Sammy Knight elected to Saints Hall of Fame
METARIE, La — Former New Orleans Saints safety Sammy Knight has been elected to the Saints Hall of Fame while former long-time media member Bruce Miller has been chosen as the recipient of the Joe Gemelli Fleur De Lis Award for 2011. Both will be inducted at a ceremony this fall.
Knight, who played six seasons for the Saints from 1997-2002, was part of the first New Orleans Saints team in franchise history to win a playoff game in the 2000 season under Jim Haslett.
Signed as a free agent out of USC in 1997, Knight led the Saints in interceptions in five of his six seasons in New Orleans and he remains the all-time leader in interception returns for touchdowns in franchise history with four.