New Orleans Saints announce Roman Harper inducted into franchise's Hall of Fame
The good news for Roman Harper continues to pile up.
If you missed the news from earlier this week, the former Alabama defender has been hired by the SEC Network to round out this year’s analyst crew for Saturday morning pregame show “SEC Nation” with Paul Finebaum and Marcus Spears moving on from the show.
Following that news, the New Orleans Saints announced Harper will be inducted into the franchise’s Hall of Fame in 2020.
“These two gentlemen are part of a draft class that completely changed the culture and began the pillars of a Super Bowl championship run,” Saints head coach Sean Payton said of Harper and fellow Saints Hall of Fame inductee for 2020, Jahri Evans.
Harper played nine seasons for the Saints, making 124 total appearances with 108 starts with the franchise. During his time in New Orleans, Harper racked up 685 tackles, 17 sacks and seven interceptions. He also spent two seasons with the Carolina Panthers during his NFL career.
Before making a huge impact on the Saints franchise, Harper played for Alabama from 2003 until 2005. After leaving school a year early for the 2006 NFL Draft, Harper was selected in the second round by the Saints.
The Saints announced the news with the following video featuring Sean Payton talking about the newest members of the franchise’s Hall of Fame.
"These two gentlemen are part of a draft class that completely changed the culture and began the pillars of a Super Bowl championship run,"
– @SeanPayton on the newest #Saints Hall of Famers: @Harp41 and @J_7TRE_E pic.twitter.com/sEKiAV1jHX
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) June 23, 2020