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Tommy Myers - New Orleans Saints Legends

Tommy Myers - Safety - New Orleans Saints Legends

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Tommy Myers

COLLEGE: Syracuse

POSITION: Safety

BORN: October 24, 1950 in Cohoes, New York

JOINED SAINTS: NFL draft: 1972 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74

YEARS WITH SAINTS: 1972–1981

Tommy Myers' Career Background

Former Saints safety Tommy Myers was enshrined in the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame in 1989 after spending his entire decade-long career with the Black and Gold.

Myers was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the third round (74th overall) of the 1972 NFL Draft out of Syracuse. Throughout his ten seasons with the Saints, the 5'11, 184 lb safety played in 136 games with 120 starts, recording a then franchise-record 36 interceptions with two returned for touchdowns and added two more touchdowns off two of his five fumble recoveries. His most memorable play for the Saints came in 1978, when he picked off a last minute attempt to tie up the game, returning it 97-yards for a touchdown to seal the 31-17 victory for New Orleans over the Vikings and earn his place in franchise record books for the longest interception return. The next season, Myers had his most productive year, starting all 15 games he played in while recording seven interceptions with one returned for a touchdown and three fumble recoveries to earn him All-Pro honors and a selection to the Pro Bowl. Born in upstate New York and raised in New Britain, Conn., Myers' 36 career interceptions still rank second in franchise record books. He later went on to play for the USFL's Houston Gamblers for two seasons from 1984-85, where he was Pro Football Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly's roommate, before retiring from professional football.

Myers was also selected to the Saints All-50th team in 2016 and the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.

Tommy Myers' Career Honors

1st Team All-Pro – 1979

Pro Bowl –1979

New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame

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