NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Former running back Deuce McAllister and
Saints owner Tom Benson have been elected to the Saints Hall of Fame.
The hall, which runs independently from the club, made the
announcement on Friday. Formal inductions are scheduled Sept. 21.
McAllister played eight seasons for the Saints after they made
him a first-round pick out of Mississippi in 2001. He retired as
the leading rusher franchise history with 6,096 yards and as the
club's all-time touchdown leader with 55.
Benson, a New Orleans native, has owned the Saints since 1985.
All nine of New Orleans' playoff appearances and lone Super Bowl
title have come since then.
The hall is also naming a gallery for popular former special
teams standout Steve Gleason, who has Lou Gehrig's disease.