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34. Roman Harper

Roman Harper is one of the longest tenured Defensive Backs in the history of the New Orleans Saints, doing so in a period that highlighted offense well above defense

Harper was a Second Round Pick in 2006 from Alabama, and after a rookie year where injuries held him to only five games, he was healthy and one of the top Defensive Backs that the Saints had for years.  Playing at Strong Safety, Harper was a Pro Bowl Selection in 2009 and 2010, and he was a large part of the Saints Super Bowl XLIV title, securing eight tackles in the big game.  

Harper was with New Orleans until he was released after the 2013 season.  After two years with the Carolina Panthers, he returned to the Saints for one final season as a mentor to young D-Backs of the Saints.  Harper totaled seven Interceptions, 17 Sacks, and 685 Tackles for New Orleans.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Strong Safety
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round, 43rd Overall in the NFL Draft 4/29/06.
  • Departed:

    Released 2/12/14.

    Acquired (2): Signed as a Free Agent 6/7/16.

    Departed (2): Retired after the 2016 Season.

  • Games Played: 124
  • Notable Statistics:

    108 Games Started
    7 Interceptions
    105 Interception Return Yards
    1 Interception Return Touchdown
    3 Fumble Recoveries
    19 Fumble Recovery Yards
    17.0 Quarterback Sacks
    685 Combined Tackles
    556 Solo Tackles
    129 Assisted Tackles
    38 Tackles for Loss
    46 Approximate Value

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

    Super Bowl Champion (XLIV)
    Pro Bowl (2008 & 2009)

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