Best Saints By The Numbers: #19
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 #18.
The pick: Devery Henderson
When deciding who is the best New Orleans Saints player to ever wear #19, the choice is limited to receivers Devery Henderson, Charlie Jones, Alonzo Johnson, Brett Bend Guido Merkens, quarterback Gary Wood, and kickers Tom Dempsey and Bill McClard.
We don't think this one is very difficult, and we're going with Henderson, who ranks in the top 15 in franchise history, in terms of receiving yards and touchdown catches.
After finishing his college career at LSU, where he compiled 19 career touchdown receptions, Henderson was selected by the Saints in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft.
After playing in only one game in his rookie season of 2004, Henderson became a big-play receiver for the Saints, averaging 17.9 yards a reception over his nine seasons with the team.
Henderson was an integral part of the 20009 Saints team, which went on to win Super Bowl XLIV.
A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Henderson played his high school football at Opelousas High School, where he was also a track standout.
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Henderson finished his career accumulating 245 receptions for 4,377 yards and 20 touchdowns.