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Fleur-De-Facts: Cornerbacks

A look at the seven Saints cornerbacks

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

This week we look at the cornerbacks:

Cornerbacks (7)

# NAME HT WT AGE YRs SCHOOL
20 Randall Gay 5-11 190 29 8 LSU
33 Jabari Greer 5-11 180 29 8 Tennessee
38 Mark Parson 5-10 192 25 2 Ohio
TBD Johnny Patrick 5-11 185 22 R Louisville
22 Tracy Porter 5-11 186 24 4 Indiana
34 Patrick Robinson 5-11 191 23 2 Florida State
24 Leigh Torrence 5-11 5-11 29 6 Stanford

2010 Saints Stats

# NAME TT SOLO AST PDs INTs YDs TDs FF FR
22 Porter 60 45 15 6 1 5 - - 2
33 Greer 61 54 7 12 2 50 1 - 1
24 Torrence 27 26 1 2 1 21 - - -
34 Robinson 28 26 2 2 - - - - -
20 Gay 5 3 2 - - - - - -
TOTAL 181 154 27 22 4 76 1 - 3

#20 Randall Gay

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Did you know?
*He has played in 71 career NFL games after entering the league as an undrafted rookie in 2004.
*He had a gutty performance in Super Bowl XLIV vs. Indianapolis. Despite suffering from the flu and being limited in practice the week before, participated in 24 plays and had two tackles. He received IVs before, at halftime and after the game.
*He has won three Super Bowl rings, two with the Patriots and one with the Saints, and was part of the 2003 BCS National Championship team at LSU.

Career Stats:

YEAR TT SOLO AST PDs INTs YDs TDs FF FR
2010 - NO 5 3 2 - - - - - -
2009 - NO 37 32 5 5 1 25 - - -
2008 - NO 52 48 4 15 - - - - -
2007 - NE 38 33 5 7 3 52 - 1 1
2006 - NE 2 2 - - - - - - -
2005 - NE 12 10 2 1 - - - - -
2004 - NE 34 29 5 6 2 23 - - 2
TOTAL 180 157 23 34 6 100 - 1 3

#33 Jabari Greer

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Did you know?
*He recorded a career-high 72 tackles last season.
*He has four pick-6s over the past three seasons.
*He was a standout two-sport star at the University of Tennesse, as he also excelled in track, running 13.32 in 110-meter hurdles, third all-time in school history. He was also a 2003 NCAA champion in 60-meter indoor hurdles.
*The Saints own a 16-3 record when both he and Porter start in the regular season.
*He runs a foundation, the Greer Campaign, which emphasizes fatherhood and uniting families.

Career Stats:

YEAR TT SOLO AST PDs INTs YDs TDs FF FR
2010 - NO 61 54 7 12 2 50 1 - 1
2009 - NO 44 41 3 13 2 59 1 - -
2008 - BUF 38 32 6 7 2 75 2 1 -
2007 - BUF 46 41 5 14 2 1 - 1 -
2006 - BUF 22 18 4 1 - - - - -
2005 - BUF 35 26 9 3 - - - - -
2004 - BUF 15 14 1 2 - - - - -
TOTAL 261 226 35 52 8 185 4 2 1

#38 Mark Parson

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Did you know?
*He spent nine weeks of the regular season and one playoff game on the Saints practice squad after being waived by the Houston Texans at the end of the 2010 training camp.
*He played in 48 games at Ohio and totaled 150 career tackles and five interceptions.

Career Stats:None
Johnny Patrick

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Did you know?
*During his senior season at Louisville he was an All-Big East Conference first-team selection after recording 49 tackles, one sack, 6.5 stops for a loss, five interceptions and 12 pass defenses.
*He shined on special teams at UofL as he had two blocked field goals and one blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown.
*He competed as a sprinter on Louisville's track and field squad during the 2007-08 season, before deciding to focus on football.
*He played running back at DeLand (Fla.) HS as a senior and gained 802 yards with 15 touchdowns on 82 carries (10.0 avg.)

Career Stats (at Louisville)

YEAR TT SOLO AST PDs INTs YDs TDs FF FR
2007 19 17 2 1 1 - - - -
2008 50 34 16 3 1 - - - 1
2009 53 42 11 3 2 3 - - -
2010 49 43 6 2 5 99 1 1 -
TOTAL 171 136 35 9 9 102 1 1 1

#22 Tracy Porter

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Did you know?
*He has started 28 of the 29 career games he has played in.
*His interception in Super Bowl XLIV, was the fourth longest interception return in Super Bowl history at 74 yards.
*He was the first Saints rookie to earn an opening day start at CB since 2002 and had a stellar debut vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 7, 2008, making six tackles (three solo) and two pass defenses.
*The Saints are 16-3 when both he and DB Greer start in the regular game.

*He is the only player in Indiana University history to return a punt, interception and fumble for a touchdown.

Career Stats:

YEAR TT SOLO AST PD INT YDS TDs FF FR
2010 - NO 60 45 15 6 1 5 - - 2
2009 - NO 57 48 9 12 4 72 1 2 -
2008 - NO 25 23 2 5 1 25 - - -
TOTAL 142 116 26 23 6 102 1 2 2

#34 Patrick Robinson

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Did you know?
*He appeared in 11 games with four starts as a rookie last season.
*He made his first career start and tallied a team-high eight tackles (eight solo) and one pass defense at Arizona on Oct. 10
*He started 12 games as a senior in 2009 at Florida State and was Second-team All-ACC.

Career Stats:

YEAR TT SOLO AST PDs INTs YDs TDs FF FR
2010 - NO 28 26 2 2 - - - - -

#24 Leigh Torrence

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Did you know?
*His interception of Ben Roethlisberger to seal the Saints win against the Steelers on Halloween last season was his first career interception.
*He had the Saints best defensive play of the preseason last year when he picked off Chargers QB Billy Volek and took it 87 yards for a TD.
*He attended Stanford, where he was a four-year letterman in football and a two-year letterman in track.
*In 2006, he started the Southwest Atlanta Youth Foundation (SWAY), supported by his website,  www.leightorrence.com, which supports initiatives in his hometown and the New Orleans area.
*He spearheaded an effort with fellow defensive backs to help fund football program at Sojourner Truth Middle School.

Career Stats:

YEAR TT SOLO AST PDs INTs YDs TDs FF FR
2010- NO 27 26 1 2 1 21 - - -
2009 - NO 10 9 1 - - - - - -
2008 - NO 9 7 2 2 - - - - -
2008 - WAS 16 11 5 2 - - - - -
2007 - WAS 43 34 9 - - - - - -
2006 - WAS 0 - - - - - - - -
2005 - ATL 5 4 1 - - - - - -
TOTAL 110 91 19 6 1 21 - - -

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