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38. Tom Myers

Tom Myers played all ten of his seasons of his NFL career with the New Orleans Saints (1972-81), where he started predominantly at Free Safety.


Myers best years were late in his career, first in 1978, where he had six Interceptions, including a career-high 97 Yard Return for a Touchdown. He followed that with a Pro Bowl selection and a personal best in Interceptions with seven.  Myers left New Orleans after the 1981 season, and he would have 36 picks over his NFL run.

Myers would make a comeback, playing two years for the Houston Gamblers of the USFL.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Safety
  • Acquired: Selected in the 3rd Round, 74th Overall in the NFL Draft 2/1/72.
  • Departed:

    Retired after the 1981 Season.

  • Games Played: 136
  • Notable Statistics:

    120 Games Started
    36 Interceptions
    621 Interception Return Yards
    2 Interception Return Touchdowns
    15 Fumble Recoveries
    54 Fumble Recovery Yards
    2 Fumble Recovery Touchdowns
    2.0 Quarterback Sacks*
    21 Punt Returns
    135 Punt Return Yards
    3 Rushing Attempts
    5 Rushing Yards
    1 Pass Completion
    2 Pass Attempts
    8 Passing Yards
    1 Passing Touchdown
    60 Approximate Value

    *Sacks were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981. 

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

    Pro Bowl (1979)

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