New Orleans natives Tyrone Hughes and Michael Lewis were inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame and SMG Senior Vice President Doug Thornton received the Joe Gemelli Fleur De Lis award
Former New Orleans Saints All-Pro players Tyrone Hughes and Michael Lewis were honored during halftime of the New Orleans Saints home game against the New York Giants on Sunday, Nov. 1. Their new Saints Hall of Fame artwork was on display as fans cheered for the Saints Hall of Fame members.
The duo also appeared at the Saints Hall of Fame Museum Sunday from 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m., prior to the Saints game, where they signed autographs and posed for photos with fans.
Hughes and Lewis were inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame on Friday at noon at Chateau Country Club in Kenner.
A New Orleans native from St. Augustine High School, Hughes played for the Saints from 1993-96 and earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors in 1993. He returned two punts for touchdowns and three kickoffs for scores. Hughes added four interceptions and holds the NFL record for the most combined kickoff/punt return yards in a single game, 347, set against the Los Angeles Rams in 1994.
A New Orleans native who played at Bonnabel High School and graduated from Grace King, Lewis played seven seasons for the Saints from 2001-06, returning one punt and three kickoffs for touchdowns while catching 28 passes for 553 yards and a score. He was named first team All-Pro in 2002.
Admission to the Saints Hall of Fame Museum on game day is free to all holding game tickets. The Saints Hall of Fame Museum is located at Gate B on the Plaza Level of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and is open for three hours prior to each Saints home game and for 45 minutes following each Saints contest.
The museum is open during the week by appointment at a cost of $7 per person, $5 for seniors, children under 12, military and groups of 10 or more.
For more information, visit www.saintshalloffame.com or call (504) 471-2192.