Saints Hall of Fame welcomes Bush, Colston, ex-Gov. Blanco

Published 8:56 p.m. ET June 5, 2019 | Updated 9:14 p.m. ET June 5, 2019

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Reggie Bush, Marques Colston and former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, three people who played roles in the resurgence of the New Orleans Saints — and the city itself — after Hurricane Katrina, sat together at a small table Wednesday to mark the announcement of their entrance into the Saints Hall of Fame.

Bush and Colston are the player inductees for 2019. Blanco, who was instrumental in fast-tracking extensive Superdome renovations completed less than a year after the 2005 storm, is being honored with the Joe Gemelli Fleur de Lis Award for her off-field contributions to the club.

“When you come into the league as a seventh-round pick, something like this isn’t really on your radar,” Colston said. “You’re kind of in survival mode, day in and day out, and the mindset is really you’re hoping you did enough that day to keep your job.

“I’m just truly humbled to be on this stage and just humbled to be a part of this great Hall of Fame with so many other great players,” he added.

Coach Sean Payton sat with the trio at Saints headquarters and introduced Bush and Colston….

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