<span style="">The New Orleans Saints welcomed Justin Ulmer, an eighth-grader from Lafayette, Indiana, to the team's rookie mini-camp on Friday.
Ulmer, decked out in his #25 Reggie Bush jersey, made his first-ever trip to New Orleans as part of a special program associated with Indianapolis' bid to host the 2012 Super Bowl. 32 middle school students throughout 16 Indiana districts were selected by principals to serve as ambassadors for the Indianapolis bid and to personally deliver the official Indianapolis Super Bowl 2012 bid documents to each NFL team.
Ulmer, an Honor Roll student and standout athlete at Lafayette Tecumseh Junior High School, set his school's record in the low hurdles on Thursday afternoon, according to principal Brett Gruetzmacher, who accompanied Ulmer on the trip.
"Justin is a tremendous young man who takes great pride in his school work, his of the field activities and is a gentleman in all respects," said Gruetzmacher.
Ulmer and Gruetzmacher arrived in Metairie shortly after the team took to the field and watched as the rookies went through their initial practice session. Ulmer then met Saints' Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis and delivered the documents promoting Indy's bid.
The two watched the majority of practice and then enjoyed lunch with the team's staff members and took a tour of the locker room, weight room and training facility before departing back to Louis Armstrong International Airport in preparation for their flight back to Indianapolis.
NewOrleansSaints.com will have a photo gallery this afternoon and complete coverage and a new video on Saturday of the morning mini-camp practice session.