Former New Orleans Saints guard Jahri Evans to be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame
By Bob Garcia
The 11-year veteran of the Saints will be inducted into the Hall of Fame next June
Jahri Evans, the former New Orleans Saints guard, was undoubtedly one of the most important pieces for the team at the time. It looks like all his dedication and hard work are paying off today, as he has been chosen to be a member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022. According to reports, the induction will formally take place on June 25 as part of a weekend-long celebration.
Evans was selected in the fourth round by New Orleans in 2006, which was actually the first draft under current Saints head coach Sean Payton. The pro spent a total of 12 years of his NFL career, 11 of which were spent in a New Orleans jersey. Some of the many honors during his career include helping the Saints win a Super Bowl following the 2009 season, being selected to the All-Rookie team, making six consecutive Pro Bowl teams, and being named to the 2010 All-Decade team. Because of all these great contributions, it had also been announced that Evans would be inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in November.
One of Evans’ most important assignments was defending quarterback Drew Brees, doing so in a way that was second to none. Brees could be confident that with Evans, he had an impenetrable wall, and many opponents failed to tackle him because of the power the guard displayed at the time. We can only congratulate the former Saints player for achieving what many other players would dream of achieving in their careers.