The New Orleans Saints announced their 2022 Hall of Fame class Thursday afternoon. The class consists of Devery Henderson, Fred McAfee, and Kevin Mangum.
Henderson is a former wide receiver for the LSU Tigers. The 50th overall selection in the 2006 NFL draft played 124 games while starting in 76 for the Saints and caught 245 passes for 4,377 yards (17.9 avg.) and 20 touchdowns while having 18 carries for 119 yards and one touchdown. The Opelousas High product posted 31 receptions for 464 yards (15.0 avg.) with four touchdowns in eight postseason appearances with seven being starts and was a member of the club’s Super Bowl XLIV Championship team.
McAfee played 10 seasons in two stints with the Saints from 1991-93 and 2000-06 after being drafted in the sixth round (154th overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft out of Mississippi College. He was known as one of the top special team performers of his era as he recorded 210 career special teams tackles, including 115 between 2000-06 during his second Saints stint, ranked fourth in the NFL during that time span. McAfee added two forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries on coverage units as a Saint.
McAfee is a 2002 PFWA All-NFL and Pro Bowl selection as he played for three of the club’s division champion teams and is associated with the team for all nine, including the 2009 Super Bowl XLIV Championship campaign.
For his career, McAfee had 304 carries for 1,272 yards and eight touchdowns while he caught 35 passes for 211 yards and returned 119 kickoffs for 2,422 yards.
The final member is Mangum, who is the longest-tenured black and gold employee as he enters his 42nd season with the organization.
Since joining in 1981, Mangum’s contributions have helped the Saints’ athletic training staff has earned several awards, including the 2007 Southeastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) Professional Athletic Trainers Award, the Fain Cain Memorial Award in 2006, and the NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year in 1986 and 2006.
Mangum received the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association’s 1991 Backbone Award, which recognizes the region’s outstanding assistant athletic trainer. He also became the NFC recipient of the Tim Davey Assistant Athletic Trainer Award in 2015, as voted on by his NFL peers with the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society.