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Jackson and Johnson to Speak at Jefferson Prayer Breakfast

Join local business, civic, and professional leaders in attending the "Jefferson Prayer Breakfast" on Friday, Oct. 21, from 7-8:30 am at the Landmark Hotel (2601 Severen Ave.)

Saints Hall of Famers LB Vaughan Johnson and Rickey Jackson will be the featured speakers.

Johnson began his pro football career with the Jacksonville Bulls of the United States Football League in 1984, tallying 154 tackles in 1984. Johnson was chosen number 1 by the Saints in the 1985 Supplemental Draft. In 1987, Johnson led the team in tackles with 114 and was named to the Sports Illustrated All-Pro team. He was named All-Pro every year from 1989 to 1992. He left the Saints after the 1993 season and had a brief stint with the Philadelphia Eagles. Just the very mention of The Dome Patrol, consisting of Johnson, Rickey Jackson, Sam Mills and Pat Swilling brings a smile to the face of devout New Orleans Saints Fans. Johnson was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 2000.

Jackson was a second round pick in 1981 and played 13 seasons as a Saint. He holds the team record of 128 career sacks and ranks second all-time in NFL history with 28 fumble recoveries. He started 195 games in a Saint uniform, missing only two games. Jackson was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 1997 and he became the first player to play primarily for the Saints' franchise to gain induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010. Jackson is arguably the most prolific Saint ever and was a six- time Pro-Bowler. Jackson was part of the famous Dome Patrol, along with Vaughan Johnson, Sam Mills and Pat Swilling. Jackson finished his career with the San Francisco 49ers and was a starter for their Super Bowl championship team in 1994.

For reservations to the event, email: or call Liz at (985) 626-9582

Barry Haindel
Director, Life Resources, Inc

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