 22 2
2008 - NO 79 928 10.9 70T 10
2007 - NO 32 302 11.7 22 2
2006 - NO 1 10 9.4 10 -
2005 - NO - - 10.0 - -
TOTAL 192 2,156 11.2 80 22


#15 Courtney Roby

Did you know?
*He has averaged 25.6 yards on 94 kickoff returns as a Saint to rank fourth on the club all-time list in return average.
He was originally a third-round draft choice of the Tennessee Titans in 2005 and also had stints with Cincinnati and Indianapolis before joining the Saints.  
*He was named the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Month in September 2010.
*In his first career game against Oakland on Oct. 30 2005, he had seven receptions for 83 yards and a TD.
*He closed his career at Indiana as the school’s all-time receiving leader with 170 catches for 2,524 yards.
*He is a cousin of the late Reggie Roby who played a total of 16 years (1983-98) as a punter in the NFL.

 Career Receiving Stats:

YEAR RECs YDs AVG LG TDs
2010 - NO - - - - -
2009 - NO 1 6 6.0 6 -
2008 - NO - - - - -
2008 - IND - - - - -
2007 - CIN - - - - -
2006 - TEN 2 28 14.0 21 -
2005 - TEN 21 289 13.8 32 1
TOTAL 24 323 13.5 32 1

Career Kick Return Stats:

YEAR
RETs
YDs
AVG
LG
TDs
2010 - NO
33
785
23.8
39
-
2009 - NO
42
1154
27.5
97T
1
2008 - NO
19
472
24.8
62
-
2008 - IND
5
101
20.2
25
-
2007 - CIN
-
-
-
-
-
2006 - TEN
-
-
-
-
-
2005 - TEN
22
495
22.5
59
-
TOTAL
121
3,007
24.9
97
1

#14 Andy Tanner

Did you know?
*He signed a reserve/futures contract with the Saints on Jan. 13, 2011.
*He played in 38 games at Division II Midwestern State, catching 120 passes for 1,716 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Career Stats: None