Over the next 10 weeks, NewOrleansSaints.com will look at each position group on the Saints roster. This week we look at the Tight Ends.
TIGHT ENDS (4)
|84||Tory Humphrey||6-2||255||28||5||Central Michigan|
| 82 ||Tyler Lorenzen||6-5||234||25||1||Connecticut|
2010 SEASON STATISTICS
#80 Jimmy Graham
Did You Know?
*He only played one season of football at the University of Miami.
*His 31 receptions and 356 receiving yards last season both ranked fifth among rookie tight ends.
*His 52-yard reception against the Begals on Dec. 5 was the seventh longest catch of the season by a tight end last season and second longest among rookie tight ends.
*That 52-yard reception also put QB Drew Brees as the Saints career leader in passing yards.
*His 11.5 yards per catch last season ranked fourth among rookie tight ends who had at least 30 receptions.
*His 67.7% first down percentage (first downs/receptions) ranked second among rookie tight ends last season who had at least 30 receptions.
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#85 David Thomas
Did You Know?
*He set career highs in receptions (35) and receiving yards (356) in his first year with the Saints in 2009.
*ProFootballFocus.com gave him a 2.86% drop percentage, which ranked second in the Web site's rankings. The site said Thomas only dropped one of his 35 catachable balls last season.
*he had four catches for 39 yards on New Orleans' fourth quarter game-winning field goal drive in San Francisco on Sept. 20, each going for first downs.
*He started at fullback and had his first career carry in the 2009 NFC Divisional Playoff game angst the Cardinals on Jan. 16, 2010.
*He played as a reserve tight end and also saw some time at fullback, catching one pass for nine yards in the Super Bowl XLIV victory.
*At the University of Texas, set the school's all-time career records for receptions (98), receiving yards (1,367) and touchdown receptions by a tight end (15).
*He and his wife Kassidy have two sons, Jaxon David and Rylan Casey.
#84 Tory Humphrey
Did You Know?**
*He started in Dallas on Thanksgiving and in Atlanta on Monday Night Football on Dec. 27.
*He was originally slated as a defensive end coming out of high school but was moved to TE right before his freshman seasons started.
*He played in 11 contests as a freshman at Central Michigan, averaging 21.5 yards on 11 catches with three TDs and named to the Freshman All-America team by The Sporting News.
*He married his high school sweetheart Ebony and the couple has two daughters, Kahnya, 9 and Naliya, 6, and a son, Tory Jr.
*#82 Tyler Lorenzen
Did You Know?:
*He first signed as an undrafted free agent with Jacksonville.
*He started 21 games at QB in two seasons at Connecticut.
*While at Connecticut, he threw for 3,236 yards with 16 touchdowns in 21 starts during his junior and senior seasons.
*Has several relatives who have played a variety of sports at Iowa State including football, volleyball and women's basketball.
Career Stats: None