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Pierre Thomas is the Saints best back & a true fan favorite

New Orleans Saints’ running back Pierre Thomas was one of the most important contributors to his team’s Super Bowl championship season. Even though fellow RB Reggie Bush receives much of the attention, Thomas’s worth absolutely supersedes that of the former Heisman Trophy winner.

Last season, Thomas rushed for 793 yards, catching 39 balls, scoring a total of eight touchdowns. This is compared to Bush, who rushed for 390 yards, catching 47 balls, tying Thomas with eight TD’s. Bush is exciting, but Thomas is simply more valuable to the Saints’ efforts.

Thomas, who went undrafted out of the University of Illinois, has amassed 22 TD’s during his first three NFL seasons.  He even got in the act at Super Bowl XLIV, scoring on a 16-yard screen pass from QB Drew Brees.

Thomas has certainly found a home in the Bayou and he appears to be very appreciative of the support provided by the Saints loyal fan base.  

Below is a piece of video expressing this idea.

The setting is Chuck’s Field of Dreams in Albany, Louisiana, last March.  Thomas was taking part in an autograph signing, just a few weeks after the team’s first-ever NFL championship. 

Clearly, Thomas and the attending fans have not lost one bit of their collective victory exuberance.

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Jon Rapoport has spent his career working on all sides of the media and sports industry. He began his career at ESPN in studio production at the ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. While there, he won an Emmy for his contribution to "SportsCenter." Following his tenure at ESPN, Jon relocated to Los Angeles, joining the staff of the “Best Damn Sports Show” on FOX Sports Net.

Upon leaving the show, Jon worked in Web site and sports radio show development/production, with Major League Baseball in media operation logistics for the World Baseball Classic and on behalf of Los Angeles’ effort to bring the 2016 Summer Olympics back to Southern California. Jon currently writes a political blog for the Los Angeles edition of

Born and raised in Plymouth, Minnesota (just outside of Minneapolis), Jon is an avid sports fan, particularly for his beloved Minnesota teams. Jon graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned his BA in communication and interned for ABC’s “Good Morning America” in New York City and Washington D.C. He is married and resides in Los Angeles.  

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