Former Saints WR Joe Horn to meet fans before Sunday’s game

Joe Horn, who played seven years with the New Orleans Saints and one with the Atlanta Falcons, will pose for pictures with and sign autographs for fans before his former teams face each other to start the regular season at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday.

The ex-wide receiver will be at the Saints Hall of Fame Museum from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., according to team officials.

After spending his first four seasons in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs, Horn joined the Saints in 2000 and went on to catch 523 passes for 7,622 receiving yards and 50 touchdowns. He ranks second all-time for the team in receiving yards and touchdown receptions as well as third in catches.

No score was more notorious for the outspoken Horn than the one in 2003 that he celebrated by pulling a cell phone out from underneath a goal post, punching in numbers and putting it up to his ear. The four-time Pro Bowler played for the Falcons in 2007 before officially retiring as a Saint in 2010, the same year he was inducted into the club’s hall of fame.

At the same time as Horn’s appearance on Sunday, WVUE-Fox 8 news anchor and reporter Nancy Parker will be at the museum signing and selling copies of her children’s book “The Adventures of Yat and Dat Superdome.”

The Saints Hall of Fame Museum is located at Superdome Gate B on the plaza level. For home games, it is open three hours prior to kick off and for 45 minutes after the contests end, and ticket holders can enter free.

Contact Ken Trahan at 504.471.2192 or kentrahan@aol.com for more information.