Ken Bordelon – Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame
Brother Martin High School/LSU/New Orleans Saints
Ken Bordelon, who was born August 26, 1954 in New Orleans, was a standout football player at Brother Martin High School who went on to become a four-year letterman for the LSU football team (1972-75) earning All-SEC honors at defensive end in 1974 and 1975.
He was selected in the fifth round (No. 150 overall) of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams, but he was traded to his hometown Saints before the season.
“For me, it was a dream come true,” he said. “Being a native New Orleanian and having an opportunity to play in your own backyard, it was a terrific experience for me.”
He played six years (1976-82) with the Saints, seeing action in 82 games with 31 starts. He tallied three career interceptions, including one big play in a Monday Night Football game against the Oakland Raiders in 1979 – Bordelon picked off a Ken Stabler pass and returned it for a touchdown.
See below for a 1994 interview with Bordelon from WVUE-TV: