Former New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Jon Stinchcomb was named a 2016 SEC Football Legend for his play at the University of Georgia along with 13 other former stars from the Southeastern Conference.
The announcement of the 2016 SEC Football Legends class was made on Tuesday and the collection of former football standouts will be honored at events surrounding the SEC Football Championship Game in Atlanta in December.
Following his time at Georgia, Stinchcomb was drafted by the New Orleans Saints 37th overall in the second round of the 2003 draft. and went on to play for the Saints from 2003-2010.
During that time, Stinchcomb started in 86 consecutive games over five seasons, was named the Saints Man of the Year in 2008, went to the Pro Bowl in 2009 and was part of the Super Bowl XLIV team. With Stinchcomb in the lineup, the Saints produced one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL from 2006-2011, leading the league in yards per game three times during that stretch and finishing first in scoring in both 2008 and 2009.
Following his retirement from the NFL in 2011, Stinchcomb has been a color anylast for Saints preaseason games since 2013. He was also recently named to the Saints All-50th Team.
2016 SEC FOOTBALL LEGEND BIO: JON STINCHCOMB
Offensive Line, 1999-2002
Georgia offensive lineman Jon Stinchcomb made early headlines for the Bulldogs as a Freshman All-American, then went on to a stellar career capped by first team All-American honors his senior year of 2002. It was his senior season when he helped lead Georgia win its first SEC championship in 20 years, the same year he was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team for the second year in a row. He also was one of 11 Division I players nationally to be named to the AFCA National Good Works Team for outstanding contributions to community service. A 2002 recipient of the National Football Foundation Post Graduate Scholarship, Stinchcomb was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft, was recipient of the Saints Man of the Year Award for 2008, and was a starting offensive lineman on the Saints' 2010 Super Bowl Championship team.
Photos of Jon Stinchcomb with the New Orleans Saints (New Orleans Saints Photos)