Former Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks and kicker John Carney have been elected to the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame, Class of 2014. The selections, announced Tuesday, were made by the Saints Hall of Fame Media Selection Committee, according to a team spokesperson.
Brooks led the team to its first-ever playoff victory over the defending champion, St. Louis Rams. He would remain the team's starting quarterback for the next five years, starting 82 regular season games. He finished his career, passing for 19,156 yards, 120 touchdowns and 84 interceptions. Brooks' touchdown and yardage totals rank second and third in team history, respectively.
Carney spent all or part of eight of his 23 seasons with the Saints. The Notre Dame alum holds the franchise record in field goal percentage (82.8) and ranks second in made field goals (168), attempts (203) and points scored (768). Since joining the team in 2001, Carney has kicked six game-winning field goals, including one against the Carolina Panthers during the 2005 season, 13 days after Hurricane Katrina.
Both Brooks and Carney will officially be inducted at a future date, during the 2014 regular season.
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