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Where Are They Now? Saints Super Bowl Anniversary
A look back at the 2009 Saints and what they're doing a decade after winning the big one.
By New Orleans Saints Dec 20, 2019



Drew Brees #9

Position: QB | College: Purdue | Hometown: Austin, Texas

Drew Brees is still the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. This is his 19th year in the NFL and his 14th year with the Saints. He has three boys and one daughter and is married to Brittany Brees.


Mark Brunell #11

Position: QB | College: Washington | Hometown: Santa Maria, California

Brunell played with the Saints from 2008-2009. The 19-year NFL veteran is head coach of the Episcopal Eagles.


Chase Daniel #10

Position: QB | College: Missouri | Hometown: South Lake, Texas

Daniel played for the Saints from 2009 through 2012 and again in 2017. He is currently the backup quarterback of the Chicago Bears.



Mike Bell #21

Position: RB | College: Arizona | Hometown: Tolleson, Arizona

Bell played for the Saints from 2008-2009. Resides with his family in Columbus, Ohio.


Reggie Bush #25

Position: RB | College: USC | Hometown: Spring Valley, California

Bush played for the Saints from 2006-2010. He is now a Fox Sports college football analyst. Bush also host a charity golf event every year in California. Bush was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 2019.


Lynell Hamilton #30

Position: RB | College: San Diego St. | Hometown: Stockton, California

Hamilton played with the Saints from 2008 through 2011. After his playing career ended, Hamilton returned to San Diego State as a graduate assistant. Hamilton co-founded a company called Fast Play Athletics in 2017, bringing together former professional athletes with current athletes to further their development. Clients includes many high school athletes in San Diego County.


Pierre Thomas #23

Position: RB | College: Illinois | Hometown: Lynwood, Illinois

Thomas played with the Saints from 2003 through 2010. Thomas was inducted into the 2018 Saints Hall of Fame alongside former teammate Lance Moore. Thomas lives in Chicago.



Kyle Eckel #36

Position: FB | College: Navy | Hometown: Haverford, Pennsylvania

Eckel played with the Saints for one year, in 2009. Now works in financial services.


Heath Evans #44

Position: FB | College: Auburn | Hometown: West Palm Beach, Florida

Evans played for the Saints from 2009-2010. Evans lives in Los Angeles with his two daughters and is growing his faith and fitness brand, BuiltReady.


Marcus Mailei #46

Position: FB | College: Weber St. | Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Mailei played for the Saints from 2009-2010. Mailei is now an inside sales representative with Quick Base. He also serves on the Utah State Board of Education Family/ Community Engagement advisory committee.



Adrian Arrington #87

Position: WR | College: Michigan | Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Arrington played for the Saints from 2008 through 2010. He lives in Cedar Rapids and serves as the offensive coordinator for the Cedar Rapids River Kings of the Indoor Football League.


Devery Henderson #19

Position: WR | College: LSU | Hometown: Opelousas, Louisiana

Henderson played with the Saints from 2004 through 2012. Henderson now runs the Devery Henderson Skills and Drills Football Camp, a mid-summer event in Opelousas estimated to have helped to teach more than 1,500 children how to play the game properly.


Marques Colston #12

Position: WR | College: Hofstra | Hometown: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Colston played with the Saints from 2006-2015. Since his retirement, Colston has been active in several business ventures. He is the founder and managing partner of Dynasty Innovation. He is also a partner of Main Squeeze Juice Co. -- a New Orleans-based juice and smoothie bar. He is also a managing director for the Center for Innovation at Virtua Health systems, and he is on the advisory board for One Team Collective, which is a "sports technology accelerator" run by the NFL Players Association. Colston was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 2019. Colston delivered the commencement address to UNO's graduating class Dec. 13.


Robert Meachem #17

Position: WR | College: Tennessee | Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Meachem played with the Saints from 2007 through 2011 and again from 2013 and 2014. Meachem lives in New Orleans and has been spending his time enjoying being a dad and coaching wide receivers.


Lance Moore #16

Position: WR | College: Toledo | Hometown: Westerville, Ohio

Moore played with the Saints from 2005 through 2013. He lives in the San Diego area and has worked in the media but is now an entrepreneur working in real estate, franchising and investing. He was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 2018. Moore and his wife have three children, two girls and a boy.


Courtney Roby #15

Position: WR | College: Indiana | Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

Roby was with the Saints from 2008-2012. Roby lives in Indianapolis and is married to Krystal. They have two daughters.


D'Juan Woods #84

Position: WR | College: Oklahoma State | Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Woods was with the Saints for one year, in 2009. Woods opened WoodFit in Frisco, Texas in 2017 and is a personal trainer.



