March 8, 2013 – 8:16 PM
- The New Orleans Saints are set to honor current Rams Director of Player Programs La’Roi Glover by putting him in the franchise’s own Hall of Fame. Glover works for the Rams now after finishing his career in St. Louis and has taken on the role of mentoring the team’s young players, in particular.
- Here’s the official release:
NEW ORLEANS – La’Roi Glover, a former All-Pro defensive tackle and current member of the Rams’ front office, has been elected to the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame for the Class of 2013. Glover was the lone choice of the Saints Hall of Fame Media Selection Committee.
Glover enjoyed a 13-year career in which he made six-consecutive Pro Bowls. He spent five seasons with the Saints (1997-2001) and finished his playing career with the Rams (2006-08). Currently, Glover serves as the Rams director of player programs, a position he has held since 2010. In his role, Glover is responsible for assisting players with the transition to professional football and developing programs and activities that address various off-the-field related matters.
A native of San Diego, Calif., Glover was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 1996 NFL draft. After one season with the Raiders and one with Barcelona of the World League of American Football, Glover was acquired by the Saints off of waivers from the Raiders at the start of the 1997 preseason.
During his five years in New Orleans, Glover amassed 50 sacks and forced 10 fumbles, averaging 10 sacks per season. In 1998, Glover posted 10 sacks and three forced fumbles as he was selected an Associated Press second-team All-Pro. In 2000, Glover had a league-high 17 sacks, the second-most by an NFL defensive lineman at the time, and was named a unanimous first-team All-Pro and earned a Pro Bowl berth as he helped lead the Saints to a division championship and first-ever playoff win.
In 2001, Glover had eight sacks and earned his second Pro Bowl honor. Upon leaving the Saints, Glover earned four consecutive Pro Bowl honors with the Dallas Cowboys (2002-2005) and was named All-Pro in 2002 and 2003. He spent his final three seasons with the Rams and was named to the NFL’s All-Decade team of the 2000s.
Glover’s induction into the Saints Hall of Fame will take place at a date to be determined during the 2013 NFL season.
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