Saints' SMU connection makes return to old Dallas stomping grounds Thursday night (1 Viewer)



By Rod Walker | The Advocate

Chris Banjo raised his voice before answering the question, just to make sure the Ohio State alums on the New Orleans Saints roster could hear him.

"I would like to say we are the glue of the locker room," Banjo said with a laugh.

The "we" the Saints safety was referring to was Southern Methodist University, the school for whom he and four other Saints played.

While Ohio State guys on the Saints' roster get most of the ink, there's a strong SMU presence as well.

Banjo, punter Thomas Morstead, fullback Zach Line, long snapper Zach Wood and offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus (injured reserve) all are former Mustangs.

They return to their old Dallas stomping grounds Thursday night when the Saints play the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.

"It's awesome to have that common connection in here," said Morstead. "It's a little unique because we don't have a bunch of guys in the league. So to have all of us on one team and to go back to Dallas is cool." ...

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