One former member of the New Orleans Saints, as well as two individuals who played their college football at LSU, are among the semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019.


Mills, who played for the Saints from 1986-1994, was named to the Pro Bowl five time during his career, including four time as a member of the Saints.

Faneca played at LSU from 1994-1997, before a 13-year NFL career, in which he was named a Pro Bowler 9 times.

Mawae, who played at LSU from 1989-1993, played in the NFL for 16 seasons, while being named to the Pro Bowl on 8 different occasions.

In addition, Louisiana native Ed Reed, who played his high school football at Destrehan, was named a first-time semifinalist.

Faneca, Mawae and Mills have been semifinalists multiple times previously in the past five years.

The modern-era nominees will be reduced to 15 finalists in January.

The Saints have four Hall of Fame enshrinees, including Morten Andersen (2017); Jim Finks (1995); Ricky Jackson (2010); and Willie Roaf (2012).