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New Orleans Saints’ All-Time Receiving TD Leaders
The Saints began play in the NFL in 1967, and did not make it to the Super Bowl until the 2009 season. But they won that one, taking a once-battered city on its back along the way with Drew Brees, Reggie Bush and Sean Payton being the faces of the team. The Saints have been mostly bad for a number of decades, but they have had flashes of brilliance, especially on the offensive side. Here is a short list of the Saints’ all-time leaders to date in receiving touchdowns:
Joe Horn (50)—Joe Horn played for the Saints most of his career, from 2000 to 2006, and he ranks first in the team’s history with 50 touchdown catches. Horn made the Pro Bowl four times in a Saints’ uniform, and one of those was his best season, 2004. That year, Horn had career highs in catches (94), receiving yards (1399) and receiving TDs (11).
Eric Martin (48)—Eric Martin played for the Saints most of his career, from 1985 to 1993, and he ranks second in franchise history with 48 TD receptions. Martin had a career best 8 TD catches in 1989, but his best overall season was probably 1988, when he made the Pro Bowl. That year, Martin had a career high 85 catches for 1083 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Marques Colston (40)—Marques Colston was a 7th round draft pick out of Hofstra University, a small Long Island school. Colston has played for the Saints since 2006 and already ranks third in team history with 40 touchdown catches. Colston had his best season in 2007, with career highs in catches (98), receiving yards (1202) and TD receptions (11).
Danny Abramowicz (37)—Danny Abramowicz played for the Saints most of his career, from 1967 to 1973, and he ranks fourth in their history with 37 TD catches. Abramowicz had his best season in 1969, when he was a first team All Pro. That year, Abramowicz had career highs in catches (73, led the NFL), receiving yards (1015), and receiving touchdowns (7, tied career best).
Henry Childs (27)—Tight end Henry Childs played for the Saints from 1975 to 1980, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 27 TD catches. Childs had 9 touchdown catches in 1977, but his best season overall may have been 1978. That year, Childs had career highs in receptions (53) and receiving yards (869), with 4 TD catches.