57Rickey Jackson

Linebacker
Years Active:
1981-1993
Height:
6-foot-2
Weight:
243 pounds
College:
Pittsburgh
Birthdate:
3/20/1958
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New Orleans’ most decorated defender, Jackson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010, his first year as a finalist. Originally selected by the Saints 51st overall in the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft, Jackson started all 195 games he appeared in for New Orleans, posting totals of 115.0 sacks, 1,104 tackles, 38 forced fumbles, 26 fumble recoveries and seven interceptions. Ranked second all-time on the club’s all-time games played list, he earned six Pro Bowl selections, was a two-time second-team All-Pro and a four-time first-team All-Pro. In his 13 seasons as a Saint, Jackson missed only two games, a result of an automobile accident in 1989.