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Jackson: Proud to be a Saint

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Hall of Famer has deep passion for franchise
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Leader photo by O.K. DAVIS Fred Dean (center), a Pro Football Hall of Famer who starred at Ruston High and Louisiana Tech, had former NFL standouts Rickey Jackson (right) and Hugh Green as guest instructors at the annual “Pro Day Camp” held at the Tech practice field on Saturday morning. Former New Orleans Saints’ linebacker Jackson was inducted into the professional shrine in 2011. He and Green were All-Americans at the University of Pittsburgh.

Back during the “Aints Bag Era,” Rickey Jackson and his New Orleans Saints’ teammates and loyal fans didn’t have much cause to shout “Who Dat!” at the top of the Superdome.
But given the success of the franchise in recent years, a lot of lost time is being made up and none to any more passionate degree than Jackson.

He might have ended his outstanding NFL career wearing a San Francisco 49ers’ jersey, but Rickey is — and will forever be— a Saint.

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