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26. La'Roi Glover

La’Roi Glover had a less than spectacular start in pro football.  The Oakland Raiders selected him in the Fifth Round in 1996, but the San Diego Aztec only played two games as a rookie.  He then played for the Barcelona Dragons in the World League, winning the World Bowl, but he was placed on waivers by the Raiders in the following training camp. The Saints swooped in, and the rest of the story begins.

The Defensive Tackle started only two games in 1997 but had 6.5 Sacks despite the limited action.  Glover became the starting Right Defensive Tackle the year after, improving to an even ten Sacks.  In 2000, Glover had his best year in football, as he began a six-year streak of Pro Bowls, and was a First Team All-Pro.  Stat wise, he had career-highs in Sacks (17) and Tackles for Loss (18). After a 2001 Pro Bowl year, the last four of the aforementioned six-year streak of Pro Bowls was as a Dallas Cowboy, the team that signed him as a Free Agent.

With the Saints, Glover had 50 Sacks and 275 Tackles.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent 8/25/97.
  • Departed:

    Signed as a Free Agent with the Dallas Cowboys after the 2002 Season.

  • Games Played: 79
  • Notable Statistics:

    65 Games Started
    1 Interception
    11 Forced Fumbles
    5 Fumble Recoveries
    14 Fumble Recovery Yards
    50 Quarterback Sacks
    275 Combined Tackles
    218 Solo Tackles
    57 Assisted Tackles
    41 Tackles for Loss*
    45 Approximate Value

    *Tackles for Loss were not a stat until 1999.

  • Played For: New Orleans Saints
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (2000)
    Second Team All-Pro (1998)
    Pro Bowl (2000 & 2001)
    Most Quarterback Sacks (2000)

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