Dan Campbell #89

Position: TE | College: Texas A&M | Hometown: Glen Rose, Texas

Campbell played for the Saints for one season (2009-Injured Reserve). He is now an assistant head coach/ tight ends coach for the Saints.


Darnell Dinkins #80

Position: TE | College: Pittsburgh | Hometown: Pittsburgh

Dinkins played with the Saints in 2009. Darnell is now a part-owner of Cannatech Extracts, does real estate work with Bridging the Gap and is the founder of Ethic, where he educates young athletes and students on ethics.


Tyler Lorenzen #82

Position: TE | College: Uconn | Hometown: Fremont, Iowa

Lorenzen played with the Saints in 2009 and 2010. Lorenzen lives in Minneapolis, where he is the president and CEO of PRIUS, a rapidly growing plant-based food ingredient company.


Billy Miller #83

Position: TE | College: USC | Hometown: Westlake Village, California

Miller played for the Saints from 2006-2008. Miller is managing director of business development for Tri-Search, a company based out of Los Angeles.


Jeremy Shockey #88

Position: TE | College: Miami (FL.) | Hometown: Ada., Oklahoma

Shockey played for the Saints from 2008-2010. He lives in Miami.


David Thomas #85

Position: TE | College: Texas | Hometown: Plainview, Texas

Thomas played with the Saints from 2003 through 2010. He now lives in Lubbock, Texas.



Jammal Brown #70

Position: T | College: Oklahoma | Hometown: Lawton, Oklahoma

Brown was drafted by the Saints in 2005 and played in New Orleans until 2009.


Jermon Bushrod #74

Position: T | College: Towson | Hometown: King George, Virginia

Bushrod played for the Saints from 2007-2012 and again in 2018. This past August Bushrod announced his retirement from the NFL. He signed a one-day contract so that he could retire a member of the Saints. Bushrod runs his foundation – Visualize and Rise – and recently started hosting a podcast.


Jermey Parnell #79

Position: T | College: Ole Miss | Hometown: Gosnell, Arkansas

Parnell played with the Saints in 2009 and 2010 on the practice squad or offseason roster. He is married to Kadeshia Fortune-Parnell.


Jon Stinchcomb #78

Position: T | College: Georgia | Hometown: Lilburn, Georgia

Stinchcomb moved back to Georgia, where he is a licensed realtor at Virtual Properties Realty. Stinchcomb serves as a Saints preseason television broadcaster alongside Jonathan Vilma as well.


Zach Strief #64

Position: T | College: Northwestern | Hometown: Milford, Ohio

Strief played with the Saints from 2006 through 2017. Strief is currently the play-by-play announcer for Saints radio broadcasts. Strief also is part-owner of the brewery Port Orleans in New Orleans.



Jahri Evans #73

Position: G | College: Bloomsburg | Hometown: Philadelphia

Evans was a member of the Saints from 2006-2016. Evans has his own foundation that is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth by improving their quality of education and promoting the overall health, safety and physical fitness of all children. In 2018, Evans donated a scoreboard to Bloomsburg University, his alma mater.


Nick Leckey #60

Position: G | College: Kansas St. | Hometown: Grapevine, Texas

Leckey's one season with the Saints was in 2009. Leckey is married to Erin Kathleen Leckey. After retiring, he returned to Kansas State and received his degree in hotel and restaurant management in December 2012.


Jamar Nesbit #67

Position: G | College: South Carolina | Hometown: Summerville, South Carolina

Nesbit played with the Saints from 2004-2009. He lives in North Carolina and is the radio sideline analyst for the University of South Carolina's football team.


Carl Nicks #77

Position: G | College: Nebraska | Hometown: Salinas, California

Nicks played for the Saints from 2008-2011. Nicks coaches varsity football in his hometown. Owns and operates 106-unit apartment complex.



Jonathan Goodwin #76

Position: C | College: Michigan | Hometown: Richland, South Carolina

Goodwin played with the Saints from 2006 through 2010, and finished his career as a Saint in 2014.



Jeff Charleston #97

Position: DE | College: Idaho St. | Hometown: Oregon City

Charleston played for the Saints from 2008-2011. He lives in the greater New Orleans area and is heavily involved in the community. Also, Charleston is a cast member of Bravo's "Southern Charm New Orleans."


Charles Grant #94

Position: DE | College: Georgia | Hometown: Colquitt, Georgia

Grant was drafted by the Saints in 2002 and was with the team through 2009. In retirement Grant has been enjoying life with his children and fishing in his pond twice a week.


Anthony Hargrove #69

Position: DE | College: Georgia Tech | Hometown: Punta Gorda, Florida

Hargrove played with the Saints from 2009 through 2010. Hargrove lives in southern Illinois where he coaches high school football. He has a 14-year old daughter who plays basketball. Hargrove lost his mother when he was nine years old and today lives by the words - "live for something or die for nothing" - which his mother told him when he was a young boy.


