Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Rickey Jackson will appear at the Saints Hall of Fame Museum Sunday from 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m., prior to the New Orleans Saints home finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jackson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010. He was an inaugural honoree, along with Archie Manning and William Roaf, onto the Saints Ring of Honor in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in 2013. Jackson was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 1997 and was inducted into the Allstate Sugar Bowl Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.
Jackson spent 13 years with the Saints (1981-1994) and his 195 appearances as a force in the Black and Gold are the second-highest total in franchise history. Jackson finished his career with 128 sacks (his eight sacks in his rookie season of 1981 are not included since sacks did not become an official statistic until 1982) ranked 10th all-time in NFL history. With 115 as a Saint, he is the club's all-time leader and he led the club in takedowns six times. He is also the franchise's all-time leader in fumble recoveries with 26.
Jackson was named to the Pro Bowl six times (1983-86, 1992-93) in his career, tied for the second-most by a Saint. He was an All-Pro selection six times (1984-87, 1992-93). Jackson was a member of the famed "Dome Patrol," voted the best linebacker corps in NFL history by NFL Network.
The Saints Hall of Fame Museum is located at Gate B on the Plaza level of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The museum is open, free of charge, to all holding game tickets on game day for three hours prior to game time and for 45 minutes following each home game.
The museum is open by appointment only Monday through Friday weekly between the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. by at a cost of $7 per adult, $5 for seniors, military and children under 12.
For more information, call (504) 471-2192 or visit www.saintshalloffame.com.