By: Terrill J. Weil
Da Boot Sports!
The Saints drafted USC tight end Hoby Brenner with the third pick (71 overall) in the 1981 NFL draft. Brenner would go on to play his entire 13 year career in New Orleans, setting multiple franchise records. He finished with 267 catches for 3,849 and 21 touchdowns. All three were the most by a tight end in Saints history until All-Pro Jimmy Graham set new marks. Not only was Brenner a solid pass catcher, but a great run blocker as well.
Hoby is one of the greatest players franchise history and was selected to the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame in 2001 as well as being selected the tight end on the All-Time Saints team in 2011.
After his retirement, Brenner moved back home to southern California where he and his wife run a family business.