Jahri Evans and Roman Harper both started their careers together with the New Orleans Saints. Now they are going to the team’s Hall of Fame together as well.
As a Saints tradition since 1988, the team announced its newest members into the team Hall of Fame.
These names should come as no surprise as both players had excellent careers with the team that culminated into both winning a Super Bowl together in 2010. The team made the announcement official via its social media page.
Evans, who was drafted in the 4th round out of Bloomsburg University, was an absolute stud for the black and gold. In his 10 year tenure with the team, not only did Evans make six Pro Bowl appearances, but he was selected 1st team All-Pro four straight seasons from 2009-2012.
Because of his stellar play, the Philadelphia native was selected to the NFL’s 2010 All-Decade team and was apart of the Saints All 50th team announced in 2016.
Harper, who like Evans was drafted in 2016, was seen as a better prospect as he was chosen in the 2nd round out of the University of Alabama. Harper played a total of 124 games for the Saints in two different stints for the team.
He earned Pro Bowl honors in 2009-2010 at the safety position. During his career in the Big Easy, Harper recorded 17 sacks, 7 interceptions, and 13 forced fumbles. He was also named to the All 50th team like Evans was in 2016.
Coach Sean Payton had a special message for both players as he commented they laid the foundation for the Super Bowl team and really helped turn the franchise around.
New Orleans Saints fans everywhere welcome the 2 new inductees into the team Hall of Fame. Events and the actual ceremony will be announced later as they will take place on weekend this upcoming NFL season.
More information can be found at the Saints official hall of fame website.