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Fleur-De-Facts: Specialists

A look at the Saints specialists

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

This week we look at the Specialists:

Specialists (4):

#POSNAMEHTWTAGEYRsSCHOOL
47LSJustin Drescher6-1230232Colorado
5KGarrett Hartley5-8196254Oklahoma
57LSJason Kyle6-32423917Arizona State
6PThomas Morstead6-42252525Southern Methodist

#5 Garrett Hartley

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Did you know?

*He made his first 16 field goals attempts, setting an NFL record for consecutive field goals to start a career.
*He has been perfect in five postseason contests, drilling eight-of-eight field goals and 15-of-15 PATs.
*He's the club's all-time leading scorer in the postseason with 39 points.
*He kicked a career-long with a 52-yard FG on Monday night, Dec. 27.2010, at Atlanta.
*He was a high school teammate of QB Chase Daniel and LS Justin Drescher at Carroll (Southlake, Tex.) High School.

Career Stats:

SEASONFGAFGMPCTXPAXPMPCT
2008 - NO1313100.02828100.0
2009 - NO11981.8111090.9
2010 - NO252080.04040100.0
TOTAL
494285.7797898.7

#6 Thomas Morstead

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Did you know?

*In his two years with the Saints, he has a gross average of 44.7 on 115 punts with a 37.2 net avg.
*He has booted 37 kickoffs in the end zone for touchbacks.
*The ball for the onside kick that he successfully executed in Super Bowl XLIV is currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
*He pinned 21 punts inside the 20-yard line in 2010.
*He ranked third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL with a 45.9 gross average and fifth in the NFC with a 38.4 net in 2010.

Career Stats:

Punting:

SEASONPUNTSYDSNET YDSAVGNET AVGIN20TB
2009 - NO582,5282,09043.636.0184
2010 - NO572,6182,18845.938.4216
TOTAL
1155,1464,27844.737.23910

Kickoff:

SEASONKOYDSAVGTB
2009 - NO1016,84267.727
2010 - NO493,33168.010
TOTAL
15010,17367.837

#57 Jason Kyle

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Did you know?

*He has played in 203 career regular-season games along with 11 postseason contests, having stints with Seattle, Cleveland, St. Louis, San Francisco and Carolina before coming to New Orleans.
*He had appeared in 164 consecutive games combining the regular and postseasons, until suffering a midseason shoulder injury in 2010 that sidelined him for the final seven games.
*He led the Arizona State Sun Devils with 130 tackles as a senior in 1994 while starting 11 games at inside linebacker.
*He is a part-owner of two Charlotte area restaurants as well as one in his home state of Arizona. He is also a partner in an investment company based in Charlotte.

Career Stats:

SEASONTCKASTTOTFFFR
2010 - NO1-111
2009 - NO112-
2008 - CAR3-3--
2007 - CAR3-3--
2006 - CAR3-3--
2005 - CAR415--
2004 -  CAR1-1--
2003 - CAR1-1--
2002 - CAR224-1
2001 - CAR112-1
2000 - STL-----
2000-  SF2-2--
1998 - SEA325--
1996 - SEA102122-
1995 - SEA7411--
TOTAL42135533

#47 Justin Drescher

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Did you know?

*He was signed as a free agent by the Saints in late November 2010.
*He served as the team's long snapper for the final six regular season games and postseason contest.
*He was the long snapper for the Buffaloes for all four of his collegiate seasons in Boulder, appearing in 49 games.
*He was a high school teammate of QB Chase Daniel and K Garrett Hartley at Carroll (Southlake, Tex.) High School.

Career Stats:None

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