New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead punted 50 times in the regular season and playoffs, fewest in the NFL and fewest in his career. He had zero punts blocked for the seventh season in a row, and led the NFL in net yard average, Pro Football Focus grade, and average hang time. Morstead, in his 10th season with the Saints, was selected as the Special Teams Player of the Year by Pro Football Focus, an analytics driven website.
Morstead is also recognized for his efforts off the field through his foundation "What You Give Will Grow." His foundation has raised millions for New Orleans and Gulf South communities. Last July, Morstead participated in a pull up challenge where he did 60 minutes of pull ups to encourage others to help “pull” donations for the children of former Saints employee Christopher Cordaro. Morstead completed 418 pull-ups and raised more than $100,000 for the Cordaro family.
The Saints Digital Team visited Morstead’s hometown of Pearland, Texas as part of the Home Field Advantage Series, check it out here.
BEST GAME: Morstead's best game came against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when he had three punts for 155 yards, averaging 51.67 yards per punt. He had zero punts on two separate occasions this season, once when the Saints played the Washington Redskins in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and again when the Saints traveled to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals
“We got the best punter in the game … and he don’t even play.” - Mark Ingram on Thomas Morstead
“Morstead’s about as good of a punter as this league has ever seen. (He’s a) tremendous, tremendous player. Accurate, long, good, plus-50, does everything well.” - New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick
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