Best Saints By The Numbers: #47
All summer long, we’re going to list the best players in New Orleans Saints history to wear every number, 00-99.
Yesterday, we did #46.
The pick: Kevin Houser
When deciding who is the best New Orleans Saints player to ever wear #47, the choice is limited to defensive backs Bruce Cortez, Mike Spivey, Cedric Mack, Marv Woodson, David Rackley, and Greg Jackson, running backs Bill Dusenbery, Virgil Robinson, Jack DeGrenier, Cliff Austin, and Dwight Beverly, tight end Josh Wilcox, and long snappers Kevin Houser and Justin Drescher.
The pick is going to be Houser, a long snapper, who played nine years for the Saints, from 2000-2008.
After playing his college football at Ohio St. where he played tight end and long snapper, Houser was selected by the Saints in the 7th round of the 2000 NFL Draft.
A native of Westlake, Ohio, Houser went on to play for the Saints for nine years, mostly as a long snapper, accumulating 17 tackles on special teams.
After leaving the Saints following the 2008 season, Houser played one season for the Seattle Seahawks, and one for the Baltimore Ravens, before retiring following the 2010 season.
Houser and his wife, Kristen, co-founded the Life's A Snap charity foundation that provides financial assistance and services to establish and maintain programs which benefit children with serious or life-threatening illnesses. According to a Washington Post report, Houser is being sued by his former teammate Drew Brees for advising him to invest $160,000 in tax credits that turned out to be bogus.