Best Saints By The Numbers: #68
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 #67
The pick: Kyle Turley
When deciding who is the best New Orleans Saints player to ever wear #68, the choice is limited to offensive linemen Tim Lelito, Richard Neal, Terry Stieve, Wimpy Winther, Fred Sturt, Pat Saindon, Walter Housman, Paul Jetton, Alan Kline, Kyle Turley, Victor Riley, and Matt Lehr.
Our selection is going to be Turley, an offensive lineman, who played for the Saints for five years, from 1998-2002.
After playing his college football at San Diego St., Turley was selected by the Saints in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft.
A native of Provo, Utah, Turley made an immediate impact, starting at left guard for 15 games in his rookie season.
The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Turley went on to start every game at right tackle over the next four years, including the 2002 season, when he was named to the Pro Bowl.
Turley was traded to the St. Louis Rams prior to the 2003 season. He played one season there, before having to undergo back surgery, which forced him to miss two seasons.
After two years away from the game Turley returned, playing two seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs, from 2007-2008, before retiring.
In five seasons with the Saints, Turley appeared in 79 games, all as a starter.
In eight NFL seasons, Turley appeared in 109 games, including 107 as a starter.
Following his playing days, Turley became a country music recoding artist.