Saints Hall of Fame inductee Pat Swilling will appear at the Saints Hall of Fame Museum to sign autographs and take pictures with fans Monday from 4 p.m.-5:20 p.m. prior to the New Orleans Saints season opener with the Houston Texans.
A third-round draft pick of the Saints out of Georgia Tech in 1986, Swilling went on to make four consecutive Pro Bowls from 1989-92 as a member of the famed Dome Patrol, recognized by NFL Network as the best linebacker corps in NFL history.
In 1991, Swilling recorded 17 sacks, had 60 tackles and forced six fumbles and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Swilling was named first team All-Pro that season as he helped lead the Saints to their first-ever division title (NFC West). Swilling eared first team All-Pro honors in 1992 as well.
Swilling ranks third in franchise history with 76.5 sacks in his seven seasons with the Saints. He finished his career with 107.5 sacks. With New Orleans, Swilling recorded 10 or more sacks in four of his seven seasons. He had three interceptions, forced 24 fumbles and recovered seven fumbles. Swilling was part of the first four playoff teams in franchise history (1987, 1990, 1991, 1992).
Swilling, who was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 2000, has also been inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (2007) and the Allstate Sugar Bowl Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame (2017).
The Saints Hall of Fame Museum is located at Gate B on the Plaza Level of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The museum opens two hours prior to game time on game days and is open for 45 minutes following each home game free of charge to those with tickets to the game.
The museum is available weekdays by appointment only at a cost of $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, children under 12, military and groups of 10 or more.