Brooks led team to first playoff victory
Quarterback Aaron Brooks and kicker John Carney are the newest inductees to the Saints Hall of Fame, the team announced Tuesday.
Brooks completed 56.4 percent of his passes with the Saints for 19,156 yards, 120 touchdowns and 84 interceptions during his time with the team between 2000 and 2005. His passing touchdowns and yards are the second-most in team history and only trail his successor in New Orleans, future Pro Football Hall of Famer Drew Brees.
In his first year in black and gold, Brooks led the Saints to their first playoff victory, a 31-28 win at home over St. Louis, whic was the defending Super Bowl champions in the 2000 season. He threw four touchdowns in the victory, becoming the first NFL quarterback ever to knock out the defending Super Bowl champions in the first postseason start of his career.
Meanwhile, Carney spent all or part of eight seasons (2001-06, 09-10) with the Saints during a 23-year NFL career. He became one of only three players in NFL history to play in four decades and became one of seven players to score more than 2,000 career points.
An induction ceremony will follow during the 2014 NFL season. A media selection committee chose to honor Brooks and Carney.