Bobby McCray #93

Position: DE | College: Florida | Hometown: Homestead, Florida

McCray played with the Saints in 2008 and 2009. McCray started Atlas Group Advisors in early 2015. Atlas is a consulting group for those whose lives are lived at a high-profile level, having a significant amount of fame, wealth, power, social status, or influence.


Will Smith #91

Position: DE | College: Ohio St. | Hometown: Utica, New York

Smith played with the Saints from 2004 through 2013. Smith was killed in a road rage incident in April 2016. He was inducted into the Saints Ring of Honor during halftime of the Saints-Buccaneers home game in 2019.
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Remi Ayodele #92

Position: DT | College: Oklahoma | Hometown: Grand Prairie, Texas

Ayodele played with the Saints from 2008-2010 and for a second time during the 2012 season.


Sedrick Ellis #98

Position: DT | College: USC | Hometown: Chino, California

Ellis was a first-round selection by the Saints in 2008 and played with the club until 2012. After one season with the Bears, Ellis retired from the NFL in 2013. He now lives in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.


Earl Heyman #66

Position: DT | College: Louisville | Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Heyman played with the Saints in 2009 and 2010. Heyman has had a successful sales career following his playing days. He is currently the SVP growth officer at Advantum Health in his hometown.


Rodney Leisle #95

Position: DT | College: UCLA | Hometown: Bakersfield, California

Leisle played with the Saints from 2004 through 2006 and 2009. Leisle is now a Western Regional sales representative for CoverGuard, where he sells CoverGuard's Temporary Protection Material used to protect any type of finished floors, columns and walls.


DeMario Pressley #90

Position: DT | College: NC State | Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina

Pressley played for the Saints from 2008-2010. Recently Demario and his wife Kristle Pressley created Geaux Bikes, a bike share program for Fowler Park in Cumming, Ga.



Stanley Arnoux #53

Position: LB | College: Wake Forest | Hometown: Sunrise, Florida

Arnoux played for the Saints from 2009 through 2010. He lives in Miami/ Fort Lauderdale area and is involved in a non-profit organization, serving as the president and chairman for Community Access Center.


Jonathan Casillas #52

Position: LB | College: Wisconsin | Hometown: New Brunswick, New Jersey

Casillas played for the Saints from 2009-2012. He is a free agent and is looking to be added to a team at any time. He lives in New Jersey.


Jo-Lonn Dunbar #56

Position: LB | College: Boston College | Hometown: Syracuse, New York

Dunbar had his first stint with the Saints from 2008-2011. Also, played with the team for one year in 2015. Dunbar lives in Miami where he is a senior physician consultant at Hayes Locums Orthopedic/Pediatric Surgery.


Troy Evans #54

Position: LB | College: Cincinnati| Hometown: Cincinnati

Evans played for the Saints from 2007 through 2010. Evans is the president of Medkinect, which provides innovative health care products and solutions that get patients back in the game faster.


Scott Fujita #55

Position: LB | College: California | Hometown: Oxnard, California

Fujita played with the Saints from 2006 through 2009. Fujita and his wife, Jaclyn, and twin daughters, Delilah and Isabell reside in Carmel, Calif. He became Head of School at All Saints' Day School in Carmel this past July. Fujita is one of the founding members of Team Gleason, a New Orleans-based nonprofit inspired by his friend and former teammate, Steve Gleason, who is living with ALS.


Scott Shanle #58

Position: LB | College: Nebraska | Hometown: St. Edward, Nebraska

Shanle played with the Saints from 2006-2012. Shanle lives in Dallas and is an analyst for Cox Sports Television's coverage of the Saints and LSU, working on their pre and postgame shows. He also trains college linebackers at Michael Johnson Performance leading up to the draft.


Mark Simoneau #53

Position: LB | College: Kansas St. | Hometown: Smith Center, Kansas

Simoneau played three years with the Saints, from 2006-2009. Simoneau is now a strength and conditioning specialist in Overland Park, Kansas. He works for Fardner Edgerton High School where he is the strength coach.


Jonathan Vilma #51

Position: LB | College: Miami (FL) | Hometown: Coral Gables, Florida

Vilma played six seasons with the Saints from 2008-2013. Vilma is now a college football analysis for ESPN and ABC. Vilma also was a part of the Saints preseason broadcast team alongside Joel Meyers and Jon Stinchcomb.


Anthony Waters #59

Position: LB | College: Clemson | Hometown: Lake View, South Carolina

Waters played for the Saints from 2009-2010. As of 2016, Waters is the head football coach at Grier middle school in Gastonia, North Carolina.



Darrick Brown #33

Position: CB | College: McNeese St. | Hometown: Tangipahoa, Louisiana

Brown played for the Saints in 2009. He now lives in New Brunswick, N.J., where he is in his first season as assistant director/director of football academics with Rutgers Athletics. Brown oversees all aspects of academic services for the Scarlet Knight football program, which includes initial eligibility for incoming student-athletes all the way through their graduations.


Greg Fassitt #38

Position: CB | College: Grambling | Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana

Fassitt played with the Saints in 2009.


Randall Gay #20

Position: CB | College: LSU | Hometown: Brusly, Louisiana

Gay played with the Saints from 2008 through 2011. Gay and his wife, Desha, have two sons. In 2015, Randall and Desha graduated from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. He is now a lawyer in Brusly.


Reggie Jones #35

Position: CB | College: Portland State | Hometown: Federal Way, Washington

Jones played for New Orleans from 2009-2010. He is the founder and president of Showtime for Stars, which is based out of the greater Seattle area. Jones also is the CEO and transformational speaker for Believe Beyond. He is also the owner and founder of Heir Football Academy. Heir Football Academy is a full-service, progressive-based instructional program.


Mike McKenzie #34

Position: CB | College: Memphis | Hometown: Miami, Florida

McKenzie played with the Saints from 2004 through 2009. McKenzie currently owns a home in New Orleans and splits his residence among New Orleans, Miami and Memphis. McKenzie established a non-profit organization, the 34 Ways Foundation, to help underprivileged youth. The foundation serves various regions including Miami. McKenzie has also established a business specializing in making wine from orange Moscato grapes.


Tracy Porter #22

Position: CB | College: Indiana | Hometown: Port Allen, Louisiana

Porter played for New Orleans from 2008-2011 and lives in the Baton Rouge area.


Leigh Torrence #24

Position: CB | College: Stanford | Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Torrence played for New Orleans from 2008-2011. He has been a defensive assistant coach for the Saints since 2016.



Roman Harper #41

Position: S | College: Alabama | Hometown: Prattsville, Alabama

Harper played with the Saints from 2006 through 2013 and finished his career with the Saints in 2016. Harper, who lives in Charlotte, is part of WDSU-6's Saints coverage team and is a regular visitor to New Orleans.


Pierson Prioleau #31

Position: S | College: Virginia Tech | Hometown: Alvin, South Carolina

Prioleau played for New Orleans from 2009-2010. Prioleau is director of player development/defense at Virginia Tech.


Chris Reis #39

Position: S | College: Georgia Tech | Hometown: Roswell, Georgia

Reis played for the Saints from 2007-2010. Reis is now a pastor at Our Savior's Church in Lafayette.


Chip Vaughn #37

Position: S | College: Wake Forest | Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia

Vaughn was drafted by the Saints in 2009, where he would spend his only season with the team. Now Vaughn is a secondary coach for the United States Airforce Academy in Colorado Springs.


Usama Young #28

Position: S | College: Kent St. | Hometown: Largo, Maryland

Young started his NFL career with the Saints in 2007 and was with the team through 2010. Usama now works for the NFL in player engagement. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.



John Carney #3

Position: K | College: Notre Dame | Hometown: West Palm Beach, Florida

Carney kicked for the Saints from 2001-06 and again in 2009 and 2010. Toward the end of the 2009 season he became a kicking consultant for the team. Carney, a member of the Saints Hall of Fame, lives in the San Diego area where he runs the Carney Training Facility where he teaches, mentors and trains high school, college and professional specialists.


Garrett Hartley #5

Position: K | College: Oklahoma | Hometown: Southlake, Texas

Hartley played with the Saints from 2008 through 2013. Hartley recently moved back to New Orleans, where he is an associate at WestPac Surgical, a leading Styker distributor for medical device sales.


Thomas Morstead #6

Position: P | College: SMU | Hometown: Pearland, Texas

Thomas Morsteadjoins Brees as the only two members of the 2009 team still playing for the Saints. He and his wife, Lauren have four children. In addition to playing football, Morstead runs his foundation, What You Give Will Grow, and is a minority partner in Main Squeeze Juice Company.


Jason Kyle #57

Position: LS | College: Arizona St. | Hometown: Tempe, Arizona

Kyle played with the Saints from 2009-2010. Kyle launched ProPlayerConnect, a sports-related technology startup while he was still playing. The online platform helped companies connect with professional athletes and create a relationship, allowing for a quick and easy path to endorsements and appearances. Kyle also works in the wine business. Beau Vigne, a 4,000-case winery Kyle bought with a partner in 2019, is a boutique winery with a new $7 million facility built on eight acres in the Napa Valley.

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